Monday, June 30, 2014

{ hello }

I'm home!

My trip was amazing - I totally didn't want it to end - but it is also very nice to be home. The five weeks flew by, full of walking, photo taking, eating, walking, beautiful weather, visiting museums, castles & palaces, train rides, walking, gardens, towers, walking...

I've been back a little while now & am doing my best to get back into things. Finding it a little slow-going so far & daunting too, working out what I want to try and achieve with the rest of this year - the whole beginning of the year was basically the lead up to & planning of my trip, so I have to do some thinking & planning for the next goal.

Have also returned with a somewhat overwhelming number of photos (no-one who knows me will be surprised), so it's going to take a little while to sort through them & workout which & when & how to share.

photo taken in Paris :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

a day at the market | june

Another lovely morning at the Wirrabara Market. It was suitably wintery, but the dark skies must have scared the people away because it was very quiet.

Still, we had a great day, hard not to when you have good company and hot spring rolls for morning tea! Plus, Mum and I seem to be getting the hang of setting up the market by ourselves, just in time for Vickie coming home.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

five things | Miss Holly

1. She is more or less convinced that the only possible place to sleep during the day is on someone's lap - which is super sweet, but kinda makes it hard to get much done.

2. When she's playing the build up to her pouncing is super cute - she waits, gets ready, waits, gets readier & then bam! whatever toy she's after is in trouble.

3. She had a lovely time exploring when we took her with us to Bundaleer Forest, a little unsure at first, but she soon got over that. (also, she is, I swear, wearing her harness & lead, it just doesn't look like it in the photo).

4. Ants fascinate her - she'll spend ages sniffing, following & trying to catch them.

5. In the evening, after a good play, she will curl up on someone's lap until bed time. Usually it's whoever grabs her, but sometimes she'll decide on someone & refuse to settle until she gets the lap she wants - it's uber cute :)

You can find plenty more cute Holly-ness over on her tumblr.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

flinders street market | may

A cool, rainy first day of winter found us at the always lovely Flinders Street Market.

 It turned out to be a bit quiet, but there’s always such a great energy at Flinders (thanks to the great people) that it was a fun day.

It was also a delicious day: we enjoyed sampling some amazing chocolate covered strawberries from the coco stop, timtam truffles from Your Inspiration At Home, and some pretty awesome rhubarb cake from The Lunch Lady. If nothing else, you should check out this little market for the food!

Looking forward to our next market in July! :)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

lovely links...

Since I'll be well & truly into my trip by the time this post appears, I thought I'd run with a travel theme...

Beaches, rainforests & good food in Queensland.

Beautiful New Zealand 1 | 2 | 3

Memories of an European adventure.

A walk in the jungle.

Lovely, lovely spring time London 1 | 2 | 3 + here too.

Paris is so beautiful, especially in spring (it kind of blows my mind that I will have been there by the time this posts).

Colourful Milan.

One morning in New York.

Mist, mountains & lakes 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

& hopefully by now there is a travel photo or two over on my tumblr.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Creative Beading | magazine feature

I’m thrilled to be able to tell you Vickie has been featured in the latest issue of Creative Beading {Vol 10 No6}.

Creative Beading is a great magazine filled with some beautiful projects, with step-by-step instructions, if you’re interesting in giving beading a try. {It’s how Vickie started out!}

Vickie has a full page with photos of her jewellery and a sweet write up about her. We’re all pretty wrapped. Vickie hasn’t seen it yet, it’s tough being in Europe, isn’t it? ;)