Wednesday, December 07, 2016

My Christmas Party | Captured on Film

On Saturday night I hosted a Christmas party with my high school friends. It was so good to catch up with everyone in person as it's been over a year since this group got together. I absolutely love hosting. Getting to create an atmosphere that will make for the most joyous and enjoyable experience for everyone at the event is really satisfying and fun for me.

As most of you know, these days it can be hard to truly connect with people on a human level. I often say that we are turning into robots - constantly relying on our phones, computers and self serve checkouts at the grocery store. It seems like basic human connection is not enough and we need to constantly be connected to the world at the same time, but this night proved me wrong. People still want human connection and friendships. We still want to laugh around the dinner table while taking pictures wearing silly glasses and hats. We want to create genuine memories and have honest conversations about life.  It's a shame that this group doesn't come together more often. I'm going to try to change that next year.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Lomo'Instant Wide | First Shots

For those of you who were following me early this year you might remember that I did the 90 Day Instax Challenge which I absolutely loved but I think for a few months after that I just stopped using Instax cameras. It made me realise that there weren't a lot of things in my life worth taking photos of and that I had to change that before I did another challenge like it. I've been trying to live more which has meant trying to be more present and less distracted, especially when hanging out with friends or family. 

I hope you enjoy these pictures taken with the Lomo'Instant Wide and the Fujifilm Instax Wide throughout the year (there will be a part two soon so be on the look out for that).

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Crystal Castle | My favourite place in the world...

This year I discovered one of my favourite places on Earth: Crystal Castle.

I went there for the first time a month ago with my friend Simone and her baby girl Lilly and it was wonderful. Before we got there I was feeling really down and low energy, and even just being five minutes away from there I started to feel so much better. It is located in the Byron hinterland with very little phone service, and I think that keeps it pure. When we actually got in there and had a look around and started to walk among the crystals, I felt even better.

At Crystal Castle you have your choice of different nature walks and psychic readings. Both Simone and I got a psychic reading and loved it - it was actually one of the best experiences I have ever had. The lady that read for me was so positive and saw so much potential for me, which made me feel a lot better and gave me the motivation and the pick me up I needed. She was on point with my personality and my gifts. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and to get some negative information or difficult information to handle but it never came which was such a beautiful feeling. Sometimes it's nice to have someone see all the things you have going for you, whether you are in that energy or not. We didn't do any of the different nature walks that day as we had the pram with us and the weather wasn't too nice, so when the opportunity came to go with some of my other friends, I was excited to explore more of what Crystal Castle had to offer.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


This will probably be the last Ten Things of 2016! I have a busy month ahead of me but I'm glad to be nearing the end of 2016. I think we can all agree that this year has been terrible worldwide - so many murders, violence and negative things have happened and I'm hoping we can leave it behind and move into next year choosing to live out of love rather than succumb to the fear that has paralysed us this year.

  1. The new Hay House oracle deck Keepers of the Light has exploded in the spiritual community. I'm still waiting for my deck to arrive so I can wrap it up for Christmas!
  2. Hannah Witton's new series The Hormone Diaries is completely unique and inspiring. 
  3. "Maybe I'm Amazed" live in Oslo, Norway (Paul McCartney Cover) | Gavin DeGraw
  4. Do You Need A Hug?
  5. GILMORE GIRLS IS BACK!!!!! Honestly I had some mixed thoughts on the revival - what did you think?
  6. Fujifilm finally released monochrome film for their Instax cameras! Unfortunately it has not been released for Instax Wide cameras yet, but I'm hoping it won't be too much longer.
  7. DIY | Magical Fairy Garden
  8. Light Is The New Black by Rebecca Campbell has been one of those books that I pick up and read a few pages of every other day. The writing style is completely up my street and I relate to a lot of Rebecca's story. 
  9. Perfectly Perfect by Simple Plan.
  10. Dodie's 'Intertwined' EP has been my favourite release this month. 

Let me know what you've been loving in the comments ♥


Tangalooma | Captured on Video

We need to live more. 

These words that have been circling my head for the last few months, and honestly, I've been trying to do it, hence why I have been pretty inactive on this blog. I've done my best to leave fear behind and have been out in the world trying to find the things that fuel me and make me happy, whilst trying to achieve some of the goals I have that have always been a bit more difficult for me to accomplish. In doing that, I have become extremely drained and desperate to travel. Tangalooma Island is only 2 hours from where I live which was perfect as we were only able to go for a couple of days.

Monday, October 31, 2016

October | One Second Every Day

October was one of the best months I've had in a while. In all honesty this year hasn't been the best - I think overall the world has been feeling quite a heavy energy - there's been a lot of loss and tragedy this year, and we of course are all affected by what's happening in the USA election.

I had some really great moments this month but it's been clouded by the self doubt and negativity I've been feeling towards myself and others. I'm going on holiday next week for a few days and it could not have come at a better time. I am really looking forward to it as I need a break from everything. It will be good to relax with a friend and not be surrounded by family or work people for a change.

I feel like I've been slacking with this blog which has been getting me down. Lack of time has been to blame, but honestly it's the fact that I haven't been living, and therefore I haven't got anything to write about or take pictures of. I'm really hoping this changes in 2017.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

How to Be Single

Have any of you noticed that the hot topic of the moment is "being single"? Even though I have been cutting back on social media lately I still have been bombarded by videos and blog posts on it and I thought that as an expert on the topic myself that I should share what being single has been like for me for the last (nearly) 25 years.