My Life Story,



I have documented here on many occasions about the My Life Story book I brought a few years back. After Dad passed away i wanted a way to carry on my story and document my life to pass on to Angel. I wish now i gave it to Mum to look through and write in earlier as she only managed to write a small note down.

My plan this year is to spend more time working on the book and adding things to it either when i find them (I have a large memorabilia box for 2013/14) or when I think of something. I also need to spend some time getting Angel’s story down into her book as well.

I sat down this afternoon and added some new and old memories to it. A couple of photos that i recently came across. I have noticed some of the older photos are falling out so i need to washi tape those back in. The ticket from last weeks circus outing. Some general thoughts. But what else to add to it. I am thinking of going through my blog to get some of the posts I have done about growing up and adding them in as well as I have a stack of blank pages.


I have been working on the Family History on and i would like to add some kind of Family Tree to the book, but not sure where to include it, I have found so many interesting things about my ancestors. I think it’s the one major flaw of the book that it doesn’t have a Family Tree. I have thought about adding Births, Deaths and Marriages to the relevant years for future generations (See note below*). Or perhaps printing it all out and adding it in that way, Although the book is already overflowing with what i have in it and it no longer closes. I still have stacks of photos to add from over the years. no idea how i am going to manage to fit those in. (*I do have a printed copy of all of my nieces and nephews details in it, I have now added them to the year that they where born, name/date of birth/parents, As these things over time can fall out and be misplaced (and ripped like i did when i went to get it out of the book…) so it’s good to have them all in the one spot, Also added my Step Kids and Step-nieces & nephews as well for future reference if needed).

I went through my Birth / First year Book that I came across when putting things in the new cabinet and added some of Mums notes and things that I hadn’t added in previously such as my first word, steps etc. I also had a quick glance through the Family History book and the Dear Mum book that i got from Angel to see if i could include some of that in and i may even do the Currently Lists each year from now on.

I know i have a range of other books that i have been using for sometime now but have just been looking online and have discovered that the company now has an Our Life Story version of the book very very tempted to add that to my list of must have’s. They also have a Recipe Book and a Travel Journal as well. I would still love to get a My Life Story for Jack too, it would be a wonderful thing for Angel to have a record of both of our lives separately and as a couple (good thing i gathered all of the photos of the two of us over the years for the Always Us 2 Project i did for our Anniversary Last Year).

It is a huge book to fill in, but it is great when it starts to fill up and you can look back on such a rich and rewarding life, plus being able to pass that on to future generations is the most rewarding part of it all.

For more information: This is not a paid or sponsored post. Just a huge fan of the book and the companies products.

Hello March

I spent much of January working on Capture 30. I spent much of February wondering what to do next. Not being able to find anything to work on. Hello March and Bam i am overloaded with so many things now that Big Picture Classes has re-vamped their website.

For me March is my favourite month of the year as it’s my birthday. So i decided to treat myself and subscribe to the monthly BPclasses. I have spent the past few days checking out the classes and started a couple of them.

I am also doing Ali Edwards One Little Word & Story Kits. (i used several things in my OLW Vision Board above).

Dear Mum,

Mum & her sister Suzanne. Photo was left to me when Mum passed away.

Dear Mum,

It is so hard to believe that it has been three years since you where taken from us. I know that you would not be happy with how things have turned out and I am so sorry for disappointing you. I wish things could have turned out differently. Not a day goes by where I do not think about you, where I wish I could talk to you about so many things. There are so many questions that i have about Family History and would love to talk about the photos i have that i do not know who the people are.

Angel is well, she misses you as much as we all do. She loves High School, and has made some good friends. She also does quite a number of things for the school, which i am sure you would be proud of her for. She has joined Gymnastics and loves it.

Jack is in University doing several different subjects. He is still a Train Driver and he also has a Metal Detecting Business and we run a stall at a local market. Taking on way too much but it keeps him happy and busy.

Me, Well I am keeping calm and carrying on, spending a lot of time working on the Family History, I am still working on the photos and negatives that I have been gifted. I hope that in some way I am making You and Dad proud.

We still have Zoe & Shelby, and now we have a Grey Shitzu called Bella, you would adore her, she is loopy and such a character. Living in Tasmania we are making memories and creating moments. We love it so much here, it really is such a magical place to live and i can see why you loved it so much.

Love Ya

Nicole xxx

PL Week 8

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16: From Where i Stand. Jack was out working on the Gypsy Wagon / Gypsy Bohemian Beach Cottage so i decorated the concrete in glitter as you do.. 17: Routine: My normal routine is get up and make a cup of coffee, but this morning i felt like a pot of tea. 18: Bedside  19: Fresh 20: This is so me: How gorgeous is this Tv unit. i couldn’t quite convince jack of it’s beauty. 21: Matching. I need more chairs like a whole in the head, and i am a sucker for white chairs. If only i could find the room… 22: Macro

Pl Week 7

9. Energy. This is shelby in her i have a stack of energy phase.. or not…

10: This Inspires me. This girl is my inspiration.

11. on the wall . I love creating gallery walls, with fun objects.

12. pointy. Loving this arrow.

13. temptation. My new cabinet.

14. LOVE. One of the things i have brought recently is this naughts and crosses game.

15. Spot. Yet another market day at the office.



February 21 | Undo – If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

cropped-social11.jpgFacebook. It’s nothing but a soap opera that’s missing the plot and some good actors. Some of the stuff i have seen is oscar worthy. In taking my self imposed time out, i have realised that i don’t really miss it at all. I do miss the people on it but not the platform and all of the drama. I have noticed how much calmer my days are, i have also noticed how boring my life is. Is there an alternative to Facebook? Yes its called real life.

It is always the way,


it is always the way,

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I finally get the laptop sorted out and how i want it and then, BAM it decides to die on me. That was yesterday…

It is currently re-installing OSX. Gah, My last back up was just over a month ago, i usually do them on the last day of the month, and i don’t know why i didn’t do it but i just didn’t get around to it

So frustrating and it means that i have lost about a months worth of photos, documents, and pretty much month of my life. and its a month that i haven’t been on facebook so i have no records only what is on my blog, and my phone.

Fast forward to today “22nd February 2015″… I have removed all of the photos before February 1st, downloaded from my phone and memory cards. Got rid of all documents, movies, PDF’s etc. i figure its all on the external hard drive anyway as that’s where it all booted up from.