My Absence

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(image not mine – from google)

Where have I been?
So I know some of you may be wondering where I have been and whether I am still posting (well I’m hoping some..) but I have been dealing with some personal issues for about 3-4 months now I suppose, some of you who are close to me will know the details and things but basically, it’s my mum and if I were to say it’s not hard, then I’d be lying.. It’s been difficult but I have my family and close friends whom are there for me. I am not going to go into details or anything of what’s happened (so please don’t ask) because I feel like that’s a little inappropriate and very personal but let’s just say she has been in hospital for about 4 or maybe more months now. She’s okay and better, but it’s been a long time without any progress in general, set backs and close calls but she’s okay and things are finally starting to happen, thank god! finally! Some life changes that are in progress currently to improve her life as much as can be done so I will post again soon I just have obviously been busy dealing with that as best as I can and trying to stay positive and get along with my life daily. Hope you guys understand.
Thank you again for all who have been there, we appreciate it!

Till next time *kiss* xx

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Abandoned Queen Victoria Sanatorium. .

Monday 12th June 2017 –> So our good friend Keegan told us about this abandoned hospital/sanitarium he had been to and explored before and mentioned that we should check out so we organised to go up there with him and do some exploring!!

It’s located up the Blue Mountains in Western Sydney, it’s about an hour drive from where we live and very cold during winter time {brrrrrrr}

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But when we got there we had to walk through quite a bit of bush and trees to access the area and the whole property has two fences barricading it with barbed wire. Keegan mentioned there was a hole somewhere in the fence to which I was like Phew!! we don’t need to jump the fence!! WRONG, we didn’t end up finding the hole in the fence so we had to jump over -_- we managed to find a section where people have obviously used before as the barbed wire had been pushed up and the fence itself had been bent so it wasn’t too bad I guess, we jumped that then another little fence and we were in, it wasn’t too bad {could have been worse}.

It was interesting, there were tiny little buildings scattered {but not big enough to be called a house or retreat, well maybe they were, given the age this was built I guess} leading up to the “main” building and little type stables outside that were completely ruined. To be honest I couldn’t really tell what was the main entrance to the building until after we left but we had entered from the back of the hospital from what it seemed.

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Like always {and most abandoned places here} they are completely trashed and covered in graffiti. This Graffiti was by far the coolest in the WHOLE building, the others were just crappy graffs.

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The Queen Victoria Hospital group is of outstanding importance as a purpose designed sanatorium of the Edwardian period. In 1890 Kelso King and his first wife, Irene Rand bought the land and built the hospital after they built their main house. Irene Rand died in 1900 and Soon after her death, Kelso King sold his Tableland house to the Committee of the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Homes for Consumptives Fund, which had been working since 1897 towards providing better facilities for those suffering from tuberculosis. The home had 41 beds, 14 for female and 27 for male patients. The complex on Kings Tableland remained a chest hospital until 1958 when it was converted to a hospital for the aged and chronically ill, which involved a good deal of reorganisation of the wards and facilities. In 1988 the management of the home was taken over by the Wentworth Area Health Service.
It continued as a nursing home until its closure in May 1999.

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I hope you guys enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚ I have also made a YouTube video about this with more footage on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚ –> 

***the video is up!!!***

>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoRnuyXnuoLgwPJ1nWW6-GA <<

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<<Enjoy>>

Gloomy Cold Day?

So I am currently sitting under a heated blanket with a pug slouched on my lap as It’s currently a gloomy, rainy, yucky weather day here in Western Sydney, Australia right now and I think someone said it will be allllllll week… I hope they’re wrong!
Don’t get me wrong, I usually don’t mind this type of weather when I can stay in bed or snuggled up on the lounge all day in my PJs with Axle and/or Ben watching movies and drinking tea but we can’t have everything.

So what better to do on a day like this? COLOUR IN!
Yes you heard me right, **colour in**

I have a slight obsession with adult colouring books {however, some will say different}
and not one book is fully done! I know, I have a problem **face palm**
I see a cute nature/animal book and I HAVE to have it haha.

