Our Lovely World

Reflections, Blessings & Gratitude

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Our Lovely World


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23 June 2012

Hi beautiful people

This is my new Blog, designed to simply post beautiful, inspiring and awesome reflections, memories, imaginings and things – about our Beautiful World !!

I already have another WordPress blog about Fascinating Animals, but lately I have had an “impulse” or a voice telling me to create this new blog, where I can post about nice things (to me anyway) and not necessarily about Animals.  If you would like to “Like” a post or page on this site, or to leave a comment, you will need to sign in via Facebook or Twitter, or with your WordPress account.   I have chosen this method to prevent spam that the site otherwise receives.

So, welcome to Our Lovely World.

Mitakuye Oyasin – we are all related,


Visit my other site, Peace in Practice, by clicking on the picture below.

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Estee Lauder Face Care

I recently bought a lovely 5 piece Estee Lauder set online!  First, I went to David Jones in the City to look for it in Store, but they didn’t have it.  They had a   “Global Anti-aging Repair set” for $140, with a large 50 ml bottle of   Advanced Night Repair Creme, the full sized bottle of ANR usually costing a whopping $140 by itself, plus the Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-aging creme and eye balm and the “Perfectly Clean Foam Cleanser & Purifying Mask“,  that I was really interested in.  See the Global Anti-aging Repair Set below.  A nice set if you have $140 and want the Day Creme and the Eye Balm, the Cleanser / Mask, and of course, the full sized Advanced Night Repair !

el global anti aging repair set

Mainly I wanted the Perfectly Clean Cleanser which I discovered is currently in the “Stay Young, Start Now” set for $58.00  AUD.

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Crystal Skull World Day 2015 – 22 November

crystal skull event 2015WHAT IF every crystal skull guardian in the world focused on sending a healing energy to Mother Earth and all life for fifteen-twenty minutes on one special day?  Join me and others in holding your special Crystal skull and sending a laser beam of peace and love to all Earth.  This invitation is very timely and poignant for me, as I am organising a Fund-raiser to raise funds for displaced people within Syria and refugees.  I wish with all my HEART that a cease-fire would happen and that whatever madness is in the hearts of the men causing so much horrific turmoil will disappear without a trace.

YES, the whole world NEEDS Light and Love intensively emblazoned or evoked within every single person’s Heart or Soul.  I think that it is the job of Light Workers to draw out and stimulate or to light the fire of the truth of our one-ness and of Love for one another within the Souls of those “dark” Beings that cause so much disruption and hurt.  DO NOT just send or bathe them with LOVE but see Love awaken within them, see it ignite from their core.

Isn’t there “good” and “bad” within each one of us?  It is no use demonizing people to the exclusion of seeing them as nonredeemable or not salvageable.  I will be using my smoky quartz crystal skull called Cristal Lady of the Firewater, to pray for sense and sensibility, for a massive transformation – for Homo sapiens ( human beings ) collectively to ignite a fire and a rain of LOVE.


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nuummite crystal skullAND  a small crystal skull from Joshua Shapiro, that i call “Rainbow.  Sorry, no photo, as I had to re-do my computer recently & can’t seem to find many of my images I thought I had saved, LOL.

I hope that anyone reading this will join in with a Crystal Skull or even just an etheric crystal skull, or any clear quartz crystal.

Read more about this EVENT at the links below!





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Perth Royal Show 2015

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It’s on again!  The Perth Royal Show, this year, runs from Saturday 26th September until Saturday 3rd October 2015.  Just one week of games, rides, showbags, animals, exhibitions and purchases you wouldn’t normally make!

My sister and I bought our tickets earlier from our local IGA store with a saving of $4, making our Adult priced tickets $25 each rather than $29 each.  Any saving is a saving, we thought.  Having perused the parking suggestions on the official website, we decided to park at Rowe Park, the closest parking to the show at the Claremont Showgrounds.

I’m used to getting up around 6.15 am to go to work, so my sister stayed the night at my house on Friday 25th, then on Saturday 26th, we got up early, had a light breakfast & got ready.  Off we went, with my sister driving, loaded with camera, coffee in a thermos flask, hats, and a bottle of Powerade drink each.  We arrived at the little concrete car park for the actual Park, about 7.50 am, yes, at ten to 8.   We planned to get there an hour before the Show started, because we heard there was very limited parking.   We also though that one had to pay $20 for official parking.

