Monday, 1 December 2014

Food, Funerals, Parties and Pirates

   So the other day we went to someone's funeral. After which there was a lunch of some sort, which of course was food, not some alien kind of food off the planet Ebmeked where they (they being the aliens) fly around in ships (being starships) and while they're travelling in their ships they eat this kind of weird grub that goes skree skree, and it turns out these aliens are not actually aliens but they are people trailing their cloak behind them waiting for the pirates to bite it....

   So, back to the point, there was food. Luckily there was also a lot of it otherwise there might have been a shortage after I'd finished. Actually, now I come to thing of it, there was...
   As Alice said to me on the day, I was on the list of people who they where catering for. Only problem was, they didn't realise that I would eat enough for three people, or more.
   At first I had no idea where the food tables were (it didn't help that there where 80 somehow-relations and even more friends at this funeral) but then I saw my little brother had a plate of food so I asked him where the food was from. He told me and walked outside. And then, I saw them; the crowd literally parted and I saw the food tables.... So I ate some (food not tables). 
   The lunch time continued on with me dodging in and out of people in my attempts of getting to the food table.  It eventually ended when I, without thinking or looking, accidentally picked up some food someone who obviously liked funerals must have put there. If someone told me that it had a plain chilli on it, I wouldn't be surprised.

   I nearly died. 

   I started eating the fruit that was on the tables with such vigour that I'm surprised that there was any left by the time I'd recovered. After that I decided it might be safest to stop, before we had to have another funeral.

Now for the second part of the title! Parties and Pirates!

   On the morning of the party I was dressed up as a pirate. The party was supposed to be a glitz and glamour thing but...that's not really me, besides, I'd never live it down if I did dress up like that.   My brother Samuel came into my room and asked me, "Aren't you going to get your cutlery?" 
   I have a feeling he meant cutlass.

   Besides the cutlass isn't mine, it is borrowed from the master swordsmith who made it for his sister, who also lent me her pirate shirt, as I didn't have one. So I would thank you both. I had failed to find myself a pirate hat so I had to make do with a bandanna. (my belt was real leather and solid brass by the way)

Everyone seemed to thing it was funny to have a pirate so that was good. It was a progressive party thing where we went to four different houses and we had lots of food at all of them. At the place where we were eating pizza I ate...a whole in whole pizza, not whole piece.

I didn't actually have any dessert because I don't really like sweet stuff that much then I decided that I would have to join those in the pool, as I'd been so disappointing so far (as in I wasn't joining in on all the random crazy dances). It's really weird swimming in the dark, but it's also fun.
I went home before the sleepover and so avoided all the other girly stuff (which I really like).
Those who know me will know just how disappointed I was...
So all in all it was quite fun.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Blog Existence Award

Oh great! My blog exists! I'd never actually noticed that before...(now where's the 'delete blog' button) And apparently my sister Clare has just realized that amazing fact, or at least she's only recently decided to take recognition of it.

So I guess I'll list the rules here so you can see how many I manage to break.
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. 

2. Give a brief story on how I started my blog, and one or two tips for other bloggers.

3. Choose 15 other bloggers to nominate for this award.

4. Comment on each of their blogs to let them know you nominated them.

So I still need to thank Clare so here goes...'thank you so much'. (Those who know me and have read Ranger's Apprentice will know exactly what I mean.)

Now I've done number one now for two...

'A brief story on how I started my blog'
I clicked a button and and decided what to call it and...well, here it is! And why did I start it? Because I was told to, and I like amusing people.

'One or two tips for other bloggers'
1.It helps if you actually have a blog to start with.
2.It also came be useful to have a computer.

Rule 3 and 4 next. Apparently I have to nominate 15 people and tell them I have. Hmm...I'm not so sure about that one, I'll just pretend it's not there.

So now that you've worked out that my blog exists, I hope you liked my post!

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Ana's Adventures

   I thought I could amuse you with a few funny bits from my novel so far (by the way, The main character's name is Ana, and it's from her point of view. And yes, I'll probably change the title to something more interesting than Ana's Adventures, that's just all I could think off at this stage)....


