Experiencing the unknown

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I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. 
Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

 

❤ MeLzY

 

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A milestone day!!

It’s a great day…

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Thank you to everyone for supporting my blog and encouraging me to continue with it.

I look forward to sharing lots more with all of you!

❤ MeLzY

 

Live while we can!


You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life – so that if it were over tomorrow, you’d be content with yourself.


This is the way I am feeling today because I am confused.

I just heard some news about a family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and it feels like de-ja-vou because these days it seems that everyone you speak to is either going through something themselves or know of someone who is going through something and it is just so depressing because I literally feel like a ticking time bomb, with my days passing me by, waiting for it to go off.

It also seem’s people are being diagnosed at a much younger age as the years go on, which is even scarier.

And the problem with that is obviously none of us know when our time is up, so we are in two minds about life- do we just continue living, going to work everyday to save for our retirement and enjoy our lives then or do we enjoy our lives now because we don’t know what’s around the corner but then not have much when retirement comes around?

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to try and do both, work like normal but take holidays as much as I can. Enjoy every weekend possible and not stay cooped up inside because all we really have is today, so lets’s all make the most of it while we can!

❤ MeLzY

Girl’s 1st Birthday Card

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My gorgeous little niece is turning 1 and her party theme is teddy bear’s picnic. So I thought I would correspond this theme into her card aswell.

There isn’t a lot going on in this card, I kept it quite simple so the main focus is on the teddy bear, which I created by cutting out 3 different sized circles and arranging them the best way to resemble a teddy bear. I think it looks quite cute.

To make the number 1 pop, I made it an entirely different colour and incorporated this colour in a few other places too, so it doesn’t look out of place.

A cute card is what kids are after, I’ll leave the fancy stuff for when they are older.

Feel free to let me know what you think, aswell as any suggestions for next time!

❤ MeLzY

 

[Review]: Orange is the new Black

Orange is the new Black is the reason I have been an absent blogger lately.

It has consumed me. I had it sitting in my Netflix queue for a couple of months and never really gave it a second thought. I only had it in my queue because I always heard people talking about it on the radio, so I added it thinking I will watch it so see what all the fuss is about.

So I did and I was hooked after the first episode. And there were about 53 episodes to watch!

For those who don’t know what this show is about, here is the Netflix synopsis:

Sentenced to fifteen months for a crime committed in her youth, Piper Chapman leaves her supportive fiance Larry for her new home: a woman’s prison. 

That is the synopsis off the Netflix website, the synopsis off Netflix itself is somewhat different and it didn’t lure me in at all to watch this show. So if that synopsis doesn’t really catch your attention and make you want to watch it, let me explain what this show is actually about and you might feel differently about it then.

Over the 4 season’s I just completed watching, Piper goes to prison for handling drugs once, 10 years ago. At the time she enters prison she is engaged to Larry. During her time in prison, her former lesbian lover, Alex Vous, also arrives to serve her time for being an international drug cartel leader, which is how Piper ended up in prison in the first place. This makes the situation rather interesting.
The main story is always focused around Piper as this show is basically about her. She ends up being a leader of some sorts and turns all the races against each other. But there are lots of other stories going on in the prison aswell with other inmates and throughout every episode, they go back to before the person was in prison and show you how their life was then and how they ended up in prison.

A lot of the episodes end with cliffhangers, so you just can’t stop watching it! Having 4 season’s ready to go with no ad’s is just amazing.
But now that I’ve watched all 4 season’s, I feel a little lost, which is the downfall to watching so much all at once.

I never expected this show to be so good. I didn’t have very high expectations, but I now recommend it to anyone. As long as you don’t mind seeing a lot of nudity, sex scenes and hearing lots of profanity. It is prison after all. But you will laugh and you will be on the edge of your seat so many times.

The only negative I have really is the fact that there are no subtitles. They speak a lot of different languages, especially Spanish, but they don’t use subtitles because they think the audience can work out what’s happening on their own based by the scenes. Which is true to some extent, but it still would be easier and better to know what’s being said.

Now I have to wait until next June to find out what happens!!!

If you have watched this show, let me know your thoughts on it.

❤ MeLzY

A book lover foodie’s heaven

Today hubby and I enjoyed dining at the beautiful Bendooley Estate in Berrima (in the Southern Highlands).

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After googling a few different places to try that aren’t too far from home, this unique vineyard caught my attention and I am so glad that it did! It is by far the best dining setting I have experienced.

Set amongst a beautiful picturesque vineyard, is a the Berkelouw Book Barn, where you can browse/buy both new and used books and then eat amongst them in the restaurant.

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Not only was I (a book lover) in heaven as soon as I walked inside the doors, but to be seated next to a warm open fireplace with books surrounding me, was just indescribable. It is something any book lover would enjoy, I’m sure.

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Hubby isn’t into books like I am, but he enjoyed the venue for other reasons. It has exposed wooden high cathedral ceilings, which he finds fascinating and loves to look at.

The food was amazing aswell, just to top it off! We shared a starter and then a pizza, which were both so delicious, I can’t wait until we go back again!

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There is also a cellar door and wine tastings are available.

A place I recommend to anyone for both the atmosphere and the food.

❤ MeLzY