Monday, 24 October 2016

5 minutes away

5 minutes away from my house can take you pretty much anywhere on a small 5km x 8 km island.
I heard of a photography challenge once that asked people to walk or drive exactly 5 minutes away from their house then when the timer went off, stop and take a photo of what you see.

Here is a Sunday in our lives (not a typical one as there is no such thing, each week is completely different)

 Lets start with bacon and egg wraps for brunch 5 minutes away down the hill at Ball bay.

Even though we can hear the waves crashing from our place, the kids mentioned that we hadn't been there for a while to play.

 Lots of cows at Ball bay today checking us out.

♪Kids to the left of me, cows to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle ♪

We only got a quick play there when we got a phone call to say Brandt was coming back to the Kingston pier. He has worked out at Philip Island for the past 3 days and nights building things for the National Park.
So another 5 minutes away gets us down to Kingston.


Welcome to the new arrivals coming for a holiday, welcome back to any locals on the plane.
What a scenic view they have flying in.

Our friend Mark surfing

There was plenty of fishing activity on the pier today.
A perfect day out on the water.

 one of the prettiest fish I have ever seen.
Darren from Advance takes some of the kids friends out to Philip Island for a few hours.
 My kids spot a shark or two cleaning up the fish waste thrown off the pier. Good recycling.
 My little buddy Zephyr with some of the catch from his uncles boat
 It is such a nice day, we decide to go for a swim at the beach. We forgot to bring swimmers, but its no problem to pop home and get them as we are only 5 minutes away.

This is why they call it stockyard road ☺The stock really do rule the roads, they have right of way.
The clearest waters at Emily bay

 Miss 11 looking so grown up now next to her dad.
That's a lot of toes out on the raft

Time for the plane to leave back to Sydney. We hope you had a great time here on Norfolk Island

Dad gets pushed off the raft

A beautiful brother sister moment

 And then the competitive games begin

 Sometimes you do a double take and wonder how they are growing up so quickly.
Both are gorgeous inside (most of the time) and out.

And then the day ends with an awesome view like this... all 5 minutes away

Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday Favourite Photo ~ 30/9/16

 Our beloved Cronulla Sharks are going into the NRL grand final.
We are so excited, that we decorated our fence at preschool.
Jasper (6) can sing the theme song up up Cronulla to anyone who asks who his favourite team are.
Up up Cronulla, the boys in the black white and blue.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Friday Favourite Photo ~ 23/9/16

 This week it was my birthday. We headed to one of my favourite places, Cemetery beach.

Sienna discovered a large patch of daisies growing behind the sand dunes, we had fun lying on them to take these photos.

I love our dog reflected in her glasses in this one.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Friday favourite photo 16/9/16

Its time to bring back my Friday favourite photo to reflect on my week.

Life has gotten so busy with the preschool and 3 growing children but I need to remind myself to stop once and a while to look back at a week in this awesome life I am lucky to be experiencing.

Finding the joy and sharing.

This is the moon last night from my back deck... of course as always, the real full moon is tonight and it is cloudy!
I have only seen it rise out of the ocean here a small handful of times over the past 10 years. There always seems to be a bank of cloud on the horizon on full moon nights.
I am glad I snapped these last night.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

'VWX' Norfolk Island photo a day

V is for Violet.
I forgot to take photos of the little native violets growing at Minischool so I had to think outside the box and decided to post photos of this amazing violet coloured sunset I took photos of down at Kingston a few years ago.

W is for Watermelon.
We have to wait another 4 or 5 months for my favourite fruit to come into season, but It is so worth it the wait.
mmmm summerfruit

X is for X.
Our very own X marks the spot on Norfolk Island, the airport runway.
My cousin took me up in the ultralight a few years ago, this was my grateful view while coming back in to land.
I loved the whole terrifying experience and the chance to take photos from a different angle. (satellite image from above in comments)
X marks the spot!