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Insta Update

It has been a while and whilst I keep going to write posts, something always goes wrong for me – internet breaks, holiday season gets the best of me or I succumb to a DVD marathon of all my new favourite TV shows!

So I thought I would ease myself back into blogging for 2014 with an Insta Update so you all can see what I have been doing in the most flattering of filters of course!

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Three Things

Sometimes the world feels like it’s against you, you are running late for work, you get a ladder in your stockings whilst getting out of your car in a rush, you bang your knee on your draws as you rush to turn your computer on then you spill your coffee all over your new cream silk blouse before your 10am meeting!

It’s easy to indulge in negative mood but if you stop and think about three things that make you smile, it makes life so much easier – for you and everyone around you!

Three things making me smile today are:

A bunch of my favourite spring blooms

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Fish & chips at the beach after work

Fish and chips at the beach

A walk with my adoring husband – nothing makes me smile more than when I’m with him!

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And if your still not smiling after that, just remember smiling creates fewer wrinkles!

Kicking off my Sydney Bucket List

On Saturday I finally started crossing off activities from my Sydney Bucket List that I posted about here. Anthony and I woke up early Saturday morning and drove across the bridge to complete the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk. It was approximately 14 km of steep stairs and narrow winding walkways that wrap around the shore line and boasted some spectacular scenery. I didn’t realise there were so many stairs, granted I didn’t bother to ask anyone, so my knee was feeling rather sorry for itself by the end of the walk. We managed complete the round trip in fairly good time and in one, slightly swollen, dehydrated and delirious piece.

Here are a few shots from the walk (including the obligatory breakfast shot):

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The rest of the weekend was a bit of a right off and we spent it lounging around the apartment recovering from our adventure.

I have lived in Sydney all my life but I feel like there are so many activities that I take for granted here. With the warm spring weather upon us, I have decided to make my ultimate “Discover Sydney” bucket list of activities I want to complete, and not just say I am going to do it!

Here’s what made my Top 10:

  1. Sculptures by the Sea
  2. Picnic at the Royal Botanical Gardens
  3. Stand up paddle boarding
  4. Berowra to Brooklyn bushwalk
  5. Beach picnic at Patonga – apparently the best fish & chips around!
  6. Glamping at Cockatoo Island
  7. Discover some new secret small beaches around Sydney
  8. Bondi to Bronte walk
  9. The Three Sisters walk – ok so it’s a little outside Sydney but still a spectacular view
  10. The Open Air Cinema at Sydney Harbour

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Weekly Website Whip-around

Spring is nearly here and the sneak peak Mother Nature has provided Sydney recently has really got me into the “Spring Cleaning” mood early this year. I love packing away all my bulky winter clothes and clearing space in my wardrobe for a fresh and vibrant Spring wardrobe. But Spring cleaning isn’t only about the clothes, I have also looked and cleaning my body after the many winter feasts it has endured over the colder months.

Lately I have been looking into clean eating and organic food more (yes Amolaya you are starting to rub off on me!) in an attempt to eradicate my frame of the horrid winter wobbles.

In addition, I have also been focussing on finally clearing out the clutter that is encasing my apartment. I have almost finished my spare room with the living room next on my list. With all these preparations, it’s no wonder my internet browsing history resembles a bookshop’s “How To” section!

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  1. The recipes on Eat Drink Paleo make mouth water, especially this slow cooked lamb shoulder
  2. I have been getting my healthy on by reading up all things positive on the Lorna Jane website, Move Nourish Believe 
  3. Finding a way to add a little sparkle to my interiors thanks to this post on The Glitter Guide
  4. Finding inspiration (and direction) to make my own artwork for around the home on Apartment Therapy
  5. I keep finding myself lost in all the pretty pictures on Samantha Wills blog
  6. I love Laurie Ferraro from The Rue Collective’s style
  7. I am slightly obsessed with this little Romper from Akin by Ginger & Smart

Sunday Playlist

There is nothing better than a lazy Sunday spent relaxing on the lounge with a drink in hand a great tunes setting the mood, here is my playlist from today’s chill out session:

  1. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)
  2. Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
  3. American Boy – Estelle (feat. Kanye West
  4. Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
  5. Frontin’ – Pharrell Williams (feat. Jay-Z)
  6. Love Me again – John Newman
  7. Tessellate – Alt-J
  8. Souls a’Fire – Matt corby

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Things that make me smile

Sometimes we get so caught up in the dramas of life that we forget to take a moment and appreciate the small things that make us happy. Here are three things that are making me smile, today:

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Stopping to get a takeaway coffee before hitting peak hour

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Lunch in the sun

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How can such beautiful flowers not make you smile!

What made you smile today?