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Sunday, 27 May 2012


I forgot to mention the droplets photo on the post below! (And I can't figure out how to EDIT my posts now that blogger has changed. If anyone can tell me how to do that, I would be grateful! Thanks, in advance!) Ok, so the water droplets was some rain drops on my clothes dryer rack I had outside! That's it! I just liked it so took a photo of it! Bye 4 now...:-)

Drawers and Droplets

Well, actually NOT drawers, more like cupboard, but hey, it's MY story, right! This is a small cu[board thing I bought from a local rummage sale (hold me down, handcuff me and take away my wallet! I love these rummage sales!) recently. I want to re- paint it but aren't sure what colours yet! I intend to hang it on the wall eventually. Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Designed By Nature

These are the same two photo's, one has been done with a fish eye lens. I was out hiking in the bush recently & this flax caught my eye. Thanks for visiting {{HUGS}} from me to you:-)

Craft Things For The Hospital

, "Ro-Ro" (in the box!) NOT included! This is some of the craft things including, stamps, stamp pads, paper, card, stamp magazines, ribbon, paints, gemstones, coloured staples & staple gun, stickers, punched out shapes...the list goes on, that I recently donated to the Starship Childrens Hospital here in Auckland. Yes I could have sold it & made some money, however having spent my entire life in & out of hospital (a huge chunk of it when I was a child) I know only too well what it can be like being stuck in bed & having needles stuck into me & test after can be very scary & not a happy time, so I wanted to give something back to the hospital. This hospital was not built when I was a child but it doesn't matter. It's a beautiful hospital & the staff are amazing. They were very appreciative of my donation & I got an amazing letter of thanks from them, I was not expecting it at all so it was a very nice surprise. (Ok, so I cried when I read the letter, ok!) Anyway I got a lot of satisfaction knowing that the children at the hospital are going to enjoy the art things I no longer wanted. Thank you, Starship Childrens Hospital:-) Thanks fro visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Another Car Crash...

Here are some photo's of another car crash I photographed, which happened yesterday afternoon. At the time I was lying down as I had a terrible headache! I heard sirens very close by & thought I should 'investigate' it. Looking out the window I could see the traffic outside had come to a halt. Instinct told me to grab my camera, put on some shoes & go & have a look. This is what I discovered. What had happened?? The red car had done a burn-out & had been spotted by the police. They pursued him for a short distance & then CRASH. The red car hit the parked silver van & pushed it into the lampost. The driver jumped out & run off into the bush. The passenger was trapped in the car so he was caught by the police right away. In come the tracker dogs to look for the driver of the red car, but after some time they returned empty handed. But I have every confidence they will get him. Once again, there were no serious injuries, just 2 mangled cars. The crash happened on a straight piece of road, and a lot of drivers use excessive speed on this section of road. Some of the residents are trying to get something done about getting either chicanes or speed bumps put in as there have been so many crashes on this piece of road. There are three schools & 2 play centers within almost 2 kms and it is just too dangerous to be speeding. The local paper is interested in photo's of all the crashes I have taken & so I have put four of them onto 3 cd's. There have already been three crashes within 50 metres on my home within a year! This crash was a few houses down the road from me. My fear is one day it will be a fatal that I photograph..I hope not. It's not the road that's to blame, it's the driver. Drive safely & come & visit again soon! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Another Car Crash, Another Lampost..

These are some more photo's of the above crash. Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Monday, 7 May 2012

More Crash Photo's

See post below for details...

A Rude Awakening

Here's what happens when you drink and drive at 6.50 am in the morning. Not a wise decision. I was woken by a very loud crash, an explosion and then a huge flash of light around 6.50 am Sunday morning. A car had raced up the road and crashed head on into a concrete lamp post opposite my place. The power lines had broken and were lying across the road. The power was off for three hours. The concrete lamp post was cracked & broken at the bottom and the force of the car hitting it had pushed the post over a foot forward. Luckily the post was still standing. The driver was taken to hospital but thankfully no-one else was injured. The local fire brigade asked for copies of my photo's for their facebook page,so I've emailed the photo's to them. When the power did finally come back on I was able have my breakfast and a very much needed cup of tea! But!! Half an hour later the power went off again. When it came back on an hour later, the first thing I did was fill up my thermos flask with boiling water...I was not missing any more cups of tea! UPDATE: (May 27t 2012) I have since heard from the police that the driver of this car is in a serious condition in hospital.

Birthday Card & Key Rings

These key rings are made of some scraps of felt material. They could also be used as pin cushions or whatever! (Thanks to Lorraine for this wonderful idea! Check out her blog at The card is a birthday card for a friend...hope she received it before she see's it on here! Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)