Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Puebla

From Mexico City we travelled by local bus to Puebla.
One of our favourite places we visited, Puebla was so colourful, and the people so lovely. I would love to go back there one day.

I'm kicking myself at the moment for not doing these posts earlier, because I can't remember alot of things. I can't even remember exactly how we got to Puebla, or where we went after that! I need to start writing travel journals while I'm away.













Just a church on top of a pyramid!



Amazing Mayan church, that's all tile.

I love this one. Chelle asked him what was inside the cardboard box strapped to his bicycle, and he pulled out these chickens!

And that's Puebla. Next up, Oaxaca... I think!

P.s. I'm only learning photoshop, so these may not be edited very well.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

We went on holiday!

Whoa it's been a while! Life got in the way.
But I'm ready to show our holiday pictures... 10 months later! Better late than never hey?

Our holiday started with a week in the Bonney Lake area of Seattle, WA, spending time with Chelle's wonderful family. We got our first ever pedicures with Chelle's cousin, took her boys to the cinema, and hung out a whole lot. Because we were mostly just hanging out that first week we don't really have any pictures.

After that we flew off to Mexico. After a pretty crazy flight there, during which we got stuck in Phoenix, missed our connecting flight, and had to wait on stand-by for the next available flight, leaving our friend alone in Mexico City for about 6 hours with no communication, we finally got there.

Not too many photos, but I love the ones we have, which were all taken by Chelle, and edited (probably not very well!) by me...



Diego Rivera Mural








The detail on the buildings in Mexico is just amazing.








 Our first day there and we happened upon a huge protest gainst their newly elected president. Police everywhere.


 This made me realise that I really have no excuses.



 Contrast of culture.



We spent Chelle's 21st birthday having breakfast at the Hilton, where we tried barbecued cactus and helped the waiter practice his English.


Next up, Puebla!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day! I hope all the mums out there have a lovely day.
This year Mothers day seems to be a little bitter-sweet for me. I live in a different state to my mum and so will not be seeing her tomorrow. For the last couple of years that I've been living in Melbourne it hasn't bothered me too much that I haven't seen my mum on mother's day, as I have visited alot throughout the year. However, this year I have a full time job, which means no more spontaneous, or lengthy trips to Adelaide! I haven't been home since my niece was born in February, and I realise that's only three months but I really love my family, so it has been very hard for me. My mum is pretty amazing, and I am so lucky to have her. And I hope she has a great day!


My beautiful mum on her wedding day.

I will be celebrating Mothers day with my furbaby, celebrating his birthday (which was yesterday), with a bunch of his Boston Terrier buddies!!!!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Hi there blog world!
Life lately has been both crazy and uneventful. Stress over the trip we are planning has rendered me incapable of thinking about anything else! Also, working 7-3 every day does not leave much time for anything else, except walking the dog and cooking dinner!

However, I did just get instagram and have been having a lot of fun taking pictures of mostly the dog being cute! Here's a sample, plus some other pictures I've taken. Please note though, my partner is the photograper, and my pictures are not quite up to scratch!








That's Hugo with his Grandma when she came to visit! He adores her.





I know it looks like I'm obsessed, but he's just so darn cute how can I not be?!

The weather has been a little moody lately so I've been enjoying taking pictures of the fallen leaves:






And waking up to morning fog outside my kitchen window:



I hope to get some time soon to complete a couple of projects I've been meaning to and upload them!
Bye for now.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Warning NSFW!

Yesterday the girlie, the pup and I went and watched a nudey rudey bike ride!
Highlighting a list of issues such as the dangers that cyclists face on the road, alternative forms of transport - especially low or no carbon transport, as well as positive body image and many other things, the ride was a sure fire way to get noticed! It was a bit of fun, a bit of shock factor, and a whole lot of cheeky and made me love this crazy city even more!




Photos by Richelle

Friday, 2 March 2012

A journal of my week.

This past week has been huge!

Last weekend I went home to Adelaide to meet my brand new niece. My brother and his wife now have two beautiful girls and I couldn't be a prouder Aunty! My older niece Scarlett (who's nearly 2) had a sleepover with my mum on Sunday, where I was also staying, so we got to spend some time together just us three, which was so lovely. I'm missing out living in another state and Scarlett doesn't really know me, so it was so nice by the end of the night when she wouldn't let me out of her sight! And Alice is just so precious, and placid. I'm so impressed with the way my brother and sister in law are so comfortable as parents. They are going to be such well mannered and beautiful girls.

On Saturday evening my stepsister and her fiancee had their 21st birthday, so Saturday was spent organising for that and then partying the night away! (But not really, Chelle and I are Nanna's so we were in bed by 11!).




I arrived back on Tuessday, and on Wednesday morning I recieved a phone call to say that I was sucessful in getting the job I had been for an interview for the previous week! However the excitement of starting a new job was shut down by discovering that Hugo pup had come up with a rash all over his belly. I panicked and whisked him off to the vet only to be told that it was just an allergic reaction to grass! I started my new job on Thursday and so far am loving it. I'm especially loving getting to play dress up in my business clothes!

The week ended with a playdate this morning with the Boston Tea Party & Associates! It was raining and grizzly today but the pups didn't seem to mind as they still played for hours! We followed the date with lunch at a delicious new cafe! After coming home and cleaning the house I am looking forward to spending the rest of the weekend relaxing, before starting my first full week of work next week!

(That's our handsome fella sitting in the front like a good boy!)


(And that's him digging in the dirt!)


(Andthis is Hugo's friend Bean!)



I hope everyone else had a lovely week.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Take me Baby... or Leave me.

So as a result of some nasty womens problems, I am holed up on the couch at 2am with a hot water bottle watching Rent. I just want to take a moment to express my love for this musical.

When I first watched Rent (the movie version, I haven't seen it live although I'm itching to), when it came out in 2005, I was 15 and I didn't like it. I'm not sure why but I remember not being able to follow it easily as there is not much dialogue and there were probably just too many issues my white, middle classed, healthy, 15 year old self couldn't understand. I decided to give it another try last year after reading about it on Autostraddle. My 21 year old self loved it to the point of tears.

Set in 1989 in Alphabet City on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the musical explores the lives of several people. Some gay, some fighting AIDS and some battling addiction. According to Wikipedia the musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's Opera La Boheme.

I was going to write a full review of this movie, but then I realised I don't really know how to write a review, so instead I'm just going to state the three best things about it, and urge everyone to go and watch it (or re-watch it) right now.

1. This song, that makes me cy every time, and which I had to pause in the middle of so that I could stop crying to write this post!

2. This song, which is my life anthem.

3. The marriage of Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, my two favourite people in the world, after Richelle and Hugo of course.

Go watch!

P.S. Have you seen Rent? Did you love it?