What better images to post here on Australia than some of one of Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach. I avoided the Australia Day crowds and took a trip there yesterday when it was surprisingly quiet! Admittedly the weather was not amazing but still I was surprised at actually how quiet it was down there considering it is a long weekend here in Australia. I hope all my Aussie friends have enjoyed a relaxing and fun Australia Day and for those on the other side of the world I hope you are not caught in snow storms!
Happy New Year Friends! Well 2015 wrapped up beautifully and now we are in 2016. I hope you have had a wonderful start to the new year. We have just been soaking up the sun here in Sydney and enjoyed some down time pool side! My favourite time of the year when there is nothing pressing to be done while the kids are on school holidays!
So has anyone else jumped on the best nine bandwagon over on instagram! I loved seeing everyone posting their most popular instagram posts for the year so I decided to check out mine as well! No surprise really that it involved a lot of cake and flowers. My instagram feed has changed a lot as the year has gone on with the change in direction of my photography work and my wellness journey – it is always interesting to see the change in number of likes when this happens!
Instagram however remains my favourite form of social media so while it is lovely to get likes it is more important that my feed shows what I love photographing at this point in my life! So here are my most popular 9 instagram images for 2015 – some are definitely my favourites as well.
What could be better than an early morning breakfast on a brisk spring morning surrounded by long dewy grass, beautiful Belted Galloway Cows roaming nearby, new friends and a delicious breakfast! Breakfast consisted of amazing baked eggs, fresh coffee and home made almond milk milkshakes!
I have just been over on pinterest looking at table inspiration for Christmas and it got me thinking about the lovely lunch we had while at Kimbri Farm in November. A lovely Spring day with a pretty and simple table in the beautiful outdoors where we enjoyed the most delicious Sorrel and Fennel Risotto followed by the freshest strawberries with vanilla creme fraiche and gluten free crumble mix all made by the lovely Lily. The stunning ceramics we enjoyed our dessert from were made by Sarah Schembri Ceramics. If you would like the recipes please pop over to the Local is Lovely Blog here.
One of my most favourite parts of the Local is Lovely Pracshop is the different ideas Sophie came up with for us to shoot. These series of shots were from a Tea Blending session we did on our final day at the farm. I have never blended tea before and this was so much fun! Thank you to Lily from Kettle Town for teaching us all about the art of tea blending.