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1  Re: The Loyal(Royal) Mutant Swap of 2014!!--Science Fair/Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: March 04, 2014 02:08:25 PM

My parcel arrived!!!  Grin Grin
I LOVE it, it is the most wonderful thing I have ever received in a swap. Everything about it is perfect, all the things I love in a one-of-a-kind just-for-me painting Cheesy I have been wanting custom art like this for so long and what PJ created for me is so exciting. I am having it framed and it will be a feature on my bedroom wall.

Included 'loved things' were:
My greyhound Tori
1050's Space Age
Carnivorous plants
Mojave Desert
The colour yellow and glow in the dark. Tori's space suit and the dome of the space ship are painted with glow in the dark paints! Wow!!

The story is the space ship captained by my dog Tori had an accident somewhere around one of Jupiter's moons, they crash landed and Tori went exploring whilst the other space greyhounds repaired the ship (look close, they have little blow torches and other tools they are fixing the ship with!) when suddenly she encountered the local plant life!

Here is a picture of Tori with her space fairing alter ego:
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2  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: October 13, 2012 10:32:16 AM
LOVELY POEM: GIANT STUFFED ANIMALS: TEDDY BEAR HOTEL AND WONDERFUL TOY MONKIES: WITH A FOLK BAND AND IRISH DANCERS there pictures are so funny, I have never heard of the band before but I will have to look them up now Cheesy My mother was so shocked by the beer and kilts, Lillibet was a bad influence on poor dear Alice you see  Tongue AT THE MANOR REBORN! We watched this show so it was exciting to see Alice go there: AVERBRY STONE CIRCLE I just realised I forgot to fotograph the bookmark she sent me from here, it is red and has a picture of the stones in gold print on it. I'm using it right now as I read Les Miserables:
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3  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: October 13, 2012 10:23:07 AM
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4  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: July 23, 2012 10:24:52 PM
Here is a picture from the way home from the holiday. It was dark and raining but we saw this 'Big Koala' gift shop (which was closed) and had to stop for Mail to get her picture taken with it, it was so funny, mum had to park the car right in front of it to light it with the car's headlights so it could be seen. The thing had giant glowing red eyes and it looked like something out of a horror movie so we nicknamed it 'demon koala;  Tongue Hehe we think this picture is super funny:

And here is from the fishermans market in Adelaide, it is held every Sunday in a big boat shed by the sea. There is a lighthouse out the front and all the trees and telephone polls and even the lighthouse are covered in crochet blankets. Here is one stall photographed from the next level up (it is a two story building) it is one of the stalls selling second hand books:

I purchased five Star Trek books for $3 which is very good value!  Grin
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5  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: June 06, 2012 05:04:47 AM
Here is the other one:
This is in the main street, accross from the town hall in Sturt Street and this is my favourite take away place. The Soova Bar  Grin they make the best fruit smoothies and hot chips. They also make other things but everyone goes there for the chips, best chips in town besides the ones the train station makes.

And here we are in front of the 'pirate' ship we went on. This is at Geelong Beach which is two hours away from where we live. The ship is the Tall Ship Enterprize and Ellie (for lack of a better name) is in my left hand.
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6  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: June 06, 2012 04:04:30 AM
I LOVE the pictures of Alice on the stones so, so much Grin

Lilibet has asked us to re-name Ellie, so far we have narrowed it down to three possible names: Bump after the cartoon elephant that looks similar to her, my mother suggested Toppy and as we are going to the zoo this comming Monday we thought we would see what the elephant they have there is called. If she has a nice name we might name Ellie after her  Smiley

No luck with more pictures  Sad I have been taking them, taking lots of pictures because I take her with me everywhere but they are not wanting to upload anywhere. Not on craftster so I tried facebook but nothing happens even after an hour when it finally says its finnished. I think my connection is timing out or something, I will keep trying. Just want you all (mainly Lilibet) to know that we are still taking her places and making pictures but the internet is being difficult.

