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And it was all yellow...

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  Melbourne recently came out of its 6th lockdown and guess what the first thing mum and I did? We went to Spotlight (a huge craft and sewing store) which we were so enthusiastic about. We also went to our favourite country town Daylesford. Over a recent long weekend, we had some nice, sunny weather so mum and I decided it was a perfect day for an adventure.                  We happily wandered around Jubilee Lake and soaked up the sights. The peacocks and ducks even came out to play. Then mum had the bright idea to go on a paddle boat. I'm a precious you see, because despite having swimming lessons as I child, I've long since forgotten how to swim and was imagining myself drowning in the lake.        Convinced I was being a bit dramatic, I decided to give it a go and it was SO much fun. Mum and I were all smiles the whole 30 minutes and it was quite a leg workout! We loved looking at the beautiful lake and agreed we'd do it again next time.I  want to go with my boyf

A photo a day: Week 2 of holidays in lockdown

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  Continuing on from last week's blog post , here is a photo a day of what I got up to on my work holidays in lockdown. Of course, we're restricted in what we can do here in Melbourne, but I still enjoyed myself within the limitations.   Day 1:  Saturday   AFL Grand final day! The Western Bulldogs were playing so well up until the third quarter, then lost by heaps to the Melbourne football team. I wanted Pat to experience the sheer excitement of winning a grand final with us, as we did in 2016, but it was not to be. Day 2: Sunday After a quick breakfast of avocado and goats cheese on toast, Pat and I went to get our second Pfizer jab. We are now fully vaccinated! While I had no symptoms the first time around, with this vaccination, I experienced a few headaches throughout the week and a back ache but I'm fine now. It was a beautiful sunny day so later on, we went for a walk and then hung out in the backyard lounging around on the hammock. Bliss.   Day 3: Monday I stayed hom

A photo a day: Work holidays in lockdown

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  I am so glad to be on my work holidays. I'm okay with teaching from home during lockdown but just like any other school term, I am exhausted by the end of it. It usually takes me a few days to rest and feel somewhat normal again. These holidays, I decided to take a photo a day to document little moments of joy.   Day 1 & 2: Saturday and Sunday. Over the weekend, I spent some time in the sunshine. Marvelling at the hammock my dad bought from Aldi, I declared that laying in it and looking at the sky was even better than meditation! I snapped some photos of ladybugs in the garden. As children, my sister and I believed that if a ladybug landed on you, it was good luck. I also spent a lot of time with my boyfriend. I treasure weekends with him.   Day 3: Monday On Monday, I made ravioli. I made every part of it - the dough and the ricotta filling plus the mushroom, wine and creamy sauce. After spending what felt like hours rolling out the dough, making the ravioli, cooking it and

I've been waiting so long for you down by the river

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I love taking photos and looking back on them. If I didn't take photos, I truly wouldn't remember half the things I get up to. I'm spending my term 3 holidays at home due to lockdown, but I'm enjoying looking back on memories from past holidays. After each term, when I've got time off, mum and I love to head straight out to our favourite country town, Daylesford.   These photos were taken earlier this year, when we took my nonna out for the day.       She loves chocolate so of course we had to stop off at the little chocolate factory, sip on chilli hot chocolate and eat these fancy handmade delights. From memory, the mint leaf and salted caramel ones were the best.              Outfit details: Absolutely everything found at a secondhand market. I love this embroidered dress and I can't believe it was only $5!     We walked by a lake, soaked up some sun, listened to my nonna tell stories. For lunch, my mum and nonna had pasta and I enjoyed this cheese board. The