Category: Photoblog

The Photoblog category is currently “in-progress”. It contains posts that contain mainly photographs, or where the photographs are the focus of the post.

I had a photoblog for about four years, initially at www.o1s.net from January 2009 to February 2010, which was later located at Indecisively.me. In late 2013 I made the decision to move the posts from my photoblog here to my blog, because I had been sharing photos at Hey Georgie more often than on my photoblog.

As of April 2014, I am still gradually moving the posts and removing old and unnecessary posts.

There are quite a few active volcanoes in Indonesia, Mount Merapi being one of them. On our recent trip to Indonesia we visited Mount Merapi to see what we could learn about this historic site.

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In Indonesia, black sand is common, whereas white or yellow sand is not. Yellow-sanded beaches were too far for us to travel to from the middle of Jogjakarta, so we were stuck with one black one at sunset – Parangtritis Beach.

A photo of Nick, photographing the sunset
A photo of Nick, photographing the sunset

I have never had a ‘bucket list’ and having a list of things to do in my life felt like I was deliberately picking things to achieve rather than living my life and being able to highlight certain moments as the best ones. Having a ‘bucket list’ was, to me, some kind of a fake way of bringing meaning to my life and what I chose to do. So I didn’t have one, although watching a sunset was on a mental list of things I wanted to do.

I couldn’t decide on my best sunset photo, so I decided to post five, and name them something more fitting to their style. It’s amazing how so many different views of sunset can be captured.

Sunset I: Dusk
Sunset I: Dusk

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Nick and I travelled south to go to the Tulip Time festival. Because I went to Floriade in Canberra last year, I didn’t go last year. Each year the tulips look the same but it’s still lovely to see them each time. Tulips are my favourite flower. 🙂

I think we were mostly really excited to use our new cameras! 😛

A fiery tulip among the plain reddish ones
A fiery tulip among the plain reddish ones

Several rows of different coloured tulips – these were arranged like a rainbow
Several rows of different coloured tulips – these were arranged like a rainbow

Rows of yellow and violet tulips
Rows of yellow and violet tulips

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Nick and I went to the Dog Lovers Show on the weekend. I got free tickets because the company I work for is one of the sponsors. Nick likes golden retrievers and I am partial to them too, but I have a real soft spot for labradors. He says they are similar enough…

Here are some photos I took.

One of the older dogs doing an obstacle course
One of the older dogs doing an obstacle course

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This week Nick and I spent four days in Hamilton Island, which is an island in the northern part of Australia, in the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.

Today was a bit of a dull day since we spent the morning packing our bags, going on a plane and returning home, so I will mostly be recounting Friday and our time there in general. 🙂

Jet skiing!
Jet skiing!

Friday was our second day in Hamilton Island, and we made sure we woke up nice and early because we had some fun activities planned. It was a beautiful day, even though it was forecast to be very windy. I guess seeing the “windy” icon on my phone’s weather app made me worry that it wouldn’t be sunny at all.

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Following our trip to Thirlmere earlier this year for the Thirlmere Festival of Steam, Nick and I made our way back down to Thirlmere again, this time for Trainworks’ event A Day Out with Thomas, visiting none other than our childhood friend Thomas the Tank Engine. Of course, some time ago when I asked Nick if he liked Thomas the Tank Engine as a kid, he said, “Of course, that was my jam”.

Sodor station
Sodor station

Distant view of Thomas the Tank Engine
Distant view of Thomas the Tank Engine

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I’m not really sure if there are other bridges around the world that you can actually climb, but when I told Daniel that I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, he said he didn’t even know you were able to literally climb the bridge. I didn’t know that either, at least until I was in high school. On every exchange student visit, the students would be taken to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To be honest I thought it was just another tourist attraction, and something I wouldn’t really be interested in. I’m not sure why, maybe I never learned to appreciate my hometown until recently. Or maybe I just didn’t value picturesque views from the top of a bridge that actually holds world records (that I didn’t even know about). Or maybe I was just a boring, unexciting person.

The cool thing is that if I ever did think that way, I changed my mind about it all.

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A Day in the Life is a monthly linkup where bloggers document their daily life on a designated day each month to show what a typical day is like. To find out more, click here.

Nick and I spent the Easter long weekend in the Hunter Valley, a region up north of Sydney. We stayed at a lovely place called Leaves and Fishes, which has accommodation and a restaurant. We bought a package for two nights called the Food Lovers package, which included a two-course meal for each night that we were there. The accommodation was lovely, in a little romantic-looking boathouse on the water.

I am writing this A Day in the Life post for most of the weekend really, as I was a bit too tired and busy the last two days to really write it up. I guess I will be summing up the whole weekend in general, because it was really a lovely weekend away and the first time I’ve been away for Easter with someone I love.

If you’re participating in A Day in the Life, just remember that you can document any day in the month. If you’re “late” posting it, don’t worry about it too much. Just post whenever you can (like I am).

The lakeside view
The lakeside view

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A Day in the Life is a monthly linkup where bloggers document their daily life on a designated day each month to show what a typical day is like. To find out more, click here.

I started off the day by waking up at 6am. After shutting off my alarm, I messaged Nick good morning, which is what I do every morning unless we are together. I lay in bed for a bit before brushing my teeth and getting dressed. It was unusually dark and I wasn’t sure what to wear that day. Tuesdays are gym days, so I put my gym gear on straight away. I picked out some pearl earrings. I’ve taken a liking to them lately. At first I wasn’t too sure about pearls but I think they look rather classy.

Pearl earrings I wore today

Eventually I settled on a tube skirt, and after looking at the weather on my phone, decided to pack a tight-fitting woolly top. It’s more suited for winter, but since it was cold today, it was alright. I had most of my bag ready and packed, but I left grabbing shower gel until the last minute. I spent some time trying to squeeze shower gel from a bottle into a small travel bottle, which didn’t work, so my mum gave me another bottle with a large opening. She offered to drive me to the train station so I didn’t have to catch a bus.

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I’ve been growing my nails for quite some time, although I wouldn’t say that “growing” is the right word. I just haven’t trimmed my nails in quite some time so they have grown really long, which can be seen on a few photos on my Instagram profile and in previous Fashion Friday posts. I really like having my nails long because they look a bit nicer when painted.

I used to have to keep my nails short because I played the piano, and it was near impossible to play the piano with long nails. My piano teacher could always tell if my nails were too long by the “clickity-click” sound they made as they hit the keys. Now, with my nails making some nice music on my laptop keyboard, I am certainly not fussed. In fact, you could say I am used to it.

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