Friday, July 15, 2016

Girls Trip Part 2

Our second day at Byron we spent in the Hinterland. Chasing waterfalls,  what can I say I love them. I'm totally in awe of their power and beauty, the first falls we went to were Minyon Falls it  has a four hour walk to the base. Which I was still to sick to do so we just took photos from the top.

The next falls were Protestor Falls it was a long  drive to get there and with the vertigo, I felt really sick. Thank goodness the falls were amazing which made up for the car sickness. It was a nice walk in the rain to get to the base of the falls which kept you on your toes.  The track is so slippery and parts of the river were overflowing.

 On our way home we stopped off at the Crystal Palace for Afternoon Tea. This place is amazing it has enchanting gardens with crystals, labyrinths and a wishing tree, just to name a few things. I have added a link for you to check it out Here are some of our pics from the day, our photos don't do it justice.

I hope you had a lovely week, what did you get upto? Enjoy your weekend XXX

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Girls Trip

Recently my Besties and I went to Byron Bay for a couple of days. We were supposed to be doing a massive mountain climb but my vertigo kicked in and we all decided it was wiser for me to have both feet flat on the ground.

 You can't go to Byron Bay without seeing the lighthouse. It doesn't matter how many times I go there I have to visit it. It didn't let us down because we saw a pod of dolphins jumping and frolicking and just plain showing off for us.

 Our next stop was the pass, it is the most popular beach for surfing and there is a lot of dive boats and surfing lessons happening there. I loved watching the surf lessons some people are naturals and some people are just plain entertaining. I adore Fisherman's Lookout it is another spot I always go to, the views are amazing.

The last walk we did was at Broken Head not many people know about it so it is always quiet and the views are spectacular. There is something about Byron Bay that brings the best out in you.  The food tastes better, the air is fresher, the water is clearer and you just feel on top of the world. I hope you enjoyed my little trip and can feel the essence of Byron through my photos.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


Hi, I thought I would show you my Op/Thrift shopping from the weekend. Hubby is now working Saturdays which leaves me with free time, yikes.
 What I realise is I am craving white and lace, it seemed to be all that I was drawn to when I was looking at tops. Do you ever have that problem? I used to be the same with red. I used to have so many red dresses that it was ridiculous. This top is super comfy, hides my food baby and is not sheer where it matters which I really like.
 The next is a white bardot style top, which I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can wear it. Yet again another white top.
 I don't normally look at pyjamas when op shopping there are somethings that I just don't feel right about wearing after someone else has, if you know what I mean. This lollipop onesie was so adorable and had never been worn before, as it still had it's normal tags on it. It was so cute that I couldn't say no.
 My favourite purchase of the day was this dress. It's is perfect apart from the zip won't come all the way down,  but somehow I can still squeeze myself into it. Where there is a will there is a way. I just need to purchase a big petticoat to give the dress a bit of oomph.
Last but not least another white top, well actually it is cream in colour. I love the embroidery and crochet on the front.  I promise in my next post there will be less white tops, if you're lucky anyway.

Have any of you been op shopping lately what did you find? are there any items that you feel funny about buying from an op shop or is it just me?
Hope you had a lovely weekend X

Friday, July 1, 2016

Chasing Waterfalls

One of my absolute favorite things to do is go for a hike. I especially love hikes up mountains and hikes to waterfalls. We recently went on a road trip to Killarney about 2 hours away from Brisbane, this trip was going to be my ultimate day out as it consisted of 3 waterfalls in one day, woo hoo!!!

The first falls were Browns Falls which was only a 600m walk. I thought we would knock this off in about 20 minutes. I was sadly mistaken, there is no defined path and a lot of stepping stones over flowing water. Needless to say I fell in the water, it was absolutely freezing, (it is winter in Oz) and I had a bit of a tantrum. We never made it to that  waterfall cause I couldn't feel my feet. I went back to the car dried off and changed my shoes.

We then went to Daggs Falls which is just a look out over the most breathtaking water fall.

Last but not least, Queen Mary Falls. I was so excited as you get to walk to the bottom of the falls.  The walk is about 2km and took about 30 minutes, it is a  loop track which is great cause you cant get lost. It was very busy at the viewing deck and people hung out there and didn't move for other people to see the view, (insert angry face). Other than that it was pretty magical place. I love being in nature it clears my head and reminds me to be more present. Do you love nature or are you more a city girl? 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I'm Back

So welcome back if you have been here before and welcome to my humble abode if you are a first timer. I'm going to try and make this blog about me finding my way in the world. I have been doing the same job for 9 and a 1/2 years and have been plodding along just existing. I have now decided to amp things up a bit, try new things and see what actually makes me tick.

I recently went on a course where I had to write my strengths down. I stared at that blank bit of paper and couldn't come up with any. If they had asked for my weakness's I could have given them pages of stuff. I felt so sad and that's when it hit me. Who the hell am I and what am I doing with this wonderful life.

So I have decided that I am going to try new things and do more of the things that I enjoy. Do more hikes, runs, dance, art, yoga, meditation, photography, cooking and op shopping. You name it I am going to give it a go. Till I can write pages upon pages of my strengths and the wonderful time I had finding them.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, follow along. I’m sure I may need some support along the way. You know what they say the more the merrier.

Some images of what I have been doing for the last year and half
1/  Q1 Stair Challenge
2/  Octoberfest
3/  Walking Chocolate Tour
4/  Riding a Segway
5/  Wanderlust
6/  Garden Show
7/  Pirate Party
8/  Mini Triathlon
9/  Leukaemia Lantern Walk

Monday, December 22, 2014

All I Want for Christmas Is This

 Poor Santa I have already given him my list and now I have found this top and I really, really want it! I know his extremely busy making all of the toys for  kids and travelling the world but I hope he can find it in his heart to give me this top for Christmas.
I have my fingers and toes crossed and I have been a really good girl, so wish me luck! Once again Merry Christmas XXX

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Catch Up's

I had my work Christmas Party last weekend it was also a farewell party for one of my friends who is retiring. What I love about my workplace is that I have friends from all different ages who I love and adore like family. This is my girlfriend Heather who is retiring I have no idea what were talking about but Heather does not look impressed.
 I love that she dressed up as an Elf for the night and had a lot of fun!
 Santa even came and gave us presents.
 I got beautiful scented candles.
 These are the girls that I work with in my branch
 and this is all of us!
I have to say for a Christmas Party it was pretty mellow, nobody got to drunk. So there was no gossip on Monday Morning. There was a lot of dancing and some Karaoke, just a lot of good clean fun. This will probably be my last post before Christmas so I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and that Santa spoils you rotten XXX