Tuesday, 26 March 2013

early morning



rumpled beds
sleepy heads
it's much too early to be out of bed.

Saturday, 23 March 2013



An event that we will all remember for a long time - the coppa-choppa landing over our back fence. The policemen were so nice to us, and let the kids chase each other all around the helicopter, then when they took off we were able to watch from so close by that the down-draft nearly blew the kids away!

It was just too exciting. [So much so that I couldn't get the other child to stay still long enough to even photograph]

Inspired by Jodi, a portrait of my children, every week in 2013.

Friday, 22 March 2013

thinking about ...

... magic, and nature, and transference, and harmony.


I had a busy day at school today, so much good information to digest. I am loving my creativity unit so much this semester, primarily because I have the most interesting and intelligent tutor. Fantastic.

After my planets didn't align this week for my photo session, I have my fingers crossed super tight that everything will fall into place next week, because I am so ready to keep playing with my ideas and keep working towards my folio. I'm even thinking that I'll share some snippets of my journey here this time. x

Saturday, 16 March 2013





All of them spending some peaceful time playing with the hama beads on a lazy saturday morning.

Inspired by Jodi, a portrait of my children, every week {from now on} in 2013.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

best berry bircher


Until recently, I believed that bircher was best when left to soak overnight, but no more! I recently discovered a way to make bircher that can fit into any hectic morning schedule, you just need to wet your oats, and while they are soaking for about 15 minutes you can be getting ready for your day, it then takes just a jiffy to mix in the yogurt and top with berries, and if you're in need of a little extra sweetness, a dash of honey.

Quantities are also flexible, but if you're a stickler for measurements, this will work as a single serve ... 1/3 cup rolled oats covered by 1/4 cup pineapple juice*, leave on the counter-top to soak for 15 minutes, then mix in 1/4 cup natural greek yogurt, top with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.

It's the perfect hearty breakfast to get you going and keep you going throughout the warmer months, while reminding you of those leisurely cafe breakfasts you enjoy while on holidays.

*the secret ingredient that really lifts this bircher to that next level

Monday, 4 March 2013

point + shoot | beach time



the brightest lines




bathing boxes

Our weekend included an hour or so on the beach near nanna-jan's house... It's hard to believe that we used to live that close to the beach, and we just never went there. Now that the kids are older I'm sure that it would be different, however there's something special about just going for a visit, and strolling down to the shore for a play and a paddle.

We headed over to nanna's to return the king-single bed that we've had on semi-permanent loan for the last 5 years. I recently bought a couple of single mattresses off gumtree and we're eagerly awaiting a phone call from the bed shop to let us know that Angus' {much anticipated} bunks are in stock. It's just one of the largish investments that we've made since coming back from our summer holidays, and while the few things that we've bought are exciting-much, we've stretched the finances just a little too thin, which of course creates other stresses...

I do think that I've been reminding the kids a little too much though that the coin's a bit tight, because tonight Angus surprised me by coming to see me once the kids were in bed. He'd counted out six dollars in fifty cent pieces, from his savings, and gave it to me so that I could return the notice to school tomorrow for him and daisy to get the ducks for the race at the upcoming warrandyte festival. I've promised that I'll pay him back once I get the money out of our account {we're not that tight} but it really gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling that he was so willing to help out not only for himself but for his sister too.

Friday, 1 March 2013

food for thought


Lately I’ve been spending waaaay too much time thinking, too much time living inside my head. So in a effort to get out of my head, and stop over-analysing everything, I’ve decided to focus on doing some personal work, some projects that will move me from the thinking about, to the doing something about – I've toyed with doing a 365 project {you know, a photo a day}, but after starting, I’m thinking that it's too ambitious for me right now. It seems that a couple of weekly projects might be a better place to start.

So I'm thinking of doing a Friday Food post, I need to be getting my camera out a lot more and practice {practice, practice} so my plan is to put together a food shoot each week. I may, or may not share recipes and stories, or it may just be the pictures? or maybe we could create a community where we all share and effectively have a meal together? I’m just going to let it develop and see where we go.

The other thing that I’d like to start is the 52 Portraits project, It’s an inspired idea that I’ve been watching shape up over at Christie's, and it’s made me realise the huge gap that I have in the photos of my kids. I used to take photos of them all. the. time. but as they’ve gotten older, and two of them are in school five days each week, and not around me, it’s gotten pretty spasmodic. It would be nice to have twelve months of weekly photos to mark the changes in them.

And while I’m throwing my ideas out there, I’m also contemplating doing the Point + Shoot on a Monday with Lou... one of the things that I used to love about blogging was that sense of community that came from finding {and participating} with like-minded peeps, and it’s one of the things that I’ve found that I have missed. So is it about time I joined in again and stopped hiding behind my computer screen? I think so. Yep.

I have some more ideas spinning around in my head, and I’ll spill them if I get serious about any of them, but in the meantime it will be nice to have some motivation {and maybe some self-imposed deadlines}, so make sure you hold me accountable, that’s why I’m putting this all ‘out there!’