Thursday, February 16, 2012

Summer Time

2011 was a tough year. There were a few things I had to let go and my blog (which = photography for me) was one of them.

So this year I need to get my mojo back. I would not dare to say this is going to be a GREAT year, but it will be different to the year before.

I will dust my camera off and get clicking and I will enjoy the pleasure of walking (and not so much the challenge of running).

A few pictures from the very reluctant summer we have had down under..

Australia Day at Ettalong

I have converted this into a water colour

What do you think?

Beautiful Crowdy

Wamberal and another water colour conversion

Love finding old boats

Christmas Eve, Beth finding some sunshine

Annaliese & Bella at North Avoca


Friday, August 19, 2011

From the Sun to the Snow!

We recently had a short family holiday at the snow. Our brood with my Sister & Brother-in-law's and my wonderful Mother & Father in-law. It was a full house with plenty of energy!! As the Mother of 3 girls, boys are always a bit of shock to my system. My Sister-in-law has 2 boys that are really good kids, but they are like mud magnets and never stop!! It was a great couple of days, here are some pictures from our break...

The front valley at Perisher from the chair lift.

I really enjoy skiing but it takes alot of mental concentration for me to remain upright!Here is Ad with our eldest daughter..

Schnapps around the fire.
The kids loved having this fire and running around in the dark...It really is the simple things.

My Nephews in a running race..Big Brothers always win!!

The beautiful Pender Lea Chalets

I love this landscape, when I see this image this is what I start to think;

'I love a sunburnt country
a land of sweeping plains
Of rugged mountain ranges
of drought and flooding rains'
Dorothea MacKellar

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bali Love

After a bumpy start to the year, I am back. We have not long returned from Bali and I feel a little re-energised.

This was my first trip to Bali, and it was just stunning. Not classically beautiful, but a beauty no less. The relaxed lifestyle (such are holidays!), the warm days and nights, the cocktails and the water..............Hope you enjoy my trip as much as I did

Legian Beach at sunrise

Annaliese taking Beth for a turn on the Jet Ski - Nusa Dua

Ad watching the sunset (OK maybe it was the waves!) at Ullawatu

Candlelight Cocktails, can't go past a Lychee Martini

Sunset at Jimbaran Bay

Monkey Forest at Ubud

Beach dining - Jimbaran Bay

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Dancing Queen

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life......
She is young and sweet....
She is the dancing Queen....

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I have been a little distracted

My distraction and our local

Summer hol's are over, children back at school or in my case - my babies just starting school, my big girl in her second year at high school!!

Where does the time go? The beach and some really hot weather have kept me away from blogland......returning soon.......

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tis the Season.....

Wishing everyone a little Joy this time of year. Merry Christmas

Monday, December 6, 2010


I was sitting in Bella's room watching her play, with camera ready. She asked me if I was taking photos of her, which I replied I was not....'Just taking photos of your toys Belle'. We chatted and laughed and I got this great shot of her

I was looking at the beautiful Carla Coulson's blog in particular her French Essence Portraits..this inspired me to take a few of my own and then add some older ones as well
We were getting ready to go to a wedding. My husband was looking out the window waiting for me as I was checking my camera when I got this shot.

A week or so ago I was confined to the walls of my house with sick children (yes, my turn came too!). At the end of that very long week I took Beth out to get a few shots. It was late afternoon and the sun was that flattering warm shade the makes your skin glow when I got this shot.

This shot is from the weekend just passed. My beautiful sister-in-law and my brand new nephew. I love how comfortable they look in each others arms. Such a precious moment of a new mother with her child.

We recently celebrated Shell's 40th Birthday. This is Shell with her husband, such wonderful friends and a stunning couple! It pays to have a camera in your hand all the time ;)

This is the flag race (they are really only plastic sticks) at Nippers. That is our Beth centre stage..

OK, this is from quite a while ago and really is not a portrait of anyone, rather of a very special place VENICE...
the buildings, the people, the ambiance ...sigh