Tuesday, October 30, 2012

almost like a rite of passage

Who hasn't loved heavy metal music at some point of their lives or another! It's like a rite of passage, part of becoming your own person, making choices, and discovering who you are. And really, nothing is quite as expressive as heavy metal music, isn't it! It's a celebration of music, of life. Yeah sure, it's loud, but when you're in college, loud is good! It's a good idea to have a compilation of cd's that are a celebration of heavy metal that celebrates every single note of music, highlights by the incredible guitars that really make the music so memorable.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012


My journey with photography has been so full of fun and discovery. I didn't know I would ever have this much fun, just by taking photos. Never in a million years. I started off on taking photos of my daily life in 2008 and since then I've not got bored with it at all. So whether its just a cup of tea or something grander than that, I've enjoyed every moment of it.

oh dear, time for those gifts again!

We're heading down that road again....towards Christmas! Already, you say! Yes, already. The year has gone by so fast and the rest of it is going to go by in a second or two as well! So it's time for planning presents for the friends and family and for us it's even earlier than normal, since we're heading out early, so that means gift shopping earlier than usual. I really don't think that's a bad thing, since I'd like to get it done with before it's maddening, like it always becomes. I'm also going to do many gifts online, since you can get anything from macanudo cigars to original artwork online on the internet. So, that's quite a painless way to go about it isn't it!

Monday, October 08, 2012

and suddenly I have time!!

With E spending time at school, I suddenly find that I have some very precious time to myself. Although I don't always get to sit back and relax, I do get some time to do it while she is away and don't have to be "on" alert all the time. That I find is key to my relaxation. Just to be and not worry about what she's doing, or have to suddenly run to see what she's up to. It's nice to just be.

Monday, October 01, 2012

learning the value of money

Since E started school, I've been thinking so much more about the finances of raising a child, of schooling costs, which are exorbitant in my part of the world, but also of educating her about the value of money and how not to take it for granted. I came across an article that spoke about getting a debit cards for minors, and even though I'm many, many years away from that scenario, I still wonder if it would be right. So much of who they are is picked up subconsciously by our behavior, so I suppose the education has already started. I just hope she's learning the right stuff.