30 Jan 2015

Clothing and Beauty Haul

Cotton On
The first clothing item that I bought was an oversized T-shirt from Cotton On. Just in case the picture isn't clear enough, the front is covered in pineapples with grey sleeves and a grey back I've been looking for one of these for ages, and when I finally found one in Myer, it was $60! Needless to say, I didn't buy that one, although it looked really comfy. The one I ended up buying was only $20. I think Cotton On has some really great prices and discounts, and the clothes are also really good quality. I think this kind of shirt would be perfect as sleepwear, or even just something to wear over your bathers to the beach.
This dress from Ice is something that I think is perfect for Summer. It's stripy, made of really light material, and has sleeves that are off the shoulder. I think that it's more of a formal dress. I guess this could also be worn casual, but you would have to make sure the shoes, hair, makeup, etc. matches the casual look too. Otherwise, you'll look way to dressed up. (I'm speaking from experience) Also, something I would just like to point out; this dress was not very cheap. It was definitely more of a 'spur of the moment' decision, rather that a thought out one. I also have a habit of never walking out of this store empty-handed. I don't know why, it's the only shop that has this effect on me. It's also one of the more expensive stores which is a pain as I spend most of my money on one item!
Just Jeans
Sorry, my computer's being weird and turned this picture upside-down. 
This is the front of the dress.

This is the back.
This is another dress that is great for summer, as it's also made of very light material. It has stars printed on it, and an opening at the back of the dress. This dress is definitely more casual than the last one, the kind of thing you could wear to the beach. I think Just Jeans has some great prices and sales all year round, which makes it a continuous shop stop for me.

One thing I have found when I go to Gloss is that they always have sunglasses on sale. These were $10 and I love them! Whenever I go outside I always wear these. They're definitely not small, but I think they're nice.


 This nail polish is also from Gloss; it's a light blue colour and I LOVE IT! Blue is my favourite colour, and I also have a jumper that matches this colour.


And lastly from Gloss, it's a lipstick. This one is a BYS lipstick called Sassy Salmon and is probably the only downside to my shopping haul. I tried the tester on my wrist and it looked a lot less bright than it does when I put it on. It's so bright in fact, that I can't really wear it, which is a shame and a waste of money. But if you like really bright pink lipsticks, then this is perfect for you.
Somethink very exciting is happening tomorrow, so I will do a post for that on Sunday.
Lots of love, Little Robin

24 Jan 2015

Vac Swim

Ok, I know my last few posts were super short, so I thought I'd do a slightly larger one today.


So, every summer holidays, my brothers and I do Vac Swim (swimming lessons at the beach). I'm in level 13 now, so it's kind of all indurance stuff that's really hard to fail. Anyway, for two weeks of the holidays, this is what my day usually looks like:

Wake up at 7 am and leave the house at 7:30 am!!!! WAY too early, but we don't get a choice :(

Once we get down to the beach we set up our umbrella along with all the other people who live in our area (we always sit in a group, but I don't really know anyone).

The boys will usually jump in the ocean at this stage until our lessons start, but I sit on a towel being bored. Call me picky, but I hate getting wet before I have to. (Also, brother No.2 likes to use my goggles). Little Bro No.1(tries to) surf on his surfboard even though there are no waves. No.2 will just follow him. They're either thick as thieves or the worst of enemies, never in between.

No.1 and I go to our lessons for half an hour where I have to bend my knees in the water so I don't tower over all the other kids (I'm not tall, they're just all in primary school. I'm actually really small for my age. Embarrassing!)

Then I sit on my towel again for about 2 hours whilst Bro No.2 goes to his lesson and then we stay for quite a while afterwards. I hate that salty/ sandy feeling after swimming in the ocean, so I don't go back in the water after my lesson. I always forget to bring a book, so I get really, really bored and just eat all the food.

We get home all salty and sandy, so I jump in the pool for a "quick" swim. Why have I used quotation(?) marks on "quick"? Becaue I intend to jump in, swim around, jump out again, get dry and watch TV for the rest of the day. But ohhh no, I get distracted and end up staying in the pool for literally an hour, doing laps and seeing how long I can hold my breath for underwater. (Yeah... probably not the best idea!)

When I finally get out, I have to watch 'Mythbusters' with Thing 1 and Thing 2 (hahaha) because, surprise, surprise, they got to the TV first. *insert a dramatic/ frustrated sigh here*

So, that has been my life for the past 2 weeks, with no breaks. Oh, except for Thursday when Mum let us have a day off because we were all tired.

Also, on the last day of Vac Swim every year, every swimming class has a party and my family and I get fish and chips for lunch. Well, guess what? On the last day, I was sick! I had to stay home and miss out on the party and the chips. *insert an intense dramatic/ frustrated sigh here* WHY?!?!?! At least I got the TV! Haha!

Lots of love, Little Robin


13 Jan 2015

Family Boardwalk



Another activity my family and I did whilst in Denmark (which was more enjoyable for some than others) was a boardwalk. I know, I know, it sounds so boring but it was actually really lovely. The view of the ocean was beautiful, my brothers and I took turns with Mum's camera, and there were plaques for people who have died on the posts of the boardwalk. Unfortunately, we didn't remember to take any photos of them.

We did, however, spot a lizard or skink or something in between some rocks (as shown above), which doesn't sound very exciting, but we don't live in a place you would usually be able to view animals like that. We also saw some very pretty birds but Dad scared them away.

Hope your holidays are going well!

Lots of love, Little Robin


11 Jan 2015

National ANZAC Centre

While we were down south, as you can probably already tell, my family and I went to the National ANZAC Centre in Albany. Granted, it was a little on the expensive side, *cough* $70 for the 5 of us *cough*, but I think it was worth it.
Once we had payed, we were given a card with a picture of a soldier on it. Using this, we would follow their story around the centre, and find out at the end whether they survived the war or not. The card I was given was Gordon Charles Naley, who was one of the first Aboriginals to sign up. He survived the war but later died of respiratory complications.

After the tour, we went out to the front of the centre where they have these old tanks and guns and torpedoes from the war. Two of the machine guns were almost like toys; they had handles that, when turned, would turn the machine around or move the gun up and down. The boys had great fun on them, but of course I can't post any pictures as this is anonymous. (Also my computer has just stuffed up and I can't access any pictures at all. WHY?!?!?!)

Anyway, we all had a really fun time and I would highly recommend a visit to anyone who happens to find themselves in the area.

Lots of love, Little Robin


This week my family and I took a 4 hour car trip down to Denmark for a few days for a quick little holiday. We stayed in a neighbour's holiday house which is surrounded by bushland and has a 'granny flat' out the back (this became my bedroom). Unfortunatey I didn't get any pictures of the house, but it was pretty cute and cosy.

The day after we arrived, my mum and I walked along part of the Bibbulmun Trackwhile the boys all went off fishing for the afternoon. We took what I thought to be a lot of great pictures, but most of them were out of focus.

In the picture below is the sign of the track.

When I was carrying the camera, looking for photo options, I realised that photography gets you to notice more, especially out in nature. Without a camera, you might walk past something and not take a second glance at it. But when you're taking photos, you might look twice at that something and think, 'If I tried, I could make a good picture with that.'

On our bush walk, my mum and I also spotted a couple of birds but I don't know what species they are. I think the first one might be a parrot, but I could be wrong. The second bird had yellow on it's chest and tail, but you can't really see it in the photo. Whatever they were,  they were both beautiful just the same.


I'm going to post a series on this blog about our 'Denmark Adventures' over the next couple of days as it's been quite a while since my last post.

Lots of love, Little Robin