Monday, October 31, 2011

point and shoot: road trip!

drinking wine and road tripping with girls to Bendigo to see The White Wedding Dress Expo

tapas and cocktails before the trip home

a little bit of hooking in front of the fire to end the perfect day

...excuse the iphone photos, I left my camera at home for the day...

playing along with sunny + scout

Thursday, October 27, 2011

my creative space: summer granny

 I've discovered I loving crocheting rows. They give me time to think, ponder and satisfaction. I saw the blanket that this awesome lady is making as she travels Australia and it was love at first sight. In less than an hour, my summer granny, had began to take shape. It's all kinds of awesome.

He doesn't know how to be anything but the centre of attention. 

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

hooray! I ran it!

Yesterday I ran (okay there was a touch of power walking) 8.4km as part of the Brooks Spring into Shape Series. It was a long 8.4km both physically and mentally. My calfs and I just wouldn't get along and then my knees decided they would join the party. It was also a lap race and I needed to complete two laps.. between you and me, I would have quite happily called it quits then because knowing I needed to run another lap wasn't working for me. But I didn't. I kept on jogging and I finished and I completed my first officially fun run!

We celebrated with awesome burgers and I stupidly thought I might like to do this.

Playing along with sunny + scout.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Saturday was the annual Boosted Falcon Cruise For Charity. 
It was a gorgeous day, so we went along.

  we cruised with around 200 other cars

we chatted with new and old friends

we looked at cars, some new, some old, some weird

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

schools back

I know this because life just got a little bit more crazy and everytime I tick one thing of my to-do list, another 5 things get added. I have a feeling it's going to be a crazy term.

In less than a month, it will be time to start report writing but before the report writing can begin there is all the testing that has to be done and the correcting that comes with the testing and the entering data and the list goes on. And while all this is happening there is still little people waiting for me to teach them things and plan exciting lessons and who like having stories read to them.

I need to make some lists and prioritize things and organise my data.

I am off to print out as many copies of this inspiring quote as my poor printer can handle and I will stick it everywhere. My diary. Above my desk. The whiteboard in the staff room.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

living the life

I can't get enough of this blog and the amazing family living the Australian dream right now.

Oh how I would love to pack up everything, hook up a caravan and make my own trip around Australia. One day. Until now, I will be content to follow their adventure and experience our wonderful beaches and country through their eyes.

Thanks for letting us come on your holiday with you Kate.

Friday, October 7, 2011

YCW Beach

Oh how I love the smell of the coast. It instantly makes me feel happy and refreshed, calm and relaxed, and the best part... this beach is about 500m from the holiday house. Bliss. 

I can not wait for summer.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Phillip Island

image via pinterest

Heading down to Phillip Island for a few nights.

I am looking forward disconnecting from technology and spending a few days just being. Walks on the beach, reading and sleeping are on the to do list. I am hoping the sun appears for a couple of hours so I can get outside and have a play with my camera.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Point + Shoot: Saturday

Watching the game, drinking cider and catching up with friends. The perfect way to spend grandfinal day. We kept with tradition of wearing the colours of the team we support. I have a good feeling that we will see Hawthorn holding the premiership cup very soon!

Make Hey! While the Sun Shines, The Help and Matilda is Missing also found there way home with me this weekend. I plan to spend the rest of the holidays planning projects, crocheting and getting lost in bookland.

Playing along with Sunny + Scout for the first time, head here to see more wonderful weekend adventures.