Category Archives: Photos

Taking Photography classes, Part 2 [and the products]

I took another photography class today. I was torn between getting out and about on my own and playing around, and taking another class as soon as I could to get the most of out Mindy’s teaching… and decided that … Continue reading

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Putting my camera into manual mode [My very first photography class]

Five months ago I became the owner of my first DSLR camera. And in those 5 months I have taken a handful of ‘nice’ photos using the camera on its automatic setting. But that’s it. Six weeks in NYC is … Continue reading

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A New York winter, and my first AirBNB experience [Weeks 1 & 2…]

Before we left Australia, we organised an apartment to stay in for our first week in the city. Once we arrived and were able to have a look at some other places, we’d make a decision on whether to stay … Continue reading

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The year that was [my au pair year in photos]

Most of you probably didn’t notice, but I failed to post my annual humble brag letter this year. In all the craziness of the last few months, I never felt the drive, not the need to write one. Usually I … Continue reading

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American Easter [in the lead up] and my recipe for Australian Hot Cross Buns

American’s are crazy about holidays. You can buy greeting cards in this country for holidays that I didn’t even knew exist, or at least I didn’t think were worthy of greeting cards. I mean, really, people send greeting cards for … Continue reading

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Happy ‘Stralya Day [from the other side of the world]

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me! … Continue reading

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My first American sports game – Celtics vs. OKC Thunder, and the night I walked a mile in the snow!

The last few days have been a bit all over the place – and by that I mean mainly spent in bed. Miss 3 caught what we thought was a cold from her cousin over Christmas, and passed it on … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Hiiiiiiii Mickey! [11 hours in the Magic Kingdom]

Day 3 was THE DAY. Mickey day. There is something about Magic Kingdom that can turn pretty much anyone into a child. We left the apartment early so that we could get into the parking lot early. The thing with … Continue reading

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Florida Vacation Day 2 – “THIS IS NOT SAFE!”

Vacation, day 2, and we were ready to head to the beach. Ready, that is, until Carmen discovered she’d lost her camera case (remember my description of our make-shift purses in the previous blog, that we were using to carry … Continue reading

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Christmas Vacation – FLORIDA – Day 1 (Thing 1, Thing 2 and Plastic Bag skirts…)

Our first morning in Florida we went to Universal. We had 2-Park Passes, so we could go to both passes on both days. The day was nice, and we wore shorts and tshirts to the park, even though it was … Continue reading

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