Wordless Wednesday LVI: 12 Apostles at Sunset

This shot was a film shot I took in December of 2003, 11 years ago.  I’m hoping on my trip this month I might get to go back to visit this awesome coastline.  The great ocean road is gorgeous, so many amazing beaches and sites! 12 apostles- Great Ocean Road

I took the opportunity 11 years ago to go up in a helicopter it didn’t disappoint, and I had so many amazing shots from the air…this is one of my favourite ones!

great ocean road

Most of my photos from my year in Australia in 2003-2004…are not scanned.  I was a film SLR shooter then, I think maybe a project in 2015 might be to scan my negatives…and share some more shots from my epic year long trip living overseas.

#FMSPhotoaDay 2015- Week 2

It’s been another fantastic week here in Melbourne, Australia! The weather has been amazing—a wee bit too hot then it cooled down to a just right temperature. Its been great to reconnect with friends and hang out with my cousins!

Here’s the list of prompts for this past week…


Day 5: Square…the scones at Miss. Marples were square and so yummy with jam & cream! It was an awesome day hanging out with my longest friend in the world–Krista!


Day 6: Round…for my birthday I was given a pandora bracelet. I love it… Later in the week I added an Australian charm!


Day 7: Currently Reading… Spent the morning in my pjs sitting on the porch reading! (Isn’t that what holidays are for?!)


Day 8: Landscape… Spent the day wandering around the CBD of Melbourne! Reminding myself of all the reasons I fell in love with this city …


Day 9: Pattern… The train seats had a pretty cool pattern on them! On Friday I headed to Frankston to visit my friend for the weekend.


Day 10: Hello…from Sorrento’s Back Beach! My friends took me on a drive and this was one of the gorgeous stops we had during the day! I was excited to smell the ocean and get my toes wet.


Day 11: I see… People having fun at Frankston Beach! It was such an awesome morning to sit and watch my friends kids play in the water! (Not pictured here)


So there’s another week done! There’s only 50 more to go for 2015… Here’s the list if you’d like to join in the fun for week #3!


Wordless Wednesday LV: Clyde River

It’s 2015…and I’m bringing back Wordless Wednesday’s for the year!

Clyde River-early AM

This was a shot I took back early in the morning on November 29, 2014…the flight had just landed in Clyde River from Pond Inlet (on route to Iqaluit).   I loved how the morning light was hitting the mountains behind Clyde.  I snapped this photo on the way from the plane to the terminal.

#FMSPhotoaDay 2015- Week 1

This year I have decided to participate in the Photo-a-Day challenge. This year the lists are being done weekly! So much fun… So here’s my first weeks photos.

Day 1: the sky…taken from my cousins’ backyard in Melbourne.
Day 2: something yellow…my new little ducky friend!

Day 3: me today…this arctic gal wasn’t dealing with the 39C in Melbourne that well—thank goodness for fans and cooler temps!

Day 4: I hear… My longest friend (30yrs of friendship) singing her heart out! So great to visit her in her Melbourne house!


Here’s the list for week 2 if you’d like to join in!


NYE Thoughts…

Some random thoughts on New Year’s Eve…as 2014 ends and 2015 begins.

Happy New Year


2014 was a great year…for the first time I choose a word to think about for the year.  I chose “create” or “creativity”.  During 2014 I worked to embrace my creative side again, learned how to quilt (still need to finish said quilt but it’s coming along quite nicely).  I also learned how to make seal skin and leather mittens. I sewed a few children’s capes and knitted a few baby sweaters for friend’s new babies and older siblings to enjoy.  What prompted me to pick a word for 2014 was my involvement in ‘A Bright Project’. Each month I was paired up with a different woman to exchange a snail mail letter or package…also interacting with each other via Instagram!  It was quite a fun way to branch out and be social and meet some wonderful woman from around the world!

2014 brought a change in my work in May…to a new position, still based in Pangnirtung…but allowed me to travel and renew my love of Nunavut.  It was great to visit so many different communities over the 2nd half of the year.  (Yes, sometimes I got stuck…and didn’t spend much time at home….but honestly, I loved every second of it…except the paperwork aspect! But if you know me papers have never been my strong suit!)

I arrived this morning in Melbourne, Australia and am I’m travelling overseas for the month of January also visiting the Philippines before coming home to Canada. I’m so uber excited about this trip…the tickets have been booked for 6 months and it’s FINALLY here!

I wrote this post on December 28th before I started my trek to Melbourne. I know my blog has been a bit silent in the last 8 weeks or so. It’s hard to believe that it is almost my 6th year anniversary of starting to blog. I never thought when I started in 2009 that this would be something I would be still doing so many years later. I blog because it is a creative outlet, I like sharing photos and stories and snippets of my life. It’s become a happy place..and I enjoy the process and the people I’ve met through my blog. But when life gets crazy, blogging is the first ball that is dropped. To be honest the past 8 weeks or so, I just needed a break…life and work has been so crazy hectic…blogging became another thing that was on the MUST do list, rather than the ‘oh this is fun let’s just share’ list. But don’t you worry, I’m not giving up blogging. I look at it as just unplugging for a bit…and taking a bit time for me to recharge and refill my batteries.

Don’t worry, 2015 is going to be a steller year I can feel it already and  I can’t wait to share with you some of the adventures I’m going to have. But you might have to be a wee bit patient with me, as I’m not going to be blogging from the road. But can’t wait to share with your my adventures when I’m back home in February!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

I’m looking forward to 2015…are you?

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