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.
It’s Halloween! It is my second favourite holiday – with Christmas of course being my favourite. It comes from living in America for four years and I just love it. It is a ridiculous holiday that I just love celebrating because there is no real reason for it! To make my love for it actually have a point, I’ve started having a Halloween party – this is my second year having one and the new thing this year was the photobooth I set up! It wasn’t perfect but for its first outing, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Mostly, I just loved how many people loved using the remote for the camera – especially the guys! I went as Mary Poppins – should I should branch out from my normal Hermione Granger. Was really happy with how it went as it gave me an excuse for some Umbrella Mondays photos!
It was an evening of Mary Poppins, Jelly Beans, Ghost Strawberries, Onesies, Tony Montanas, Penguins, Minnie Mouses, Foot Players, Flintstones, Wizards, Policemen, Vikings, Hippies, Stars, Mexicans, Screams, Pilots, Russians, Velmas, Cats, Skeletons, AND Royal Family Members!
May I please introduce this beautiful couple, Maree and Chris? Maree is one of my best friends and Chris is her gorgeous boyfriend. I have known Maree for 4 years now and Chris about 3 – the four of us went away to Tasmania last year so the four of us get along fairly well. So when I wanted to take photos of a couple, I knew exactly who I wanted to start with. Maree herself is also a photographer, we work together on Us vs. The World. This is a few of the photos from this beautiful afternoon spent in Wattle Park, I’ll share the other parts in due course.
I really enjoyed sharing this moment with them, and being able to capture their love in a few frames.
If you would like your love story captured in pictures, I’d love for you to get in touch!
My photos from Queenscliff have been featured over here at the lovely blog called How’s Your Weekend! It’s a great blog where people share the highlights from the weekend’s, wherever they may be in the world. There are some beautiful photos up there from, among others, Japan, France, Scotland, and Portugal.
Last weekend, I went along to the Royal Melbourne Show with two of my closest friends from school, Courtney and Lai-Ling. I hadn’t been to The Show since I was about 4 or 5, which means that I barely remember it. Hence, this was the first time I’ve ever been! It was a lot of fun. We got there nice and early, which was an excellent idea, and left when the crowds got crazy. The crowds were so crazy in the afternoon the line to get into the Showbag Pavillion was probably 300 people long!
We enjoyed wandering around looking at gorgeous dogs, lambs, goat kids, Masterchef kitchens, horses, finding couches and tvs converted into pot plants, eating Dippin Dots, buying showbags, and winning toys.
It was a glorious Saturday afternoon and we decided to take a day trip down to Queenscliff. About an hour and half drive from Melbourne, it was a lovely little adventure. The last time I was in Queenscliff was for our one year anniversary, so quite awhile ago now! We ate delicious food, wandered the town (there is a second hand book store in a church!) and walked along the beach. It was so nice to take a break from routine and to feel the sand between my toes.
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.
It is finally spring here in Melbourne which means that August is over. The last month of winter didn’t feel like that to me, given that it started off in Bangkok and ended with mid 20s weather in Melbourne. However, that very first night back from Bangkok, I did go to Soccer training and it was raining and 7.5 degrees! This month’s highlights are Bangkok to start with of course, but the month also included the launch of the sixth issue of the magazine I’m involved with, in Brief, with my image on the front cover, delicious food as usual, planting flowers, saying goodbye to Emma for 5 months as she goes on exchange in Denmark, and hanging out with my dogs. The best part of the month, though, was the Melbourne Writers Festival. It ended on Sunday, so September 1st so next month’s calendar will have the last little bit of it, but the end of this month was entirely shaped by the festival. I was at the festival every day of the 11 days (my favourite number!) save one because I fell ill from being so exhausted! It was an incredible experience. There were over 300 events in the festival and even though I was there almost every day, I only went to 50 of them! And that felt like a lot! It was a great organisation to be part of and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
So that was August 2013! Now onto September!
Fulton Street is a kickass band I was lucky enough to see last Friday night. A friend of mine, Andrew, is on the keyboards and but this nine-piece band features trumpets, trombones, guitars, saxophones and drums as well. Their signer also has a stunning voice and brings this band together.
At the bottom of this post is two little videos to show how awesome they are!