Leonora looked at me grinning. I frowned back, “What’s so funny?” I asked suspiciously.

She tried to hide her smile, “Oh, nothing, nothing at all.”

I glared at her then gave up; if she didn't want to tell me, she wouldn't. 

Then Leonora burst out laughing, “Your hair! It’s sticking up everywhere!”


When Leonora got a slice of bread she said, “I would give a toast to you, Ana, if only we had a fire to toast the bread on.” She grinned at her own wit.

Eumin sighed and rolled his eyes, “You just don’t get any better do you?” He said in mock despair.

Leonora raised her eyebrow at him then turned to me and said, “He has absolutely no sense of humour, he just doesn't appreciate it.”

Eumin replied with some spirit, “I have a very good sense of humour, I just know how to deal with people like you who don’t.”

Leonora shot him a challenging look, “Oh really? And just how do you know that?”

Eumin looked at her, a superior smiled on his face, “Well, it might have something to do with the fact that I have experience in dealing with blocks of wood.”

Leonora screwed up her face, “Are you comparing me to a block of wood?”

Eumin gave her a pitying look, “Yes.” He said.


“Yes indeed. We should get to my place before dark.”

I felt relieved; I didn't think this would be the most pleasant and welcoming place to be at night. 

Then Leonora added, “I'm not guaranteeing anything though.”

I glared at her, “Oh yes of course, get my hopes raised to the sky then drop them into the well.” I muttered under my breath.  Leonora turned away and started off down the path again. 

I followed her, and I am steadfastly sure that I heard her snickering.


So far I have 2,767 words in chapter one, 4,877 in chapter two and 2,578 in chapter three (which I haven't finished yet). The synopsis is going to be something like this:

Anastasia Newbridge lives in a modern Australian town. She has bad relationships with her family, and no way to love. When she accidentally falls into the land of Eireraendil, Ana must work with her new friends, Leonora and Eumin, to save the land for a deadly peril.

With the King on his deathbed, the power-hungry Lady Morgal is killing off all the nobles until she is the first in line to the throne. 

The Prince disappears, and it is up to Ana and her friends to rescue the Prince and return him to his rightful position. But with dangerous cliffs, soldiers at every turn and time running out, can they reach the Prince in time?​ 

Hope you enjoyed it!

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Rubbishy, Ridiculous Rhymes

   This is a collection of random rhymes I've made up, I admit most of them are pretty dreadful, but I find them funny; I've left out the really bad ones. You should be able to recognise what nursery rhyme I took them off. They are a bit weird sometimes...

Little miss Muppet
sat on a tuffet
eating some delicious hay,
she said a big 'yum'
and bit off her thumb
and cried for the rest of the day

Humpty Dumpty slept on the fence,
he dreamt that he was doing a dance.
He wiggled and juggled so much that he fell
off the fence and into a well.

Little miss Muppet
sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey
she bit off her thumb
and then called out, 'Mum!'
and went home and cried all the way

King Jack and Queen Jill,
they went up the hill
for to fetch their pale coloured daughter.
King Jack he fell down 
and he broke up his crown
Queen Jill fell in a puddle of water

Young miss Little
sat on a prickle
and jumped up and yelled out, 'Hey!'
she pulled it out fast
and sat on the grass
and stayed there the rest of the day

I thought you might prefer the new version on that one. At least the other ones mostly all rhyme.

Young miss Tickle
sat on a prickle
and jumped up and yelled out, 'Hey!'
she pulled it out fast
and then said, 'At last!'
and stayed there the rest of the day

How do you like them? I made them all up off the top of my head, so you can't really expect them to be perfect. Besides it shows my great poetic talent.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Monday, 1 September 2014



Ah, spring is so nice,
So fresh and full of spice
The wind in the trees
The blossoms and the bees

Spring; the fresh air,
so cool and so fair
the sounds you can hear,
from afar and from near

The lovely blue sky,
Oh, it makes me sigh
in wonder, in rapture 
I can barely start to capture

He who made the creation
With such strong foundation
I'll praise him forever
whether rich, or beggar

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Random Funny Things

   I have this really good way of telling how well people know me. When I'm not wearing shoes people who don't know me very well say things like this: "Aren't your feet cold?" "Doesn't it hurt?" "Where are your shoes?" People who do know me well who see me wearing shoes say: "What!? You're wearing shoes!" "What happened?" "Are you all right?" And other such things.

