Identifying Barbie

Hey everyone! Here is one of my beautiful dolls, whom I named Jordyn (after a friend from Girl Guides) .I’ve had her from about the middle of 2017, when I found her in a op shop and was amazed at all the joints she could move, so I decided to but her. She came without clothes on, unfortunately, so I had to give her one of the dresses I already had.

I would really love it if you could help me identify her. I thought she might be a made to move Barbie from 2009, but it doesn’t match. NO such made to move barbie doll with that face as a made to move doll seems to exist! I think someone might have changed her head, because her body really likes to move. But anyway, please have a close look at the photos and the information I provide and perhaps you have her and know what type of doll she is, if not a 2009 made to move with a different head.

  • Here is what you need to know about her:
  • Markings on the middle of the back: ©2009 Mattel, Inc.   CHINA
  • Markings on back of head: ©MATTEL, INC. 1998
  • She can move her knees, wrists, elbows and chest, in addition to the usual hips, arms and head.
  • She has silver dangling earrings in her ears.

 

Here is some other information that won’t help, but I felt like adding it anyways:

  • I named her Jordyn
  • She is super bendy
  • Her hair is pretty
  • She is part of the Shelf Barbie Guides (which is like Girl Guides, except it is for barbies that live of my shelves, instead of girls who live in their homes).

 

So, I am pretty sure she has a made to move body and and the previous owners just changed the head for some reason. but, if you have another theory, please, comment what you have in mind and let me know.

~by Venus

 

 

 

 

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IKEA Breakfast

I really like the IKEA breakfast at the IKEA restaurant. I have it once in a while, for special occasions.

It has scrambled eggs, baked beans, half a baked tomato, sausage, a bit of bacon (which is often a bit salty), and hash brown. You can also ask for things on side dishes, such as meatballs, more hash browns, more eggs, some more baked beans, garlic bread and other various foods.

You can also buy deserts, such as cakes and jelly cups, from nearby fridges, and some drinks, such as fruit juice. Along with that, there is also the option of some salad, a roll, a cinnamon roll, a piece of fruit, a mug for unlimited coffee/tea, and even a glass for unlimited soft drinks.

 

~by Venus

 

All About Girl Guides!

Girl Guides!

Are you a girl? Do you know about Girl Guides? If you haven’t go a clue about Girl Guides, I recommend you read below. And if you are a Girl Guide, I would love it if you read and comment what you think of my post.

You might know of us better as Girl Scouts, in some countries.

About Girl Guides:

If you are considering joining Girl Guides/Girl Scouts (which I hope you are), feel free to visit the WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) site to know more about worldwide Girl Guides. It has all the information about us.

If you want to know more about Girl Guides in Australia, please visit the Girl Guides site.

Are you wondering what Girl Guides (or GG for short) is about? Well, their goal is to empower girls and young women. And don’t worry if you are over eighteen! You can become a volunteer and go through training to become a guide leader!

And if you are wondering what we girls actually do, we have lots of fun. And plenty more things such as learning new things, meet new people, go on camps with our unit, attend and help in various events (such as marching in the ANZAC day march) and much more.

Our sashes and badges:

We wear our sashes and badges with pride. To earn a badge for your sash, you must complete some activities from your Badge book, show your unit what you have done, answer questions from other guides, then your Guide Leaders will give you the badge you have been working on.

And it is not just our sashes that carry our badges. Our old badges or ones that don’t get on our sashes go on our camp blankets. It can be any old blanket or piece of material – you old favourite tee-shirt, an old pillowcase, or a specially bought blanket.

I have not got many badges on my sash yet, but I’m working on quite a few at the moment, so I’ll update you each time I get a new badge.

How Girl Guides began:

Girl Guides was founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. A group of girls in 1909 showed up at a Boy Scout Rally and declared that they were going to be Girl Scouts. Lord Robert Baden-Powell thought there should be Scouts for girls. So he started up Girl Guides.

