Fiona Everest: Daily Musings from Ireland

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Pure and Simple

     Lately I have been trying to find the good and simple things life brings our way.  And to my surprise, there are a lot,  and I never even acknowledged them. 

     My favorites are, taking walks in the rain (another then being pure and simple, it is a 100% free),  reading books, making tea, watching children play, blowing bubbles,  napping (I could sleep all day),  running down a steep hill (it is the adventurous person in me), trying new hair does,  watching my sister do the dishes (I don’t know why, but I have always like watching people do dishes, maybe it is because I am not the one doing them *shrugs shoulders*), looking at different fingernail polishes,  staying up late,  talking with my sister, and the best of all, eating anything chocolate.   

       As you can see, I found a lot of things I enjoy that are Pure and  Simple, and for me this is rather large step, because I am a pessimist by nature, and trying to find good things is very difficult at times. 🙂

     What are you’re favorite Pure and Simple things?

     Bye for now,

   Fiona Elizabeth Everest



Happy Saint Patrick’s Day :)

Here is a song I just loved and couldn’t resist posting! 🙂  Happy Saint Patrick’s day to all!!!! 🙂

Did you wear green?   I *ashamed face* didn’t.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

As of late, I have been reading a lot more than I am used to, all of the Sherlock Holmes, the Borrowers (that is such a cute book by the way) and right now I am starting 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.  It is AWESOME!!  I have already read Around the World in Eighty Days, and loved his writing style so much; I decided to try this one.  I am not disappointed in any way shape or form.  I am also watching the old movie of it, they got a lot of things wrong though *sniff* .  And after I am finished with it I am going to read Michael Strogoff, and Five weeks in a Balloon, I definitely recommend the old movie of Five weeks in a Balloon, it is thoroughly enjoyable, and it has Red Buttons in it (he is one of my favorite old actors.) 

Bye, Fiona Elizabeth Everest

Really!? *gasp*

There is this really nice lady (I am going to change her name)  Ms. Tanner,  who wants me to do a Gluten-Free Baking Class.  I am…to put it amazingly lightly, scared stiff!  It sounds like a lot of fun and all, and I am excited in a way, but me myself, I don’t think I am perfectly qualified to do the job. 🙂  But I read the book Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris,  and I will give it a try.  I will also need MEGA moral support *gives sister side glance* 🙂

Okay off the subject of baking,  my sister and I are doing this Writing Class done by…I forget…and it is, I am not sure how to put it, but it is funny and kind of enlightening at the same time.  The lady that does it seems like she would be a nice lady to know in real life.  Oh and this thing is a Webenar (that is such a strange word…) so you get a whole lot of charts and diagrams done really really fast in front of you. 🙂  You can barely finish what she says before she changes to the next subject…sounds an awful lot like me. 🙂

Pip pip.

Love the Weekends

Who doesn’t love weekends?  To me it is my baking time, shopping time, none-school related reading time, and time to catch up on my sleeping… which I have not been getting enough of. 🙂   

School is going okay.  I started a new history book,  a new science book (which is a lot of fun) and some other new book that I can not,  for the life of me,  remember the name of it. 🙂   My favorite subject is Algebra right now…it will probably change in a month or so though. 🙂

My brother is now…*drum roll please*…ENGAGED!!! WHOOHOO!!! I am SO happy for him. 🙂  He proposed to her yesterday. 🙂 *claps hands jumping up and down while screaming at the top of my lungs* 🙂

So as you can see a lot happened yesterday. 🙂

I made homemade Poptarts yesterday, they turned out good. 🙂  Thankfully my Mom got the Seedless Strawberry jam instead of the other kind*shudders* I cannot stand jam with junks of fruit and seeds in it, bad for my taste-buds and braces. 🙂

I had better go now,


Sherlock Holmes

And here is a snippet of my favorite book Sherlock Holmes.   It is from The Speckled Band.

 The ejaculation had been drawn from my companion by the fact that our door had been suddenly dashed open, and that a huge man had framed himself in the aperture.  His costume was a peculiar mixture of the professional and of the agricultural, having a black top hat, a long frock-coat, and a pair of high gaiters, with a hunting-crop swinging in his hand.   So tall was he that his hat actually brushed the cross-bar of the doorway, and his breadth seemed to span it across from side to side.   A large face, seared with a thousand wrinkles, burned yellow with the sun, and marked with every evil passion, was turned from one to the other of us, while his deep-set, bile-shot eyes, and his high, thin, fleshless nos, gave him somewhat the resemblance to a fierce bird of prey.