   The other day we (Mummy, Samuel, Joshua and me) were in town; we were at big w and Mummy and I saw a baby who had lots of hair. We were just talking about it when Samuel asked, "What are you talking about?" We told him and he said, "Where?" Mummy said, "Just back there." After a minute or so Samuel said, "Why would someone want a box of hair?" Mummy and I started laughing and told him we were talking about a baby with lots of hair.

   Later that day, I was just about to start peeling some potatoes for tea and Mummy was cutting up some chicken when Samuel wandered into the kitchen and said, "Mummy, how will we do the potatoes if the garbage truck hasn't come yet?".... Mummy and I both turned around and looked at him, then at the same time we said, "I think we misheard you...could you repeat that?" Samuel must have realized how weird what he'd just said was, and he started looking up at the ceiling and he walked out of the kitchen without answering us. It was weird! How he connected the garbage truck and potatoes is still a mystery to me!

   Looking through folders with pictures I drew when I was 3 or so. Isn't it funny how people used to be potato shaped, with sticks for arms and legs, and, as Alice said about one of the drawings, pancakes for hair. Just looking at my pictures shows my great artistic talent...which I seemed to have misplaced sometime, I haven't been able to find it for years...

   A funny school story that my cousin, Jessica, told me:
   Well, Jessica's class went to the library for some reason, when they got back to the class room, all their desks were upside down with the chairs on top of them. You see, their teacher and the teacher of the class next door were uni friends, and the other class had 'rearranged' their room...So Jessica's class, after they had fixed up their class room, decided to rearrange their neighbour's class room.
   They were, very conveniently, away at another place, so before they got back Jessica's class put all of the desks, chairs and other things...on the roof (It was a flat roof). They even arranged it so it looked like it did before they moved it, apparently it was rather hard to get the teacher's desk onto the roof but they managed it. They had enlisted the gardener's help with his ladder, he seemed to think it was funny.
When the other class came back they didn't know where all their stuff was, then the gardener came and said, "I didn't think people were allowed to do their school work on the roof."...

   I'm walking around at church (no shoes of course), then I step on something spiky, I say, "ouch." The person next to me stares at me in amazement and says, "You said 'ouch'!"

   The other week I went walking in the paddock. I decided to try and climb a tree (no surprise). I took my shoes off (yes, I was wearing shoes, I know, it's amazing) and climbed the tree. There happened to be cows around that place, nice friendly cows, one of them was just a little too friendly decided my shoes looked it started trying to eat them. I might not like these shoes but I needed to walk back through the tiger pear infested paddock so I didn't really want the cow eating my shoes. I had to climb down the tree, rescue my shoes and then climb back up again...then I just had a staring contest with the won.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Monday, 18 August 2014

My Very Inspiring Blog

I am very pleased to announce, that my blog is inspiring! Thank you His Princess for nominating me. At least it shows I'm inspiring, and I think that's a good thing. Even though thinking is always a dangerous past-time.

Here are the rules:
1. List the rules and display the award, well, I've already done that so that's ok.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, it seems that there's no questions this time.
3. Nominate 15 zero other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know you have nominated them. I'm not saying that I'm only going to nominate un-amazing-blogs, just I think every one I know of is sick of them now.
4. Proudly display the badge. What badge? I don't see a badge...

Anyway, now for the funny facts all about jumpy Jane.