The Guide promise:

Before we become Guides, we must make our promise. If you are becoming a Guide and having trouble remembering the promise, I’ve got a tip for you. First, you read our the promise out loud from a sheet (you might be given or you can print out, otherwise you can jot it down on a piece of paper) then once you remember it a little, say the promise to the mirror and look at the sheet only if you get stuck. Do this two – three times a day until your voice hurts or you remember it.

I promise that I will do my best

To be true to myself and develop my beliefs

To serve my community and Australia

And live by the guide law

 

That is the promise in Australia. If you are in the UK, for example, it might be a little bit different. Check with your Guide unit or leaders if you aren’t sure.

 

The Guide Law:

Yes, we have our very own law! It is a bit more difficult to remember that the promise, and although I joined Guides over a year ago, I still don’t remember it fully. I practice it in front of the mirror a lot, but I still keep looking at the paper.

 

As a Guide I will strive to:

  • Respect myself and others
  • Be considerate, honest and trustworthy
  • Be friendly to others
  • Make choices for a better world
  • Use my time and abilities wisely
  • Be thoughtful and optimistic
  • Live with courage and strength

 

I’m pretty sure the law is the same all over the world, although I recommend you check with your Unit or Leaders, just in case.

 

If you have any questions about Girl Guides or WAGGGS, please, comment and I will reply as soon as I can!

 

~by Venus

 

 

 

 

The Life Of Ginny ~ Full Story

Well, you have read the chapters. Bet here is the full story, all in one place, anyway. You can read it again. I hope you enjoyed the story. If you did, you might want to check out The Brave Princess (another of my stories that I am writing).

The Life Of Ginny

 

The Full Story

 

Chapter 1

Hi, I’m Ginny. Ginny is short for Ginger. And Ginger is short for Gingercurtham. Long name, right? Well, that is what my owners, Mysie and Eliot, call me.

And they also have children – four of them! They are always putting their grubby hands on my fur. I do not want to sound mean, but seriously? Do they have any idea how hard it is to get mouth-water or cotton candy out of fur? I often need Peter to help me.

Peter is my room mate and boy pig. I think humans call the them boyfriends. I once heard one of the children, Reuvan, the only boy, who is four, say that he is a boyfriend to some girl named Ciri or Siri or something of the such. I think she picked me up once, and she looks much bigger than Reuvan. Maybe fifteen years or so?

So, now it is breakfast time, anyway. Charis is just coming out with some fresh vegetables. Ohh, carrot is my favourite! And celery is Peter’s.

Oh, and if you were wondering, I have brown and white fur, and shiny white teeth which love chomping on carrots and grass.

Chapter 2

Peter!” I shout. “Come back, honey carrot!”

Peter is often very cheeky, but something seems wrong today!

When Saskia, the youngest daughter, came to give us lunch and opened the door to put the grass, hay and carrot in, Peter slipped out of the cage, under her hand, and is now running round the balcony (our cage is on the balcony).

And Saskia’s hands look sticky, so I’ll probably have to help Peter later, as Sas will have to catch him. Oh, well. That is what you get for doing something as a Guinea Pig without permission.

After a while of Saskia running around, Peter was back in the cage of me, giving me a quick kiss.

Silly Peter, you have to ask if you can run around! You scared me!” Saskia says, locks the gate, and skips inside to have her own lunch.

Almost every day is like this, except for the part where Peter escapes from the cage. We get up, eat, play, eat, exercise, eat, go to bed, repeat. Funny, right?

Sometimes, the children play with us, and Peter loves to show them tricks.

Once, the children were playing with us next to the cage when the door slammed closed, and the latch locked. Peter immediately went up to the door, undid the latch, and pulled the door open. The children shouted, and laughed and praised him. He likes that. It is fine by me, but I prefer to grab some celery and dive into a nice book.

