Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The last week

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Polaroids love light
Polaroids love light
Wool yarn in the light
Making curry
My painted teapots are ready...I really like them
Hot cross bun...what you eat for Easter in Australia
Fruits and yoghurt the dream combination
I am back since a couple of days and feel a bit like someone beamed me back into my usual everyday life like nothing has happened...It is surprising when you see that the wheel of work does not change at all. I mean I know I have has just been away for three weeks but I still think it is weird when you realize how things you do, see, enjoy could change you within such a time...

I carry so many precious moments and memories in me that I think I will live for a while in my little bubble, still breathing the fresh sea breeze in my mind, going for a swim before breakfast, feeling the sun on my skin, just being around the person I love..

Thank you all so much for your nice comments on my posts during my time there. I was also so great to get comments from a few people from Australia who read my blog and I didn't know about yet...

Here are a few pictures from my last week.

Enjoying the wonderful light....
Catching up with lovely friends and spending the day at the beach
Making curry for a curry night
Picking up the teapots after their last burning, They turned out so great..I love them both
Having my first hot cross bun, which you eat for Easter there
Spending time
Eating the best fruits for breakfast....


Thursday, March 25, 2010


Chapel Street Bazaar
Ron Mueck exhibit/Melbourne <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

Melbourne is a great city. It has quiet an European touch with its laneways and trams and you can get great coffee and food at the many great cafes and restaurants there. I had just two days to explore the city but thanks to the many tips I got they helped me to find some nice places.

#1 Melbourne and its trams
#2 Chapel Street Bazaar in Prahran is the place to find anything you missed out to buy one at fleamarket..they have really everything, vintage jewellery, clothes, ceramic, furniture....
#3 Breakfast at Arcadia in Fitzroy. Muesli w. berries and yoghurt
#4 One of the vintage stores in Fitzroy. Around Brunswick/Gertrude/Swanston/George Street there are so many tiny stores and cafe. Great to spend time there. Thanks for the tip Christine :)
#5/6 We had dinner at Movida Next Door. Amazing tapas and try their sheep milk cheesecake with strawberries!
#7 Oh I am in love with the Australian skies
#8 At the Ron Mueck exhibition which was great
#9 Impressive sculptures
#10 The two old ladies were my favourite
#11 Just STAY

Hope you are all well

Sunday, March 21, 2010


It is getting Autumn here
Surry Hills

It is getting Autumn here in Australia, which is weird to imagine for a European girl as the temperatures are still so high that it could be easily Summer. And also weird because we had this long and tough Winter this year so is good that it will become Spring when I am back to the Northern Hemisphere next week.

We have been to Sydney and Melbourne last week and it has been great. Two beautiful cities which were so much fun to explore.
I was enjoying the sun, the walks through Sydney and especially enjoyed the houses and fences in Surry Hills which you can tell on the pictures I took..There are so many nice places you could have good food and coffee at, like the Bourke Street Bakery which seems to be an institution in Sydney or Kawa Cafe on Crown Street for a nice relaxed coffee while the afternoon sun is shining.

We also catched up with friends and had an amazing dinner at Din Tai Fung. Their dumplings are incredibly good and it is a must to go when you are in Sydney.

I hope you all are having a great Sunday...I will post a few images from the great time we had in Melbourne in a couple of days.

// Maria

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


they have the most beautiful flowers down there
Sitting in the sun
getting dry
My first passion fruit
The Indian Ocean in the morning

Just a view more images from our weekend...
We had really good food, relaxed in the shade of the sun while reading, I had my very first fresh passionfruit - which was so good, found two nice little cups in an op-shop, which made me happy...
.....Oh and we went to see the 'Dirty Projectors' which was a pretty nice concert....

Thanks for all your sweet comments about my first week here....
You know sometimes time goes by so fast when you work and you wonder when a new month starts where all the days have been...the last week was the seems I can remember every minute...and it makes me so happy..

I look so much forward to the next two weeks here...
Have a great Monday

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The first week


It is exactly one week since I am here in Fremantle/Western Australia.
What a great week I had.

Felt the sun on my bare feet.
We made delicious pizza in the pizza oven.
Went for a swim in the Indian Ocean at 8.30 in the morning and I loved it so much.
Enjoyed every bit of sun, I am not a big lying-in-the-sun-at-the-beach-person but I love the brightness of it.
Had toasted fruit bread with butter and yogurt and fruits for breakfast. Hmmm...
Painted teapots with Will's wonderful mom in her studio. They are about to get burned and I can't wait to put the second colour layer on them.
Went on a road trip Down South to Bunker Bay. We drove through mystic looking forests, have been at the most beautiful beaches, got amazing fresh-baked bread from a German baker down there and also went to Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean and listened to great music while being down there.

I had a fantastic week with so many wonderful and unforgettable moments. About which I will write later.

We will be in Sydney and Melbourne next week and I look really forward to being there, catching up with friends, having good food and just a wonderful time.

Hope you are all well.