1. I have a fringe.
2. I like archery and other medieval weapons.
3. I like reading books.
4. I've just finished reading the first and second books in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (Eragon and Eldest).
5. I home-school.
6. I eat lots.
7. And I have already finished my school-work for the day.
8. I have 3 lovely sisters, and 2 noisy brothers.
9. I can count, no matter what people think.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Adventures of Emu and Rosie

   This is the tale of the exciting adventure Emu and Rosie (for those who don't know, they are my little quail chicks I got for my birthday) had the other day, told from Rosie's point of view:

   I looked up as a huge hand, belonging to mistress Jane, reached down into our box. I still felt a bit shaky from all the wobbling our box had been doing. I stayed still in case she wanted to pick me up, but she reached instead for Emu. I watched as he flew through the air and out of the box, until I couldn't see him any more. I cheeped loudly to comfort him, "you'll be ok, Emu." I called, I knew he didn't like being held, but I wondered what was happening.

   After a while Miss Jane's hand came back but where was Emu? I called loudly to him, and he called back, "It's all right Rosie, this is wonderful!" I wondered what was going on.
   Miss Jane lifted me out into the bright warm sunshine and put me down on some funny green stuff. I looked around, I had no idea where I was. I scrambled over to where Emu was sitting, "Where are we?" He asked, I looked around, "I think this might be The Great Outside." I replied in awe. I pecked at the green stuff curiously, then I saw a bug flying by, I ran after it, "This place is great!" I called to Emu, who was still sitting in the sun, "Let's go exploring."

   Emu grudgingly got up and followed me as I headed towards some distant rocky cliffs. Soon we reached them and Emu saw some tasty little bugs (Miss Jane called them Ants) climbing on the rocks. We chased them around for a while and caught quite a few, then I saw some more cliffs behind us. 
   I ran over to them and I saw that they were lower than the other ones. I flapped my wings and scrambled up. I looked over to where Emu was still chasing Ants, "Come on Emu, I can climb these cliffs!" I called. Emu looked up at me, and when he saw that I'd climbed up, he ran over and flapped his wings furiously, but he fell back down again, "How will I get up, Rosie?" He asked. I frowned thoughtfully, "Maybe Miss Jane will help," I suggested, so I called out and so did Emu, and Jane came and gave Emu a boost. 

   I soon found out that although we were allowed to play on the cliffs we weren't allowed to go into the jungle on the other side. I looked longingly into the dark green bushes and thought how fun it would be to play in them, but whenever either of us went towards it, Jane put her hand there as a barrier. I knew I could get over it, but I also knew that when Miss Jane put her hand in the way like, that it meant that we weren't supposed to go there.

   I looked around when I heard a swooshing sound, I gaped at what I saw. It looked like a giant waterfall. I watched it warily, you never know with waterfalls. Then the waterfall sat down, and I realized it was Miss Jane's sister, Alice. She sat there for awhile talking to Jane, then she got up again and walked away. I wondered what she was up to. 
   A little while later I found out when she returned with a big red container full of funny grainy stuff. I think Miss Jane called it Sand. Emu and I had a great time in the sand, scratching around, looking for things to eat and eating the things we found. I wasn't sure if we were eating Sand or Bugs, but whatever it was it tasted nice. 
   I saw a bug and chased it around but then it hopped out of the Red Container and onto the funny green stuff. I looked around, checking if I was allowed out, and then flapped my wings and jumped down onto the funny green stuff, which I found out was called Grass. 

   I chased the bug around for awhile and then looked around and heard Emu calling for me, "where are you, Rosie? I can't see you." I cheeped back to him, "I'm just down here, on the Grass. Are you coming?"  Emu's head appeared over the top of the Red Container full of funny grainy stuff called Sand, and then he flapped his wings and jumped down beside me onto the funny green stuff called Grass.
   After we ran around for a while longer I felt a bit tired so I sat down in the sun for a rest, so did Emu. Miss Jane gently picked us up and put us back in our box. I sighed contentedly, it had been a very exiting day, and I hoped that Miss Jane would bring us Out again tomorrow. 

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Thursday, 24 July 2014

My Current Life

   I still can't think of anything really interesting to blog about, so I'll tell you about my current life. Although, some of it happened a while ago. cute little cockroaches (baby quails). brothers, generally making a noise.

Smelling...a smell that isn't smellable yet, or to put it another way, I'm imagining the smell of the things I'm planning on cooking sometime today.

