Merry Christmas from me! I hope you have a lovely day surronded by your loved ones and yummy food. I hope where ever you are that the weather is perfect (whether that be snow, sunshine or even just brisk chill) and that Santa brings your exactly what you wanted!
This Umbrella Mondays is from Stockholm, Sweden.
Day 5: The first Tuesday of every November is Melbourne Cup day. It is a public holiday in Melbourne, so the long weekend gave me the chance to run away to Perth for the weekend. So for the first time since I moved to Melbourne, I watched Melbourne Cup interstate. We had the required Sweepstakes – Gail won and then Barbar (my grandma) came second and third – and we had delicious food. This was finished off with cups of tea and gorgeous orange cake. It was a beautiful sun filled day, spent with family and friends we have known for so long that they are family now.
Day 4: This was once a pool – it is now a fish pond!
Day 3: My grandparents’ house in Perth is full of wonderful things from their travels around the world. This trip over I spent a lot of time taking photos of these particular objects – so that crazy and amazing things will always be remembered. This particular pot is used as a coffee table out on their verandah next to their bedrooms.
Day 2: Derby Day at the races with 105,000 of our best friends! Everyone was dressed in black and white and it was gorgeous way to spend a spectacular Melbourne day! I even won a little bit of money (:
This post is dedicated to most important small person in my life. She lights up the room when she enters, her laughter is contagious, and her smile is gorgeous. Today is Halloween, so I wanted to share my favourite holiday with her. She came straight from Ballet so was already dressed up, so I put on my fairy outfit for her especially. However, within 20 minutes, she had sweet talked her way into wearing all of my costume! By the end, I didn’t have a costume left – just sparkly shoes! Before my party, I couldn’t decide whether I would be Mary Poppins or a Fairy – turns out I was both this Halloween! Miss Pippi, you are amazing and I can’t wait to watch you grow up. I’ll be by your side always – there to have special ‘not grownup’ adventures with and to always look for spiders with. I love you beautiful girl.
This November, I have been lucky enough to be invited to the amazing wedding of Sarah, of LineVerseStanza, and Jason. What is especially incredible about this wedding is that it will be on the set of Lord of the Rings (!!!) at Hobbiton, New Zealand. I am so excited for this wedding in just under two months from now. If that wasn’t enough, Sarah and Jason have created the most amazing Wedding invitations. Their Save the Dates were also amazing – all of it tying in the Book theme of the wedding. Over at Sarah’s blog, she details the effort and love that these invitations required and I definitely suggest checking it out, because it makes these beauties even more worth it. I love the invite so much, I wanted to share it on here.
Quite awhile ago, I went on a day trip with my then new friend, Berlin. We had met only two weeks before this and decided to go on a day trip together! To say we are close now is an understatement! So this little daytrip was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
We had a gorgeous day, wandering the gardens, eating pies and checking out art galleries.