Sunday, March 31

Tea, Cake 'n Thrifting.

Dang, that title truley sums up three of my favourite things. Happy Easter, friends! Hope you're having an epic morning of tea and choccies. Here are a few more snaps from our little thrifting mission yesterday. After, the SPCA we found this amazing Collectibles jol but I ran out of space on my memory card - fail, Lauren. I had also taken so many pics of Taneal in a field (ha) so yeah, note to self - buy a bigger memory card. But you can check out some Instagrams I snapped here. x

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Saturday, March 30

The Vintage Wedding Dress

Taneal and I were having an epic scrummage around the SPCA stores today when we saw this - a vintage satin wedding dress, hanging on the wall. I always feel sad when I see something that was once so special, tucked away in a dark corner. So we did what we had to do: photograph it! Taneal hopped inside the dress and I squeezed into various corners of the bathroom with my camera  - but we didn't hold up any waiting ladies. I think we just confused a few of them with our mental antics!
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Thursday, March 21

And after the storm

"I run and run as the rains come
And I look up, I look up
On my knees and out of luck, I look up"

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Tuesday, March 19


I loved to draw when I was a kid. I spent most of my time drawing or painting with water colours. I loved kokis and pencils, pastels and paints. My mom would often treat me to new notepads and stationery. Both my grans had a special set of pencil crayons and a stash of paper which they kept at their houses for me.  Whenever they babysat me, I would spend the whole evening drawing until I fell asleep. Recently, my one gran gave me all the pencils I used to use. I was SO happy to see them again! I've placed the rest in a pencil case for safekeeping. x

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Sunday, March 17

Shooting stars, forests & the snake!

Autumn has arrived! Tarryn and I headed to the berg to chill among the leafy trees. We petted horses, played scrabble and cooked some epic meals. It looks like we tucked into a million treats but we mostly ate stir-fry! Oh, we also went on one crazy hike. After four kilometers, we were about three quarters through our circular route. Tarryn hadn't been feeling well and I was getting a bit concerned about the weather. After making our way through the first forest, Taryn perked up and took the lead. We were walking along a path of sunny rocks when suddenly, Tarryn screamed and then calmly stepped back saying, "Move back, move back." I heard the hiss and in a moment of terror, I saw this big, fat yellow and black Puff Adder squirming and rearing it's head back at us. I froze in shock for a second and then I started bolting back towards the forest. Tarryn stopped me and calmed me down but I was trembling. I'm sure I must have been white with fear. I am terrified of snakes! And this is one of the deadliest. Just a few weeks before, I had read about a hiker being bit in the berg. We couldn't pass the snake so we had to head back the way we had come. I just wanted to get out of the bush and far away from any snakes! I got this burst of adrenaline and started lunging over mossy rocks! Tarryn was hollering, "Slow down, La, rest and eat something!" As we lept out of the forest, lightening cracked across the sky. I felt utterly out of my depth. But I was grateful for brave, calm Tarryn who kept saying, "We're gonna be ok, La." I bundled my camera up inside my raincoat and tucked it in my backpack. When we got to the river, we held hands and waded through thigh-high deep water with thunder rolling above us. I raced back to the car-park as fast as my knackered legs would carry me! As soon as I got in the car, I texted my mom, feeling happy to be alive and un-bitten! But a few hours later, we were back in the car for our night's sleep as the rain was bucketing down, soaking our tent. By the morning, the skies had cleared and we scrambled up some eggs. Thank you to Tarryn who drove us there and kitted us out with every camping essential! A few years ago, I would never have believed that I would be going on mental, mountain adventures! Despite the scary moments, I'm so glad I did. Tomorrow, I'm going to chill with my mom and give my dogs a great big hug! Hope you guys had a less treacherous weekend?

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My gran recently gave me the turquoise bowl, cola glasses and colourful blankets. I love them so much! And I have loved those glasses since I was a kid. I will tell you more about her stuff soon. x