Tasting...air, inside my mouth, and not much else really. read more of 'The Prisoner of Zenda'.

Feeling...the urge to read it and not wait until tomorrow.

Wishing...a wish.

Thinking...that thinking is always a problem. myself, because I'm funny.

Dreaming...up what I could say that might have the faintest glimmer of humour in it. Ha ha, was that funny?
Reading...'The Prisoner of Zenda' for On Year Adventure Novel, and 'The Second Mrs. Gioconda' for history.

Singing...'In Dreams' from Lord Of The Rings, well, I'm not actually singing it, the tune is just stuck in my head. 'Anything but Greybeard Halt.' Aww, that's my favourite.' recover.

Recovering...from preparing.

Remembering...that I wanted this to be funny. think of something funny to say.

Questioning...whether anyone is finding this interesting or not.

Fearing...that no one is. to see if you find me funny.

Hurting...inside me, because you are trying to pretend this isn't funny. to see if you can stop laughing long enough to answer me.

Working...out if that is enough about being funny.
Feeling clever about...I don't do clever, I know my limitations.
Turning...around in my chair for no reason except so I have something to write here.

Realizing...that my quail need some more water. see if they need more food.

Organizing...nothing, I am not an organized person. fingers on the keyboard.

Reckoning...that it's about lunch time. cook something for the dessert night we are having here tomorrow night.

Anticipating...the fact that it is only 359 days until my 14th birthday (in other words, that my birthday was 6 days ago).

Regretting...that I started it in the first place, well, not really, but anyway. smile.

Smiling...because I chose to.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Brotherband Book Five

   Brotherband book 5 officially has a name (well, it has for a while but now it has other things too) It is called....drum roll...Scorpion Mountain!

It has a cover (as you can see) and a synopsis now, I got this from the Random House Australia site (for those who don't know they are the people who publish the books).

"When the worlds of Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed! 

King Duncan of Araluen has an urgent mission for Hal and the Heron Brotherband. One assassination attempt on Princess Cassandra was foiled. But the killers won't be satisfied until they have fulfilled their honour-bound duty. 

The Herons, along with Ranger Gilan, set off for Arrida. There they must track the cult of killers across the desert, and infiltrate the cult's mountain lair to find their leader – and stop him. 

But the giant assassin isn't the only threat they will face. There is a seaside battle looming, and the Herons are called upon to help an old friend of Araluen in his fight. 

Trapped in an unfamiliar land, their forces split between searing hot land and treacherous seas, can the Herons complete their mission – before the killers find their royal target?"

I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I enjoy reading John Flanagan's books and I have all the Ranger's Apprentice series and all the current Brotherband books. I've been watching this one to see when it got a name, information and a cover.(I found out the name when I randomly clicked on the page I'd found about it (with pretty much no information) and it said, 'Buy Scorpion Mountain' and I'm like, 'Whoa, it has a name?!') And now, after watching it for ages, well, only 2 or so months, it finally does. Now I'm just waiting to be able to read it!

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Monday, 14 July 2014

Awkward but Funny

   I ran out of ideas for blog posts so I  had to resort to all the awkward/funny things I do...

   When I'm in the middle of writing a post and instead of clicking Save, I click Publish…I'm so glad that you can revert posts back into drafts!

   A conversation we had the other day:
Alice: I was thinking of making some honey jumbles later
Me: what are ani wumbles?
Clare and Alice: *laughing* nothing
Me: what did you say though?
Clare: not ani wumbles – Honey Jumbles
Me: Oh…
Clare: *muttering something inaudible in the other room*
Me: what are you talking about?
Clare: I said ‘they're crazy’
Me: no you didn't… you said something about church on Sunday
Clare: you’re a saucepan head
Me: no but what did you really say?
Clare: what did I say if I did not say you are crazy?
Me: what?
Clare: I said ‘they’re crazy’
Everyone *laughing*

Me: *muttering* Why does everyone take me seriously? I'm not really as dumb as I make out. Sometimes I'm just joking… 

Me: *making pancakes and is about to pour the milk in* don’t distract me or I will spill it…
Clare: OK, *goes about being distracting* Hey Jane, what are you doing on Sunday?
Me: I am going to… *puts the full milk bottle down to fast and it splashes everywhere*
Everyone *laughing uncontrollably*

When someone starts talking and say, 'You know, it's really funny..' and I just burst out laughing because they said it was funny.

