Friday, 28 November 2014

Famous People Tag!!

 The Rules ~
 My sister Ains gave me the Famous People Tag!! It looks really fun:-) 

So the rules are:
-Put up the 'famous people tag button' and link back to the person who tagged you
-Answer the questions
-Tag the ten last people who commented on your blog (excluding anonymous or the person who tagged you)
~The official questions!~
#1 Who's your favourite singer/group?

Brooke Fraser. Not just because she's a Kiwi:-)

These guys are my favourite singing group. And yes, they're better than One Direction.
#2 If your favourite male actor was in the same room as you right now, what would your reaction be? 

And get their autographs. 
#3 Is there a famous person you used to love but (due to something they have done in their life) you've suddenly changed your mind?
I don't think so....
#4 Name a famous person you like who's name starts with a V.

That would be Viggo Mortensen. Couldn't think of anyone else beginning with V that I actually liked.
#5 What's one of your favourite red-carpet dresses?
Only one?

I love both of these....:-)
AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton
#6 Who's your favourite Royal person?
The Queen. She's amazing.
And Princess Kate. I've been told that I have Kate Middleton hair. Which is quite a compliment because her hair is gorgeous!!
#7 Who's your favourite child actor/tress?
Abigail Breslin. She was super cute in Chestnut (above) and Nim's Island (below)
#8 Is there an actor/actress you actually like their private lives of? (Not sure if that last question was properly phrased.)
I was going to say Aaron Tveit but that's only because he is on no social media for privacy and I have no idea what his private life is like. I don't really know!

#9 Do you think that the actors/actresses have improved these last 100 years?
Probably. I love old actors too but nowadays people are exploring different methods of performing and I like a lot of modern actors.
#10 What's the weirdest famous-people name?

Fra Fee (a.k.a. Courfeyrac)
#11 Do you think you look like a famous person? Which one(s)?
I have no idea, guys. What do you think? Personally I think that I look just like me, but unfortunately I'm not famous yet.

#12 Share your favourite famous-person quote.

Oh, really. Just one?
I came across this one some time ago and while I don't really know much about Jennifer Lawrence except that she played Katniss in the Hunger Games (really well) I thought this quote was something people need to hear:-)

Just for laughs.

I love this one.
#13 Who's your favourite dancer?
I'm not acquainted with many dancers. Any, actually. Sorry. Unless you count actors and actresses who have to learn country dances for period dramas:-D
#14 Why is your favourite actress your favourite one? When did you decide that she was your favourite?
I don't know if I have a favourite actress, really. 
#15 Have you ever met/seen/been close to a famous person?
Some Royals have been to NZ but I didn't see them:-( Apart from that, no. Unless you count the Prime Minister, and while he's been in our town several times, I've never met him.

So according to my comment file I am tagging:

Naomi Bennet
Jess Rackley
Jane Bennet
Emily Blakeney
Miss Elliott

There you go guys! Have a blessed day!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Of P&P, Palpatine and Jean Prouvaire........

Hey everyone! So here's the answer post, finally. Enjoy!

Naomi asked:

How did you get introduced to Jane Austen?

      Okay. So I started reading P&P when I was about 10, and understandably I couldn't get very far;-) I watched the movie when I was about thirteen and fell in love with it, read P&P and all the other books as soon as I could get my hands on them. I also read a biography of Jane Austen by David Cecil. It was really good and I feel like I know her pretty well now. I would have loved to meet her!!

-How many siblings do you have? Brothers/sisters?

     Soo, you've probably seen them before, but here they are. Three sisters and two brothers.



Ruby and Tom.


-Have you seen Downton Abbey? /Would you like to?

I saw the first episode of Season 2 at a friend's place. I love Lady Violet, detest Lavinia Swire, feel sorry for Matthew and Mary, and can't wait to see the rest of the series!

-What are you currently reading and watching?

This. Again. (I know, I know.)


