Monday, 6 October 2014

Happy Monday

Whoah life has changed in a week. Last Monday after I hit publish on my Happy Monday post, I headed off to a specialist appointment and finally (after five weeks) got the all clear on a very worrying health thing (post to come). I feel like a weight has been lifted. I have again started to make plans to do things, see friends, conquer the world. I no longer have that horrible niggle in the back of my mind telling me to wait, to not think too far ahead, just in case. It has been a GOOD WEEK folks. A timely reminder that I need to enjoy each day as it comes.
sunset melbourne west dusk

Things that made me happy this week:

:: A glass of Champagne by myself at City Wine Shop on Monday afternoon to celebrate my good news.

:: Walking home from the train station on Monday night with the feeling of possibility in the air. A light breeze picked up and all my worries began to wisp away.

:: Time spent with The Bookworm on Tuesday, eating lunch on the lawn in front of the State Library and just hanging out for the first time in ages.
state library victoria

:: Losing the fear that surrounded my new camera. I realised I just needed to jump in. Despite all the confusing dials it was unlikely to self destruct. I have set myself a little challenge: to participate in Fat Mum Slim's October Photo a Day using only my Proper Camera. No iPhone cheating. To check out my progress follow me on Instagram.

:: Watching my extraordinary friend faffing about in her kitchen cooking me dinner while we sipped wine and talked about all the problems, and made them go away a little bit:)

:: Polenta. Extraordinary friend from above cooked me polenta properly and it was amazing. I have cooked polenta a bunch of times but I didn't know you had to keep stirring it for twenty minutes... wow, it makes all the difference- puffy little clouds of yum.

:: Once the musical. Wow. Just wow. Well, actually more than just wow, you can read my gush here.

:: Having reason to overuse the word wow. Wow!

:: Dandling: to move a small child up and down in an affectionate way- great word. Discovered in J.K. Rowling's 'The Silkworm.'

:: Finding myself crouching on the nature strip in front of my house trying to get a good shot of some dandelions and not caring that the neighbours thought I was terribly odd (well, I am :)

:: Ice cream cones. Now that the weather has warmed up I cannot get enough of them. There is something so much more nostalgic and romantic about a cone versus a bowl.

Happy Monday.

What are you looking forward to this week? 


  1. I'm so glad you had some good news :) I really love that dandelion shot, definitely worth any odd glances you may have gotten :)
    I'm looking forward to a nice quiet week after a very hectic weekend

    1. Thank you. I have decided that photography is all about odd glances (caught my expression in the mirror while I was shooting the other day and that was definitely an odd look) so I'm going to embrace it.

  2. Oh I'm so thrilled that you had good news! You certainly do sound as though a huge weight has been lifted! I'm also loving your celebratory champas in the city - good on you! xx

  3. I'm glad you've had a great week, the feeling of worries being lifted away is awesome!
    I just might go on a trip this week, so I'm excited :D

  4. I love that photo of the sky. And I love that you have had good news. Also love that you are felling better. This comment has been sponsored, significantly, by love! X

  5. I'm glad the cares and weights have been lifted from your shoulders. Looking forward to a catch up soon :-)

    1. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you


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