Oi Oi Oi

Happy Australia day!

Today we celebrated Australia day with the little girl for the first time (other years we didn't really participate). All three of us had matching Oz tattoos :) went down to the local council's park with the rest of the locals - had the usual Aussie food (sausage rolls, fairy floss, etc).

Here is a photo I took many years ago, when I was very much new to this city I now call home.

Blank canvas

I've been in search for the perfect poster frame to put at home - actually searching for more than one - perhaps at least 7. One for each bathroom, room and the living room and my office.

For the bathrooms I am thinking perhaps a fresh canvas of lavander flowers - to match my statice flowers in heart cans. Or maybe even a collage of a beach scene, complete with bucket and spade, starfish, pathway.

My work space is probably what I can't decide on - too many lovely travel related canvas. One of which is this Paris icon... Hmm, I guess I could rotate the canvasses to suit my mood, the season, and my interest! Perfect solution!

If only I could

If only I could go on another (proper one!) honeymoon, I would choose to go around the world with hubby for a few months. Ideally, that is. I have so many items on my wish list of honeymoon destinations that it would take me "x" amount of honeymoons to fulfill - of course with the same travel companion! Here are some of my ultimate destinations/activities:

1. Paris - which couple does not want to be in the city of love, with their ultimate loved one? Whether it be on a honeymoon or not, Paris is the romantic city to be in. The city itself is full of lovers, and full of lovable picture perfect cafes, bridges, parks, buildings, shopping centres (?) and museums. I have to indulge on this and put on my list.

2. Tuscany - hire a car in Italy and stay in a traditional villa in Tuscany for at least a week! This image should spark lots of magic for any couple - coupled with a bottle of wine (or two), enjoyed over authentic Italian feast, at sunset - overlooking the local vineyard - cool breeze, twilight, perfect. That says it all for me.



3. Santorini - whitewashed walls, cobblestone walkway, endless chatter in town, local market noise, clear blue skies blending with the perfect caldera view and sparkling sea view- holding the hand of your love. Soaking the ambience all day, capped with an evening of traditional Greek merrymaking. The atmosphere will just make you fall in love with your lover all over again. 

4. Dubai - Glowing night desert sky and sand, entertaining belly dancers, pop up tent in the middle of the desert (at dusk), overflowing drinks and kebabs, sexy background music, Dubai Holidays will just leave a special memory etched for a lifetime!

Too quick

The holidays went by too quick and I can't believe I am thinking about this year's Christmas holidays already. Ideally, we'd like to spend it in Manila with family (wishful thinking!). Either way, surely it will be a fun one for our little girl. Last year we put up a tree quite early and she loved helping hang the baubles and ornaments. I know the real trees are nicer (but hard maintenance) but to kids artificial christmas trees are just as fun.

I guess as much as I would love to think about what I want to do 11 months from now, I am more excited to plan about the next couple of months trips first. We are in the last couple of months of warm southern hemisphere weather and visits to the beach should happen more in the next months! My birthday is coming up and so I would love a family getaway. Now, I am off to search the net!