   When Clare cannot remember my birthday, and when I say, 'It's my birthday soon!' She says, 'Really? Oh is that when your birthday is?'

When I tell my cousin that I've just got a blog and she says, 'could you just remind me what a blog actually is?'….

When I laugh at something someone says, and then realize no one else is laughing and I stop and say, 'That wasn't actually funny, was it?' Then everyone starts laughing because what I said was so funny, and I'm just sitting there wishing I could sink into oblivion.

When my cousin and I are playing this stupid game and we can't stop giggling and we are trying to do it quietly so we don't disturb the other people in the room. I have this great idea of going to our bedroom but I can't stop laughing long enough to suggest it!

When Clare, Alice and I are at the show and we make the mistake of walking up to this Christian book seller and looking at his books. Then he starts talking to us....I didn't actually end up having to resort to my plan to stop him talking. (just walking away so Clare and Alice could say, 'Oh no, where's Jane gone? Sorry Mr Sales Guy, but we have to go and find our sister...' and they walk off. I thought it was a pretty good plan.)

When some one (no names) called C.... sorry, as I said, no names, tells me that my blog is really funny and once one of their siblings thought they were having a seizure because they were laughing so much...I wasn't aware that I was so funny, I mean I'm a really serious person, I never laugh.

When people take me seriously when I am joking. I mean, I'm always sarcastic. Well, not always, but quite often. Alert: No, I am not being sarcastic right now.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Monday, 30 June 2014

The Liebster Award

   I have been nominated for the liebster award. So thank you Clare. I'm afraid to say, but I don't see what's so rewarding about these awards, but any way. Here are the rules. 

1. Post the award on your blog. (I don't see the use of leaving this post as a draft, no one would be able to read it.)
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog. (preferably their Liebster post)
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself (Well, if they're about me they're going to be random)
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers. (and if you don't know of that many bloggers nominate less.)
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

And here is my own private rule.
6. Post your post some time other than 11:00 o'clock, just to mess up the pattern.

So, first I'll answer Clare's questions....

1.What series of books did you used to like but now realize is pretty terrible? 
That would be the Pony Pals. I mean, how can they always be ten? How can it always be the summer holidays?

2.Who's your favourite Villain/Baddie?
I thought you weren't supposed to have a favourite/good bad guy, I thought they were supposed to be bad. But I suppose I like Chauvelin from the Scarlet Pimpernel.

3.What is your favourite place to be? (In bed is not allowed) 
Home. Where is my favourite place to be at home? In a tree, reading a book or doing something interesting like that.

4.What is your favorite memory? 
Well, I only have one remembers lots of things but I only have one so...that is my favourite.

5.Can you solve a rubix cube? that supposed to be a trick question or is it just that I can't think of a funny answer?

6.Can you dance, if not do you want to learn? 
I don't think I can dance; and if I had to dance, yes, I would want to learn, because I wouldn't want to look silly.'Well I'm not dancing, I don't know how.'

7.Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone, and if so what was it? 
I'm not sure if I have or not, there was that time when I....

8.Flat tire or airplane? 
Airplane. I don't think flat tires would fly very well. In case you wondered, 'airplane' is usually used in America, in Australia generally it is 'aeroplane'.

9.If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?
Are you alive?

10.When playing naughts and crosses which do you pick? 
Naughts. Why is it called 'naughts and crosses' any way? Why not O's and X's? Or something like that?

11.Whats the last thing you drew a picture of? 
No. 'Whats' not the last thing I drew a picture of. It was a picture of a flower. I don't know what 'whats' look like so I can't draw them. 'What?' 'What?' 'That's what I want to know, what?'
Now I have to write 11 random facts about me, so here goes...

