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Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Fancies

Hello! I hope you are having a GOOD Friday (haha...I'm sorry). Here are my favourite things from this week!
Hard to Find $100 AUD

hello quiet tiger on etsy $30 USD
SO cute, customisable colours but I love this combo
hiddenNZ on etsy $35 USD
Also customisable, I like the lavender colour 
City Chic $99.95 AUD
Funko - I can't wait for this to be released! These are normally around $15 AUD
 Finally I have a favourite app! It's called Jurassic Park Builder and it's free!
It's what you would imagine it to be. You raise dinosaurs and evolve them and you get quests from the characters from the films! It's pretty fun and I like that you don't HAVE to spend real money to be able to progress (or at least I haven't had to so far!) 

That's all for this week. I hope you have a lovely long weekend 
Megan xo


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Recent Book Purchases

I love books, I love reading books, buying books, reading about reading, looking at books, researching them and talking about them! BOOKS!

Here are my recent purchases and this may be the only post like this for a while as I have put a ban on myself. I have SO many books that I haven't read that I am not going to buy any for a bit (unless it's by a favourite author, or the next in a series I have been reading)

First I have Unwholly by Neal Shusterman. This is the second book in a trilogy. I recently read Unwind which was AMAZING and I had to buy this straight away!
 
My eldest brother recommended this to me. He just finished it and said it was really good, if strange!

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I like the idea of this book. I'm not really interested in seeing the film, but I want to read it!
 
 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This has been on my to read list for ages and I can't wait to finally start it! 
 
I bought all of these from the Book Depository
 
What are you reading at the moment?

Megan xo


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin

I recently read We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and I thought I would have a go at writing a little informal review! No spoilers!

The book is written in a series of letters by Eva to her estranged husband Franklin. They have a 16 year old son (Kevin, duh) who on a Thursday killed seven students, a teacher and a cafeteria worker at his high school, the letters to Franklin talk about from before Kevin's conception and his childhood and mention several moments in Kevin's life when Eva knew that there was something wrong with him and that he wasn't a normal child.

This book was fantastic, the writing was superb and I enjoyed it immensely. I found it a little hard to get into at first, but then I was obsessed. There were times when I had to stop reading and times when I got a bit upset (if you've read it, these were a few moments with Celia), but they were only caused by something in particular that Kevin had done and to be honest a lot of moments really freaked me out. 

I could empathise with Eva, even if she wasn't a likeable character. She did try to be a good mother and Kevin was no help at all and I found Franklin so very frustrating! I just wanted to scream "FRANKLIN! Can't you see what is happening you idiot!” When it comes to Kevin, his character scared me but I looked forward to every story about him, I wanted to know what he did next and I wanted to know exactly what happened and why he killed those people.

I quite liked the ending, and for those who have read it I mean the last couple of pages and especially the final paragraph. I was very pleased and didn't feel like something was missing and I felt there was closure. 

This book was very confronting and really made me think about motherhood, and how no matter what you do or how hard you try you never know how your child is going to be.

I gave We Need to Talk About Kevin 5 out of 5 on Goodreads and I highly recommend it! Very creepy yet enjoyable, and  I plan on watching the film version in the next few weeks as I quite like Tilda Swinton and would like to see how the characters are portrayed.

Megan xo

P.S I hope this review was helpful! 
PPS I also kind of want to watch the film because Ezra Miller is dreamy



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Tune

of Montreal - Forecast Fascist Future 

I hope your Tuesday is going along OK! Here's a tune from my favourite band <3
Megan xo

Monday, March 25, 2013

Canberra Visit Part 2: National Dinosaur Musem

After we went to Cockington Green we went 100m down the road to visit the National Dinosaur Museum. It was pretty awesome, heaps of dinosaur statues outside, fossils and stuff indoors and an amazing giftshop!
 A giant T-Rex mouth outside
 What a dork <3
 I bought one of the Jurassic Park signs and it is now on the door to my office!





 I was trying to make a face but I kept laughing!

It was a fun afternoon! It was cheap to get in and everything they had there was pretty cool. I bought a little T-Rex figurine which will be shown in an upcoming post!
Megan xo

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Canberra Visit Part 1: Cockington Green

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I decided to go to Canberra for the weekend. We drove down on the Saturday morning and returned home on Sunday. We went to Cockington Green and to the National Dinosaur Museum! 
Here are some photos from Cockington Green. For those who don't know, it's a place full of little houses and people (like at the end of Hot Fuzz!) 
 This is the outside of Cockington Green. It's so pretty
 And inside is the mini version!
Tiny houses make this magpie seem giant!
 I really like the church scene, but I like Death in the cemetary next door even more

 This is probably my favourite thing. A teeny tiny Michael Myers!
 "Save the trees!"
 A spot of dressage
 They had a few dinosaurs in Cockington Green, they must be in cahoots with the museum.
They had an international section where different embassies sponsor something, this was the Australian one.
 Here's me having a great time with my awesome squirrel jumper from ASOS!
We stopped for a drink and they had this Brown Cream Soda. Oh my goodness it is the tastiest thing I have ever drunk and I can't find it ANYWHERE!  
Cockington Green is really cute and I loved spotting all of the funny little bits they hid around the park!

That's all for now, my next post will be pictures from the Dinosaur Museum :-D
Megan xo

P.S Here is the tiny village at the end of Hot Fuzz...luckily no injuries were sustained on our visit!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Fancies

A few favourites this week :-)
Asos bag - $62.41AUD

supayana on etsy $59.00 CAD
They can make their tops in custom sizes!
Disney Store - $19.50 USD 
I saw Oz the Great and Powerful recently and my Mum and I just loved Finley, I want to buy her this! 
(And one for me!)
ModernGirlBlitz on etsy - $15 USD
mirubrugmann on etsy $50 
FINALLY, this is my most favourite thing I have found all week:

 FlathersCreations on etsy $29.99 USD
Isn't it perfect? The cuteness and the colours are just...ahh I love it!

That's all for now! I hope you have a lovely weekend
Megan xo