Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Morning swims in Perth

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Last month we spend five days in Perth and went almost every morning to the ocean for a swim. It is the first thing we did after waking up and I love it so much. The beaches are different in the west compare to Sydney. The sand is super soft and the water a bit warmer and so incredibly clear and blue. You can see so many elder people swimming laps or just going into the water to get a bit wet, chatting to others during their beach walk or having a black tea after their swim.
The Beach is a wonderful thing!


Friday, April 11, 2014

A stroll with a friend

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sydney is green

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Sydney is green, especially even more on a grey or rainy day.

I am glad the sun came out today as our friends from Germany are visiting and we planned to go to the beach which I now look forward to.

Happy weekend my friends.

Oh, and my friends just started a blog called Gluecksmaedchen, it is in German and has some cute DIY tutorials and lots of other stuff on it. Check it out!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lots of food & a drink

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I got a roll of film back and noticed all the random food photos I took lately. (and also one of Will's drink at his birthday dinner). It is getting Autumn here, v e r y slowly though as it is still over 25C and sunny but officially its Autumn and I look forward for the change in the produce and colder days (hopefully still sunny :)

I hope you all had a great weekend. I did a weaving class yesterday and I am really excited about this craft. Will hopefully be able to show you some results after I am done with my first project soon

Have a great start into the new week,
 Maria

PS for those who are curious :)
#1 roasted beetroot & yoghurt spread
#2 cous cous with herbal paste
#3 a Christmas lunch feast
#4 Ottolenghi meatballs (amazing receipe!!)
#5 an untidy kitchen
#6 Americano
#7 Quinoa salad with avocado
#8 just cooking

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A walk in the rain

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Four photos from a very humid Sunday morning walk with the lovely Mel.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Early morning by the sea

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Last Saturday we woke up early & got up straight away, put on our swimming stuff, brushed our teeth and left the house with wild hair and towels underneath our arms to go for a swim. We don't have a car but have signed up for one of these care sharing things a few weeks back and it is so nice to have a bit more flexibility and to being able to go for a swim just like that. It was early and a cloudy yet a warm Saturday morning. We got a paper for Will on the way and I brought my camera with me. We were sitting by the pool for a little while reading and watching the sea and a group of elderly men and women while they went for their morning swim ...There were not so many people there yet and it was so quiet and peaceful and such a nice mood...

It is officially Autumn but the days are still quite warm and the ocean is still 'carrying' some of the heat of the last weeks of Summer in it so we are trying to go for a few more swims before it gets to cold. I love the feeling of going slowly into the water and to feel the fresh salty sea water all over me when I (eventually) dive in.

We have been to this ocean pool  so many times during the year and it is different ever single time we go. It never gets boring to see how much joy it gives people to swim there.

Maria



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Warm colours

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When I look at the photos from our trip to Tasmania which is now already a few weeks back  I remember the fresh and crunchy cherries we had while waiting for the ferry to bring us back, the long and bright Summer evenings, the warm colours of the landscape, the beautiful light, the sounds of the animals around us, the long board game nights....and good, good food!