And here we are, at the end of 2017.
I could focus on the bad shit — Trump, loss, depression, not becoming obscenely rich — but I’ll focus on the positive. 2017 was a year for:
Continue reading “Hello, goodbye: 2017”
What a year. I’m still kinda shocked that it’s over, because it feels like it’s January and we’re still getting ready to move. But for a year that gave me heaps of challenges, shocks (Trump?!) and periods of ridiculous struggle, there were so many good things that happened, and I’m thankful for the place this year has brought me to: more assertive, more honest, and *fingers crossed* more focused on what I need. To recap, 2016 highlights –
Continue reading “2016 – in review”
Ringing in 2015 with champagne and a 6″ Huntsman spider crawling above us.
New Years Eve Huntsman – ACKKKKK
My first Aussie summer nearly killed me. I will never take a/c for granted ever again.
We cooked so much at home and tried heaps of new recipes – some failed, like this buffalo chicken meatball sub.
Good Life Choices
So. Much. Visa. Paperwork.
But looking back at all our letters and treasures was fun.
Beach land! Slowly but surely, I am getting more comfortable with open water filled with danger.
I had a few really bad days, and a lot of great days.
I fell in love with the 27mm lens, and blood-orange roses.
Celebrated my first Valentines Day on the same continent with my one and only
I could eat this every day for the rest of my life
I went back to single colour hair. Eight months later, I miss all my blonde.
We may have gone over board on pizza, but most of them were well deserved
giant bugs tried to kill me
our friends had exhibitions, our friends are the coolest
New cookbooks that re-lit my baking fires
the weather started to cool down in March – and every cell in my body rose in celebration
my first Royal Easter Show was fantastic
Cyclones nearly drowned us and we didn’t see the sun for almost 2 weeks
My favourite had a birthday
Joel and I celebrated 2 years together
Lots of Meal Planning – months later, we’re getting the hang of it
I got to see Joel selling his work
We watched X-Files every day for like 2 weeks straight. Devotion.
Lots of good Skypes with my friends and family, and I want to plan more for this year
I finished a project! And then took it apart and started again (3x) Knitted Snood.
$33 of pork
Perpetually sick for the entire month of June
Steve Powers in Bondai
Celebrated 4th of July with American style bacon!
Falling in love with Paint by Numbers
I turned 13!
I survived my first bush walk
Read so many good books
Joel was a busy busy guy! And he took a part time job to focus more on photography and studio work. So proud of him.
So much baking
Seriously, Paint by Numbers is the best calming, meditative act
Celebrated 1 Year in Sydney!
It took 3 months, but I re-vamped and re-named my blog. So happy with the results!
My first week at my new job was amazeballs
Hang times with friends
Lots of couch upgrades
More Good Life Choices
Planned my first Thanksgiving meal
Christmas felt like Christmas this year, and it was fantastic
Developed a puzzle addiction
2015 Christmas break has been the best 2 weeks ever
Full moon on Christmas Eve
Happy New Year, everyone!
So looking forward to 2016.
It’s a New Year! Huzzah!
We welcomed in 2015 with a low key party for two. Three if you count the creepy raccoon pillow, Billy Ray. Due to the craziness of Joel’s work schedule and the expense/logistical difficulties of planning a 30 hour getaway, we just opted to stay at home. We had booze and salty snacks, a champagne toast, Indian dinner, fireworks, pointy hats, and even an encounter with the biggest Huntsman I’ve seen to date.
Getting distracted by reflective surfaces time
Butter Chicken dinner
We caught a smidge of fireworks from our balcony
Youtube black hole
The Huntsman I saw crawling above us on the gutter! he had to be about 3″ wide. My third Huntsmen experience in 3 days. I know they’re harmless and more scared of me, but FUCK IT WAS HUGE.
Happy New Year!
2015 so far has been lazy, hot, full of couch hangs, *knock on wood* Huntsman free. Bodes well for the rest of the year, I’d say.
Happy New Year, everyone!