Some good things

So much goodness all around here today and you know why? IT'S PROPERLY RAINING. Rain heavy enough that you can HEAR it. Now if that's not good, I don't know what is. Wish I could send it all around the country to the places it's needed most. We need it round here too - there will be happy … [Read more...]

Things I like {The late winter edition}

You guys the Daphne is OUT and it is GLORIOUS. Wish you could smell outside my front door at the moment, the heady scent hits you and carries on the wind all around the south side of the house. I don't have any tips on how to grow it other than it thrives on neglect, gets no sun from March to … [Read more...]

Olympus Camera winner!

YOU GUYS. That was HARD. I feel like I have been on an emotional rollercoaster! ALL of the feels - happy and sad, simple joy, moments of profound loss, pride, excitement all captured in photos. Isn't that the BEST? A click that captures a moment in time that can be with you forever, it's why I love … [Read more...]

Win your very own Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera!

It's now been a week since we arrived back home from my very own Royal adventure and the further away from it I get, the more I feel like it was all a dream. A wonderful, magical dream! But my Instagram and photo roll in my phone tells me something else entirely...it WAS real. Thank GOODNESS … [Read more...]

A slow Sunday at Hill View Sculpture

Over the weekend we had some visitors down for the night who have recently moved back from London after many years living over there. We were chatting on Saturday night when we were asked how we scratch our cultural itch living down here in the Highlands which we were able to show them yesterday … [Read more...]

Never Stop the Journey: A wedding in Windsor

A sponsored post for Olympus Most days for me are pretty run of the mill for a Mum of three girls. I get woken early (and often angrily) by a toddler. I make breakfast and lunches; do the shopping, cooking and washing, busily running a house, family and job. Months ago in November, a seed was … [Read more...]

Never Stop the Journey: London is ready for a wedding!

A sponsored post for Olympus It’s now been a few days since we arrived in London and everywhere you look, excitement, preparations and general pre-wedding buzz is at an all time high. Everywhere around this fair city you will see national pride blowing in the breeze of every corner with red, … [Read more...]

Living our best London Life

I must say, London is looking just about as good as it could be! The weather has been absolutely fabulous: the sun shining, the colours around looking brighter than normal, maybe it's the excitement in the air but it's an absolute joy to take in and I can't take the smile off my face! We're … [Read more...]

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...]

Autumn: A lesson in surrendering

Today is the 1st of May 2018. I reminded Rob this morning that it was 14 years ago today that we celebrated our engagement with friends and family on the rooftop of a Darlinghurst bar on a superb Sunny autumn day much like the one we are enjoying here today. I had to find a photo to show the … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 29th April 2018 edition}

Thank you for all your lovely words of encouragement on my post this week, I am going to reply to all your comments just as soon as someone stops asking me for food, which will happen on Tuesday when the kids are back at School. It's been a lovely break for us all, but like any Mum at the end of two … [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...]

Never Stop The Journey: The nitty gritty of the OM-D E-M10 Mark III

A sponsored post for Olympus I was lucky enough recently to be a part of an excursion to Queenstown with Olympus for the launch of their new OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera. You can read about that AMAZING weekend in this post but I wanted to share with you guys a little of the nitty gritty of the … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting through a good lens

It is an absolute CRACKING day here today...sun shining and grass growing before our eyes. There has been sunshine in the day, storms and heavy rain at night - everywhere you look it's late Spring perfection. It's been a FULL ON week for work. Everybody wanting those end of Christmas … [Read more...]

Things I like {the I’m still in my 30’s edition}

You guys, I think it' going to be a good week ahead for me. Actually, the next few weeks are going to be pretty good all round I think. Next week is my birthday week, and in true Styling You fashion there may be a little bit of a festival happening. I've already started to get a few cards and … [Read more...]

Things I like {The Colour edition}

The icy wind blowing a gale outside isn't much to get excited about, but you know what? There's only 1 day of school left, then it's holidays! Besides that, there is plenty to like around these parts as we soak up the peace before the storm of 2 extra kids back home! Here's what I am liking this … [Read more...]

Southern Highlands Guide: Who to follow on Instagram

I always get asked so many questions (plus it's the biggest search item on the blog on the weekends) about where to eat, drink, shop etc in the Highlands and recently I have found myself tagging friends in various Instagram accounts so that people know where to eat and drink and shop. There's no … [Read more...]

Friday

It's Friday afternoon and the day looks like this. Goes alright by me. I have my gold kicks on from NYC. And a bear ring on my finger. There's prolific pansy flowering happening on my side verandah. And the cyclamens out the front look happy and graceful. The … [Read more...]

Things I like {The Dottie edition}

This morning we  popped over to visit Miss Dot who is now a whole 6 days old. Not even a week! Luce got home from hospital under 24 hours after Dorothy was born and is settling into life as a family of four. There's lots of baked goods being consumed, endless cups of half drunk tea, delirium and … [Read more...]