1. I like reading books (Especially Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband).
2. I have a fringe, wel1 I think I do, my sister Clare is always telling me so.
3. I like climbing trees.
4. I spelled something wrong (purposely) in one of the other facts.
5. I like having funny answers to questions.
6. I have 5 siblings.
7. This is my blog.
8. That last fact was more about my blog than me.
9. I am writing a novel (hopefully) using 'One Year Adventure Novel.'
10. I know how 10 is spelled.
l l. I did something sneaky in my spelling again.
12. I think I've done too many facts.
13. I know I've done too many facts.
14. I should stop but I need just one more to make an nice number.
15. Why do I think that 15 is a nice number? Don't ask, just don't ask.

Now I nominate... Alice from Hope in our Saviour.

And here are your questions:

1. Did you know that you are the equivalent of 11 people? (well you must be because I only nominated you.)
2. How many views have you had on your 'oh-so-awful-first-blog-post'? (On your old blog)
3. Do you like having everything neat, or are you messy?
4. What would you say if I asked you this question?
5.Did you notice my sneaky spelling in the 15 facts I wrote about myself?
6. Have you ever looked up lots of random blog addresses?
7. Power-poles or fish and chips?
8. Which would you rather have smeared all over your face, peanut-butter or fish guts? (Neither isn't allowed.)
9. Can you read backwards and upside-down?
10. Do you enjoy memorizing scripture?
11. Why have I just asked you all these questions that I (mostly) know the answers of?

So there we go, that was the liebster award, I hope you enjoyed my answers.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Things To Do On The Winter Solstice

Here is my list of things to do (that I did) on the winter solstice:

1) Stand on a wobbly log over the creek.

2) Fall in the creek. 

3) Try to swing across the creek on the rope ladder, then try and jump from the edge of the creek and grab onto the rope ladder (and miss).

Originally this was me trying to see how far I could jump, but it turned out to be more of a belly-flop.

4) Jump in the creek and get completely soaked.

5) See if you can make lots of splash for Clare so the photos look cool (and do a silly-sitting-down-jump).

6) Run up a tree and see how high you can touch.

7) Realize that you have lots of cuts on your leg from doing that silly-sitting-down-jump in the creek.

8) Go on the flying fox, and jump/climb off it when it is over the creek (get even wetter).

9) Go inside, get dry, go outside and start having a camp-fire.

10) Try to cook bread in a pot-thing and eat the resulting charcoal.

11) Umm, there is no 11, just those ten...

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Yet another Sunshine award

   I have, yet again, been nominated (twice) for the Sunshine award! Thank you Emily and Clare, I hope you like my answers. But before we get to the questions, we need to review the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their Sunshine award post.

2. Answer the questions they asked you.
3. Nominate other blogger/bloggers.
4. Give them a list of questions.
5. Let them know that they have been nominated.
6. Make a Sunshine Award picture and put it on your post. If you do not wish to make one then at least go back a few blogs and get one that is a good resolution!

So to complete the sixth rule, here is a picture...

I couldn't be bothered to make my own so I used yours, Clare

First Emily's questions and my answers...

1.Why do we eat cereals at Breakfast?
Where is Breakfast? I assume that because Breakfast is capitalized it must be the name of a place, so anyway, I don't know, I've never been there so I don't know why people eat cereals when they're at Breakfast.  

2.If you got to choose any instrument to play (that you don't already) what would it be?

Now, stop right there. I looked up on google (just for fun) what an instrument was and one of the things it came up with was this: a person who is exploited or made use of. I'm not sure that I like the idea of being used. So can the answer be nothing/no one? Because if it can, then good, if it can't, too bad, that's my answer anyway.

3.Why run if you can walk?

Well, if you are trying to get away from someone, walking wont do much good. And also because running is fun.

4.What is your favourite chemical?

I don't really have a favourite chemical, so I guess the answer will have to be a boring one; nothing. 

5.What is the most annoying movie ever made?

What is it? It's annoying of course...Well, you asked what it was, and you also said that it was annoying, so you answered your own question.

6.Most over-used song?  (I think I know the answer I'll get from all three of you!  :P ) I really have to tell you? Definitely Let It Go... 

