Hanbel, it’s Your Birthday

Happy birthday Hanbel!*

*The blog, not the person.

One short year ago, I started up this blog, and I’m so happy I did!
I still feel like it’s got a long way to go, but so do I. In time, we will both grow more than I could ever imagine.

I love writing on here every week, whether it’s dribble, a collection of photos, and event in Perth, or just reflecting on life around me.
It’s just like having a diary, with the added bonus of including photo memories.

I’m actually having the best time revisiting my old posts, and some of my favourites are from the simplest of days.

IMG_36202Like this day in the middle of last winter;

IMG_3699Or this BBQ breakfast with friends;

IMG_4119Adventures in Sydney;

IMG_0261Summer festivals with the gals;

IMG_4403Christmas with my nearest and dearest;

IMG_4547Celebrating a special girl’s birthday;


Road tripping with a cute boy;


Exploring Australia;

IMG_5255and eating my way around Perth with mum.

Looking back on it this way, it’s been a pretty good year! Thank you for sticking along for this wild ride.
Bring on the next 365 days!


Champagne for my Real Friends, Real Pain for my Sham Friends

Yesterday was family day.
To celebrate my Grandma’s birthday, my amazing mum put on a huge champagne breakfast.

Seriously, this woman went to TOWN.


She made two types of Kedgeree, scrambled eggs, baked mushrooms, pan-fried mushrooms, baked tomatoes, bacon and kidneys. Plus fresh fruit, orange juice, champagne, tea and coffee. She also went to put croissants in the oven at which point we surrendered to defeat, and begged her to stop feeding us.
The most impressive part of the spread though, was how she catered to everyone. She used lactose free milk in the eggs, and bought me gluten free bread. She cooked the kidneys especially for my brother because he used to love them when he was little. His girlfriend is vegetarian so Mum cooked a separate Kedgeree – sans fish. What a legend!



Visiting Mum’s house means getting to spend time with these funny characters too…

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I snuck outside and enjoyed the sunshine with this guy; Mr Darcy…

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What a happy chappy!


And what a happy family! Give me more days like these please.

To the woman that taught me “a lady never tells her age” – Happy Birthday Grandma! We love you!