However, because we had got there so very early, luckily, we were able to park in the official car park, rather than have to drive onto the lawn, which I think is what you have to pay for.  Rowe Park was a pleasant grassy area with swings and amenities, a great place for kids to play in or adults to sun themselves to have a sleep, or to do some pleasant reading.  In the car, I sipped my coffee eagerly, while noting a Sign reading “Surveillance Cameras” in use.

If you are driving, I recommend you turn into Langsford Street, Vaucluse Avenue or Reserve Road, off Stirling Highway, as shown below, to get to Stevens Road.   The small Car Park is off Stevens Road.  You then simply get out off your car, and bear right-ish or cross the road carefully ( two lanes ) and walk to the right under the bridge then around to the left and there is Gate One. 

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Happy Birthday to Therese and Celine

It’s our Birthdays today!  I was born 1.25 hours after my non-identical twin sister, Therese.

The nicest birthday gift for me ( Celine ) today was waking up, and the first thing that I saw –  was our beautiful, sweet, soft Shandy cat, smiling at me.   How nice is that ?   Below is a photo of him in his new “tiger cubby” bed, napping by the fire.  He sleeps alot as he is 15 years old, but he is full of Life and is a wise Be-ing.  I was grateful to pat his little head, and say “Thank you for being here on my Birthday” to him!

Shandyinbed2So, on the Saturday past, I went out to dinner and here is a photo of the cake that I was surprised with.


Today, my partner & sister and I will have a quiet but lovely evening at home, with dinner and watching movies.  This is a special birthday for me, as it took 8 months from last October for me to fully recover from major surgery.  I am so glad that I made it to this Birthday.

To finish off, here is a coloring picture from my book on Mandalas.  I coloured it in myself, and it took quite a while to do so.  It is a reminder that there are “invisible” spirits or sprites cum energies around us all the time, that are benevolent and help us and Nature.

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Princess Charming by Atlas – Lucite – Wicker Vintage Handbag – Seashell Design

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I just received my beautiful gorgeous Seashell Handbag from Marianna of     “Sweeties Memorable Gemz”   on Ruby Lane.

It is amazing.  I really love it and as we are heading here “Down Under” in Australia, into Spring, it is perfect for taking out and about and using on casual outings.  The Listing had the following description for this bag.  It was made in the same era as me (1960s).

Princess Charming by Atlas of Hollywood Florida – Made in Hong Kong – Front Panel decorated with Seashells, Seahorse Charms. Vintage 1950’s – 1960’s.

This charming vintage white wicker box bag is an underwater scene with faux coral, various seashells and starfish and seahorse charms all placed on a white lace type open weave fabric. The entire decorated panel is edged in fancy gold trim. There is a clear layer of plastic that covers and protects the underwater scene. The measurements inside the trim panel are 11″ x 6-1/2″.

The white wicker is a laminated wicker that shows no wear. There are also white leather accents on the bottom where the bag has 4 brass protective feet. The top is framed in white marbleized Lucite with a Lucite clasp and double Lucite handles.   This is a perfect handbag to carry during the summer.

The white plastic liner has a zipper compartment and open pouch, the inside is very clean and has no odors. The brass hardware on the top is bright. The measurements are 12″ across x 8″ high (with the Lucite handle the measurement is about 12″ high), the depth is 4″ making it a roomy box bag to carry.  This Atlas of Hollywood Florida is a highly original theme design bag that was popular in the 1950’s and 60’s and highly collectible and popular to carry today.


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Incy Wincy Spider – or Spider Woman

Star Wise:

Re-blogging this here, from my Fascinating Animals Blog, as it contains gorgeous photos of my Lefton figurine of “Little Miss Muffet” !!

Originally posted on Fascinating Animals:

Little Miss Starwise stood by the train

Waiting for transport which soon came

There winched down beside her

a little black spider

which made Little Miss try to hide her

This is a little ditty that I wrote on Thursday 19 August 2015.  You may be able to tell the Story behind it.

I was waiting on the train platform to catch the train to work, when to my surprise, a beautiful small black spider winched her way down beside me on my right.  It was almost as though she ( why say “he” all the time ) was saying hello to me personally.  The thing is she landed on the concrete, much to my alarm, as there were many Homo sapiens species ( people ) standing restlessly around.  I tried sending a message telepathically to the spider, an image of being stepped on, which I imagined happening to me…

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A Plush Family and Lots More


Who said we have to Grow Up?  Here are my family of Toys:

Gerry the Pink Giraffe, Sergei the silent Meerkat, Kwacker the Duck

Friend Care Bear, and in the front Panda Twins –  Polite and Perfect Care Bears !

