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Birthday Fun In February 2015

As you can guess; I had my birthday back in February.

As you can see from Higgins Storm Chasing post below

It was a bit of wet birthday weekend due to Cyclone Marcia; If you wish to help those affected, head-on over to places like Givit –ย

Animated Gif of Late Birthday Gift of Whittakers Chocolates

This baby travelled all the way from New Zealand to Australia. A late Birthday Gift well received in my house from an Awesome Friend :-D

I sort of slept in till 7ish that morning. We had pancakes for breakfast and it was hammering down outside. Didn’t plan to even leave the house that day, but my 7yr old and I always go to Bunnings for the childrens D.I.Y classes. I will admit, at different points in time, with the right staff members, the classes are alot of fun ๐Ÿ˜‰ trust me. I so totally get involved and make different arts & crafts with my child ๐Ÿ˜€ and she loves it when I take the time to sit on the little childrens chairs beside her, talk with her about what she’s making and what I’m making. What colours/patterns/objects we’re using etc. Anyway, heading off track a bit here – I rallied my butt, showered and clothed, we went to Bunnings in the lovely rainy weather.

Animated Gif Sausages at Bunnings

Not my image. I just spruced it up a lil. Couldn’t resist seeing this animated.
Found the image over @

We made Chinese hats and Chinese Masks.ย Staff decided it was too wet and dreary for paint, so we had an awesome array of glitter, feathers, sequins and textas to choose from. ๐Ÿ˜€ as you can see we didn’t quite get finished. Had alot of fun though.

Lil Miss Bunnings DIY Art Animated Photo Gif

Some Photographs of Lil Miss’s Art.
As you can see, she’s a lot more creative than me.

Afterwards lil Miss and I made our way to the local library. Must say, glad we did. At that point in time I only had coding and young fiction books to read. Whilst waiting for lil Miss to borrow what she wanted, and pick my eldests hold requests up, it popped into my head that I hadn’t checked to see what this particular libraries collection of Richard Laymon and James Herbert were like; (believe it or not, I haven’t read all their books yet. Am working on it though ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Anyway, totally disappointed in the ‘L’ section. Nothing! None! Nada! No Laymon! Utterly horrific to me at that point in time. Took the 20steps round to the other side of the shelves: And guess what?! Score! There’s a handful of James Herbert I haven’t read yet. Brilliant I know ๐Ÿ™‚

Animated Photograph Gif of My Bunnings DIY Art

Some Photographs of My Art.
Mines alot more simplistic & not finished.

Even better than that, is the spine of this book. Looks familiar. ย And I’m, (out loud mind you. Copped a couple weird looks. And this old couple scowled at me) ‘ No way! It’s not, is it? Couldn’t be. What’re the chances of finding the sequel when I can’t even remember the name of the first book…) Meanwhile lil Miss is ‘Mum, you’re not talking to the book shelf are you?


Animated Hellhole Inferno Gif

General Adolphus rallies his fellow rebels from across the vast Deep Zone to fight for their independence, while the ruthless leader of the Constellation, Diadem Michella, vows to eradicate the rebellion and all colonists on Hellhole. The Xayans add their โ€œtelemancyโ€ defenses to the Generalโ€™s conventional military resources, until they reveal an enemy far more terrifying than the Army of the Constellation: a faction of rogue Xayans bent on the extermination of their race . . . and the destruction of any planet that happens to be in the way.

Animated Hellhole. Hellhole Trilogy Book 1 Gif

Against all odds, an exiled general named Adolphus has turned Hellhole into a place of real opportunity for the desperate colonists who dare to make the planet their home. While the colonists are hard at work developing the planet, General Adolphus secretly builds alliances with the leaders of the other Deep Zone worlds, forming a clandestine alliance against the tyrannical, fossilized government responsible for their exile.












lols my unthought out reply was ‘No bub. I’m talking to the book.’ Getting back to it anyway. The book in question that I found was – Hellhole Inferno. Not the sequel, but the last in the Hellhole trilogy. As you can imagine, considering I’d been trying to remember the name of the first book in the trilogy or the authors (I could remember that the book had 2 authors, just not their names & in my head I could picture the cover of the first book of the series in my head perfectly), since I moved interstate 3yrs ago. All this stuff was a great start to an extremely wet day.

