Friday 27 June 2014


" a portrait of my daughter once a week, every week, in 2014"

she - dozing in the warm winter's sun

last week i just loved everyday moments captured at  Picking Peonies, these blue eyes at  Olive Everly and exploring with Mummy Karma

linking up with Jodi

Monday 23 June 2014

something in the air

Recently, on one steely cold wintry day, husband enjoyed a morning surf.  When he walked in he told us he had been surfing with whales no less!!  We live close to the coast and are lucky at this time of year to witness pods of whales as they make their way north to warmer climes ( sounds like a plan), but they are never so close to shore that the surfers are almost touching them! 

Anyhow, as that cold day wore on, and little people started getting stir crazy, I grabbed the littlest and announced we were going whale hunting ( well, not really, but you get my drift).  EVEN IF IT WAS FREEZING.

Alas, the whales had moved on by this point, but the dolphins hadn't!  Right off the shore they were jumping, leaping, frolicking!  Yes, they were frolicking!  It was like being at Sea World, but for free.  We spent a lovely half hour or so rock hopping and exploring and exclaiming with delight at the antics going on in the ocean. 

And then, that steely wintry afternoon light changed and all of a sudden the sky was on fire.  It took my breath away.  We decided then and there that there was something in the air that day and we were indeed a couple of the lucky ones to be out amongst it.

Sunday 22 June 2014


" a portrait of my daughter once a week, every week, in 2014"

she - gives me chills

favourites last week - Lamb Loves Fox, This Wonderful Life, The Titled Blog and Mummy Karma

linking up with Jodi

Sunday 15 June 2014

stills - a collection

These have not all been taken in the last week, and so, this collection is not called " weekly stills", but rather, just "stills".

1. early morning light and crumpled sheets
2. breakfast of champions
3. raindrops
4. gymnastics lessons for teddy
5 & 6. afternoon tea in the Hunter Valley.  That much sugar is not good for you.
7. bullseye
8. windswept
9. early morning walk

joining in with Em over at The Beetle Shack

Saturday 14 June 2014


" a portrait of my daughter once a week, every week, in 2014"

she - all curls and concentration

last week i loved - these siblings, this worn out super hero, bubbles! and these adventurers

linking up as always with Jodi

Monday 9 June 2014


" a portrait of my daughter once a week, every week, in 2014"

she - little miss bubbles

loving last week - Mother Down Under, Diapers & Skinny Jeans, Mammina and Expatria, Baby

linking up with Jodi

Thursday 5 June 2014

weekly stills

It has been a long time between weekly stills.  I am by nature a private person and that, combined with the "busyness" of our daily lives,  meant I found myself both questioning why I was even posting weekly stills, let alone even having the time to do it.

I find though, that as time goes on I pick my camera up less and less.  And I hate that.  So I am hoping that by challenging myself to post these photos each week this will slowly start to change.  So here goes.

afternoon light ( the best kind I think)
planning out his next move ( he beat me)
one of his many soccer balls
i love her little top knots
winter branches
mexican standoff
i surprise myself that i now know random things like when a player is offside
her self portrait

linking up with Em and others