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My Betty Boop tea-pot –  it can be used but I’ve taken it to work to cheer me up there !


A Singing and Dancing Plush Heart –  click here to see her on  my You Tube Channel !



These stones are from a Kit where you paint your own Stones!  I painted the first one with a Chinese symbol.

My sister painted the Butterfly, and my partner painted ……   Mr Happy.


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Adora-belle Bracelets


Above –   African Turqoise Bracelet from Adora Belle Boutique

azurie_malachite_braceletAbove –   Azurite – Malachite Bracelet from

Adora Belle Boutique

Above are photos of my wonderful new Bracelets.

They were made by a talented Australian, Natasha, who has an eBay Store!

Adora Belle Boutique

Recently I have been quite drawn to gemstones and the mineral world, and attracting some to me, as well as purchasing some items.  Recently, a friend at work gave me some beautiful polished Chakra stones.

African Turqoise is not a real turqoise, but is a teal coloured Jasper.  These bracelets are amazing.  The stones are large and the bracelets comfortable to wear, and look gorgeous.  I feel lucky to have them, and I can say that I felt a nice energy when just looking at these bracelets on the eBay store.  Rest assured that if you purchase a Bracelet or item from Adora Belle Boutique, that you will love it.  I will love wearing my bracelets.

Jacqui from Holistic Harmony provided a wonderful “Crystal Healing Directory” which I attach below, if you would like to look up the healing / beneficial properties of the various crystals / stones.  In my experience, the beautiful amazing gems from our natural world do amplify various energetic aspects of our human bodies, so can benefit us by wearing them, or having them near us!

Crystal Directory



I have just ordered a beautiful pink Rhodocrosite bracelet from an Etsy seller, with a Virgo charm.  You can select a Charm to be affixed to your Bracelet, and it will be sent to you post haste by a lovely seller in Miami, U.S.A.    See  https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/HealingAtlas and what is also great, I think, is that you can choose a bracelet length and get a quote on “shipping” costs to your country, and the postage cost is very reasonable, given the high postage prices from the U.S.   See photos below.

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Well, when I found out that Rhodocrosite is not only the most gorgeous amazing color ( one of my favorites – pink ) but it also helps to heal the heart or the emotions, I thought this is also for me.  So, I have “splashed” out on the pink too –  this beautiful bracelet did not cost me much.

I am the “Gemstone Bracelet Queen”, I think! I love pretty gemstone bracelets and other jewellery. Well, these gemstone bracelets are well worth what I paid for them – in fact they are priceless in terms of the pleasure and benefit they will bring me!

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Feeling Happy

Let my Love Open Your Heart

Pete Townshend ( from The Who )

When people keep repeating
That you’ll never fall in love
When everybody keeps retreating
But you can’t seem to get enough

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door

When everything feels all over
Everybody seems unkind
I’ll give you a four leaf clover
Take all worry out of your mind

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door

I have the only key to your heart
I can stop you falling apart
Try today, you’ll find this way
Come on and give me a chance to say

Let my love open the door, it’s all I’m living for
Release yourself from misery
There’s only one thing gonna set you free
That’s my love, that’s my love

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door

When tragedy befalls you
Don’t let it drag you down
Love can cure your problems
You’re so lucky I’m around

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart



Squid Lips, Candy Cows & Margaret River

Entrance to Lake Cave Western AustraliaMy partner and I spent a lovely 3 nights away recently in Margaret River, at the beautiful Riverside Tourist Park in Willmott Avenue, a stone’s throw away from the Town centre! We left the suburbs of Perth around 11.00 am on Thursday 23rd April and arrived at our new temporary residence 3 hours later.

Margaret_River_Town_MapOur domicile was a small 2 person chalet, number 15, quite close to the Office. The park consists of a great number of different accommodation arrangements, to accommodate singles, couples and families, and includes lovely awesome cottages alongside the Margaret River.

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Hoppy Easter Every Bunny



For information about the Easter tradition, see  THIS  post of my “Fascinating Animals” Blog.

I took an assortment of chocolates to work, with the above heart-shaped notice.  Below is a photo of a Bunny Trinket Box with the Heart notice.


