Friday, September 30, 2011


5 Types of Poetry
  • Couplet
  • Acrostic
  • Haiku
  • Limerick
  • Sonnet
Must have two lines that rhyme eg.

                Help us for we a stuck                
We are completely out of luck


So long as men can breath or eyes can see
So long lives this and this gives lives to thee
- William Shakespeare

A poem in which certain letters of the lines, usually the first letters,
form a word or message relating to the subject eg.
Most wonderful person in the world
Unique in every way possibly
My mum is the best of them all

A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five,
traditionally evoking images of the natural world eg.

I went to the beach
While I was in the water
And I saw a whale

A humorous, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming eg.

There was a young man from Capetown
Who suffered a nervous breakdown
He didn't get the joke
So he went for a smoke
And then took a job as a clown

A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes,
in English typically having ten syllables per line

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Series of Unfortunate Events - Book Review

Main Characters:
Violet Baudelaire - The eldest Baudelaire, quite the inventor
Klaus Baudelaire - The middle Baudelaire with a big brain
Sunny Baudelaire - The smallest Baudelaire with four very sharp teeth
Count Olaf - The evil villain who tries to steal the siblings fortune
Mr Poe - The banker who holds the fortune

A mystical, but mysterious series. The evil and mischievous Count Olaf is obsessed by stealing the Baudelaire fortune. Something always seems to go wrong because of the wicked man, but the Baudelaire orphans are smart enough to figure the out Count Olaf's evil plan. Violet will tie her hair with a ribbon and with a click of a finger invents something fantastic. Klaus, the bookworm always discovers something in a historic narrative and Sunny will sink her teeth into something hard and think up a few ideas. Not only is it entertaining for children, but adults get a kick out of Lemony Snicket's witty and intelligent style!

Star Rating:

Hope you all get to read it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hi Bloggerholics!

I have been working on a project of my very own lately. I've been making art digitally! It may sound hard, but I enjoy it. I wanted to show you a couple of my pieces.

Alice in Wonderland

Adam Lambert
I'm so happy with what I have come up with!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Positives and Negatives

Deep inside some of us feel the need to torment, annoy, complain, use people in so many different ways. Some people never show their positive side, just the negative. They claim things without thinking ahead and end up falling on their faces. On the outside these people may look beautiful, vibrant and attractive, but on the inside darkness flows through their blood, their vains, their minds. People may give them advice, but they never seem to take it on board. Seems like everything will be ok in the end, but is it? No-one knows...

Life isn't based on going over the top. Life's a job...death's retirement. People aren't always going to be there to pat you on the back. Being pure in heart is a wondeful thing. It's a shame that in some cases it is lacking.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dreamtime Stories - TIDDALIK the Frog (The Flood-Maker)

Long ago in the Dreamtime, Tiddalik, the largest frog ever known, awoke one morning with a huge thirst. He started to drink and drank until there was no fresh water left in the world. Soon creatures everywhere were dying and trees were wilting because of the lack of moisture. 

All the animals pondered about their terrible plight until a wise old wombat suggested that if Tiddalik could be made to laugh then maybe all the water would flow out of his mouth. This was a good idea the animals agreed.
The animals gathered by Tiddalik's resting place and tried for a long time to make him laugh, but it was in vain. The kookaburra told his funniest story, the kangaroo jumped over the emu and the lizard waddled up and down on two legs making his stomach stick out but Tiddalik was not amused.
Then when the animals were in despair, Nabunum the eel who was driven from his favourite creek by the drought slid up to the unresponsive frog and began to dance. As the dance got faster Nabunum wriggled and twisted himself into all sorts of knots and shapes to the amusement of Tiddalik. Tiddalik's eyes lit up and burst out laughing. As he laughed the water gushed out from his mouth and flowed away to replenish the lakes, swamps and rivers again.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Dreamtime

