Tuesday, 29 March 2011

books books everywhere but not a drop to drink.

There is something about books.

Ones you can read, ones you can look at, ones that you can write in. They can inspire, make you cry, make you giggle, make your heart skip a beat, make you want to change, make you contemplate, make you smarter, make you want to write lists, make you want to fly... the list goes on.

This year, I'm going to use books to their full potential.

My oh my.

 (James, the groom to be)

On Saturday, a very very good friend of mine had a wonderful party. We were all able to get dressed up, including Sora, the bride -to-be, and James, her soon to be husband.

She will be getting married next month in Korea, and had a pre-wedding photo shoot and reception with a few of her friends here.

We went to Freestyle Tout, one of the most amazing dessert restaurants in the world!!

Adam and I shared a sticky date pudding with amazing caramel sauce and delicious vanilla bean ice cream.

It was a wonderful day, and I was so glad we could be there to help. We got to drive the bride and groom to be around for the afternoon.

I was even able to put some old skills to use and do the flowers for the day.

Adam and I had a great night together. 

We didn't have enough money to buy a main meal too so while everyone was eating we walked around outside and admired the other restaurants and chefs at work..

We got some amazing quesadillas at GYG. It made me miss home and going to GYG in Newtown.

I'm even more excited for when Sora gets to go to Korea with James and be married for time and all eternity in the Seoul Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Sunday, 20 March 2011


Last month we went to Melbourne for Adams friends wedding. Adam has lived in Melbourne before. I visit occasionally when visiting my family. I have never really had a chance to check out the city in much detail, but I was very happy with what I saw.

Alleyways can be creepy.

I have this strange fascination with the detailing on buildings....

enjoying the town hall steps after a tasty harajuku crepe.

and contemplating life...

the many faces of Adam.

Mid facial change

I think this is my fav, 

I felt like I was back in NYC. The city is as alive at night as it is during the day. I love it.

I love all the tram lines. I think its just great.

The next day, while waiting for our train to Finley, Adam took me to a great alley full of wonderful little cafes and restaurants. We watched this man read his book in the side alley.

Next to the bins...

I would have preferred sitting in one of these cafes...

but we probbly looked just as funny watching him from here...

When all we could really see was these crates.

We have decided we love Melbourne. I hope to live there one day. 

Train tracks

Adam inspires me to shoot things. Last time we were in Finley (the town of 2000 people that my family migrated to when the hustle and bustle of Sydney got too much for them...) we went to the train tracks around the corner from my sisters for a bit of fun. Unfortunately we were there whilst a plague of locusts was hitting the town, bringing with them their little annoying but charming friends the mozzies. So we only stayed out there for about 4 minutes after which I could not take the bites any longer!

take your average, run down, unused, quiet town, train tracks. add a camera on timer perked up on books. find two individuals, preferably in love, with the same red chucks on. sprinkle in some locusts and mosquitoes to cut the shooting time to 4 minutes total. and you get a day in finley.

I love kissing Adam on the cheek.

My favourite hug is when my two arms wrap around his neck. He pulls his head back and smiles down at me.