Monday, February 3, 2014

January 28, 2012

Hello hello, 
Well the 28th was an amazing day for me! I got so much done! Most of my work was related to the upcoming Kitchen Tea party for my best friend! 

I went to 3 second hand shops looking for tea pots, cups & saucers, sugar bowls, milk jugs, and pretty plates for the "English garden party morning tea in the high tea style" that I have been preparing for in two weeks time (or there abouts)! 

So I went to the 3 charity op-shops & bought something at each one! Ending up with an amazing array of kitchen tea party wares for $50... Check this out.... 
Or in more detail...
Mum taught me how to stack & pack four cups & saucers into each other so they don't take up as much space! Very grateful for that lesson! Thanks mum!!! 

I also donated a box of books to the first charity shop we went to because they had been sitting in the boot of the car for about a week! :) 

There is still so much to do for these parties... But I just love having the ability to share something! Sadly I can't share much of my preparation about the hens party because I want all those details to be a surprise for my best friend! After all I know she reads this blog from time to time! Hi TJ! :) xxx 

What is the most exciting thing you have found at an op-shop/thrift store/2nd hand shop? 

Luv Daena

January 27, 2014

Hey lovelies, 

on the 27th I got to work preparing & planning more stuff for my best friends kitchen tea & hens party. Spent an hour and a half having a planning meeting with the mother of the bride. 

This is a photo of my book of secrets for my best friends pre-wedding parties! :) 

I did some cleaning at my sisters house, because they are away. I also fed my niece & nephews fish & chickens! :) 

I also helped another friend by drying dishes after dinner & desert at her house! 

I hope you are all doing well! 
Much love, 
Daena x

A few days later... Kindnesses not forgotten!

Hey my lovely people, 

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days! There has been a few problems with me uploading posts and such from my phone so I'll work to updating these things in the next week! I really am enjoying keeping up to date with my kindnesses because it's a good record/diary for me & a wonderful record for everyone else! :) 

I love this because it shows me just how simple kindness can be! I hope it continues to help inspire you too! 

Much love to you all! Thank you for your love & support! :) 

Luv Daena x

January 26, 2014 -Australia Day

G'Day Mates!!!! 
This is the traditional Aussie greeting on a day like today! It is Australia Day, and it is hot & thankfully an early breeze came in tonight cooling us all off a bit! It is a day to remember our country has a past that is both brutal and sometimes beautiful! This land of ours is harsh and unforgiving, yet there is beauty everywhere you look! Today is a day to remember how blessed we are to live here, with health, wealth & happiness! 

Honouring our indigenous past is important too! Conflict between the groups of Traditional Owners & colonists started the day colonists arrived and yet still continues today in different ways! We have so much to learn from the Indigenous community, after all they lived here for centuries without impacting the environment like we do! They had enough food, fuel & safe places to live without pilliging this land of ours so brutally! They swam in the ocean yet knew it was the home of those creatures that swam there! They learnt how to live around & survive sharks, spiders, all manner of Australian creepy crawlies, and treat them all with the respect they deserve! 

I know that modern culture is not this simple! Many indigenous communities have forgotten their past, or been forced to forget! It is not perfect! Nor are those of us who are decendants of white settlers! We need to honour Indigenous Australians as the incredible people they were, are & will be again! We cannot change the past but we can look forward with hope for the future! 

So back to usual... today's kindnesses were simple but a little bit Australian! :) for example...Taking over the BBQ duties whilst the party host had to greet his visitors, cooking sausages & procuring a bottle opener for friends, hugging people I hadn't seen in a while! Meeting & spending time with strangers, getting to know them & share little bits of myself with them, & making people laugh! 

I enjoyed the fireworks too! It's a huge display we have here in Perth every year! Fireworks in Western Australia are illegal unless by a pyrotechnics company who have to have licences, so it's always amazing to see what these people come up with! :)  

Happy Australia Day! 
Luv Daena x