Especially at this time of year, sometimes we need to be reminded to have a break and take a minute to relax and look up at the sky…
… it’s amazing how much you miss so much when you aren’t watching.
Photo from: my camera
Anyone who has heard of Byron will be aware of the iconic lighthouse, situated on the most easterly point of Australia. Of course, a visit to Byron is not complete without at least one visit to the lighthouse, and you all know that Kris and I are keen for any photo opportunity. Consider yourself pre-warned that this is a very image heavy, touristy post.
Waking up to a beautiful and sunny (yet windy) day, we decided it would be perfect for a hike to the lighthouse, and set off in our inappropriate footwear on a 3 hour journey.
It was a beautiful stroll along the ocean front, and we contemplated life, enjoyed the sunshine and laughed and joked, until we reached the more strenuous parts of the walk.
I picked up this dress and scarf at a little op shop in West End, and thought they were the perfect cover up for my new Minkpink swimmers.
Though, again, I’m not sure that this outfit was entirely appropriate for the massive hike. After about 1000 stairs, we finally reached the lighthouse and stopped for a breather and to rest our weary feet, and of course to take some photos, and looked out at the ocean trying to spot whales. Despite the hoards of tourists it really is such a peaceful and romantic spot!
As it was the middle of the day, the light wasn’t ideal for photos so we planned to come back for a romantic picnic at sunset, equipped with nice cheeses, salads and a bottle of Chandon (as we visited the winery on our first Valentine’s day together). It was a perfect afternoon spent basking in the sun, chasing turkeys away from our picnic and taking photos.
As the sun set and the winds picked up it was freezing, yet we still thought it would be a great idea to come back at sunrise and make the most of the morning light.
It was SO difficult to wake up, but when we finally dragged ourselves from bed and snapped some stunning photos, despite feeling like an ice cube due to the Antarctic winds that cut right through our clothes.
After waiting what felt like hours, we were finally greeted by the morning sun. It really was spectacular, it has been so long since I have watched the sun rise.
Thankfully we had a warm bed to return to before we actually got up to start a day spent eating good food, wandering around the markets, having a romantic dinner and partying with the backpackers.
When Monday came I really wasn’t ready to leave Byron, but placated myself with some op shopping. Can’t wait to share my finds with you all. Ok… you will be pleased to know that’s the end of our Byron photos!
Photos of me taken by: Kris
Photos from: my camera
Swimmers – Minkpink
Dress – Op shop
Scarf – Op shop
Sunnies – Suitcase rummage
Shoes – from Bali
Bag – ebay
Despite the cold and gloomy weather putting a dampener on our weekend, I have been flying high for the past few days on the news that Kris and I have both been accepted into Medical School, starting in 2011. Of course facebook friends and twitter followers would know this already, but life has just been so hectic that blogging was the last thing on my mind.
Don’t worry though I have a couple of recipe posts coming up and I plan to continue blogging about all the good times and challenges throughout med school!
Also… you can now ‘like’ Fizzle Out on facebook so that you can stay up to date with new posts and share recipes with friends or get involved in discussions. I am looking forward to having extra interactions with my wonderful readers and of course my very supportive friends and family (love you guys!).
Photo from: my camera
On such a rainy night, I thought it would be nice to share some colourful pictures from my visit to the community garden last weekend. It is so relaxing to wander around, camera in hand, trying to capture the magical feeling of the garden.
Plenty of flowers to attract the bees and butterflies.
Brassica flowers, that I was convinced to eat right from the bush.
This rosemary makes me want roasted potatoes.
The bees and butterflies love the lavender, it gives off such a fantastic scent.
A cauliflower, almost ready for harvest.
The snow peas are so sweet straight from the vine.
I have been slowly fililng in my new recipe journal with some favourites so I don’t have to flick through old magazines. I have really been wanting the Moleskine Recipe Journal, but since I haven’t seen it in Australia I went with this one that is just as good!
All photos from: my camera
How better to celebrate the first day of spring than by sharing some photos of a beautiful tree. The pink flowers that covered the surrounding grass drew me in, as it looked like the perfect place to sit and pass some time, daydreaming or reading a book.
Loving my Black Milk body suit. I have lurked the website for ages but after seeing the pieces in person I took the plunge and bought myself a ribcage. So looking forward to checking out the new collection on Sunday.
I could have stayed here all day if it wasn’t for the ants…
Photos taken by: Kris
I’m home from work sick today… feel like I’m coming down with a flu, feeling awful.
On a more positive note, we had a pleasant weekend on the coast. While leaving my parents place we saw some gorgeous autumn trees and couldn’t resist pulling over for a photoshoot. The crunchy leaves were so much fun to play with and my gorgeous boy decided to turn me into an animated gif…
Anyway, I’m off to snuggle in bed with some vitamins and a good book.