Chapter 3

I stare at Peter. He is staring at something on the G.V.. It is this huge screen that plays videos and movies and such things. But we can only watch it in the middle of the night, as it is a secret. It has a remote, which we hide in a crack in the floor, and the G.V. itself is the wall. It is in their sight without them even knowing!

I am on my phone, talking to a Guinea pig in Tasmania, called Mia. If you were wondering, I live in Melbourne, Australia. Mia claims she was born in Melbourne, but one of our other Guinea pig friend, who lives in India, told me that Mia told her that she was born in the city in India than Vedaa! Funny. I do not know who is telling the truth.

Well, I should be getting off to bed now. See you in the mornoning!

Chapter 4

Minty!” I laugh. “Minty! Stop! Please…. I beg you!”

Minty has come to tickle me! Well, actually she came to give me breakfast, but I was asleep when she came, so she woke me up like this! How would she like it if I woke her up in the morning like that?

She has brought a huge variety today – strange. Grass, beetroot, carrot, apple, tomato, basil, mint corn husks… and…oh my gosh.. is that?…. BLUEBERRIES!!!!

They only bring out blueberries for special things. But what.. oh! My birthday is today!

Charis is putting some weird cone on my head, and fastens it with a strap, so I cannot get it off.

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Ginny, Ginger, Gingercurtham! Happy birthday our boy!” They sang in harmony.

Then Eliot shouted “Hip hip!” and everyone else shouted “Hooray!” They did this three times.

Minty is putting the food in the cage, and now walking off with the others.

I get up and do my best to walk over to the food without tipping over, as I still have the annoying hat on. But when I get there, I get a surprise.

Oi! Get away from my blueberries!” I shout at Peter. As you might have guessed, Peter was stuffing blueberries into his tiny mouth while saying, “Ouch, ouch!” Hold on – saying “Ouch?”

Why are you saying “Ouch”?”, I ask him.

My ouchy tooth is ouchy!” he shouts and falls onto his back and laughs like mad. I don’t get it!

Well, no use in them going to waste!” I say, and start digging my teeth into the flesh of a tomato.

Chapter 5

My birthday, which was yesterday, was great, except for when the dinner came. Minty brought us some leafy vegetables and grass, and some more blueberries. She watched us and soon took Peter away because he was squeaking a lot, and spat out all his food.

Today when I woke up, he was in the cage again, but one of his front teeth was missing!

It fell out!” he bragged.

And the day goes like this – Minty and Charis keep checking Peter’s teeth, as he has one more wobbly tooth, Sas gives us food, Reuven annoys me and we go to bed early (at nine p.m.!).

Chapter 6

Peter still isn’t better! In fact, he is worse, way worse! His other tooth fell out! Mysie did some research, I heard, and found out Peter had something called “vitamin C deficiency”. It means Peter was not getting enough vitamin C in his food! Saskia was just saying that Peter is going to the vet’s tomorrow! The rest of today went like yesterday – boring!

Chapter 7

I’ve just woken up, and Peter is already gone! Well, it is about midday, so he is probably at the vet’s by now. I miss him very much! I wish he was here! Oh!

Here he comes! Eliot is putting him in the cage right now. He looks fine – more than fine! He is trying to chomp some carrot, but it is hard to do so because there is a huge gap where his two front upper teeth were, so he piles up some grass instead.

Can you tell me about the vet’s? Please?” I beg him, tugging at his arm like a little guinea pig.

Not much to say, really. She did some checks, and let the kids do something, and I came back.” he said, and picked up an old blueberry from yesterday.

Tell me more! Tell me more!” I squeak, widening my eyes to show him I really really really want to know.

Well, fine! When we got there, the tea towel over my cage fell off and I saw this cute black bunny that was only eight weeks old. Then, I was taken to a room, where the vet examined my teeth, and shone a torch into my mouth and ears, and listened to my tummy and heart, then all the children did the same, looked at my ears, and felt my chin, because if the roots of my teeth were too long, she would feel them. Then, she polished my teeth, and gave me a full body massage with her huge hands!” Peter described, and continued eating.