Very good. Review coming up.:-)

And now... a question you'll probably hate me for:
-How can you love Les Miserables if everyone dies in it?

*Deep breath*

Not everyone dies. Two people survive.

These two do. But I love it even though everyone else dies, or maybe even slightly because. Les Mis is the story of a man whose life was changed by God's love. It is the story of  "les miserables," the wretched, the poor, the underdogs. It is the story of people fighting for freedom. It's gruesome and terribly sad but it's real life, and even though Victor Hugo killed off people I love, they died for a reason. :-)

"So be it," added Enjolras.  "A word more. ... In the future no man shall slay his fellow, the earth shall be radiant, the human race shall love.  It will come, citizens, that day when all shall be concord, harmony, light, joy and life; it will come, and it is that it may come that we are going to die."

~Les Miserables, "Saint-Denis," Corinth, chapter eight

Evelyn asked:

What's the best thing about NZ?

Summer Christmases.
The fact that wherever you live in NZ, you're not that far from a beach.
The gorgeous landscapes, native trees, animals and flowers.
Tui songs.
No snakes. Except in zoos.
The fact that we have enormous cities not far from rural areas.

Which is better Aus or NZ?

Would you ever consider coming to Aus for a visit? :D

Yeeaaahh maybe. If I can avoid floods and droughts and bushfires and snakes and spiders.:-)

What's your favourite thing about Star Wars?


Am I allowed to say everything?
Funny quotes.

Are you excited about the new SW movie?


So there you have it! Feel free to ask more questions if you want. I'd also appreciate suggestions for another Authors post in the near future.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Watch this. now.


Aaron Tveit singing "Along The Way." It's hilarious and sad.:-)


Birthday photos, more than a month later:-D

Here they are guys! Enjoy:-) I didn't take these, all the credit goes to my amazing cousin Myra and her gorgeous camera.

Cheeky 8-year-old sister Ruby:-D

L&P. Lemon and Paeroa, for all you foreign people. It's lemon soda.

My cousin Albie and my friend Kathryn:-)

Kathryn and one of her brothers, William.



My 12-year-old sis Ainsley:-)

Somebody was playing with my hair. I have absolutely no idea who.

Me and Captain America. Everyone else calls her Esther because that's her real name, and yes, she's American.:-D

Ruby is always an eager model. XD

So is Ains.

She said, "Hey Beth," and I said, "Yeah?" and she took this photo.

William, Jordan, Marcus.

The Ruby and the legendary photographer Myra. Love these girls:-)

The Ains again. And Jess, otherwise known as Lily. Love her:-)

14-year-old sister Ems.

Captain America and Wolverine. Otherwise known as Blondie and Brownie. No prizes for guessing which is which.


They are so awesome.

Promising young Padawans.:-D


The Ruby strikes again.

All my amazing friends!!! Jess, Liz, Albie, Sammi, Jainee, Marcus, Will, Jordan, another Marcus, and Joseph.

Marcus number 2 makes a beeline for the food.:-)

Liz, Albie, Sam, Jainee.:-)

Me again.:-D

Ainsley, master of strange faces.

Ruby and me.

Ainsley, Ruby on Laura's lap and Abbskebabs.

Ems, Jess, Soph, me.

Gorgeous girls Kelia and Rachel:-)

The food is disappearing. 

Tough guy Albie. :-D

Ben, Rosie, Jainee and Sam. Love these guys:-)

Ainsley, me, Marcus.

Abby, Blondie, Laura.

Playing Psychiatrist. I won't try to explain the rules cause they're complicated:-)


esther, kelia, abs, will, liz, me.

Dad making an embarrassing speech.......

It was nice though:-)

Beautiful cake made by Mum and Ems. 

Fondant books. Les Mis and Pride and Prejudice among them. I ate LM. It was good:-D

Me cutting the cake and my mum and dad watching.

So there you have 'em! Hope you enjoyed them! Please also comment with some questions for my Answers post if you have any:-)