Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ground Earth


Thursday morning. Ground Earth cafe. Kumera hash brown with beetroot jewels and the freshest orange, ginger and tumeric juice in town. Love continues to want to drink from her water glass, then wash her hands in it. She thinks about her art before scribbling and she is more than a little fascinated with the largest pepper grinder ever created.

She also prefers to wipe down her table, the windows, the floor, any surface... with paper napkins. A habit I'm sure she picked up from me...

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Today we needed to take a break from social media, televisions and crowds. We ventured outdoors, explored the beach at low tide, discovered crabs in their tiny temporary homes and listened as yellow-tailed black cockatoos squawked to one another from the treetops.

Today was a day of silent reflection and prayer.

Mother Nature provided a safe haven and together with my darling Love, we braved the light rain to walk in the salty breeze. Love walked with her arms high in the air, one tiny fist clutching a natural teething biscuit. She was closely followed by Coco, who wanted to eat the biscuit and sure enough, with canine perseverance, our little dog managed to steal it from Love's curled fingers and eat it on the run.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

You Are Enough

I'm currently editing some photos from a recent wedding we shot at Marlowe House on the Mid North Coast. It was wonderful to have Byron's support for the duration of the event, although challenging for me to think about Love at home without at least one of her parents to comfort her.

We have been really pushing ourselves to be more creative with light and colour and the results are encouraging. I place a lot of pressure on myself to improve and learn; to experiment and persist through different weather, or to work against fatigue.

I'm proud of B and of myself for what we've achieved. When I think about the phrase, 'You are enough', it makes me stop for a brief moment to appreciate the decisions we make as a family- the efforts and sacrifices we make daily for our family, to realise our dreams and hopes for our future are what this life is about.

You are enough. Everything you are and do is enough. Sometimes things happen outside of your control, which can shake us, cause us to tremble with uncertainty but as the dawn breathes light into a new day, we are blessed to be able to reset, to start afresh.

Let's make today count.

You are enough.

B xx

Thursday, October 22, 2015

42/52 Fake Crying and Dirty Windows


Fake cry, dirty windows

There have been some interesting new developments in the world of make-believe. As wintery days began to warm, we saw the first hints of deliberate fake-crying. It was usually accompanied by some 'Oooohhhs' and squinty eyes but now we have crying sounds, a whimper, a furrowed brow and more recently, grubby garden hands slapping against an even dirtier window.

We live by the sea, almost everything is covered in a salty, grimy film, which attracts and seems to collect the dust.

Thankfully it's outside. I'd hose it off but it just started to rain.

Fake-cryer... I almost believe you. Almost.

Joining Jodi and friends for the 52 project

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Windy evenings on the beach, with her. There's nowhere else I'd rather be.

Oh that's right... She started walking too...


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