And…..?” I ask. I know he’s hiding something. Something that he is not happy about.

And…. what?” he asks and chomps away.

And what did she say?” I ask. He can be very stubborn. I can too. Charis calls us cheeky boys.

Fine,” he finally says, “the vet says I have to…” he gulps. “Go on a…. diet!”

Agh!” I shout. “How did she dare!”

Dunno,” he says, and chomps on.

And if you are on a diet, why are you chomping away?” I ask him, and give him a hard stare.

She said ‘slowly’ change it.”

‘Slowly’ eat more?”

He shies up the ramp to the upper floor, eating hay as he goes.

Chapter 8

It has been two days now since Peter has gone on the diet, and he is already complaining that he is always hungry.

But his diet has barely changed. He just has to eat more carrot and less trail mix, and play with loofah chewy toys, which seems like a treat to me.

Well, anyway, we got to run around the balcony today. And we got to run for an entire hour! The children took turns watching us, and told us tales of interesting things, such as how Ciri picks her nose, and how Cassie only eats breakfast.

Other than Peter’s, ”gone wrong”, as he calls it, visit to the vet’s, every day is almost the same. Interesting, isn’t it?


Well, I hope you liked it. I have not got my pets badge from Girl Guides (I wrote this story as part of the badge) yet, but I am sure I , and the other girls that worked on this badge, will get the badge.

~by Venus

The Life Of Ginny ~ Chapter 8

The Life Of Ginny

Chapter 8

It has been two days now since Peter has gone on the diet, and he is already complaining that he is always hungry.

But his diet has barely changed. He just has to eat more carrot and less trail mix, and play with loofah chewy toys, which seems like a treat to me.

Well, anyway, we got to run around the balcony today. And we got to run for an entire hour! The children took turns watching us, and told us tales of interesting things, such as how Ciri picks her nose, and how Cassie only eats breakfast.

Other than Peter’s, ”gone wrong”, as he calls it, visit to the vet’s, every day is almost the same. Interesting, isn’t it?

~by Venus

The Life Of Ginny ~ Chapter 7

The Life Of Ginny

 

Chapter 7

I’ve just woken up, and Peter is already gone! Well, it is about midday, so he is probably at the vet’s by now. I miss him very much! I wish he was here! Oh!

Here he comes! Mark is putting him in the cage right now. He looks fine – more than fine! He is trying to chomp some carrot, but it is hard to do so because there is a huge gap where his two front upper teeth were, so he piles up some grass instead.

Can you tell me about the vet’s? Please?” I beg him, tugging at his arm like a little guinea pig.

Not much to say, really. She did some checks, and let the kids do something, and I came back.” he said, and picked up an old blueberry from yesterday.

Tell me more! Tell me more!” I squeak, widening my eyes to show him I really really really want to know.

Well, fine! When we got there, the tea towel over my cage fell off and I saw this cute black bunny that was only eight weeks old. Then, I was taken to a room, where the vet examined my teeth, and shone a torch into my mouth and ears, and listened to my tummy and heart, then all the children did the same, looked at my ears, and felt my chin, because if the roots of my teeth were too long, she would feel them. Then, she polished my teeth, and gave me a full body massage with her huge hands!” Peter described, and continued eating.

And…..?” I ask. I know he’s hiding something. Something that he is not happy about.

And…. what?” he asks and chomps away.

And what did she say?” I ask. He can be very stubborn. I can too. Charis calls us cheeky boys.

Fine,” he finally says, “the vet says I have to…” he gulps. “Go on a…. diet!”

Agh!” I shout. “How did she dare!”

Dunno,” he says, and chomps on.

And if you are on a diet, why are you chomping away?” I ask him, and give him a hard stare.

She said ‘slowly’ change it.”

