Hanging out and being silly
The other week Thursday was a public holiday which meant, Dave had a day off during the week,
which is so exciting, as I am almost always working weekends.
And well, I like to hang out with this man. I just always have the best time, when spending it with him. Thanks Sydney for such a great sunny day.
And the fabulous breakfast at the book kitchen.
We have been living here for six months, but I am still discovering new little places everywhere.
We were just strolling around, looking through shops and taking pictures, just being silly.
I love you Dave!
Living here has recently felt a little upside down.
It's been six months, a good time frame for a little review.
Time has been flying in lightspeed, I don't think it really hit me yet, that we are living here now
permanently, possibly forever.
So how about my expectations vs. my experiences.
Well, I don't quite know exactly what I have imagined, but I some how thought that life
will feel slower paced down here, I thought I will have plenty of time for blogging and walking around just being creative. I thought I might get bored from time to time.
I set goals for myself, high goals, and I am really on a good roll of achieving them step by step.
In fact I am on a pretty good roll in getting there, actually, but that really cut into the time for blogging. Especially when I get a last minute call at 8am in the morning, if I can be at a shoot in the city 10min later. Freelance work is hard to plan or predict. I have learned to be super flexible and somehow always prepared.
As you might noticed we have been blogging less than in London since we got here.
Are we now some lazy slow people that just lay at the beach the whole time?
That's what I would think if I were you.
But no- we somehow hit the ground running and haven't really slowed down at all.
I am busier than I could have ever imagined. I am working weekends and long hours during the week.
Blogging got pushed to the side, and I feel I have to reorganize my whole schedule.
I need to fit blogging time and fitness time in. Oh and time to actually do my nails and do the laundry and clean up the house. It's all gotten a little messy lately. And Yoga time. And time to hang out maybe too.
Not cool. I love blogging and am hoping that our routines will adjust soon.
To sum it up:
Life isn't slow down under, if you love your work, you will be just as busy as anywhere.
( or busier? Maybe there is a natural law here, that makes time spin faster and it simply hasn't been discovered yet???)
The coffee is the greatest
And the food, so good that we have put on a bit of weight
Yes the weather is amazing!
And the beaches.
Living by the water makes me beyond excited
The food is incredible
It's somehow the goodlife- it really is.
Do we miss London? Well, yes. We miss our friends and our little routines.
I miss the style and the awkward beauty of Britishness.
I miss how international it is and it's diversity.
It shows me how much I am a city dweller. I love the energy of the big big international hubs.
Would I go back? Probably not. Sydney has been good to us.
Very good. Now we only need time.
Exciting recent stuff:
1. I have finally created a Facebook page for my makeup artistry, come over and "like" if you like! (it's the proof that I haven't been lazy, but actually been working a lot!)
2. Gaby from This Little Port got a makeup lesson from me and I have done her makeup for this gorgeous photoshoot.
3. I won an absolutely stunning giveaway by the uber stylish and talented Nora from Nora Finds, which totally made my week.
4. We bought a couch! But got told after we paid that it will be delivered it in 8 weeks
I hope you guys are hanging in there and still checking out our little space here from time to time!?
We are still around and happy!
Family time x last days of summer
Our little nephew Marcus is growing so fast, and is just the cutest to watch.
These photos were taking on one of the last warm days.
While it's still lovely during the day, the nights and mornings are very crisp now.
Beach time is over and I am very excited and looking forward to checking out Sydney's Museums and doing different things. I guess you guys have had enough of our beach pictures ;)
Although I can see us having loads of rugged up picnics by the water, even in the cooler months.
Bye Bye Summer, thanks for staying so long, we had the best time, see you soon.
And: Hello Autumn, I am looking forward to meeting you!
The National Park, Gangster Birds and Lakes
What a weekend!
The wonderful breakfasts and long walks through the national parks, the naps and snuggle times and just simply the fact that we had hardly any reception on our mobiles, it all added to the total perfection of the trip.
We saw Wallabies with their young, plenty of bright colourful parrots and the biggest ants. The whole forest was filled with the thick & sweet smell of honey and you could hear the busy bees buzzing. While picnicing in the midst of this incredible wildlife one cheeky kookaburra bird came down and stole a whole vegetarian sausage directly of my plate, right in front of me!
Be aware, if you ever picnic in a national park. You might have to share your food...
Back on the road we discovered a big lake just in time for sunset, the light was wonderful and we watched little fish flipping and splashing. The only downside of this little getaway: It was too short. Way too short. Jervis Bay, we will be back, for sure!
Even if it's only for three days!
After a couple of weddings this Easter weekend,
We got up super early on Sunday morning to drive down the coast to Jervis Bay.
The best idea ever! I don't even know where to start...
I hope our photos do the beauty of the nature some justice!
The drive was already beautiful- While it was storming on our way down there, and raining on our little boat trip the whole time we spent there was blue skies and sunshine.
We were driving down by the coast, stopping over at some great viewing point while the sun was rising.
Once in Husskinson the slightly bigger down in the area, we went for delicious breakfast and coffees,
strengthening ourselves for the boat ride across the whole bay.
And we saw dolphins! Even a little baby one!
It was a magical experience.
Hyams Beach, where we were staying at has the whitest sand beach in the whole wide world (yes, it actually is in the Guiness Book Of World Records).
The water was the cleanest most turquoise I have seen, the nature was overwhelmingly beautiful.
Our little cottage with ocean view, was the cutest thing I have ever seen.
The owners put so much love into it, it showed in every detail.
Actually it was so good that on our second night we didn't even want to go out for dinner! We had a seafood BBQ on the veranda instead. AMAZING.
More about our little getaway very soon!
Hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend.
Little Roadtrips x Mini Getaways
Is it really mid March already?
The weather is better than ever no sign of Autumn at all!
Time flies and I feel like getting carried away with it.
We hit the pause button for half a day last Sunday: Although we are tired, we got up super early,
took a thermos and some snack and went for a mini road trip up the coast to The Entrance.
We were almost the only people on the beach and it has never felt better to just lie down and relax for a couple of hours. We are playing with our new fun camera, having a lovely breakfast and were soaking in the sunlight. Recharging. A little. For more exciting work over the next weeks.
It seems like there are some fantastic opportunities coming up for me and I am crossing my fingers,
while preparing and working as much towards it as I possibly can.
I want more of these little road trips and am super excited about our little Easter getaway that we are planning right now. Soon we will have that well deserved break! Jervis Bay here we come!