Sunday, 20 October 2013

Love You Locks

On the mornings I catch the train into work I walk over the Southbank Bridge. Each time I walk over the bridge a little pang of 'love' flutters over me as I look at the Locks of Love slowly multiplying each week. 

This particular morning (running late to work and all) I stopped to capture these locks and take a moment to really ponder on this gorgeous gesture of locking your love to that moment in time.

The Locks of Love signify couples locking their love away on the bridge, which will bring good luck to their relationship. The clicking of locks was made popular in Europe, so makes me wonder if the locks originated from a gorgeous European couple on holiday in Melbourne!

Corny perhaps, but hey, who's not up for a bit of cheesy romance once and awhile? I might even get hubby to meet me on the bridge tonight. ;-)


Monday, 7 October 2013



Good afternoon!

Here are a couple of little snap shots of a few outfits I have put together over the last couple of weeks.

The photograph with the graffiti wall has me wearing men's chinos that I picked up for 2 bucks. I didn't know they were mens until I got home and checked the size! The jacket is also a hand-me-on my friend gave me many years ago. 

In the second photograph I'm wearing a pair of Target short-leg pants with another hand-me-on Zara jumper my friend gave me. The white shirt underneath is a $3.50 charity shop bargain.

The off-the-shoulder dress is a Sportsgirl find that I came across in one of my local charity shops. I wore this to the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week & it was brand new!

The final photograph is a Portman's dress I picked up for $8 with all tags attached. I wore a cardi (from Big W) over it, but won't need that for the upcoming warmer months!  xo                                                            

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

At work yesterday one of our tutor's brought his little girl in with him being it school holidays. She was the most sweetest little six year old and was very excited about spending the day with her dad at work. I asked her how she liked school and her reply was "it is ok". The conversation went into the direction of her not having many friends and her best friend is now giving her a pretty hard time. I wanted to march down to her school, tell her ex-bestie to smarten up and play whatever games you play with a six year old myself. Before I did that, I wanted to cry.

Her smile and the way she cuddled and looked up at her father created a sadness in me not only for her innocent self, but for her family; her mum, her dad, the people that love her the most. 

I couldn't help but ponder on what my daughter will face as she moves through her young life hurdles; kindergarten, primary school, high school and/perhaps university. These new stages will bring new friends and experiences, I will always be there to support her, but I can't always be there in the moment to protect her. Her choices will be her own (hopefully some with my guidance), but predominately as she matures and grows, it's her own life to live.

We all hope our children grow into happy people that are loved and cherished by their family and friends, it's only natural. It brings me much joy when Miss Two speaks of her fun encounters with her friend's at Childcare, when I drop her off and she hugs & runs outside hand-in-hand with her besties, laughing and giggling. I hope I am witness to that for a very long time.

There is a government website that gives some fantastic advice to all parties involved in bullying: