Posts tagged holiday
Merry Christmas!

Happy happies to everyone! I want to share some pretty Christmassy things with you on this wonderful day! My sister and I were saying that this festive little time really rounds up the year. So I hope wherever you are or whatever you believe, you are looking at the good in the year and excited to go forward into a new one.

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Ah how I love 100layercake

And Behance who shared this awesome typography work by Iwona Przybyla:

And i always love Nigella's Christmas shows at this time of year:

And I'll be watching these fabulous movies, curled up on the couch, full of yummy food later:

I wish you all light, love and happiness!

http://www.zimmyszoo.com/willowtreefigurine.htm, http://www.100layercake.com/blog/page/2, http://mommylife.net/archives/2008/12/make-ahead_chri.html, http://www.imdb.com

A Simpler Kinda Life on Rosi's Farm

I have been meaning to share these for a while. They are pictures I took whilst staying on my dear friend Ros's farm in Sedgefield, near Knysna. There's something so nostalgic for me about farms. I spent a good part of my childhood on my grandparents' farm in Zimbabwe, riding my bike for hours, on dusty roads, through fields and bush, sitting by the dam pondering everything and nothing, listening to the birds and feeling so far away from any form of hustle, bustle and stress.Rosi's farm is gorgeous. It felt more "English" than the farms in Zim but it still gave me that wonderful sensation of calm and escaping from city pressures for a while. We had a fabulous time, laying on the deck on the lake, having hot showers outside with a view of the hills and fields, walks along the long dusty roads and tea in the sun outside.

Where we slept... Niiiice :)

Nostalgia right here people...

And how perfect is this little still life?

Sunshine through the trees and hanging moss suggesting stillness... and age... rolling stones... a new saying is in there somewhere... "Leave me alone to gather some moss damnit!"

*Sigh* Take me hooommme country rooaad! To a plaaacce I beloooong! West of Sedgfield, south of Knysna... Take me hooomme, country roooaad! Cough cough ahem... anyway, twas a lovely getaway and chance to look back and be grateful for my wonderful childhood. Over and out*

Back from R&R Ballito Style

Hello all!!I have returned. Miss me much? I had a lovely time realxing with the family, lying on the beach and playing endless games like uno and reading to my heart's content. But now its back to work and finding things to inspire. I hope you all participated in Earth Hour! I even convinced my grandparents to do so. Guilt is a powerful tool, talk of current and future generations suffering from past abuse of the planet etc. Ayway twas also a good excuse to talk and admire the stars.

Have a lovely week readers!

Over and out*

I <3 Mandy Lynne

Today I'm appreciating the gorgeous photography of Mandy Lynne, who captures the most precious childhood moments and stunning colours. I am about to embark on a little summer holiday with my family to Balito, with all its great beaches and warm water (something Cape Town's beaches tend to lack, lovely as they are). We haven't done a family holiday in a while: kids, parents and grandparents included, so I feel a pang for childhood days and memories of ice cream running down cones, putt putt and running through the surf wearing only bikini bottoms, not a care in the world and a desire to build the best sand castle ever seen!Hence I felt that this was the perfect time to share Miss Lynne's beautiful work.

We're all going on a summer holiday no more working for a week or two. Fun and laughter on our summer holiday, no more worries for me or you, for a week or two.

We're going where the sun shines brightly we're going where the sea is blue. we've all seen it on the movies, now let's see if it's true.

http://www.mandylynne.com Via Simplesong : http://simplesong.typepad.com/home/page/17/