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This is my current situation! It doesn’t actually look like heaps here in this photo but whatever. Some I haven’t even started yet and others I’ve done a few full pages and others I’ve started the pages but haven’t even finished, like their partially done, haha.

Listed from left to right: {all websites below are the Australian version}

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These are my obsession!! I love these pens and pencils, they’re my holy grail!

The pencils are Derwent and they were Bens but they ended up collecting dust in the corner of his room so I purchased them off him like 6 or so years ago and put them to good use. These were very expensive I remember him saying. I LOVE THESE!! I fell inlove. Anyone knows what a good brand Derwent is, great colour pigmentation, great quality and super smooth. {I could not find a link for this exact set online other than 72 pack ones and this one is a 120 pack.}

The top centre pens are Staedtler Fibre Tips – I have had these for at least 4 years and they are still as good as the day I bought them, they are so smooth, great pigmentation, they are sort of like a texta but not as thick in my opinion, better, as you can control the thickness and how hard you push for the colour yet you still have control over the pen at keeping in the lines!

The middle centre pens are Stabilo Point 88 Mini – These are great for the little ones {or people with small hands} They are still great thin/fine pens that glide smoothly and give great pigmentation given that these pens are so thin and fine. I have had these for about 4 years also but some haven’t lasted as long as other colours which is expected due to them being a MINI size. I don’t overly like the size, I would prefer the normal sized ones and if you are using them for a long period of time they can feel uncomfortable after a while. None the less they are still a great pen no doubt.

The bottom left pens are Stabilo Point 88 Neon – These are still the great thin pens that glide smoothly, give great pigmentation they also give that look of a thin highlighter almost and are still going strong 4 years later.

The bottom right pens are some of the Stabilo Point 88 Assorted pens. These come in a pack which does include the neon ones but I bought these individually.
These too are a great thin pen that glide smoothly, give great pigmentation and are too going strong 4 years later.

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This is my current favourite colouring book at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

So if you enjoy colouring and being creative colour wise then I recommend you get some adult colouring books – You wont regret it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Introducing Myself

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My name is Stacey Ann Elliott – Nice to meet you! ๐Ÿ™‚

>> side note; my name was going to be Anastasia but my Dad didn’t like that name so they settled for Stacey Ann <<

I am 25 years of age and don’t look it, which does make me feel old if I think about it being half way to 50 but I can get away with that I guess as I do have a baby face, or as my nan likes to call it “Pixie Face” *sigh*
I have 8 tattoos {and plan on getting MORE} bright red hair and I classify myself to be quite introvert at the most of times. Animals are a HUGE passion in my life – I have a Pet Sitting/Dog Walking hobby/business and am studying online to gain my Companion Animals cert 4. I am a movie addict ESPECIALLY horror/thriller; I do enjoy action, comedy, children/disney movies and the odd romantic. I am an avid PenPaler and have several overseas and Australianย pen pal friends whom I LOVE TO BITS

My parents are divorced; my dad re-married and had two children whom are my step siblings, Zoe – 14 and Peter – 10 {OMG where has the time gone!} My mum did re-marry also but later divorced and currently is not involved with anyone.

I am engaged to the MOST LOVING man on this planet, Ben. We have been together for almost 8 years {this August} and we live together with our fur baby, Axle – he is a 2 year old fawn pug to whom is a complete mammas boy to say the least and yes, I do spoil him – my excuse is that dogs are only here for a short period of our lives {which is totally unfair!} and they deserve to be spoilt every single day of their lives so I don’t see any other option ๐Ÿ™‚

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So that’s a little about me – there’s more to come.
I hope you stick around and see what I have planned for this blog.
I plan to pretty much write about anything and everything, there’s not going to be a set out theme for this blog as I dabble in a lot of different things so expect to see posts about makeup, stationary, pen palling, animals, travelling, home decor, food, skin care products, technology, product reviews ect ๐Ÿ™‚ hope to see you on this journey!!!

>>ENJOY<<