And now here we are in London, in the Spring

We arrived yesterday morning at 6.30am after a long 24 travels from Australia. It never fails to impress you that you can hurtle through the sky and end up on the other side of the world does it? We were able to drop our bags off nice and early at our apartment in Notting Hill (one street … [Read more...]

{More} Adventure Awaits

It's a cold and dark morning here at home. I am the only one up huddled close to the fire under a blanket with the glow of my laptop the only light on in the house. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, but moreso, it's Mum excitement. The joy and excitement of some adventure even sweeter when you … [Read more...]

Some of my best days, are farm days

Rob and I were married on the front lawn of the house here up at the farm. We decided long before we ever lived in the country, that we wanted a country wedding, with friends and family coming to visit to stay and kick up their heels. We were married on Easter Saturday in 2005 on a stunning autumnal … [Read more...]

Never Stop the Journey: A BabyMac Royal Adventure

Sponsored Post for Olympus When exactly did my love for the Royals come about? Well, it could have started in July 1981 when Mum cooked us Steak Diane for dinner and we were allowed to eat it in front of the TELLY as Prince Charles married the beautiful Diana Spencer. 4-year-old Beth watched on in … [Read more...]

Local Spotlight: Bendooley Estate Luxury Cottages + GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway has now closed and the winner announced: Kristianne won with this comment: "Hi Beth, I would LOVE to be able to take my daughter Annabelle for a night at Bendooley. As I sit here at Westmead Childrens watching her sleep, after having a biopsy on a spot on her brain this morning, … [Read more...]

Bringing Stills to Life: Shooting video for the first time on your digital camera

A sponsored Post for Olympus There is something magical about the moving image isn’t there? Throw some music in, add some slow-mo and usually I will shed a little tear over people I don’t even know. It just takes things to the next level and can often make the ordinary, extraordinary. Having … [Read more...]

Luxury Couple Accomodation wish list: NSW

I recently had one of my friends contact me about wanting to book somewhere special for a 40th birthday weekend away this year. She thought I might know some good places to stay and asked for a list of of the best luxury couple accomodation in NSW. If there's one thing I LOVE it's a high-end … [Read more...]

She’s here…Introducing FRANKiE 4’s latest addition….BETH!

This giveaway has now closed and a winner has been chosen. Congrats to Katie who won with this entry: "Beth, I’ve been following you a while and have been smitten with your choice in footwear for a long time. I’ve decided 2018 is the year to take care of my tired teacher feet so have started to … [Read more...]

A Holiday bucket list: How I went!

With the holidays over and done with I thought I would check in and see how I went with my holiday bucket list that I wrote when we were all literally throwing up in the bucket before Christmas. A few weeks later I must say I am feeling much more relaxed, a little more tanned and certainly … [Read more...]

Beach daze

Oh how good is it to be on holidays? THE BEST. While I have started to do a little work, check emails and chase this and that, it's still very much holiday mode around these parts. Most afternoons look like this: See? Rinse. Repeat. La Dolce Vita. It's been HOT with lots of swimming … [Read more...]

A summer pause

11 days later here I am logging back into my blog for the first time...my longest break from online world EVER. What a wonderful break it's been...from myself, and routine and bad habits...a complete recharge in every sense. We have been busy doing not much, and isn't that the perfect remedy for … [Read more...]

Over and out 2017

Here we are, almost end of the year, a slightly stressed, more grey haired version of ourselves than we were in January. And for me today, it's the last post you will see from me until 2018 as I am well and truly signing OUT and OFF for a little while. And boy isn't it needed....phew what a … [Read more...]

A Holiday bucket List

It was the week before Christmas, and all through the house, Beth's family were vomiting, and she has about to lose her SHOUSE. Yep, we now have 3 down with 2 of us standing, the vom PHOBE and myself. It's been real. Actually, it's been OK, it's pretty quick so my calculations are if we go down … [Read more...]

Never Stop the Journey: A Queenstown adventure with Olympus

A sponsored post for Olympus I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of a recent excursion to Queenstown with Olympus for the launch of their new OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera. Having never tried an Olympus camera before I was really excited to see how it worked and of course compare it to other … [Read more...]

Bonkers in Honkers: Part 3

Well here we are back at the airport ready to catch the plane back home, we arrive tomorrow morning at 6.30am. It's been such a great whirlwind of a trip...lots of walking, working, eating, drinking & exploring and the fact that I get to do all that with Rob by my side? Well that'll do … [Read more...]

Bonkers in Honkers: Part 2

Last night we hit the town and headed into Central for a drink at one of those iconic Hong Kong rooftop bars. On the recommendation of a few people we headed to Sevva with the most gorgeous interiors and soft furnishings and green walls. I don't think you would ever get sick of seeing all those … [Read more...]

Bonkers in Honkers: Part 1

Rob and I have arrived in Hong Kong for a shoot for Frankie4 Footwear and a very exciting new shoe that is coming our way soon....BETH! We thought we better put Beth to the test with a good travel session so booked the flights on the cheap when we got back from NY earlier in the year and now here we … [Read more...]

Saturday in Queenstown

My head and heart are FULL this Saturday night my friends. What a day I have had. Exploring the most gorgeous part of the world (seriously how is this 3 hours from Sydney and literally SO other the side of the world breathtaking?). I have learnt SO much. Out of my comfort zone, learning, … [Read more...]

Old dog, new tricks

I love taking photos. It's not something that has come naturally to me, but it's something I love so much. Over the years and over thousands and thousands of photos I think I might have gotten a little bit better at it. I still kind of wing it on manual, all my photos are straight out of the camera … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

We're home. And unpacked. Order being restored with excessive sweeping and swiffering on my behalf as well as watering. Geez we need some rain. Don't get me started on the pile of washing I have to get through too. We had such a lovely few days away at the beach with all the … [Read more...]