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.

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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. 🙂

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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…

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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. This post is about one of our days!

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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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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.

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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.

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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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