Thursday, September 14, 2017

beauty and hope


some days are crystal clear,
some are a little cloudy...
there are ebbs and flows in life
if you look hard enough,
 there are glimpses of beauty and hope...

each and every one of us has a story x


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

miss molly


"Good Morning Miss Molly.  Did you have nice dreams girl?"
Our days would always start like this.

"Molly, what a lovely surprise." As she ran up the hall on hearing Peter come home from work, he'd open the door with these words.

And Dad's sofa...the best, especially good to snuggle in with Dad after a left over dinner snippet or a lick of the ice-cream stick.

Missing your wagging tail; the click, click, click of your paws on the floorboards; those beautiful big brown eyes and always inquisitive nose.

we love you to the moon and back...sweet dreams beautiful girl
xo

{25 February 2004 - 27 June 2107}


The days have gone so fast, they've become months.  Our gorgeous girl put up such a brave fight with  the cancer that ravaged her body.  Not a day goes by without thinking of her, talking to her.  So grateful to the vets who nursed her and ultimately gave her another eight months of good health - so blessed to wander and explore with her, play ball and indulge her in marathon belly rubs!


These photos were taken in 2014 by the super lovely and talented Ashley Oostdyck
Moments we will treasure for ever...'we three' embarking on a new chapter.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

finding gratitude


And so here we are...February already and the end of it to boot.

The year that was...the trials and challenges and the heartache.  Finding good things to focus on and surrounding myself with gorgeous souls has helped immensely in finding a balanced wellbeing.

Planning wonderfully exciting escapes to long ago cultures with a beautiful spirit and long held traditions has been such fun and the most lovely of distractions.  Remembering past holidays and thinking of sharing their stories in this space...even if it was so long ago.

Reminding myself that there is much to be grateful for and even more good things to unfold...that finding peace and balance and calm amongst the crazy is the best tonic to move forward on this journey with grace and determination.


so very grateful for an afternoon spent with this amazingly beautiful and inspiring friend.
and equally grateful that this little lady is on the mend.



Monday, September 26, 2016

bloom love



Oh Spring...you really are so very lovely! 

Aren't these teeny tiny blossoms just exquisite?  Beautiful crab apple blossom and the divinely delicate may bush...I love them so!  Mother Nature, you do September so sublimely well.



Monday, August 15, 2016

anything is possible


trust the wait
embrace the uncertainty 
enjoy the beauty of becoming
when nothing is certain
anything is possible
x




Saturday, August 13, 2016

lucky clover


My grandmother had the most amazing ability to find four leaf clovers...I've found them pressed between pages of letters between her and my grandfather during the war; in pages of novels; on postcards and amongst her jewellery.  For the last three days I've found a four leaf clover and then another again today.

I know my grandmother is with me on this little journey of mine...it warms my heart and gives me great comfort x



Saturday, July 9, 2016

winter colour


camellia love...the prettiest winter blooms you ever did see.



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

paddock bakery



Oh my!  The sweetest cafe you ever did see. 

So much wonderful about this little weatherboard cottage in Burleigh - it oozes warmth and charm.  The food scrumptious...healthy deliciousness and decadent morsels of pure bliss for the tastebuds!

I am so completely smitten and cannot wait to sit amongst the trees once again...or perhaps being winter, in the cosy window seat table inside, watching the flames flicker in the antique wood fired oven.



Sunday, June 19, 2016

winter hues


With remnants of autumn clinging on to the branches in the richest of hues and tones, we wandered amongst the lovely that is Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens.  Mostly, the flowers were passed their best, the roses weary.  Even the camellias seemed to be tired of flaunting their beauty.  Maybe it was just the overcast day...maybe we just struggled to find our photographic inspiration.  Perhaps we just weren't opening our eyes and minds fully to the beauty that is the beginning of winter in these parts.

Looking up the colours were amazing...so rich and warm.  Quite happy to pose amongst the leaves was the sweetest, most photogenic kookaburra I have come across.  He tilted his head from side to side, almost saying 'this side, or this one...I'm rather fond of both myself'.  I dare say he has had a few photos taken in his lifetime!

Looking down there were the prettiest pinks and bright pops of blue.  Even with our lack lustre photographic spark, we still managed to dust off the cameras and find moments of beauty.

I love the idea of cool, crisp days and cosy nights in (preferably with rain creating a beautiful rhythm on the tin roof).  I do love winter and her veiled charm.



Thursday, May 26, 2016

seasons end


autumn evening in paradise...