‘Slowly’ eat more?”

He shies up the ramp to the upper floor, eating hay as he goes.

~by Venus

The Life Of Ginny ~ Chapter 6

The Life Of Ginny

 

Chapter 6

Peter still isn’t better! In fact, he is worse, way worse! His other tooth fell out! Lucy did some research, I heard, and found out Peter had something called “vitamin C deficiency”. It means Peter was not getting enough vitamin C in his food! Erin was just saying that Peter is going to the vet’s tomorrow! The rest of today went like yesterday – boring!

~by Venus

The Life Of Ginny ~ Chapter 5

 

The Life Of Ginny

Chapter 5

My birthday, which was yesterday, was great, except for when the dinner came. Missy brought us some leafy vegetables and grass, and some more blueberries. She watched us and soon took Peter away because he was squeaking a lot, and spat out all his food.

Today when I woke up, he was in the cage again, but one of his front teeth was missing!

It fell out!” he bragges.

And the day goes like this – Missy and Camila keep checking Peter’s teeth, as he has one more wobbly tooth, Erin gives us food, Camila annoys me and we go to bed early (at nine p.m.!).

~by Venus

The Brave Princess – Chapter 32

 

The Brave Princess

Chapter 32


‘Annnora! Oh, I have missed you so so much!’ Lucy shouted, tears flooding out of her eyes.

‘Lucy, oh.. I have missed you so much.. I’m sorry!’ Annora Kathrine Hollos, Alice’s mum, whispered, and failed to blink away tears.

The maid had been standing there the whole time, and just now, spoke up.

‘Excuse me, but do you think you might need a bath?’ she asked Lucy.

‘I think I do. May I possibly have a bath here, Annora?’ Lucy asked.

Annora smiled. ‘Of course.’ she said, and turned to the maid. ‘Ramona, could you please show Lucy the bathroom up the second stairs, all the way down the right-hand hall, and run her a bath? Thank you very much. Now, excuse me, I have business to attend to. I will see you both soon.’ And with that, she swept off down the hallway, the oak floors creaking as she went, and turned into the hallway that led to a series of doors that all led into different kitchens.

The maid, whose name was Ramona, led Lucy down the hallway, past a small spiral staircase, then stopped when they came to a second staircase. Ramona looked up at it, then started walking up the grand spiral stair case up to the second level, then they went down the hallway a bit, turned right into another hallway, and went all the way down the hallway. The maid stopped there, knocked on the door three times, and waited a moment. There was no answer, so she opened the door and poked her head inside.

‘Go in here..’ Ramona said, beckoning Lucy through a door to the right of the bathroom. It had a large screen spread over one part of the room, a double vanity, a toilet, plenty of seating and benches, and an entire wardrobe filled with fluffy robes, each a different colour!

Just as Lucy went in, the maid almost closed the door, leaving a small gap, and went to fill up the bathtub. Lucy decided to pick out a robe first of all, before getting changed behind the screen.

But picking a robe was hard business. Was she to take a leaf green, or a hot pink, royal purple or pepper black? Perhaps a plain white was the best, or a lush red? Lucy wondered. She ended up closing her eyes, stuck one of her arms, and took the first robe her hand touched. It ended up being a lovely minty green.

With choosing a robe over, she went behind the screen and got changed, putting on the robe. It felt as if she were in a cloud of feathers. She went from behind the screen, and just then did she start to feel sick.

Her head spun, her eyes blurred, and suddenly, she felt as if she were floating, and moving from side to side.


The game of tag eventually ended, and Lilly announced that she was hungry, and thought they should go in for lunch. Just thinking of it, Olivia and Alice noticed that they too were starving.

‘Come, Alice!’ Lilly said, tugging at Alice’s hand. ‘Mum will be happy to see you too! She has been very sad while you were gone. I cannot wait to see smile on her face again!’

Then Alice remembered – she had not seen her mother again yet!

