Project 365 2013 – Day 32


Filling The Void

I was so upset when I lost my beautiful black polka dot scarf in New Zealand. It was so pretty and warm, but light and easy to match to pretty much everything. Best of all it was super cheap. I was so upset that I cried a little until the husband told me to snap out of it because it was just a scarf. It was my absolute favourite though. It’s hard to describe that ridiculous feeling of loss, but he’s right. It was just a scarf. I haven’t been able to find an exact replacement, but I did  a search through my wardrobe and found this pretty scarf, still with the tags on. I guess it will have to fill the void for now. I won’t give up on the search though, and if that means I have to buy more pretty scarves in the meantime, I suppose that’s the sacrifice I’ll have to make!

Project 365 2013 – Day 23

Pretty Shoes

Pretty Shoes

I love my shoes. I have way too many of them and only really wear a couple of pairs because they’re not comfortable enough to wear for the whole day, and also I have to wear black at work.

These are some of my favourites, white and navy stripes with a red trim from Diana Ferrari.

Project 365 2012- Day 331 – NZ Day 10

Day 331 - Flowers

Day 331 – Flowers

Day 10 – Kaikoura

We went swimming with dolphins today and I’m very glad I took some travel sickness pills because it was rocky on the water! We got geared up with wetsuits and snorkelling equipment. I’m a pretty confident swimmer, but I’m no snorkeler so it felt really claustrophobic in the mask. It took me a while to get used to it and I swallowed a bit a sea water, but once I did I was fine.

We were told that we had to entertain the dolphins so we would hum tunes through the snorkels and dive under and basically act like idiots to attract them. It worked though because they were around us and playing with us within minutes. It was incredible to see them up so close and I think they really enjoyed hanging around us, no touching though. The husband thought it was hilarious when I was following after a dolphin and it pooed in my face. I definitely had a shower after that!

We spent what must have been about 4o minutes swimming around in various spots, but it felt like 5 minutes. After that we got back up onto the boat and got hosed down by some hot water and just enjoyed the view. When we were swimming we were with small pods of up to 10-12 dolphins, but then we found a massive pod of about 100-150 dolphins including some seals, birds, and baby dolphins. It was amazing and photos just don’t do it justice. I found it was much more enjoyable to just put away the camera (was getting mostly rubbish shots anyway) and just be in the moment.

When we got back we had a massive big breakfast and drove up to Ohau, which is where a lot of the seals go to mate in the fresh water. There weren’t many baby seals around near the waterfall, but there was one that just ignored us and was happy to just swim around and do tricks.

Project 365 2012 – Day 278


We used to have jasmine growing in our backyard but then we had to change the fence because it had rotted away underneath. The smell of jasmine always takes me back to my childhood. It reminds me of a simpler and easier time before life got a little more complex. At the moment there is a lot of jasmine out along my walk to and from work so it’s quite nice.

Project 365 2012 – Day 277

Morning Light

One of the things I love about my new place of work is that there are lots of lovely parks and gardens around. I love just sitting out in the park at lunch. It’ll be even better in summer falling asleep on the grass under one of the big trees.

In the driveway near the side door there are some cute daisies growing over the concrete barrier. It was a lovely sunny morning today, which always makes me happy.

Project 365 2012 – Day 236


It’s always so wonderfully sunny when I walk home from work, but as soon as I get home and get my camera out, the weather turns and it becomes grey, cloudy, windy, and rainy. I was so disappointed because I thought I’d get some good shots in but I got discouraged by the wind and poor lighting and gave up.

I’ll try and get some more blossom shots in before they all disappear. It’s such a small window each year before they’re all gone.