Wednesday, December 31, 2014

{ sand & sea }

On Christmas Day we took Holly for her first ever trip to the beach. She had lots of fun - chasing bits of seaweed, running across the sand & exploring a totally new place.

We actually don't get to the beach very often & despite it being quite cool (+ uber windy), we too enjoyed ourselves - wading in the shallows, sinking into the soft sand, gazing at the ocean & working up an appetite for more food & cake...

photo 2 by Kathryn

Monday, December 29, 2014

december reflections...

Been enjoying playing along with December Reflections on instagram this month - even though I really haven't really followed the themes much. It has been a nice reminder to find & share a moment of life every day & it's always fun browsing the tag & seeing what everyone else is up too...

all images from my instagram & taken with my phone ...

Friday, December 26, 2014

apollo bay + otway national park | sisters head east

We spent two days in Apollo Bay - or really, we spent three nights there & two days in the Otway National Park.

I think we worked the hardest during this part of the trip - lots of walks down to waterfalls & then back up to the car - but totally worth it.  The walks varied in length, gradient & ease - from a fairly gentle stroll, to heaps of stairs, to scarily steep + one extremely wet/soggy/mushy path - difficult to walk down & even worse to go back up. All the waterfalls were gorgeous though - Hopetoun was the most picture-perfect, but they all had a beauty about them.

Still - lush, ferny greenery, cascading water, tall (tall!) trees, birdsong, fish & chips on the beach, stunning views, a tree-top all made for a wonderful (if tiring) couple of days.

1. Triplet Falls \\ 2. Phantom Falls \\ 3. Beauchamp Falls \\ 4. Apollo Bay beach \\ 5. Otway Fly \\ 6. Hopetoun Falls \\ 7. Triplet Falls

// 2 by Kathryn / 6 by Amy //

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

merry & bright

It's Christmas Eve & we're getting ready for a traditional(ish) Polish Christmas Eve dinner & celebration with family - the presents are wrapped & ready to be placed under Babcia's tree, dinner is booked (we're eating at the Dom Polski this year) & the cakes are baked, ready to be eaten while un-wrapping the presents. I hope that wherever you are, however you celebrate (or not), you have light, laughter, something yummy & someone to share it with...

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So, Merry Christmas everyone
may your days be filled with the people you love, good food & lots of laughter

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Monday, December 22, 2014

a day at the market | december

A bit of a hot & blustery day for the December Wirrabara Producers Market, but there were still plenty of people out & about, buying up gorgeous local fruit & veg for Christmas.

Our stall looked lovely & colourful - fortunately the wind didn't manage to run away with our cover or stock - & we had some lovely customers, caught up with some friends, were given some lollies by santa & even managed to get in quick enough to come home with some cherries this year.

a day at the market 2013 | february | march | april | may | june

Friday, December 19, 2014

one summer sunday...

Last weekend I had a stall the Beaumont House Summer Sunday event. Although business was a little slow, it was a lovely day with good company, yummy scones, beautiful music & the gardens are simply gorgeous - so I thought I'd share a few photos I took when I slipped off for a little wander...

a few photos of my stall here + a few more photos on tumblr.

Monday, December 15, 2014

a few good things...

1. pretty market purchases - a ring, two prints & a card.
2. fuzzy purple blooms.
3. my new iPhone case - printed with one of my zentangles.
4. christmas lights & sparkle.
5. having library books to read.
6. lovely gifts from my godmother (+ a lovely day of wandering & talking).
7. home-made shortbread.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

flinders street market | christmas grand bazaar

Our weekend at the Christmas Grand Bazaar was a huge success - in fact the organisers did an amazing job & I'm pretty sure the bazaar was a success for all involved.

We were very happy with our stall set-up, the weather was lovely, the customers were plentiful & there was an enormous selection of interesting stalls to browse. Also, good coffee, lovely food & amazing people...basically a wonderful weekend all round.