‘Lilly! Run!’ Alice suddenly shouted, and sprinted towards the castle as fast as she could, pulling Lilly along the ground, as Lilly was not fast enough.

‘Alice! Stop, grass stains are on my new dress! I do not like this game!’ Lilly shouted, but Alice ignored her. She had seen someone…… someone who was not very nice.


Scarlett, Charelyyn, Maria and Kimana got out of the van, and walked back up the side road, and towards the palace. Charelyyn kept running behind bushes to chunder, and the others kept waiting for her.

In the processes of getting down to the end of the road, an owl decided Maria’s wild hair would do perfectly for a nest, and started making itself comfortable in her hair. Although it took a while, Scarlett managed to find a bunch of twigs, and brushed the owl away.

They eventually got to the palace gates, and went to the intercom. Scarlett pressed a button and waited. After a while, a voice came out of it:

‘I’m sorry, but we are not bringing people in now’ it said.

Scarlett pressed a button and said, ‘Please, may we come in? We would just like to wash and a bit of food. And we were wondering if you have seen Lucy Hagrind. We heard she was coming this way.’

‘Lucy? Lucy Hagrind? How do you know her?’ the voice demanded.

‘Well, we are her co-workers. From the Havoc Hotel. Well, it used to be the Havoc Inn, but it became a hotel after the tornado. It was all because of Alice Hollos that we are still here. She planned it all out. Anyway, is Alice back yet? She was- she had some- she got- is she here?’

‘Alice! How do you know Alice? And you were Lucy’s co-workers?’

‘Well, Alice showed up at the inn before the storms, and stayed, and then she insisted she worked there, and then – and then we all went to hospital, and, and… and….’ Scarlett said, but trailed off, as the memory of Alice being taken away came back to her.

‘Well, come it then! Just push the gate, and go up to the front doors. We will wai- oh my!’ The voice said, and the gate clicked. Kimana pulled Charelyyn through to the gate, then all stopped, as gobsmacked as when Lucy had first come through the gates, even in the night-time.

But Kimana, Charelyyn, Scarlett and Maria did not stay frozen for long. The front door opened, and a familiar person stood there. But not just any person – a child. A child named..

Alice!’ all four woman shouted, even, Charelyyn, who was still half drunk. They ran as fast as they could over the rubies.


 

 

~~~~~~End Of Chapter 32~~~~~~

The Life Of Ginny ~ Chapter 4

The Life Of Ginny

Chapter 4

Missy!” I laugh. “Missy! Stop! Please…. I beg you!”

Missy has come to tickle me! Well, actually she came to give me breakfast, but I was asleep when she came, so she woke me up like this! How would she like it if I woke her up in the morning like that?

She has brought a huge variety today – strange. Grass, beetroot, carrot, apple, tomato, basil, mint corn husks… and…oh my gosh.. is that?…. BLUEBERRIES!!!!

They only bring out blueberries for special things. But what.. oh! My birthday is today!

Camila is putting some weird cone on my head, and fastens it with a strap, so I cannot get it off.

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Ginny, Ginger, Gingercurtham! Happy birthday our boy!” They sang in harmony.

Then Mark shouted “Hip hip!” and everyone else shouted “Hooray!” They did this three times.

Missy is putting the food in the cage, and now walking off with the others.

I get up and do my best to walk over to the food without tipping over, as I still have the annoying hat on. But when I get there, I get a surprise.

Oi! Get away from my blueberries!” I shout at Peter. As you might have guessed, Peter was stuffing blueberries into his tiny mouth while saying, “Ouch, ouch!” Hold on – saying “Ouch?”

Why are you saying “Ouch”?”, I ask him.

My ouchy tooth is ouchy!” he shouts and falls onto his back and laughs like mad. I don’t get it!

Well, no use in them going to waste!” I say, and start digging my teeth into the flesh of a tomato.

~by Venus