7.Look behind you.  What is the first thing you see?

I'm afraid to say that I can't see what is behind me, I don't have eyes in the back of my head so it's a little hard to do. Any way, if I did, they would be covered in hair so they wouldn't be much use.

8.Would you eat kangaroo meat?

Possibly, it depends if there is anything else to eat or not.

9.What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done?

And why in the world do you think I would post the most embarrassing thing I've ever done on my blog so every one in the world could read it? So afterwards that would be the most embarrassing thing? 

10.What is your favourite button on the TV remote?

Now, let me specify, TV stands for Terrifying Vulture. I wasn't aware that Terrifying Vulture's had remotes, or buttons. Or maybe you meant, 'What is your favourite button on a remote TV?' In that case, why is the Terrifying Vulture wearing something with buttons on it? But let's just sum up. There is a Terrifying Vulture that is a long way away (remote) and it is wearing a jacket with buttons on it. I'd say my favourite button would be the fourth button from the top. Why? Don't ask, just don't ask.

11.What is your middle name and are you named after anyone?

My middle name is Maree. As far as I know, I am named Jane after my identical twin sister who lives in the mirror.

And now for the answers to Clare's questions...

1.How long is a list?
Well I'm not sure, because I don't think that they are around much any more. People rarely go to tournaments lately. I looked up the definition of list on google and it said: Lists: Historical: Palisades enclosing an area for a tournament. I then looked up how long they were but google failed me, it seems that no one thought that piece of information was very important. But I think you made a slight spelling mistake in your question, you said, 'how long is a list?'  From what I gather they where generally called lists, so you should have said, 'how long are the lists?' or maybe even, 'how long were the lists?' because, as I said before, there aren't many around any more.

2. Do you brush your teeth every night?

No, sometimes I'm really tired and I couldn't be bothered, but I do most nights.

3. What sound do you really like?


4. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

It would most certainly be a jousting tournament so I could measure the length of the lists, so I could answer your most pressing question number 1.

5. What’s one of the strangest things you've ever done?

I don't know what the strangest thing is, but it is rather strange playing badminton with a blue-tack-and-feather-home-made-shuttle-cock (thingy). I was playing it with one of my sisters, take your pick which one would be crazy enough to do that.

6. What do you like least about yourself?

The fact that I can't think of a funny answer to this question. 

7. Oranges or mulberry pie?

I think I would prefer to have mulberry pie smashed into my face, oranges might be a bit hard.

8. What would you name the autobiography of your life?

I have no idea. Why would I want to write an autobiography of my life anyway? Or more to the point, why would anyone want to read it?

10.Have you ever had to fight for your life?

Of course I have. It is very dangerous to do some things when you have a sister like Clare, which, of course, makes it all the more fun to do them.

11.Drawbridge or moat?

Well, I would think that the moat would be better, because when Halt throws me out of the window, I would assume that a drawbridge would be harder to land on than in the moat.

12.Would you rather be able to fly or read people's minds?

I don't really know. Maybe flying, because reading people's minds would be strange, and I can already read my sisters' minds to some extent. But I would only want to fly if I could fly as high as I wanted to, not like in dreams.

13.What are cats for? (In your opinion)

No offence, but possibly something like a guest for birds of prey?

Now I have to nominate someone, so I nominate the person the rules tell me to...Other Blogger! So if anyone reads this and wants to answer my questions then go ahead, I have let you know that you have been nominated. You need some questions to answer, or not answer if you choose.

What colour walls do you have in your bedroom?
Can you understand HTML?
Do you like climbing trees?
How many books do you think you've read in your life?
Do you have eyes in the back of your head?
Can you think of a funny answer to this question?
What colour is a mirror?
What do you think HG stand for?
What is the longest word you can think of?
Do you know the second verse of Advance Australia Fair?
Have you ever played badminton?
Do you like quoting?
Why am I asking questions that probably no one will answer?
Do you ever think that the questions other people get are easier to answer than the ones people ask you?
Do you like wearing shoes?

Thanks for reading my blog, I hope you enjoyed my answers.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden