Dog Bed Drama

When we were making preparations for our puppy Nora to come to live with us, we bought her a kennel and a dog bed. A few weeks ago we found the dog bed outside, all chewed up. The stuffing was everywhere.

"Don't worry, Mum," I said. "I will fix it."

Armed with thread and a needle, I put all the stuffing back in the bed and sewed up the hole. Soon the problem was fixed or so I thought. A week later the bed was chewed up again. I once again sewed it up. But however many times I sewed up the bed, Nora kept eating it. Charlotte helped me sew a sheet over the bed but Nora just chewed right through it. One day when I found her bed chewed up I took it inside and found that there was not enough fabric left on the bottom of the bed for me to fix it.

"Why don't you make it a new bottom?" Sophie suggested.

"What could I make it out of?" I asked.

"How about those old sheets we put in the garage?" Sophie asked.

So I went to the garage and found my old purple sheet with all the holes in it. I was not really sure how to make a new bottom for the bed. I had never done something like this before. I roughly cut the sheet in half and folded it till it was the right size then I sewed the fabric onto the bed. It took a long time but when it was done I was rather proud. Then all that was left to do was sew the pink sheet back over the top of the bed.

The whole procedure took a few hours. I took it back outside confident that this time the dog would not be able to chew through it. I was dreadfully wrong.

The next day the bed was all over the garden. I spent a good five minutes cleaning it up and a good few hours stitching. There was no denying it, we needed a new solution to the bed problem. Dad suggested that we buy Nora a rubber mat but we all thought she would chew through it like she does with her fabric one. For now it looks like I will just have to keep mending it till there is no fabric left.

Do you have problems like these? Do you have any ideas on what we can get the dog instead of her old bed?   

Sleeping Beauty


I like all Disney Princess movies (except for Snow White). But there was one Disney Princess movie I hadn't watched. It was Sleeping Beauty. We didn't own so I couldn't watch it.

But Imogen and Mum went to the shops and when they came back, they brought Sleeping Beauty with them. We were all very excited because either we hadn't watched it in a very long time or not at all.

Mum and Imogen were going to a conference in Sydney so Charlotte, Sophie and I got to watch it first while they were away. We loved the scene where Fauna, Flora and Merriweather try to sew and cook. Now I know that if I want to make a dress, first I have to cut a hole in the fabric for the legs.

The cover of the DVD lied. For most of the movie Aurora has a blue dress but on the case she is wearing pink.

I think I am really going to have to learn how to turn into a dragon like Maleficent. It was a really cool trick.

Charlotte thought that the Prince from Sleeping Beauty looked identical to the Prince from Cinderella.

Have you watched Sleeping Beauty? Who is your favourite Disney Princess?

Sunshine Award

I was nominated  by Scarlet from Scarlet's Forest to do the Sunshine award. Thank you Scarlet!

The rules:
Thank the person who nominated you
Answer the questions the person who nominated you asked
Nominate some other bloggers (11 being standard)
Question the people you nominated
Tell them that you nominated them
Put the award picture on your blog (if you so desire)

1. If you could go anywhere in the entire world, where would you go?
England in winter because it snows.
2. How many pets do you have?
Three cats and a puppy.
3. What is your favourite movie?
Probably Beauty and the Beast.
4. Pizza or strawberries?
Um, not sure. They're too different to choose.
5. What's your favourite outfit?
A denim skirt and my Tangled T-shirt.
6. How many siblings do you have?
Three brothers four sisters.
7. What's your favourite colour?
Not a clue.
8. Frozen or Tangled?
Sorry Frozen  fans but I like Tangled too much.
9. Spring or Autumn?
Probably Autumn.
10. What instruments do you play?
I play the piano.
11. What's your favourite time of day?
Chocolate O'clock.

I nominate anybody that wants to do it!

My Questions:

1. Megamind or Despicable Me?
2. What's your middle name?
3. What's your favourite board or card game?
4. What genre do you like reading the most?
5. Who is your favourite author/s?
6. Cooking or Craft?
7. Do you like reading out loud?
8. Do you like blogging or novel writing better?
9. If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
10. Do you like jelly beans or chocolate better?
11. What is your favourite animal?

Thank you again Scarlet for letting me do this award!

Liebster Award

I have been nominated by Scarlet from Scarlet's Forest to do the Liebster award. Thank you Scarlet.

The Rules are:

Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions they have given you.
Write 11 new questions for your nominees.
Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers to answer the questions (excluding the one who nominated you).

You must notify your nominees of their nomination.

Random facts about me:

1 I like to write novels. I do Nanowrimo young writers program every year.
2 I like to cook.
3 I was born on Australia day.
4 I like listening to Lindsey Stirling, Taylor Davis and the Piano Guys while I write. 
5 I own a puppy named Nora and she is very cute.
6 I can make really weird faces. 
7 I have freckles.
8 I watch Doctor Who
9 My favourite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast
10 I learnt to bike ride in two days. 
11 I am allergic to mangos.                                       
Scarlet's questions:    
1 Girly girl or tomboy?
Girly Girl
2 Ice cream or burgers?
Ice cream, definitely. 

3 Ballet flats or thongs?
Ballet flats.
4 Ponytail or braid?

5 Dogs or cats?
6 Drawing or writing?
7 Movies or books?

8 Outside or inside?
I like both inside and outside.

9 Summer or winter?
I don't like summer or winter particularly, 
10 Dresses or jeans?
11 Necklaces or bracelets?

For the Liebster Award I nominate the Queen, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Rapunzel, the Pope, Saint Gemma, Saint Rose, Gollum, Jane Austen, Mozart and Usain Bolt.  

My questions:
1 What colour are your socks?
2 Do you wear glasses for reading?
3 Left handed or right handed?
4 Bloomer or pantaloons?
5 How many hats have you got?
6 Swords or frying pans?
7 Favourite Saint?
8 Least favourite Vegetable?
9 What is your favourite riddle?
10 Wigs or real hair?
11 Favourite dress up costume?