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?)

I should have been a garden photographer

Is garden photography a thing..?? Gardens, they have my heart. The new house is surrounded by an oasis of plants, mostly overgrown, but I like it that way. When it rains, it feels like you're out in the rainforest. The lavender makes the place smell heavenly - it reminds of summer at home in France. The neighbours have this beautiful orange tree in their backyard, since I moved in I've been scheming ways to steal their fruits without them noticing.. They don't seem to do anything with them & all I can think of is all the delicious fresh orange juice I could have every morning. Maybe I should just ask them... I like photographing plants, I like the magic of it, the colours & all the textures. The sun was pouring in yesterday afternoon & I couldn't resist but snap my way around the house.

That's what happens when it's raining & I get bored...

It has been raining for two weeks straight now. TWO WEEKS. I mean we get the odd couple of hours when the sun peeks through but it quickly goes back to black skies & torrential showers.

I haven't been working (at my day job ;) this week so I've had to come up with indoor activities to avoid a major cabin fever.

There was a lot of tea making, a lot of dancing to the Van Morrison Pandora station, a few holidays booked (that's when the fever hits real bad), a little bit of going through my boyfriend's clothes (a lot of wearing his sweaters when he's at work...but shhh) going through mine and ending up craving summer even more (ALL of the dresses and pretty lacy tops..), way too much social media browsing (ie. Pinterest), a lot of movie watching (the one in the film is actually a wedding video...I'm obsessed with those - the emotionz guys!)

The fire makes a pretty great place to curl up and read, I've actually considered moving the bed into the living room to add on to the cosiness factor but that would have meant taking the bed apart and maybe breaking a wall down and all, so I decided against it.

It's one of those days when you get out of your pyjamas, jump in the shower, only to get back into some new pyjamas, you know what I mean? (sometimes I skip step 2 & 3) You all do that, don't lie. I'm having an octogenarian staycation. Pass me my camomile while I knit you some socks. 

Ps: I've created a Youtube channel! (SAY WHATTT) I love making films, I'm no expert but hopefully I get to make a few more. They'll be on there if you're interested...

Pps: If you want to see the past couple of films I made head over here... 

Moo Giveaway | Business Cards

'Order business cards' has been on my to-do list for maybe... 2 years? Not kidding. Every time I go to an event, or just meet people who are interested in my blog, I have nothing to give them to remember me. You tell them your name and the name of your blog hoping they will remember it by their 4th cocktail - we both know that never happens - I'm always kicking myself for not having anything to give out, something as simple as a card with my name, my email and url. 

Because if anyone I meet has the same memory as me, then there is no hope. Absolutely none. I am the worst at remembering names, I somehow 'zone out' for a couple of seconds every time I get introduced to someone... is that bad? I can remember your face forever though (that sounds real creepy)

Here comes the business card. I know a lot of people say that their time is over, but I truly believe they're not. Nothing beats a good ol' business card to remember someone's details. I know I have a whole bunch of them in my purse at all times, whether it be from a restaurant or cafe I ate at and loved, or someone I met.

I know I regretted not having any cards to give out when I was at Fashion Week this year... but it's never too late! 

When Moo kindly contacted me asking if I'd like to give out 2 sets of 50 classic business cards to two of my readers I couldn't refuse, because I just know there has to be some of you out there who's had 'Make business cards' on their to-do lists for donkey's years.

So there you go, this is your chance! To make this fair, 2 winners will be picked at random (through Rafflecopter). All you have to do is enter the giveaway box below, follow the steps, easy peasy. 2 steps are mandatory & there's a few other options to gain extra entries.. The winners will be announced next Wednesday (3rd of September). Good luck!