• Photography

    52 Week 1 word Photography Challenge

    So I have wanted to do a 52 week photography challenge for maybe 10 years. I have started a lot of them some at New Years some just randomly and once in a fit of enthusiasm I even thought I was capable of a 365 day photo challenge (spoiler: I was not). I am not sure if this time will be different because its’ a challenge I have designed for myself or if it will be different because I have the blog and an instagram to post on, or if it will be different because I am less afraid of no one and everyone seeing what I post. I don’t…

  • Uncategorized

    2020 Day 1

    At the minute So I have been thinking a lot about a lot lately. Which is pretty normal for me. I overthink. I love taking photographs, I love learning about photography and photographers, I love art and artists and I am learning to love editing my photographs.  For a while now my blog has just existed as a place to post my photos that is easier to see than instagram. Somewhere I can post more pictures, bigger pictures but not necessarily better pictures.  Some of the photos I love the most are quick snaps I’ve taken with my phone. And some I’ve spent hours with fussing over a branch or…

  • Personal,  Photography

    The Begonia House

    Sometimes life throws everything at you all at once and with only two hands most of it’s hitting you in the face. Thats what my last week has felt like. Smack after smack after smack in the face. I have felt stressed and overwhelmed with the amount of stuff sitting in my brain space. All I needed as some time to myself and to do something I love. Enter the Begonia House in Machattie Park Bathurst. I love it. Every year from about February to April extending a bit into May usually. The Begonia House is open. A house full of flowers waiting for me to look at, enjoy, photograph…

  • Personal

    Lily

    This post is about Lily. My cat. I found Lily when I was 18. My cat before Lily, Midas had died really suddenly about 5 or 6 months before and it really shook me up. I was so upset over her death I didn’t want to be near other animals basically at all and even our other cat her Mum Rockey and our dog Jilly made me sad to be around. Cut to my little brother who over his life time has had a multitude of different pets including mice, rats lizards, fish, crabs and birds, wanting to go to the pet store and get a new bird with his…

  • Personal

    Happy Easter

    It’s been months actual months since i’ve even thought about writing. Somehow this blog which is so important to me always gets pushed to the bottom of my to do list and the only person who suffers for it is me. I have been working on my photography. I have a stack of photos to edit and a stack that I have edited. But then it comes to writing and I get shy. I worry about what to write and whether anyone actually reads my blog and if they do what do they think and I put it off for another day and another until it’s been months. So I…

  • Personal

    Hello 2019

    Hello 2019, Its nice to meet you. My name is Emily and I have a bad habit (I have several actually but I’m only talking about one) My bad habit is New Years Resolutions. You see when your sister 2018 rolled around I gave her the same spiel i’ve been giving your siblings since I was old enough to understand what a resolution is. I sweet talked her. I am ashamed to say I flattered her and honesty here I outright lied to her. I made her promises I couldn’t keep and by the time easter rolled around we were not talking to each other. My resolutions were hard. I…

  • Photography

    Snaps

    So I love my phone. A lot. I mean A Lot, A LOT. This means I understandably take a lot, probably most of my photos on my phone. I love my camera but its big and heavy and I tend to take it with specifically rather than generally. My phone on the other hand is always with me. I don’t think its been further than 1 metre away from me in at least 5 years. So lots of photos. I’m not going to share tham all coz that would be weird and a long long long post. But I am going to share some of my favourites mostly from the…

  • Food

    Madeleines

    So I love to cook. Specifically I love to bake. My Grandma was a cake decorator, quite and amazing one if I do say so myself. My Nanna is an amazing cook and baker as well but my Grandma what she could do with some fondant and royal icing. She was amazing. I have happy memory on happy memory watching her make wedding cakes and christening cakes. Her teaching me how to make royal icing and setting me up with her stencils to learn lacework and piping basics. I always loved cooking with her. When she died baking became a way that I remember her. Even if i’m not thinking…

  • Photography

    Autumn

    I love Autumn, its probably my favourite season, and yes I am aware that I am telling you about Autumn in September. Which for any northern hemisphere readers is fine but for those of us in the southern hemisphere is a bit weird. I’m telling you because I want to share the photos I took during Autumn because I love them but didn’t post them because frankly I was sick for most of the season. I hope you enjoy them.