Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Days off

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The Easter break has been so good and needed. On days off I usually wake up particularly early, as if my body realizes that there are whole days which I can fill with things I like to do and wakes me up to really early hours. After the first cool Autumn days in the last week the warmer weather came back for the long weekend. On Good Friday we drove to Coogee and went to Wylies Baths. I ran out of film (35mm) and thought I had some frames left in the medium format camera I found at the flea market many months ago. I walked around and took photos of people reading & relaxing, those who went for for a swim or had ice cream, of lifeguards looking out to the sea and the pool and just some shades which got created by the sun that day. Later at home I found out that the film must have already been full and all the images I took weren't really captured anywhere but in my head.

Today after work I went for a swim and on my way back home the sun was setting in one of those beautiful ways. The sky appeared in all sorts of red and pink colours. It was beautiful. 

We are off to Melbourne for a few days tomorrow. It's been a long time since I went last and I can't wait to explore parts of the city! Maria

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Morning swims in Perth


Last month we spend five days in Perth and went almost every morning to the ocean for a swim. It is the first thing we did after waking up and I love it so much. The beaches are different in the west compare to Sydney. The sand is super soft and the water a bit warmer and so incredibly clear and blue. You can see so many elder people swimming laps or just going into the water to get a bit wet, chatting to others during their beach walk or having a black tea after their swim.
The Beach is a wonderful thing!

Friday, April 11, 2014

A stroll with a friend

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sydney is green

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Sydney is green, especially even more on a grey or rainy day.

I am glad the sun came out today as our friends from Germany are visiting and we planned to go to the beach which I now look forward to.

Happy weekend my friends.

Oh, and my friends just started a blog called Gluecksmaedchen, it is in German and has some cute DIY tutorials and lots of other stuff on it. Check it out!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lots of food & a drink


I got a roll of film back and noticed all the random food photos I took lately. (and also one of Will's drink at his birthday dinner). It is getting Autumn here, v e r y slowly though as it is still over 25C and sunny but officially its Autumn and I look forward for the change in the produce and colder days (hopefully still sunny :)

I hope you all had a great weekend. I did a weaving class yesterday and I am really excited about this craft. Will hopefully be able to show you some results after I am done with my first project soon

Have a great start into the new week,

PS for those who are curious :)
#1 roasted beetroot & yoghurt spread
#2 cous cous with herbal paste
#3 a Christmas lunch feast
#4 Ottolenghi meatballs (amazing receipe!!)
#5 an untidy kitchen
#6 Americano
#7 Quinoa salad with avocado
#8 just cooking

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A walk in the rain

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Four photos from a very humid Sunday morning walk with the lovely Mel.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Early morning by the sea

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Last Saturday we woke up early & got up straight away, put on our swimming stuff, brushed our teeth and left the house with wild hair and towels underneath our arms to go for a swim. We don't have a car but have signed up for one of these care sharing things a few weeks back and it is so nice to have a bit more flexibility and to being able to go for a swim just like that. It was early and a cloudy yet a warm Saturday morning. We got a paper for Will on the way and I brought my camera with me. We were sitting by the pool for a little while reading and watching the sea and a group of elderly men and women while they went for their morning swim ...There were not so many people there yet and it was so quiet and peaceful and such a nice mood...

It is officially Autumn but the days are still quite warm and the ocean is still 'carrying' some of the heat of the last weeks of Summer in it so we are trying to go for a few more swims before it gets to cold. I love the feeling of going slowly into the water and to feel the fresh salty sea water all over me when I (eventually) dive in.

We have been to this ocean pool  so many times during the year and it is different ever single time we go. It never gets boring to see how much joy it gives people to swim there.