For my last fan-girl moment at @sydneycontemporary
I had to include the work of Robert Jahnke brought to the fair from @paulnache
We loved the magic of the pieces. I found the below quote from their Instagram and it adds another level into the artworks:⠀
“For Māori people, Te Kore (The Great Nothingness), Te Pō (The Great Darkness) and Te Ao Mārama (The World of Light and Life) are recalled as conceptual states of being that traverse the notion of time. Similarly, Jahnke’s use of coloured neon and mirrored reflections create spatial readings that are multi-dimensional and seemingly endless.”⠀
#robertjahnke #sydneycontemporary #carriageworks #nzartist #neon #mirror #paulnache #maori #newzealand #sydney
Find your flow state of mind. Lose yourself in complete focus and put the phone down. Adjust your mindset, you can achieve anything.
NEW ZEALAND, PART 3 🥝
My second love when I arrived in NZ was my ex. We met on Tinder (classic) and were both only looking for friendship. He was from England and had also recently moved to Wellington.
We were friends for about 3 months before we decided to fully commit to each other. Though, I knew I liked him during our 4th date. Falling in love with him after that wasn’t hard 💓
Soon after we started our partnership, we decided to move to Nelson, which is on the South Island and one of the sunniest places in NZ. We packed everything we owned into his van and off we went. I was going to miss the “Windy City” and my friends but was looking forward to the change as I came to NZ to see more than just Welly.
We wanted to stay in NZ for good and as my visa was expiring first, it meant I needed to try and find an employer/business to sponsor me to stay. Luckily, my bosses at the cafe I was working at were open to this and we applied for a work visa. I was given a 6-month extension, which wasn’t as long as I’d hoped but it gave us a bit more time to figure our life out.
During our time in Nelson, we explored as much as we could together. The rear seats of our van could be removed, which meant we were able to set up a bed. We only took the essentials and usually showered in the sea. We went hiking, swimming, fishing, saw seals, blue whales and caves, just to list a few things.
My visa was expiring in August 2015 and his the following month so we decided that our time in NZ was coming to an end. In March 2016, I joined him in England where I hold citizenship. Six months after I arrived in the UK, we decided to go our separate ways.
Luckily, we have remained the best of friends as we were friends first after all. What we experienced together will always hold a special place in my heart.
#loveaffair #boyfriend #bestfriend #tinder #dualcitizenship #love #nz #newzealand #wellington #nelson #internationallove #international #england #canada #backpackers #wanderer #explore #unicorn #neverstopexploring #partner #passport #eatpraylove #ilovetravel #travelgram #travellife #traveladdict #loveabroad #traveldiary #traveler #travelgirl
Over the weekend mum and dad took us to the thermal hot pools where they met when they were on high school camps. 16 year old Dad had loudly let his teachers know that they should have a BBQ later and the girls school could bring the salads cause the boys school will ‘bring the MEAT’. 😉 If you look closely in the background you’ll see them reliving this ‘romantic’ day #chivalrymightbedead #romance #hotpools #newzealand #sisters
I do believe It's time for another adventure.
Polly really enjoyed our beach to beach hacking and canter lead schooling 🏝🐎
So far every time we look outside our room we have a different view. These photos were only taken an hour or two a part but it was so awesome to see what was underneath the fog.
My favourite thing about Queenstown is that it is surrounded by mountains in just about every direction, and they all look beautiful topped off with snow!
So excited to be spending the next two days on the slopes.
Bring it on!
From the fine blades of grass reflecting the morning glow, to the deep canyons and grand pinnacles amongst the shadow. Perhaps an analogy that can be perceived from either end?
didn’t wait to dig into her favorite toast combo... Wham, Bam and it was gone 😂 Yum!
What an incredible skiing mission!
(caution: there will be a bit of the usual deep hanni yarn in this post) *
When standing on top of the Mt.Topheavy on Saturday, looking down to the Makarora valley, seeing the Tasman Sea out west behind the range of numerous beautiful mountain peaks, admiring the mighty south face of Mt.Brewster, getting ready for another ski down to its glacier, I could hardly get my head around of where I was and what I was doing - it still blows my mind how entirely my life and myself have changed in just three years, I kind of feel like a slumdog millionaire only that I am poor in money yet ruthlessly rich in happiness. *
Skiing down the entire glacier (which by the way skied like an absolute dream; just smooth silky velvety goodness turn after turn after turn) at the end of a wicked day of harvesting beautiful corn all around that wonderful playground sent goosebumps down my spine. Seeing our tracks all the way from the hut as the sun was setting and painted Brewster and Topheavy with the soft pink of alpine glow brought happy tears into my eyes. *
It was not just another mission ticked off the list, not only another dream that came true, but also one of those kind of experiences that makes me truly appreciate where I am and what I get to do, reflect it on where I have come from, feel grateful to people around me for all their encouragement and help (huge thanks to you all!) understand that I have been really lucky yet also realize that stubborness and naive dreaming are not just plainly bad qualities (although they were not huge help getting a driver's license - which I still haven't got) *
Mountains keep on delivering and I am looking forward to all the adventures to come! *
Thanks B-rad for this wicked mission!
The continuing saga of us against the ocean 🌊