 “Which of you is Holmes?” asked this apparition.

  “My name, sire; but you have the advantage of me,” said my companion quietly.

  “I am Dr. Grimesby Roylott, of Stoke Moran.”

  “Indeed, Doctor,” said Holmes blandly.  “Pray take a seat.”

  “I will do nothing of the kind.   My stepdaughter has been here.  I have traced her.   What has she been saying to you?”

  It is a little cold for the time of year,” said Holmes.

  “What has she been saying to you?” screamed the old man furiously.

   “But I have heard that the crocuses promise wall,” continued my companion imperturbably.

  “Ha!  you put me off, do you?” said our new visitor, taking a step forward and shaking his hunting-crop.  “I know you, you scoundrel!  I have heard of you before.  You are Homes, The meddler.”

My friend smiled.

“Holmes the busybody!”

His smile broadened.

“Holmes, the Scotland Yard jack-n-office!”

Holmes chuckled heartily.  “Your conversation is most entertaining, ” said he.   “when you go out close the door, for there is a decided draft.

“I will go when I have said my say.  Don’t you dare try to meddle with my affairs.   I know that Miss Stoner has been here, I traced her!  I am a dangerous man to fall foul of!  See here. ”  He stepped swiftly forward, seized the poker, and bent it into a curve with his huge brown hands. 

“See that you keep yourself out of my grip,” he snarled, and hurling the twisted poker into the fireplace he strode out of the room.

“He seems a very amiable person,” said Holmes, laughing.  “I am not quite so bulky, but if he had remained I might have shown him that my grip was not much more feeble than his own.”  As he spoke he picked up the steel poker, and with a sudden effort straightened it out again.  “Fancy his having the insolence to confound me with the official detective force!”

Sad News Funny Video

Okay, so my Mom set of this new rule that we can only have 15 minutes a day during the week, but on Saturday we can have at it. 🙂   So I won’t be able to post all that much. 🙂

And here is the funny video:

Speaking with an English accent is hard!

Okay, lately I have been in one of those moods where your mind goes all over the board.  Anyway, right now I have been trying talking with an English accent and…ladies and gentlemen, IT IS HARD!!  I try doing it while reading Sherlock Holmes and it is fun but…WOW!

So here is how my Weird Mind is working lately (I will try to sum it up quickly for you)

I wonder how Haiti is doing, oh, I got to make Fritters friday, oh wait, what about school, I need to go read some more, I need a break, oh good grief I forgot and left the candle going, oh I got to go check my sisters blogs, wait, did I do that school project, oh and did I see that video a while ago, I wonder what I would be doing if I was in New York…?

As you can see, I am not quite right up there *points at head*.


Winner of the Caption Contest

The Winner of the Caption Contest is….

Lilacgirl!  Congratulations!!

Here were her answers:

1. Waaaa! I don’t wan’t to wear the fish costume! I wanted to go as Jonah!
2. Alright, who took my chopsticks?
3. Mr. Gorilla just couldn’t decide. Which did come first? The chicken or the egg?
4. I promise I will stop chasing you up the tree. Please just don’t flip me again!
5. Dude! why can you have sunglasses but I can’t? It’s bright out here!
6. Girl~ I wonder if he knows there is a spider crawling up his shirt? Guy~ I could really use a smoothie right now.
7. Hey! If I hold really still and cross my eyes I can count my whiskers!
8. What is a bunny doing in the middle of the battlefield?
9. Guy wispers~ The voices tell me that there is a burger joint up ahead! Girl~ I knew it! He is crazy!

At the Theater

Okay this is me in front of a Snowman!!! 🙂  No really it is a snowman!  But anyway, this was in the Theater Lobby and Dad wanted to take a picture of me on his Iphone. 🙂  So I posed and I am not sure what he said but it made me laugh and he took it right when I laughed. 🙂    Oh and by the way, at the theater I saw what is coming to theaters soon…if your a Justin Beiber fan (which I am not) the was a full-scale picture of him for his movie that is coming out soon. *shudders*  


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