Wellington’s south coast looking swell

They say you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, and I they are absolutely right. When I woke up one especially good day I knew it called for a little jaunt to find a coffee, and a spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine and a view of some sort. Lyall Bay seemed like an…

Summer at the lakes

Another year over, a new one just begun – hard to believe really! (How many times have you heard people say this in the last week?) Although what I actually find harder to believe is that just a couple of months ago I was living in Sydney. That feels just like a dream now, or…

The quiet side of Wellington harbour

It is quite exciting having a whole new city to explore – and a car to go exploring in! (Something I didn’t have in Sydney and so restricted my explorations over there). I had heard Eastbourne was a cute little town and only about a half an hour drive from Wellington city, so on a…

Behind the scenes at Modern Wedding

Here’s a little look at some of the things which I got up to while working at Modern Wedding. I loved going along to some of the beautiful locations and making behind-the-scenes videos of the fashion shoots. They made for fun days out of the office and a good chance to see all the effort…

Last days in Aussieland

The time has come for me to return home to the motherland! I am super excited to be going home, but am also thankful for the opportunities, experiences I’ve had and experience I’ve gained, and the people I have met in my time in Australia. I had no idea what was going to happen or…

In The Grounds of Alexandria

When it is a wet weekend, going out for coffee is clearly the logical and best option for entertainment. Thanks to the local knowledge of a flatmate (who has a car), I got to venture to the other side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and discover The Grounds of Alexandria – what a neat place!…

Magical autumn

Autumn! I had forgotten how pretty it was. I had completely forgotten all about the wondrous change in colour that the deciduous trees go through each year. It wasn’t until I was back visiting New Zealand last month that I realised the small pocket of Sydney I move in must mainly contain evergreen trees. It was a…

That day royalty came to Manly…

I had spent about a week seeing snippets of happy news from back home of the Royal Tour throughout New Zealand and thinking it must have been such a fun atmosphere having them in the country. I also spent the week wishing, like many women around the globe, that I could own every outfit that Kate wore!…

February, and Marching on.

It is now over a year since I first came to Australia. The most common response I get when I tell people that I turned up here without a job, permanent place to live, or really anything lined up, is “wow you are so brave to do that!”. Well, I never felt like it was…

Stepping into The Shire

I don’t think I have ever been in a  more idyllic looking setting! I wish this place was a real place to live because I would be packing up my belongings, buying a hobbit hole in the green countryside of New Zealand and living out the simple life. The air is so clean, the grass…

Fun times with family in NZ – video

Here, finally, is a little collection of moments from the December 2013 family weekend away which I filmed on my iPhone. So glad this happened while I was in NZ! 🙂

A family session in Sydney

These are a few family shots I took at the end of last year – just a small selection of ones I took that evening before Chloe’s party began!