When a guy from Liverpool and a girl from New York meet on a random snow day in Washington, DC, they obviously end up falling in love, dating across continents, and moving to Beaufort, SC...and then of course they get their engagement photos taken in Savannah, GA (where they will also say "I do") before moving to Norfolk, England...goodness, if Dena and Mark aren't proof that life can throw you the most delicious curveballs at any moment and will keep delivering incredible adventures, I don't know what is! ❤️ (More sneak peeks of today’s engagement session magic in my Story! ✨)
It’s been amazing to unplug and unwind, but this train journey is not for the faint of heart. So glad I can share this adventure with dear friends. So far there’s been Ger camping in #Mongolia
, boat rides on #lakebaikal
and days of reading books and watching the world pass by on the #transsiberian
if you haven’t taken a #train
journey you should try it!
This weekend was perfect ✨
Pretty huh? Oh little do you know the insanity that was Kuala Lumpur. It would be too long of a story to fully grasp the crazy night we spent in Malaysia’s capital, but a little example: we spent 20+ minute on the phone in the office of our security guard. Doing what? Begging the Dominos lady to PLEASE deliver us a pizza. I hung up after the 8th time she asked me to spell the street name. Our dinner existed of noodles from a gas station with a turmeric package that we’d mistaken for curry sauce, cooked in silence in an effort to not kill each other in our hangry state. Some travel nights are magic, others create stories to laugh about later. (Dreaming of the next city views as I leave again next weekend 🌃)
So long and farewell Savannah! Another wonderful weekend in the Hostess City exploring new restaurants and rooftop bars while walking through familiar old streets with friends. #darlingTraveling
A real delight for garden lovers. 🍁
Aquele momento que você não sabe se edita foto ou se apaixona ou os dois👼🏼💕 #familyportrait
Man I missed this screaming monkey! They were only away for 2 nights but it felt like ages #gladtobehome #bunny
The coppery under bits of a sweet magnolia in late evening light.
Last week to see We Are One exhibition, including this piece, available now from @sydneyroadgallery
561 -563 Sydney Rd, Seaforth, NSW 2092
Thursday - Saturday 10 - 4pm
Sundays 9 - 12 pm (02) 9949 9457
Gallery Manager and Curator:
Sarah Montgomery 0404 996 739
The 5 day hike through the Andes along the Salkantay Trek was a truly amazing experience. I was rewarded with this epic view the first night ☺😎 I would do anything to sleep here one more night, wouldn’t you?
to a greater, more meaningful week ahead x -
Today was my last day in the U.S. and today was also my mom’s birthday. A significant date of endings and beginnings. Bittersweet emotions all around.
A lesson in the art of letting go. A triumphant farewell. Walking along the streets and passing the monuments that have seen me through so many phases and chapters of life. But here I am, on the eve of my life’s greatest adventure. Tomorrow, the page turns and the book closes. A new one begins. 4,167 miles. 6,706 km.
A leap of faith into the beautiful unknown. Trusting the process every step. Every flight. Every passport stamp. Hello, big world. I am ready for you. I am ready to help and love and learn and serve and grow and live. I am ready. As the sun sets on this bittersweet day, I look back in gratitude and forward in awe of it all.
Felt like a perfect cleansing and charging kind of day!
hovering above the crust.
Daydreaming of future trips ❤️
Have you met our awesome puppets yet? @cateandlevi
make beautiful unique puppets out of recycled wool sweaters and fleece (containing recycled plastic). Puppets encourage and promote oral language, communication, social and emotional interactions as well as imagination and creativity. Wether you come and pick up a puppet today or make your own together at home puppets are good for kids of every age (and adults too)! .
I love what Jill Stamm, PhD, said in her book Boosting Brain Power "Puppets have enduring appeal. While infants are developing their visual systems, older babies and toddlers are developing their language centers, and toddlers and preschoolers are developing emotional regulation, their brains are tuned to learn important skills" .
Christie Belfiore wrote in her article Puppets Talk, Children Listen, “puppets can help boost creativity and stimulate kids’ imaginations, from the preschool age up to early teen years. The innate interactivity draws children in and encourages them to be actively involved in the learning process and share their thoughts and observations.” .
Of course how can we talk about puppets with you talking about Mr. Rogers!
“In a recent e-newsletter for the Fred Rogers Center, early childhood development expert Hedda Sharapan unpacked how and why Fred used puppets with children. He believed that puppets helped adults understand children’s thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Hedda wrote, “Puppets can be powerful learning tools for you [the adult] too. Because they can open the door for some important conversations, they can help you gain insight into what children are thinking about and how you might support them.” From http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/2016/03/plugging-in-with-puppets-on-screen/
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In need of some vitamin D and the sea. ☀️
After a day spent exploring New Orleans, Bienville House is the perfect place to let it all sink in.
🐱😋'Great things are done when men and mountains meet.' William Blake 😀Do you enjoy going on holidays? Tag your best buddy that you love to travel with ! 💝🗻🐨
even when i leave the city for a bit, it somehow always finds its way back.
Hey MTV, welcome to my crib!
Tis’ the season of graduations. Congratulations, Joey! 🎈🎉