Beautiful Beach Visit

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Ray, Benji and I went to Tallebudgera Creek today. It is so beautiful and relaxing watching the calm, crystal blue water gently lap onto the white sand. The creek is shadowed by a hill, where you can walk along the track underneath a canopy of trees. This is the second time we have taken our kitten to the beach- the first time he was very scared, but today he was surprisingly calm! As we live in an apartment, he doesn’t spend much time outside so I love taking him to the beach where he can inhale fresh salty air, see so many different things, and get some sun. Here are some photos taken by Ray (see his blog here). Hope you enjoy!
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DIY Pretty Bohemian-inspired Party

I just got back from a really nice bohemian-themed birthday get-together. It was supposed to be held in the garden, but rain drove us inside. While the rain gave the grass a good watering, it did not dampen our spirits- we set up the gazebo in the lounge room instead!

IMG_5631For a bohemian look, wear a colourful flowing dress/skirt, a headpiece (it can be a chain- see above photo-or a flower headpiece), and simple jewellery (rings, bangles, long necklaces, gemstones etc).

IMG_5633I love these rings! Combining numerous thin gold rings together is such a nice look.  I also thought having a few dainty string bracelets would add to the bohemian theme.

IMG_5764My favourite time of day! The sun makes everything and everyone glow.

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IMG_5810These three look so pretty. Their headpieces and jewellery completed the bohemian look.

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IMG_5846Love the contrast of colours in this shot- gold, turquoise, orange, and green. They are all so vibrant and complement each other so well.

IMG_5771Group shot! Note the head pieces, jewellery, flowing dresses/skirts, and vests create the bohemian vibe.

IMG_5682Just a few Kookaburras hanging out on the washing line. These birds are native to Australia and New Guinea, and have such an amazing call- it actually sounds like they are laughing!

IMG_5663Olives- my favourite!

IMG_5667A really good platter to have at a party- water crackers, olives, sun dried tomatoes, and a few types of cheese. Mmm…

IMG_6142These are such amazing decorations! They are tissue paper pom poms hung on elastic. They look so pretty with fairy lights next to them- the light just shines through the edges accentuating the pom pom’s ruffled effect.

IMG_6144Beautiful crystal chandelier

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Most of these images were taken by Ray- if you like them visit his blog here!

Take me to Canada!

Take me to Canada!

I would love to visit or live in Canada! Don’t get me wrong, Australia has its perks- great beaches, sunny for the majority of the year, relaxing. However, I don’t want to live in country that is a holiday destination that is characterised by being sleepy and sunny. I want to live and grow in an environment that has more going on and is more connected to the world. I think Canada has this as it is right next door to one of the leading countries in the world- America! I am also attracted to Canadian weather. As I am originally from England, I appreciate all of the four seasons. And I have to say that I miss having white Christmas’! In Queensland- where the weather is sub-tropical- it is usually very hot and humid at Christmas. When you have experienced settling down next to a roaring fire while watching as the snow softly falls outside, opening presents just isn’t the same with sweat trickling down your neck!