Photo Booth style Gif James Herbert Books

James Herbert – Creed. Haunted. The Secret of Crickley Hall. And the Party Cups we used to empty the overflowing drain

Heading on later into the day, I think bout 13:30 or 14:00. I decided I wanted to cook Tuna Mornay from scratch for my birthday dinner and mini eensy weeny tiny chocolate cupcakes for my birthday cake. Well needless to say, that didn’t go exactly go to plan. Whilst cooking the Tuna Mornay, I thought I’d heard mum being grumpy at something. Didn’t worry too much about it, coz you should hear her when she gets frustrated overย TVย show storylines ๐Ÿ˜›

Fresh Prince Gif Hmmmm


Once I had the T.Mornay in the oven I wandered downstairs to check and see what the issue was. Well, I probably should’ve gone and checked sooner. Remember I mentioned the dreary, constant, reasonably heavy rain? Yeah well… it was leaking into her bedroom and bathroom, just meandering its way from one corner out across the rooms. Sort of similar if you were to take a full mop bucket into the corner and start pouring it in a steady stream. That’s about the rate at which the water was coming in. As quickly as you’d mop and dry; it’d start leaking again from the corner rolling its way across the floor.

Animated Rolling Tuna Mornay Gif

mmmm Tuna Mornay for Dinner!! Yummo ;-)

Then started the rush outside in that glorious downfall, checking and cleaning out drains around that side of the house. All that done, it still wasn’t enough, as there was just a little bit much water for the drain to handle. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s all good. Both lil Miss and big Sis to the rescue, they were scooping the water out of the drain manually with cups.

While they were doing this. I got a little outta whack and was too tired for anymore cooking from scratch. Without telling the kiddies I went and spent about $20 on lollies, chocolates, chips and chocolate mud cake at Aldi. I’d stopped at Woolies first. Alas being that late on a Saturday & almost closing time, the dirty buggers didn’t have any chocolate mudcake. They had caramel and white chocolate. Not the one I wanted ๐Ÿ˜•

Animated Zoom Junk Food Gif


When I arrived home ๐Ÿ˜ˆ well the kids were all, where’d you go? Why didn’t you let us come? They quickly chilled out when they saw the unhealthy box of goodies.

So the evening was spent with T/Mornay, box full of unhealthy goodies and a nice kids movie – Thunder and the house of magic.

By the time we finished with Thunder and the T/Mornay and junk food; there wasn’t any room left for cake ๐Ÿ˜ Oh well. That didn’t bother me as, my family got me the best pressies ever ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Mum gave me God of War Collection Volume 2. Pretty stoked with that, as I’ve never owned a PSP, so never had a chance to play Chains of Olympus or Ghost of Sparta.

God of War Kratos Blades of Chaos Swords God of War Kratos 1:4 Scale Statue God of War Kratos Pop! Vinyl Figure

Eldest Miss gave me a beautiful card and Risen 2 Dark Waters. What more could you want than pirates? Except for maybe zombies as well….


Lil Miss gave me a beautiful card and Castlevania Lords of Shadow. I haven’t played Castlevania since… I don’t know what it came out on PS1 or PS2?

Castlevania Dracula 18-Inch Statue

Needless to say that week after my birthday, I was glued to the PS3 and Castlevania. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Just WOW! I’m not running around sucking blood. But hacking and slashing is always alot of fun and an awesome stress reliever ๐Ÿ˜Ž Hopefully this weekend I’ll have time for the other two games.

At the end of the day, even though there were a few stressful hiccups, the day was still cruisey and fun. We were able to still laugh and crack jokes over the situation (albeit an indoor pool would’ve been nice), laugh with the kids and enjoy the kids movie. And emptying the drain with cups helped take a load off the drains so they’d work better and stop leaking through Mum’s place. All in all, its been one of the most interesting Birthday weekends in a couple of years.

When I logged into G+ in the morning on the day of my Birthday; I was greeted by this Google Doodle. Thanks Google for making me special ๐Ÿ™‚
(albeit it didn’t have the wave ripple effect or my website URL in the search area. I just added that for my own enjoyment ;-)