Monday, 1 September 2014

Monthly Snapshots | August

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A snapshot of my comings and goings.

Did someone say it was Spring?

I'm sorry, but you're going to have to repeat that because I don't believe you. I can't believe you. It can't be September already. If that were true that means we only have 4 months till the end of the year.

I'm lost for words.

The warmer weather has already reached our shores as if it were eagerly waiting for weeks to make its presence known and we're all the more happy to accept its many gifts. Through cold and rainy days, and flu season, we've nested and settled long enough. The boots will slowly be replaced with sandals, the stockings will soon be gone and replaced with cleanly shaved legs (something I am slightly dreading) and the warm teas will soon become iced.

This time of year is always exciting. Things change in Spring and while I constantly worry about change, I am always welcoming to it.

Spring should hopefully be a time of peace and new beginnings. I hope for it to be a time of letting go of the older, colder months and memories and making way of new and exciting prospects, prospects that let me open the windows and sit in the warmth that floods through.

What does Spring have in store for you this year? Or should I say Autumn, for my northern friends?

p.s. Did you notice a little change in hair on my Instagram this week? Spring cleaning has begun!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Winter Roamings

New Zealand. Sick of these images yet?

Our second day of skiing was cancelled due to heavy rain and strong winds, so we decided to spend the day exploring the sweet corner of Arrowtown. We took a walk beside the riverbank as the mist hugged us by the waist. We frolicked through, throwing pebbles into the stream and climbing over branches that were in our way.

By the time we reached the end of the trail, the sun was peeping out behind the clouds and onto the mountains that lay before us. The warmth embraced us and it felt like a sweet childhood memory.

To be honest, I could have done this for the whole trip. 

I wish I had.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

City wandering

Friday saw Stephen and I on the streets of Melbourne. A state away from home, a place to share our anniversary.

It was to be a day of love and wanderings and op shops and laughs.

And it was.

Unfortunately I wasn't feeling too well and we were forced to have a simple day of slow paced walking and lots of coffee stops. We made our way through the narrow lane ways of the city, finding little nooks and crannys that perhaps no one else had ever seen before. We ventured into strange shops that caught our eye and were amused at the odd things we would find. My favourite part of the day though was when we made our final stop by the park. We found a quiet spot under a single tree and we lay on each other and watched the families play around us. We sat in silence for a lot of it but even without words we spoke to one another. Stephen pulled out his book and read quietly to himself as I rested in his lap. My eyes closed more slowly every minute and I found myself drifting in and out of a peaceful rest.

It was a simple day, perhaps too simple for an anniversary. No fireworks went off, no candlelit dinners were had; all we did was wander and sit in each other's company.

But perhaps it's that kind of simple that really marks perfection