Sunday, 31 March 2013


'Christ is risen. Alleluia'
'He is risen indeed, Alleluia.'

Today is the day that we rejoice in our Saviour's Resurrection!
Happy Easter, everyone! :D
Today we get to say Alleluia and today well, it has been a great day.
This is me, if you look closer you can see the babushka's
on my skirt. Aren't they great?! 
We all (meaning Dad, Mum, Kynan, Braedon, Autumn, Eden, Saxon, Vellvin, Rogan, Moran, Myffwyn, Corbyn, Arwen and Trahaearn) went to mass at the Seminary and all the hymns during mass had at least one mention of Alleluia, which was great. We all got given an Easter egg each by a family who goes to the Seminary except for me and Myffy because she gave Trahaearn her one so we shared.
This is all of us girls, as you can see I wan't looking at the camera straight as we  were sort of in a hurry.
We got a family photo outside of mass courtesy of one of the Seminarians, sang 'This is the Day' in pigeon English on the way home (actually we don't know the real version :P) and than a Donut Man song I think it was which was about one verse which we sang over and over again until we were singing it very fast indeed. It's great fun. :D
Taking photos when we got home of each of us, posing of course. Mummy made each of us girls (except Autumn) a new skirt and new shirts that matched besides Eden who had a nice blouse already
Looking in our Easter baskets and Easter bags.
Having a baked dinner
Playing Uno and Billionaire with my Grandfather and some of my siblings. Yeah, Dad's parents came for Easter. :)
Having my first ever motorbike ride courtesy of my brother Braedon who got a motorbike a few months ago and I finally was brave enough to try it. It was exhilarating even though I'm afraid of heights and stuff like that. :P
Helping prepare the baked dinner
This is me with my two beautiful older sisters. 
Riding on bikes
Sword fighting with Braedon pretending to be a Sith and me and Saxon, Jedi.
Reading Rangers Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan, I'm kind of re-reading it actually skipping a little bit here and there when I get bored of the chapter and such.
Eating Easter Eggs.
Having my eldest brother Kynan home for Easter as well as Autumn.

This is all of my family. I love you guys all so much. <3>
And that's it so far. And tonight when I got to sleep I think I will feel very happy and contented indeed when I feel glad and happy and I thank God for what I have been given.
God Bless

Friday, 15 March 2013

Francis I!!!!!!

I really should have posted this yesterday but I was exremely busy. "WE HAVE A NEW POPE!!!" No doubt pretty much everyone has already heard but anyway I am so excited!!!
Francis I!!!!!!! I woke up on Thursday morning and Mum was sitting up in bed with her I-Phone. "We have a new Pope!!" She said and I almost didn't believe but you know what?! We do!!!

A little bit about Francis I: Vatican Radio) The man elected to be the 265th Successor of Saint Peter in the conclave, is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentin who lack an Ordinary of their own rite. He was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires.
He was ordained for the Jesuits on 13 December 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel. He was novice master in San Miguel, where he also taught theology.
He was Provincial for Argentina (1973-1979) and rector of the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel (1980-1986). After completing his doctoral dissertation in Germany, he served as a confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.
On 20 May 1992 he was appointed titular Bishop of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires, receiving episcopal consecration on 27 June. On 3 June 1997 was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires and succeeded Cardinal Antonio Quarracino on 28 February 1998.
 He is also Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite. Adjunct Relator General of the 10th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, October 2001.
He served as President of the Bishops' Conference of Argentina from 8 November 2005 until 8 November 2011.Created and proclaimed Cardinal by the Bl. John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 2001, of the Title of S. Roberto Bellarmino (St. Robert Bellarmine).
Member of:Congregations: for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments; for the Clergy; for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life Pontifical Council for the Family;Pontifical Commission for Latin America.Here some other facts about him:
He staunchly opposes gay marriage and abortion
He's the son of Italian immigrants--
He's known for his advocacy on behalf of the poor, primarily in his home country.

My thumbs are up all the way for him!

This is what he said to the crowds in St. Peter's Square upon being elected to the Chair of St, Peter. "Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi":
Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop. Thank you! And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him.
Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be... And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People.
This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches.
A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us.
Let us always pray for one another.
Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity.
It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city. And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop.
Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me. Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.
Brothers and sisters, I leave you now. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon.
Tomorrow I wish to go and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome.
Good night and sleep well!"

 Here's John Allen's take on the new Pope: "Back in 2005, Bergoglio drew high marks as an accomplished intellectual, having studied theology in Germany. His leading role during the Argentine economic crisis burnished his reputation as a voice of conscience, and made him a potent symbol of the costs globalization can impose on the world's poor. Bergoglio's reputation for personal simplicity also exercised an undeniable appeal – a Prince of the Church who chose to live in a simple apartment rather than the archbishop's palace, who gave up his chauffeured limousine in favor of taking the bus to work, and who cooked his own meals." 

