New Handbag and Purse

Last week, instead of saving money for Uni books I splurged on a new handbag and purse. ?

The handbag and purse are from Colette by Colette Hayman. I didn’t intentionally plan on buying them, but I wondered into the store and kept looking at them. I left the store, but had to go back to get them. The Handbag was $70 AUD and the purse with 50% off was $15 AUD. $70 is the most I have ever spent on a handbag, in fact this is actually the first ‘adult’ handbag and purse that I own. I have always had tote or messenger bags and random cute wallets. I just hope it’s not the start of a handbag addiction…..

The Month That Was: November 2015

In November 2015, I started study and finished my first children’s book.

I have been busy in November with finding my study groove. I am only a part time student doing one unit at a time and right now that suits me perfectly. I submitted my first assignment last week and look forward to feedback. The current unit I am studying is based on 20th Century Design, and I am discovering how much I didn’t understand about it. I also got the final printed version of my book (Tom and Geraldene) and I am really happy with it. ?

I wrote a book

I am so thrilled to announce that I have completed my first children’s book.

Tom and Geraldene

The book is called Tom and Geraldene and tells the story of a little boy (Tom) and his toy giraffe that becomes real (Geraldene). Tom wants everyone in his family to meet Geraldene, but not everyone can see her. I have based this book on imagination, friendship, family and looking at the world a little differently (including our acceptance of people of different ages). I really hope that it will be enjoyed by children (and adults as well).

The Month That Was: October 2015

The year is quickly creeping to a close, and this was my October 2015.

October was a reminder month, of all the things I need to finish before I begin study in November. While I am only a part time student, I have to dedicate a lot of time to it because I have not studied in a long time and want to gain confidence by doing well. The wonderful thing is, that I was able to complete my main objective: finish my room renovation. I also gave myself a kick up the bum and finished my children’s book I have been working on for oh, the past ten years. ? Woo. I will have more details about the book, possibly next month.

It is October 31, so it would not be right if I did not wish everyone a very spooky celebration. ??

Room Renovation: Complete

I am so pleased that my room renovation is finally complete. The final step was decorating and I had a lot of fun doing this.

There is still a few items that I want to add to, such as the owl lamps I like, storage boxes for the top of my wardrobe and cloud shelves. But these are only minor elements. I am really happy with how my room turned out. It is a very relaxing and calm space. I also finished it before Uni starts in November!

Goal complete. ?