The Australian Aborigines have their own set of legends that explain the origin of the world and its inhabitants. For thousands of years, these ‘dreamtime’ stories have provided Aboriginal people with a strong and close association with the land. These stories, which focused on Land, Water, Sky and People, gave unity and purpose to Aboriginal societies in the past, and are still important today in maintaining their identity.
I’d like to blog some of these stories, and some of the art which is unique to this country. I hope you will find enjoyment in them.
Long ago in the Dreamtime when the earth lay sleeping and nothing moved or grew, lived the Rainbow Serpent.  Then one day the Rainbow Serpent awoke and come out from beneath the earth.  Refreshed from her long slumber she travelled far and wide leaving winding tracks from her huge body and then returning to the place she had first appeared.
On her return she called to the frogs "come out!"  The frogs came out slowly as their bellies were full with water which they had stored during their long sleep.  The Rainbow Serpent tickled their stomachs and when the frogs laughed, the water spilled out all over the earth to fill the tracks of the Rainbow Serpent.  This is how the lakes and the rivers were first formed.
With water, grass and trees began to grow which woke all the animals who then followed the Rainbow Serpent across the land.  They were happy on earth and each lived and gathered food with their own tribe.  Some animals lived in rocks, some on the vast plains, and others in trees and in the sky.
The Rainbow Serpent made laws that they were all to obey but some began to make trouble and argue.  The Rainbow Serpent said "Those who keep my laws will be rewarded; I will give them human form.  Those who break my laws will be punished and turned to stone & will never to walk the earth again".
Those who broke the law became stone and were turned into mountains and hills and those who were obedient were turned into human form and were each given their own totem of the animal, bird or reptile from when they began.  The tribes knew themselves by their totems - kangaroo, emu, carpet snake, and many, many more. So no one would starve, the Rainbow Serpent ruled that no man should eat of his totem, but only of other totems. This way there was food for everyone.
The tribes lived together on the land given to them by the Rainbow Serpent or Mother of Life and knew the land would always be theirs, and no one should ever take it from them.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Iron Witch: Book Review

Author: Karen Mahoney
Star rating: 3.42 / 5
Reviews: 333

Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna's own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect.

dtwilight's opinion: Mystical and enthralling! One of my favourite books ever and I would recommend it to anyone.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Too Devine to Eat!

Last week, my aunt and my mum made a cake for a school fete. The cake turned out looking ~SPOOKY~

Yesterday, me and my mother made cupcakes for a fundrasier. They're dainty and pretty, almost too cute to eat!

But that won't stop me from sinking my teeth into a couple :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Moana's Beautiful Cake!

Hi everybody,
Yesterday, Moana and my aunty did a cake course and my mum made a delicious cake for my brothers and I - the one with our initials is my mums one. And my aunty made a cake for her little boy, Jack.
My mum's cake
My aunty's cake

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Life and Times of Will

There are a lot of unknown facts about William Shakespeare. He wasn't only a playwrite, he was so much more than that. Here are some fun facts about him. These facts aren't only about his plays, but his life and some other very well known people.
Fact 1: He married a woman named Anne Hathaway (like the actor.) She was eight years older than him and she was three months pregnant.

Fact 2: He had three brothers named Gilbert, Richard and Edmund, and one sister named Joan - quite a big family.

Fact 3: He had a baby girl named Susanna and when she was two years of age Anne gave birth to twins. Their names were Judith and Hamnet - not Hamlet. The twins were named after there two friends Judith and Hamnet Sadler.

Fact 4: Back then, people drank from the Thames, under London Bridge. It was really dirty because it also served as the city's sewer.

Fact 5: In those days, if Queen Elizabeth became annoyed with people, she would have their heads chopped off.

Fact 6: Edward Alleyn, a famous actor of the time, started acting when he was a teenager and had risen to become the leader of the company, Lord Strange's Men. He was a very tall man, about six feet (people back then were generally short) and he was famous for his loud voice.

Fact 7: People attending the theatre were always loud, unlike now, where people are quiet in their seats. They threw rotten vegetables at the performers if they didn't quite like the play.

Fact 8: Over about a period of ten years, starting in 1593,Will also wrote a few sonnets (a particular kind of short poem.) He was probably very keen don them because he wrote 154! Sonnets have a particular format. They were 14 lines long, and had a strict rhymic scheme.

Fact 9: Christopher Marlowe was probably the most talented writer in London (next to Will). He filmed the Doctor Faustus and The Jew of Malta and was also a government spy involved in secret activities. He attracted trouble like a plague victim attracts files. Although, quite brilliant, his luck ran out in 1593 when he got into an argumant in a tavern about who was going to pay the bill. He was stabbed throught the eye and killed.

