This holiday life

This week feels like a life time. There have been hard goodbyes and heartbreaking realisations. There have been crazy holidays and calm before the storm moments. There has been flights and airports and transitions and meetings and love… and tears. And then more love.

The first part of the week was the end of our trip to Queensland. Goodbyes to friends and beautiful weather and amazing places and long beaches and longer days. Goodbyes that should never had been goodbyes. It was a hard few days but it was also glorious. So much laughter with an underbelly of sadness.

Then we let it go. And we moved on to our next destination. To more new faces and to some old, glorious, special friends too.

We are sitting in the beautiful city of Melbourne. My ultimate home-town. My favourite city in the world. The one that calls to me, from wherever I am in the world. The one that begs me to return. I love it here. The light. The love. The culture. The skinny black jeans and the pretentious coffee orders. The grungy cafes and the themed bars. The university life. The boutiques and the art galleries and the culture and the life… the glorious life. Maybe Bo and I will end up back here one day. I’d like that. I think she would too.


I hope you all have a weekend filled with joy and laughter and love and love, love, love. I’m going to be surrounded by friends. Some old, some new, with my beautiful daughter in my favourite city in the world… And that, well, that sounds pretty great to me.

We were very honoured to have been named one of the Voices VIP Bloggers of 2013 and nominated for the Australia Best Blogs Voices and the Australian Writers Centre Best Australian Blogs (Peoples choice voting opens next week… we’ll talk about it more then) – it’s exciting times for me and for Inked and I’m so honoured that you love us enough to nominate us for these events/awards/recognition. Let’s see where we can go!


The winners of the awesome DiaNoche Design Give-away have now been announced. Go check it out and see if you’re the lucky one getting a very special Art Light all of your own!

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  • March 22, 2013 - 5:36 am

    Lilybett - We’d love it if you ended up in Melbourne too ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2013 - 6:04 am

    jenn - I already know you’re going places!! High, high places ๐Ÿ™‚ that gorgeous little toddler of yours is gonna be one proud babe! Your love is more than enough for her and your words are an inspiration to all of us.

    I love you two so much and cannot wait until we see each other again!! I think we may be making our way to your side of the world in the fall (octoberish) ๐Ÿ™‚ yay!!


    • March 23, 2013 - 3:39 am

      Sash - Don’t you dare tease me Jenn… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m excited already!ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2013 - 6:28 am

    Julie - That photo of sleeping Bo is delicious! Have a lovely weekend!

    • March 23, 2013 - 7:32 pm

      Kraamzorg Den Haag - That photo whit the ice cream also, haha! May i know which camera this is?ReplyCancel

    • March 23, 2013 - 7:33 pm

      Kraamzorg Den Haag - Yes that photo whit the ice cream also, haha! Sash, may i maybe know which camera you use ? ๐Ÿ˜›ReplyCancel

      • March 28, 2013 - 8:46 am

        Sash - I use a Canon 600D at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

    • March 28, 2013 - 8:46 am

      Sash - Thanks Julie. Nothing beats that beautiful sleeping baby face does it? Who can resist a sleeping baby? xReplyCancel

  • March 24, 2013 - 2:13 am

    MissM - I am so sorry things didnยดt work out the way you had hoped for…
    Enjoy your time in the greatest city in the world. I used to live in Melbourne and I miss it every day!
    Much love, Mitali xReplyCancel

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