365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 16- All Good

 

Today was a sad day. Jayson and I went to our friend Brianna’s grandfather’s funeral. Brianna is still in Europe and we thought it would be good to go, especially since she couldn’t be there, to pay our respects to her family. I’ve been friends with Brianna for 10 years and am close to her family, in particular her little sister, Jordanna. When my mum passed away in February last year, Brianna and her family were there for me. Her mum came to the funeral, as did Brianna of course, and told me that her home was always open for me. I felt it only right to return the respect and support I have felt from their family for the last year 10 years.

I knew Brianna’s grandfather Ron, only a little, from a few visits to the grandparents home. He was quiet, but fiercely funny and always seemed self assured. Her grandmother always made me feel at home and always wanted to feed me, like all good grandparents. It really was a beautiful service, I know people always say that, but it’s entirely true in today’s case.

I thought I’d share a photo of my healthy dinner to “lighten” the day for myself. Garlic and lemon barramundi and steamed veges. Not quite as good as the flathead I cooked last night but fair none the less. The healthy regime continues as I did 3.6 kms today, my longest yet!

Hope you enjoyed your day.

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365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 14- Catchups

Today I had lunch in Parramatta with friends I met when I was traveling around Europe. From left it’s Ange, Jeanette, Jet and Natasa. I traveled through 10 countries in 4 weeks with these guys and I can truly say, they made the trip what it was for me!

I suffer from quite high anxiety, especially during periods of change and without the 4 women in this photo, I would not have had the amazing experience that I did and overcome my anxiety. So many memories and so many laughs with this lot. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to share such incredible experiences with. I love catching up with them and remembered all the hilarious and awesome things we did together.

I have formed a bond with these guys that will never be broken. We haven’t seen each other, in almost year and yet it feels like we were just together eating lunch in Venice, or Prague, or Lucerne together. I am very grateful for travel buddies and friends like these guys.

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 13- My Favourite Time of Day

 

Today was a good day. I’ve been running every day lately and eating really well so I’ve been generally feeling much better. I decided to capture a moment when I felt at peace. The late afternoon/early evening is my favourite part of the day and today was no exception. This was taken from outside my house.

Tomorrow I’ll be catching up with some friends I met when I was in Europe this time last year. I’m looking forward to it. There’s a certain connection you can’t break when you’ve traveled Europe together in the blistering cold for 4 weeks.

Until then, enjoy my moment of peace.