Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas...

Images via Shop Market HQ and We Heart It except this last image which was snapped by Jade Culton.

This is the first Christmas in 27 years that I haven't spent with my family. I'm going through a whirlwind of emotions - there'll be none of Granny's salty mashed potatoes and mushy broccoli (her specialty), no Christmas Eve with all of my favourite people at Major Toms, no 'All I want for Christmas is you'* (Mum's favourite!)...

On the plus side, instead of making my way between different houses, families and meals, I can relax in one place for the entire day as I play host to my fellow Kiwi orphans. Christmas Day also happens to be my flatmate's birthday so come dinner time, we're swapping our Christmas cheer for party hats and let me tell you, this is going to be one Christmas I'll never forget.

Love and happiness to you all this festive season. Be safe, be happy and be very, very merry.

*There will DEFINITELY be Mariah Carey's 'All I want for Christmas is you', in fact, I think Josh has downloaded her entire Christmas album! He's a keeper Mum!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Outpost 2011...

All images by me, except this last one - which was snapped by Ben Young.
Last weekend, the troops and I made our way down to Circular Quay where we caught a ferry across to Cockatoo Island. I'm not going to lie, we had had a particularly early morning so the prospect of a 40 minute bus ride then a 20 minute ferry definitely didn't have us jumping for joy. But we made the effort so we could experience one of the final days of Outpost.

The Outpost Project celebrates global street art and transforms the industrial space of Cockatoo Island into a colourful paradise of large-scale installations and live art creations including aerosol art, stencilling, paste-ups, sticker art, cup rocking, sculpture, murals and billboards.

Seeing Lister's and Banksy's in real life is something I am glad I dragged my sorry ass onto the ferry for. Read more about the festival here.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Beyond cute...

Image: Daily Movement
No idea who this little cutie is, but the kid's got style. Too cute!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hello summer...

Strawberries. Bathing at the beach. Barbecues. Fresh fruit and yoghurt. Roadtrips. Sunset beers. Camping. Friends. Garage sales. Outdoor cinema. Swimming. Sunshine. Fuck I love summer.