It's a charmed life / Innocence wild / Crayola skies for a thousand miles.
-Leigh Nash

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
-Howard Thurman

Life has been a bit colourful lately :) I have been getting out of the house on my days off and spending time in the warming weather.

I've been to the beach three times in the past two weeks. The first trip I went kayaking with my friend Jess. It was so. much. fun. I guess with all of my climbing I have pretty strong arms, so I seriously enjoyed the workout. So much so that I want to buy a kayak soon :) We also found a sweet little store called J Vintage Retro.
My second trip was a cool, grey, windy day with my cousin Rachel. We sat on the sand anyway and had a good time hanging out and chatting. Isn't her hair pretty!?
And the third was with Laura. We went op-shopping, hiked through the beautiful national park, were breath-taken at the views, and foraged for treasures on the beach. I picked up a lot of driftwood, coral and shells and hope to make dreamcatchers like the ones I photographed at J Vintage Retro.
While Laura and I stood outside this store deciding which ice blocks to get (I had pomegranate and blueberry, Laura got the watermelon and lime zest!) an old hippy man kept smiling at us through the window. Every time I looked up he was still smiling at us, so I smiled back. Eventually he came out of the store and handed us both a lavender flower and told us to have a nice day :) (I wish I'd had the guts to take his photo!)
Another recent adventure was horse riding with my friend and workmate Tara. My country heart needs to escape like this more often. We had lunch at the local pub, and checked out a cute vintage store before going on our trail ride. Again, while we were at the pub, I wished that I had the guts to take photos of the people that worked there, but I couldn't do it. Just before we left though, the chef, Nick, saw me with my camera and asked if I wanted to take his picture! :) (I am going to send it to him :))
Then, a couple of days ago, on a whim I decided to go for a drive up Mt Glorious, and take a short hike. I climbed halfway down a waterfall and sat on the edge with music and a notebook, and leaves falling all around me. My soul rested.
Sometimes, when I'm bored or lonely, I wish my life was different, more colourful, more adventurous, more magical. So this is me, making that happen. Living the life I wish that I lived. Being who I want to be, doing what makes me come alive.


  1. It looks incredibly beautiful in your part of the world right now! Love these photos...looks like you have been having some wonderful adventures!

    1. It is so beautiful here! I take it for granted sometimes but the country, the rainforest, the mountains, the beach - all of it is so close to where I live. I'm very blessed :) Thank you! x

  2. Love your work Lady! Inspiring passion for discovering the beauty of live :)