Sounds like he's humble! Alright :D! Just something that we Catholics believe:

“Catholics do not believe that the pope is perfect, or faultless, or sinless, or even necessarily good, holy, wise, or nice. There have certainly been popes who have made foolish mistakes, enacted ruinous policies, or been bona fide scoundrels. There is one thing, however, that no pope has ever done in all history, from Peter to the present day. No pope has ever taught heresy.” —David B. Currie From his book “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic” I don't know what else to say now. I will be praying for him and I thank God that he looks like he will be a great Pope. Praise the Lord!!! Habemus Papam!!!!
God Bless

Sunday, 3 March 2013

A Consulting Detective

A Consulting Detective? What a strange and amusing notion.
But its true. :P There is such an occupation as consulting detective......or there is in the BBC series titled
So far there are two seasons of Sherlock and six episodes  Two seasons and six episodes its true is not that much but when its 90 minutes long its pretty good. (Or though they could go longer or something or be more of them in the series.
Also be warned there is a spoiler in the Final Problem but there is a warning of Spoiler Alert! in red and I would advise that you don't read it. Otherwise this is a spoiler free post or as good as I can make it.

Now, you might have guessed you may have not, who my favourite character was.
Hmmm, lets see....
Did you guess right? How can Sherlock NOT be anyone's favourite character in this series. He's smart, he's a know-it-all and isn't very quiet about it. Moriarty calls his 'Sir Boast-a-lot. In fact, he is extremely smart except where the Solar System is concerned. I love how is normal outfit is his trench coat and scarf. No, he doesn't wear a hat all the time and he hates them too. He doesn't always answer his phone and when he's engrossed in something or just feeling lazy he asks John to.

 It's great when he plays his violin and how he does his deep meditations, breathing deeply and goes into his 'Mind Palace'. He's a bit harsh, with his dealings with people and you would expect to find a severed head in the cupboard when he is around.
Did anyone else like how he makes John coffee in The Hounds of Baskerville to show that his sorry and John keeps telling him that it's alright.

 The end of the Great Game was really cool. 'And I am sure you know what my answer will be.' That part with Henry in The Hounds of Baskerville was great how he demands Henry to be quiet and smoke! :D Such a Sherlock thing to do. And despite what he says he is actually a hero and he does have a heart 'I am told I don't have one'
And than at the end of the Final Problem where you see him and you are so relieved but you are still trying to work out how he did it. :P

John Watson is my second favourite character, he's not as smart as Sherlock or, as inquisitive, he's a soldier and he knows how to use a gun, which is very helpful and he is a great friend to Sherlock. He reads a LOT of newspapers and is a little more smart than Sherlock thinks sometimes 'I took a photo of it' From the Blind Banker. He writes a blog and gets a lot more hits than Sherlock's 'The Science of Deduction'
I loved it how he said at the start of the Final Problem, "My best friend, Sherlock...." Those two words 'best friend' are great.
He does say a couple of swear words though. :(

Oh, yeah, and I don't like Moriarty. He's creepy he actually reminds me of Rumpelsiltskin from Shrek when he telling the story of Sir Boast a lot and there are clouds in the background. 'Every Good fairy tale needs a good old fashioned villian'

So here are the three episodes for season one:
1# A Study in Pink, rated as number two on my favourites list
A Study in Pink was a very good episode to watch, it is the first episode so you see how Sherlock and Watson meet and how their friendship begins. It was a very elusive episode and one where when you found out how the bad guy had killed his victims was chilling  This has got to be one of the most creepy Sherlock's but one of the best.
2# The Blind Banker , rated as number three on my favourites list. This episode was not as good as a Study in Pink. It had some great lines from Watson but Sherlock wasn't as funny. I didn't think the bad guy was that great either but the end well, the end *cough, cough* you just have to jump to the next episode for
3# The Great Game, rated as number one on my favourites list. Well lets just say that it is awesome and the part where Sherlock is pretending to ignore Mycroft is hysterical. Mum actually said that Sherlock seems to act like a child sometimes, and I agree. Oh, and the end where you-know-what-happens-for-those-people-who-have-seen-it, and you-don't-know-what-for-those-people-who-haven't. :P And than it ended.

The three episodes for season two:
4# A Scandal in Belgravia, rated as nothing on my list.
We actually skipped this episode after finding out what happened at the end of the Great Game, it was going in a direction which none of us felt comfortable with and I highly recommend getting a parent to preview it before hand if you happen to find that it IS getting inappropriate or even beforehand.
5# The Hounds of Baskerville, rates as number four on my favourite list.
This episode was intensive, but not the best, it was good but not great. But guess what! I actually guessed who the bad guy was!!! I was so pleased with myself afterwards. And if we get another Rabbit we are calling it Bluebell.
6# The Final Problem, rated as number one (The Great Game and The Final Problem are the best and therefore they are tied) :D
How shall I describe this episode? As great? As sad? As heartbreaking? As the one where you really, really don't like Moriarty. The phone call between Sherlock and John was sad, I was amused however when Sherlock said 'It's what people do isn't it?'
To tell the truth I looked up what happened to Sherlock at the end. After reading Jamie's blog post before we watched Sherlock I had to check!
I couldn't bear the idea that SPOILER ALERT!!!! Sherlock died! I just couldn't it was such a great series. Apparently if you look carefully you can work out how Sherlock survives but no one has worked it out so far. :P END OF SPOILER!!  

I also love the series music, especially the main theme music.
I would not recommend Sherlock to anyone under the age of fourteen, maybe older as my Mum says that I am mature for my age.
It had a few words here and there and references about some stuff which I don't think needed to be there, some swearing which I was not happy with, and a small amount of blood but

Basically I can't wait for Season Three and I absolutely love this show. Sherlock is great!!!!

God Bless


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