As you can see the life and times of William Shakespeare were interesting to say the least. He was not only a Playwrite, he was father, a brother, a poet, you name it! Will continues to be inspiring today and is more famous and inspirational than ever before.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Moana's Lovely Cakes!

Hi Everybody,
Moana and my aunty are very talented bakers and I would love to post some of there extraordinary cakes!

Lovely Cupcake

Flower Cake
Ribbon Cake
More Cupcakes

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Paradoxical Advice for Writers

I found these awfully hysterical?? - a sampling of paradoxical quotes geared at writers. From Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom, by Dr. Mardy Grothe; and a few other treasured places.
"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."  Robert C. Benchley
"Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead."  Gene Fowler
"If it sounds like writing, I re-write it."  Elmore Leonard
"Be obscure, clearly."  E. B. White
"We are all failures—at least, all the best of us are."  J. M. Barrie
"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader."  Robert Frost
"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper."  Steve Martin
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes. Agatha Christie (I absolutely agree!)
"A writer should have another lifetime to see if he's appreciated."  Jorge Luis Borges
With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
Darn, can’t recall where I copied the last two from!
Moana_B - Just for laughs J

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Darkness shielded the sun
Last leaves fell to the ground
The sky turned a deep purple grey
It was a cemetery like no other
The church stood tall and brooding
Looking down over gravestones
Hail and rain poured
Splashing, crashing
It was an unpleasant sight
Demons emerged
Stealing all existence
And the land was no more

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Canberra Excursion

Hi everybody,
Sorry I haven't been around lately, but today I've created a new post. Yesterday, I went to Canberra (The capital of Australia) and because I'm learning about politics and Government I got to go to visit Parliament House. It's like the White House, except it's smaller. I went to the old Parliament house. This is a photo of it.
Old Parliament House

And this is new Parliament House. It's much more grander and larger than the old one.

New Parliament House
We went inside, and the floors the stairs even the walls were made out of Marble. It probably cost a motza to build! We saw paintings of Prime Minsters past, and there were many extremely busy people buzzing about. After that, we went to The House of Representatives and this is a photo. It's structured in the shape of a horse shoe.
The House of Representatives
The designer chose the colour green, symbolic of the gumtrees in Australia. We sat up in the public gallery, which are in the flanks. They have over 200 rules in The House of Representatives - my school has only got like 10 rules. They weren't in session, but still it was cool. After that, we went to the Senate. 

The Senate is fairly smaller than the House of Representatives. The designer was inspired by the bud of an eucalyptus tree, hence the red colour scheme. It's also structured like a horse shoe. They weren't in session either. Then, we went up onto the roof of the Parliament House.
The Roof of the Parliament House
 This is where the Australian flag proudly flies.
Lake Burley Griffin

War Memorial
We put red poppies in the walls representing the soldiers blood and we throw gold coins into the pond. We went into the War Memorial. An unknown soldier lies there. Flowers were placed around his gravestone.
That was my fantastic trip to Canberra!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Bit of Nonsense

Nonsense poetry is light and rhythmical, written for children, but enjoyed by all, depicting unusual characters in fantastical predicaments. Whimsical and humorous, they employ fanciful phrases and meaningless made-up words.   
When I was eleven, I was taught this verse and it has remained in my mind ever since. I believe it was published in a little book called A Popple in Your Pocket. I’m not certain if the title is correct, or the heading, or the entire verse for that matter.
Please amend if there aren't mistakes ;)
Ladles and Jellyspoons
I come before you to stand behind you
and tell you something I know nothing about.
Next Thursday, the day after Friday,
there will be a ladies' meeting for men only.
Wear your best clothes
if you haven't any,
and if you can come, please stay home.
Admission is free, you can pay at the door.
We'll give you a seat, so you can sit on the floor.
It doesn’t matter where you sit,
the kid in the gallery is sure to spit.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CHEEKy Art Review – Tanya Loviz

Why does Tanya Loviz paint?  Because it’s her obsession. It’s unique, her talent - memorable and daring. It’s art that needs to be shared. Tanya's ‘CHEEKy Art’ found its way into my home several years ago. Three of her great works hang proudly on my walls.

They never fail to create an impression, and they’ve left many people awed by her imagination. WARNING: This art is naughty, provocative and seductive - with buxom brunettes, redheads and blondes, fishnets, stilettos and ‘almost thongs'.

She knows how to tickle art lovers deep inside, making it impossible to stop purchasing at just one - especially when there are so many blank walls in a house!
Tanya is an internationally recognised self-taught artist with over 20 years experience, and a staggering collection of more than 1000 paintings and poetry to match. I adore her work. Don’t be too shy to admit that you love it too. X

View Tanya's online store at
and become addicted to her unique brand of art!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Have Artist's become too Artistic?

You may not know this, but when I am an adult, I would love to be an artist! As I draw, I look for inspiration and I sometimes go onto the internet. I went on the google and found out that, artist's have taken art to the next level, like this image:
This car is amazing! Wouldn't you agree? Art is offically been taken to the next level and all I can say to that is "WOOHOO!"
Maybe, when I get a car, I'll draw on it and make it as artistic as possible! Is that alright with you Moana?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Wholesome Addiction

February is Heart Month, a good time to get addicted to life choices that prevent heart disease. We know that healthy eating and exercise are important. And with my genetically high Cholesterol, I’ve been doing a little research. I plan to take steps toward improving my inner health – and in this way help my family to adopt better habits. Listed here are several wonder foods that go a long way toward a strong heart and healthy circulation:
Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries - potassium rich, which regulates the heartbeat; magnesium, which lowers blood pressure and protects the smooth muscle cells in the heart, fiber; vitamin C, and many other healthy nutrients that can fight off heart disease.
Broccoli, spinach, asparagus, kale, and other dark vegetables - high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. Also rich in nutrients.
Salmon and tuna, especially, are high in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can raise your good HDL cholesterol and lower your bad LDL cholesterol. Also high in protein.
Kidney beans and black beans, especially, are high in fiber, omega-3 fats, magnesium, and potassium. Also rich in protein.
Almonds, walnuts, cashews, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds are excellent sources of both protein and heart healthy omega-3 fats.
Oatmeal: A thick, steaming bowl of steel cut, slow cooking oatmeal is high in both fiber and good cholesterol-raising omega-3 fats.
Opt for cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acid, over other vegetable oils or animal fat.
Tofu, or a rich glass of soy milk, soy can help to lower cholesterol, while also providing lean protein.
Red wine and dark chocolate – what a treat! Being heart healthy doesn’t mean ‘no fun’. Red wine and 72%-dark-chocolate, in moderation (one glass of red wine and/or one small chocolate bar per day) have been shown to lower blood pressure.
Avocados, tomatoes, citrus fruits, brown rice, carrots, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, squash, are natural whole foods that also contribute to a healthy heart.
So here’s to healthy hearts and longevity. With foods this yummy, it won’t be hard to become addicted to wellbeing - and it won’t be hard to kick Cholesterol well and truly in the bottom!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm Taking... the love the Moment Challenge! Week 4

Hi Bloggers,
It's another challenge! These four weeks have gone extremely fast, but we have kept up.

Challenge 4...

In Hamlet, what did his best friend, Horatio say to him before he died?
For this, you'll need to use your memory. If you don't remember well, you can guess.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Linkin Park - In the End

Linkin Park have been around for years, and they will last forever! The songs they sing are so in depth and so heartfelt - I've heard they're inspired by and write songs about their ex-girlfriends. I find their brand of rock very catchy, but the songs out now will never beat this.  Just click here to listen

(It starts with)
One thing, I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
(All I know)
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
(It’s so unreal)
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
Wasted it all just to
(Watch you go)
I kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter

One thing, I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To remind myself how
I tried so hard
In spite of the way you were mocking me
Acting like I was part of your property
Remembering all the times you fought with me
I’m surprised it got so (far)
Things aren’t the way they were before
You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore
Not that you knew me back then
But it all comes back to me
In the end
You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know
I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know
I tried so hard

And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

Friday, February 18, 2011

Best Friends Forever

Do you have a BFF? A *real* BFF?  

I look at men in wonder sometimes. In admiration, really. Their ability to be up front and completely honest with their mates is something that many women find impossible to do. There are times when we tell white lies to our lady friends, to keep their egos bolstered – we’ve all done it. Well, who among us would be accused (or daring enough) to add to a friend’s woes – inflating the sorrow of an already broken heart, raising the topic of their bad hair day, their not-so-perfect manicure?
Ask any guy if they think two women can be best friends, and you will get yet another ‘honest’ answer, “No way! Girls whinge and moan about their buddies all day”.  What they don’t understand is that women are intricately woven. We’re opinionated, strong, delicate, complex creatures with personal experiences that reinforce our knowledge. We’re made up of many artfully combined facets. We’re not know-it-alls, no matter what men think.
Our friendships aren’t built around footy matches, pubs, the boasting of conquests, or the thrill of a cat fight.  Our bonds run deeper.  True, there is a little envy in all of us – competition the world has instilled. But we adore our lady friends, truly we do. Life without them would never be the same.
Occasionally, we connect with one true BFF with whom we can be completely honest, without causing insult.  We share secrets and opinions, and we’re there for each other - no matter what. When we find that person, we should make extra effort, take time to enjoy each other’s company, hold on and never let her go because some people are just meant to be together.

Time, these days, runs at triple pace, with commitments that begin at the crack of dawn and end, well, they never really end. And here’s where a lesson from men can be taken. The washing up can wait, the dinner can be late, and the ironing doesn’t need to be done. Blokes make time to spend with their mates, and ladies, so should we.
To sisterhood, to girl power, to good times and trust.  

We are self confessed as Bloggerholics!

We don't live like champions
Chumps, and we aren't arrogant
We're self confessed Bloggerholics!
We live on keyboards, mouses and screens
We type our way out
Of tiny flat seams
We click non-stop, rewriting our dreams
Living the life of a bloggerholic
Living the life of a computer addict
Confessions are made,
But it won't break our will
For we are self confessed Bloggerholics!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm Taking... the Love the Moment Challenge! Week 3

Hi Everyone,
Today's challenge is going to be pretty epic, so you'd better be prepared!

Challenge 3...
What's the square root of pi? I want you to work it out in your head and see how difficult it is!
HINT: It's in Twilight when Bella and Edward go out to dinner, so for those who have a good memory, you would probably know it already.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine's Legend

Love this celebration, or love it not, it is an excuse to remember romance, buy flowers, champagne and a big box of chocolates! Valentine's Day was not created by florists or card companies as some people may believe. The card thing began, originally, when lovers exchanged handmade love notes called ‘Valentines' with their sweethearts. There are many legends associated with the day, but the popularity of it stems from the desire to glorify the unparalleled, universal feeling of love.

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love! And the following day, February 15 was the Roman festival of Lupercalia – the coming of spring. This celebration honored Juno, the Goddess of women and marriage. It ensured the fertility of livestock, fields, and people. Legend has it that available young women would put their names in a bowl and young men would draw the name of the woman who would be their partner until the next drawing.
This Roman celebration was carried out for hundreds of years, until Christians decided to replace it with their own celebration. Pope Gelasuis, in AD496, found the namesake from Valentine, a third century priest.
Valentine had defied Claudius II by secretly marrying couples. The Romans were at war and had outlawed marriage in hopes that young men who didn’t have families would make better soldiers. Valentine’s actions were discovered and he was sentenced to death.
Valentine was a Bishop who was rumored to be able to perform spiritual healing. Before his death, Valentine wrote a note to the woman whom he loved and signed it ‘from your Valentine’. His death sentence was carried out on Feb. 14, AD270 and he is buried at the Church of Praxedes in Rome.
This love story was just what the Pope was looking for. Valentine was Christian, a romantic, performed miracles, and a love letter was his final act before death.
Valentine was named a Patron Saint, and the Romans celebrated by offering women hand written greetings expressing their affections. Valentine’s Day spread with Christianity, and is now a worldwide celebration of love.
The tradition of giving roses came from a Roman legend of a woman named Rodanthe. She was pursued by many men who finally became so desperate that they broke down her doors. The Goddess Diana became so enraged by their actions that she turned Rodanthe into a flower and each of the men into a thorn.

Dtwilight and I would like to wish you a very happy and romantic Valentine’ s Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Celebrity Eyes, Can you Tell the Difference?

Hi Everyone,
Out in our world, there are some of the hottest celebrities! Do you ever hear, "OMG! Look at those gorgeous eyes!" I know I do. The one person I hear it from all the time is Moana, and now lately I hear it from myself. Let the eye contest begin! Can you guess who was blessed to possess these eyes?

HINT: None of them woman; all of them gorgeous!