Wishing All a Safe and Peaceful Easter Holiday Season.  Enjoy and take care of all, bunnies included.


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Reticulated Porcelain – George Owen

I love watching Antiques Roadshow & Bargain Hunt, and saw an episode recently which showed a beautiful old vase made by George Owen (1845-1917).  It was Reticulated Porcelain ( or Porcelaine réticulée in French).  The piece wasn’t signed because it was an early trial piece, with a chunk that had been restored at the bottom of the vase.   The screenshot below is from Christies, click on the picture to go to the website.  Just one example of these glorious and skilled works of George Owen !

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George Owen’s chosen field of expertise was reticulating – piercing decorative porcelain objects, a technique which he never divulged to anyone.  He was without equal, the quality of his work unmatched through to today.

Around 1845, pierced decoration was a hallmark of excellence at England’s Worcester potteries.  Reticulated pieces have double walls, of which the outside one is pierced with a pattern, often a network of exceeding fineness, a lace-work in porcelain through which may be seen the internal wall.

It is similar to reticulated masonry facing used in Roman times.  I googled the “history of reticulated porcelain“, and “George Owens reticulated porcelain“, but unfortunately, could not find much information via Google.

However, if you click on the link below, it will take you to Google images showing some of George Owen’s glorious porcelain works.

Google Images of Reticulated porcelain – by George Owens


Enjoy !

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Vintage Manicure Set

I bought this vintage manicure set recently, from an   eBay seller.   It is beautiful, German made with embroidered case and a mirror inside surrounded by plush red pleats.  It contains a nail file, scissors, a scoop cuticle pusher, a tool for cleaning under the nails, and an orange stick.


manicurekit3A long time ago I bought some great “Lady Love” nail care items, including a “palette” to hold onto and keep my hand / fingers steady, while applying nail polish, and a super little pen to remove stray bits of polish – you just unscrew a cap at the bottom and pour in a little nail polish remover – and put back the cap. The remover fluid seeps through to a pad at the tip.  As far as I know, Lady Love or Michael John products are no longer available.

ManicurePalette-CuticleCleanerLadyLovePolishRemoverI recently bought a Sally Hansen nail cuticle remover oil, which I quite like.  It has a cute little brush, to apply the oil, which is beautifully soothing and moisturizing, and of course, helps push back & remove unwanted cuticles.





2015 – the Chinese Year of the Goat

Happy Year of the Sheep!


The lunar Year of the Yin Green Wood Sheep runs from Thursday Feb 19 2015 to Sunday Feb 7 2016. In a Sheep year, we enter an era of beauty, art, romance and abundance. We can expect the occasional upset, as this is an emotional sign, but overall the Sheep attunes to peace. It’s a good time to resolve stubborn problems or break free of negative cycles.

Click  HERE   to read more

To find out what Chinese year you were born in, and

to find out more about Chinese Astrology, click   HERE

To find out about Ang Pow ( red good fortune money envelopes ) & about Chinese New Year 2014, and to learn how to pronounce Chinese words, click on the Link below !



New Hair-style & Argan Oil Hair care products


Above is a “selfie” photo that I took off myself on 27th Jan. 2015, with my new short hair-style.  I wanted my hair cut around my ears, and the hair-dresser did a good job I think, with a modern look having my hair at the top swept to one side.  Please excuse the dark under-eyes, etc. as sometimes I don’t sleep well, and that is what happens. Well, as the conditioner that the hair-dresser used, smelled so nice, I asked her what it was, and she replied that it was Argan Oil Hair Conditioner by Juuce, so having been interested in   argan oil  products for a while, I had a look at what they had on offer.

I was shown a “special” set of a lovely checked black & white cosmetics/toiletries case with a handle at the top, containing 4 great hair products, for the price of $49. Usually a Juuce Argan Oil Shampoo & a Juuce Argan Oil Conditioner each cost $23, so I thought this special was pretty good.

My kit also included a Juuce Argan Oil “Angel Mist” which is a styling mist for shampooed & conditioned hair, or can be applied to damp hair.  The 4th item is a “nak” body-n-shine sea salt root lift, which means it is a styling mist that is applied to the roots of the hair after shampooing/drying the hair, then one can use a styling brush or just a blow-dryer to style.  Each of the 4 products costs around $23 on its own, so for $49 I got $92 worth of products, plus the bag!

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