November 29, 2013 § Leave a Comment
One night in Sydney Harbour. On a boat. It’s good to be home.
November 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
There is nothing better than coming home to my boyfriend. But when that boyfriend showers you with amazing gifts, coming home is the sweetest.
With a blindfold over my eyes, Matt led me outside and revealed the prettiest vintage green bike he had built for me. With a brown leather seat and a basket on the front, it is cycle perfection. I can’t wait to get around Canberra on my brand new bike.
The present giving didn’t stop there. I got a cute new 1:Face watch and a bottle of my favourite wine, Grosset Polish Hill Riesling (you should try it, it’s delicious!). And Matt also built me some pretty white flower boxes for my imminent succulent collection.
Yes, I am the luckiest girl in the world.
Matt, I love you x
November 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As I write this, I am sitting looking at the ocean and drinking what will probably be my last Vonu* for a little while. Tonight is my last night in Fiji and I’m savouring my last moments in this beautiful country.
October—my last month in Fiji—was pretty flippin’ cool. It started with Fiji Fashion Week, rubbing shoulders with the best in Pacific fashion. I danced alongside the Fijian President and partied 1920s style at the Australian High Commission Great Gatsby-themed ball. There was an awesome weekend spent in the old capital, Levuka. And, of course, the time spent in my temporary hometown of Suva.
*Vonu is hands down Fiji’s best beer
Here are a few instagram snaps from my last month in Fiji.
Coffee pit-stop on my way to work // An indulgent afternoon off work // At the FJFW Charity Luncheon // A special breakfast before work // My favourite from the first night of FJFW // My thrifted vintage adidas crop // My cute little green bula dress // At the FJFW Charity Luncheon // A sunny Friday off work // Coconuts on the way to Levuka // After Sunday mass in Levuka // The streets of Levuka // On the boat to Levuka // A 12-minute flight in a tiny little plane // Postcards and letters home // Red on red for the CETC 50th Anniversay Ball // Dancing with the Fijian President // The weird and wonderful flowers of Fiji // Wishing for the sun in rainy Suva // A coffee on my last day of work // Smoothies and sunshine on my last Friday in Suva // Lunch with a view // Birthday brunch for the lovely Elspeth // The best farewell gifts // Saying goodbye to my little blue house
October 28, 2013 § Leave a Comment
With only one week left in Suva, life is feeling bittersweet.
Going home is exciting. I will see my family and friends for the first time in months. I will be reunited with my gorgeous boyfriend, Matt. And I will have my first day at my new job. It’s exciting!
But at the same time, I will say goodbye to a place that has become my home, to new friends that have become like family.
My life in Suva may have been short, but it was very sweet.
October 19, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Over land, across water and through the air.
Getting to and from Levuka was half the fun of our weekend away in the old capital. The four-hour bus and ferry was quite the experience on the way there. Then there was the short 12-minute flight in a tiny little plane on the way back that gave a few of us some tense moments, but mostly just some stunning views of the islands below.
Levuka is worth a visit just for this experience alone!
Note: Photos by myself and Alice Jacobs.