EDIT: Yay! We have a picture! Possibly another one soon, it looks like it is going to upload ok... here she is at our Town Hall
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7  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: May 14, 2012 07:48:15 AM
Greetings Programmes!
(Ellie and I have just discovered the wonders of TRON, TRON:Legacy and Daft Punk, its all we are talking about at the moment!)  Grin Have you seen Tron? Did you like it? What about Daft Punk, I love their music now but had never heard of them before seeing the movie.

So here is what has been happening with us: we went to lunch at the local Irish Pub, we went for a sail on a pirate ship, went to the Motion Picture Museum, a road trip to Geelong, did some cooking, went shopping in the city. The shopping and Motion Picture Museum almost didn't happen, we went on the train and because we wanted to get there at 10am when it opened we had to get on the train whilst it was still dark. As the sun was coming up a big thick blanket of fog (we get lots of it here) came down and it looked really amazing so I go to take a picture through the window only to discover that there is no card in the camera!!  Shocked I had taken it out to copy pictures from the pirate sail the day before and forgot to put it back in, lucky the train station had cheap ones you could buy once we arrived. The day was saved  Cheesy

So here are some pictures of the main street in Ballarat (the town Ellie is staying in) and the Irish Pub we had lunch at, it is the most popular pup in town. The food was very nice, I had a baked potato with coldslaw, fried onions, cheese, celery, sour cream and salad. Mum had baked chips, roast chicken, avocado, grilled cheese capsicum and salad. I had lemon line and bitters for a drink and mum had (I think) coke a cola with whisky in it. The pub was really nice and they had lots of things to look at, we loved the decoration. They had a leprechaun imprisoned in a bird cage!  Grin The Irish pup is owned and run by real Irish people which my mum was impressed about  Roll Eyes

In the centre of town, out side the pub which is out of frame on the left hand side.

Can you see the leprechaun in the cage? Tongue

My potato.

Mum's chicken.

Here is a picture of what it looks like on the outside. I have pictures of her outside Irish Murphy's as well but I was standing on the front steps with her in my hand and she is a bit hard to see.
And since this post has been mostly about food here is what we ate for one day last week: Breakfast was Tropicos cereal, lunch was chicken noodle soup (the vegetarian type with no actual chicken in in since I don't like chicken but like the flavour of this soup, how strange does that sound!) and for dinner I made tomato soup. It is very cold, winter, right now which is why we are having lots of soups Wink Here are the ingredients I made the soup with and a picture of the finished product. I have photographed all the steps to make it with Ellie helping mash tomatoes and chop onions, I am planning on a section of her scrapbook to be full of recipes Cheesy

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8  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: April 15, 2012 03:12:26 AM
I was going to update her reserved picture page as well but I think there will just be too many photos as this is only the first place we have taken her and there are so many from just around the house. I will make a album for you Lillebet on facebook where you can see all the pictures I will share for the swap all in one place, this might seem like lots of photos but trust me there are still many, many more I will not post that are just for the scrapbook so you will still see new pictures in the scrap book.  Cheesy Here is Ellie from Belgium at FAIRY PARK!
Here is Ellie at the gates to Fairy Park: Australia's first and longest running theme park. Built in 1959 it is so big and so well kept, lots of things to see and do, we had a great time and plan to go back again! Humpty Dumpty (left) and Gulliver from Gulliver's Travels are there to greet you as you enter the park. The park is built on top of an extinct volcano (how cool is that!) and was sold to the park owners for 70c in 1945 because no farmers wanted it as it is covered in granite rock and no good for live stock or crops. Every single brick was laid by hand, that is a lot of bricks! The winding pathways go on forever!

With a park map, this place is HUGE! I can't understand why nobody has ever heard of it, they get lots of visitors in but they never advertise or anything so it is by word of mouth that we found it. The park is like a big huge secret, I'm posting lots of photos to promote this place as it is really fantastic. Owned for over 50 years by one small family who built and maintain everything all by themselves. Amazing. It is so well looked after and clean and bright colours and cool stuff hidden everywhere.

