Under a Palm tree somewhere far away...

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Here I am sitting under a big shady palm tree, drinking a few gallons of tea, in a little cafe in Pondicherry, India! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I am still around* just not where you thought I was! I have made my way back home.. the long way via Bali with a bunch of girlfriends and now India where I met my mum. I have left Australia with a heavy heart, a handful of amazing friends and a suitcase full of wonderful memories.

I have SO much to tell you, I don't even know where to begin... I am slowly trying to process it all, the good and the bad (mostly good) - Bali was a dream, I have a whole lot of photos to share with you. I had the dreamiest 10 days, it was the best thing that could have happened to me right after leaving. (If you're really impatient Rose is blogging all about it..!)

I am now in India, reunited with my mama (I've been squeezing her tight for the past 3 days just to make sure she doesn't go too far..) we are travelling around in this wonderful chaos, navigating between the cows, the 'tuk tuks' and the scary traffic. I will have many stories waiting to be shared. I am so excited to come back home, to be reunited with my family and friends (dogs, cats and horses.. ;) and to start a new chapter in my life. Oh and I can't wait for christmas & a real winter!! But right now I've got one too many mosquito bites and a temple to visit so I'll see you very soon, I promise. I've missed you all! (In the meantime I am very active on Instagram.. surprise!)

(the blog had a few technical issues in the past few days which is why it looked like it was gone for good..scary! It should all be back to normal now, I think..?)

Recent musings

A few recent daily musings...

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// Australian babies who know their sun protection routine like it's their job.

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// My favourite avo on toast at the Boatshed at Balmoral beach.

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// Beautiful fairyland windows at DJ's

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// Discovered the best little breakfast nook in the neighbourhood: Cornersmith - perfect for breakfast dates on lazy weekends.

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// If reincarnation is a thing, I want to be a cat (in a good family of course)

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// Matching spinning outfits.

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// I take them to the beach as often as possible.

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// 'Take-your-friend-to-work-and-let-her-do-your-job-while-you-lie-in-the-sun day'

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// Balmoral is dreamy. Fact.

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// Cocktail hour with the girls, chatting about business & boys.

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// Mesmerizing seaweed.

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// Picnic under the biggest tree we could find at the Botanical Gardens (scaring away the sandwhich thief birdies)

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// I discovered this furniture shop (that also sells clothes) it's called The Modern Furniture Store (in McMahons Point) I swear I could have bought everything.. Scandinavian furniture rocks my world. The day I buy a house and I go all Interior designer on you, you will never hear the end of it. OBSESSED.

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// Simple lunches at Wild Rocket in Neutral Bay (my favourite lunch spot in the area!) 

| Ps: thank you for being so patient with me! My posting has been very sporadic recently.. I am actually writing this on my iPhone while the babies are sleeping (for all of you new readers, they aren't mine in case you try and go back in the archive wondering when the hell I got pregnant with a bunch of babies..!) I appreciate every one of you for reading this and being lovely to me always. I love your comments, tweets and emails - I've said it before but they truly mean the world to me! XXXX Tania |

The most beautiful public pool

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A couple of days ago on a whim I decided to take the littles I babysit to the North Sydney pool - which if you ask me is part genius, part insane, because well they are twins and there is just one of me. After quickly jumping into our 'swimmers' we stepped out into one beautiful sight. I don't think it gets better than this in terms of public pools...

Nestled between the Harbour bridge, Luna Park and the sea. Now I'm planning to go again with just me, a book & a camera. Do you have a favourite pool in Sydney?

Zoo Days

Taronga Zoo is quickly becoming one of my favourite place to go when you feel a bit adventurous, you wake up with that safari feeling and all you can do to shake it off is go see some Giraffes doing their thing in front of the breathtaking Sydney skyline.

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That's what happened last week, actually it was the littles' birthday (the ones I nanny) they were turning 3 so of course we had to make it memorable with some 'nanimalz' and nutella pancakes.

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True love ^ ^ ^

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These gals are my favourite. They are so majestic while being so awkward at the same time oh and they eat leaves all day long. You rock girls.

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I still can't shake that feeling of sadness when I visit a zoo, this one is a good one but still, it's not natural for a tiger to live in a confined space with nothing to hunt or nowhere to swim and run freely.. I am a hypocrite saying this because.. well I'm still buying a ticket to get in, and hey I'm promoting them here on the blog, but I try my hardest to see the pros & cons, you know maybe they are making a difference in animal conservation through zoo-breeding programs (they recently had a baby chimp amongst others..) What's your opinions about zoos? Love them, hate them or not quite sure like myself?

Giveaway winners & other ramblings

Oh hey! So this has been long overdue but the winners of the business cards giveaway have been announced!! Pop over to the giveaway post and see if you're the lucky winner(s)! (names are announced on the widget at the bottom, you'll receive an email with more details in your inbox very shortly) Giveaways are fun.. maybe they should happen more often around here ;)

This week has been a whirlwind of endless supplies of paracetamol, bottomless packs of tissues, one very red nose covered in Papaw (very sexy as you can imagine - it works wonders though) I started my nannying job again this week which meant looking after some very jet lagged 3 y/o twins with a pounding headache and eyelids that could barely stay open.. but I made it! Having Fridays off meant I took full advantage of spreading across the entire bed past 7am (when Mr goes to work) and oh boy was it the best lie in I've had in a LONG time. Breakfast followed me back into bed with a screening of Neighbors (hilarious but really all that matters is the dreamy Zac Effron)

In the past couple of weeks we've been watching the series called Fargo - MIND BLOWING. I've tweeted about it before but in case you missed it, you better go watch it and tell me what you think! What a plot, fantastic actors, shot in the most beautiful way.. it's got it all. I could probably write about it for hours.. but now that we've finished season 1 (and finished Suits as well) I'm lost. Tell me what to watch next..? (I beg you)

I am longing for summer like nothing else, I've had enough of Lizzie (my sister) showing off her tan lines on Skype, enough of this crazy weather that cannot make its mind up. Get it together Sydney. This whole opposite season thing is confusing my Pinterest activity - it's just all over the place - I mean between summer salads and pumpkin pies, knits and bikinis, snowy mountain tops and sandy beaches. I feel like I have to stay on top of ALL seasons at all times, and man it's driving me nuts. (this last sentence is something I have actually never said in real life, the man and nuts bit of course) ps: that's what she says.

Anyway enough of this pointless rambling, I'll be back later with a few photos I took this week. I spent a day at the zoo with the littles and shot enough Instagram content to last me for weeks. Have a wonderful weekend! (have a PSL for me please? or is it too early?)