One of the castles you walk through, Ellie is on the draw bridge. Beautiful gardens as well.

Snow White: these are animatronic puppets made in Germany, they are so beautiful. You walk along and when you come to a house or castle/hidden cave you find the button and when you press it all the lights come on and the puppets act out the scene whilst a narrator tells the story. I have video of the puppets working, I'm still editing it and hope to have it on youtube ASAP. You would never believe they are over 50 years old, they have not even a speck of dust on them and like I said they are so beautiful. I really love puppets and these displays were like something from Jim Henson, I love it!
Frog Prince Fountains, the silver leaver you can see next to Ellie there is a tap and there were about ten of them. Visitors can pull the taps to interact with the story of the Frog Prince, when a tap is pulled a frog will jump out of the pond and squirt water from his mouth! Lots of fun and there are hidden sensors that detect when you walk past that trigger music and light effects.
Cinderella display. This was my favourite! They are so beautiful and they dance whilst the band plays in the back ground! I have great video of these puppets, you really have to see for yourself.
Close up of the puppet band.
Teehee gnome village!
POP! The Magic Dragon! (or Puff but I was always taught to call him Pop because in the version of the story I was told in school he could make himself invisible by making a Pop! sound. The sign said he was Puff however) We took lots of photos with him, he growls and his eyes light up when you touch him. The castle in the background is Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, you can go inside and explore it. There is a toy steam train museum and restaurant in there also. You can't see to well but Ellie is actually sitting on Pop's raised claw.

Elephant Summit! We were standing there for ages before we realised "Elephant Summit? Hey Ellie is an elephant! Lets pose her with the sign!" Roll Eyes Mum thinks you will not be that impressed at the 300mtrs elevation because Belgium probably has bigger mountains?
  The amazing playground! The slides were so long and so steep, fun! Hidden passage ways, sound and light effects through out so if you are crawling through the dungen you hear dripping water and the voices of imprisoned witches! Spooky and fun!
Camelot Adventure Playground!
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9  Re: Little Visitor Swap 15 (SU 3/12-3/19) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Lunamione on: March 13, 2012 05:48:09 AM

This is Esme-Alice hanging out with some of her best buddies, she is the one on the left dressed in purple. Not sure if we got in, there are only two spots left  Embarrassed
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10  Re: International Snack Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Lunamione on: July 24, 2010 01:10:07 AM
I got my goodies from Smmarrt today!!  Cheesy She sent so many amazing things and went wayyyy over the top with everything and spoilt me! Grin I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:
Everything alltogether, I got: 3 tins decorated with pages from "The Lord of the Rings!" one is small enough to take everywhere for 'Emergency Snacking' Cheesy
Saltwater taffy which I LOVE!
Jelly beans in all kinds of flavours
Jolly ranchers! and Starburst gummies
Chocolate fish and gummy candy from Japanese food store. The writing on the gummies says "Kasugai's gummy has the taste of apples juice and comes in an attractive small bag." Which I thought was funny Cheesy
CLARK bars!! I tried one and LOVED it! I love the peanut butter with chocolate taste, we have nothing like that here! My new favourite chocolate bar Grin
Hubba Bubba bubble gum, which we have here BUT not in these flavours!
Razzlers. WOW! I tried one and it is the strangest thing, it starts out as a lollie... and then somehow turns into gum! Shocked I was amazed Cool
Pop Rocks! I've heard about these on tv and can't wait to try them!
KOOL-AID!! AND WYLER'S DRINK MIX!! My favourite things besides the Clark bar. I LOVE THEM! You can't get anything like that on my side of the world and they are fantastic especially the Wyler's brand which I tried! I tried the pink lemonade one and LOVED it! Soooo yummy thankyou so much Smmarrt Grin

I hope you enjoy your goodies as much as I am enjoying mine, thankyou for being such a wonderful partner Smiley
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