I plan to spend my days walking through the rainforest, exploring the mountains, shops and cafes, taking heaps of photographs, hopefully coming across some wildlife, and sitting on the verandah taking in the serenity. Nights will be spent sitting by the fireplace crocheting or reading or writing or watching TV or a combination of some or all.
Speaking of my crochet – it’s really coming along! If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen some snaps of the ‘daisy’ squares I’ve been doing. My first crochet project in something like 25 years! Well I’ve decided to mix it up and add in four (4) other types of squares to make things more interesting (and stop me getting bored). All up I need 88 squares. I’ve done 44 daisy squares and the plan is to do 11 of each of the four other squares which will make another 44 and voila – there’s my 88. Here’s a pic I snapped with my phone of some of my daisy squares laid out with the four ring ins! The blanket will be 8 squares across and 11 squares down, so the pattern will repeat. Not a great photo but if gives the general idea. Note that the darkest colour is actually a dark turquoise.
While I’m away it is most likely that I will not have any internet access, so I will probably drop off the social media radar for a while! I’m sure you will all survive my absence! 🙂 Of course, there will be a blog post or two to share my experience and photographs when I return.
Meanwhile, exciting news! Because we had some warmer days here in Brisbane last week, I got to wear my new Birdsnest – Belle Botanical Wrap Dress by Belle Bird to lunch and the movies with a girlfriend for the very first time and gee it felt lovely on. But wait, there’s more!! I also wore, for the very first time, my new Frankie4 Izzy Tan boots (courtesy of birthday money from family). I love them! They are super comfortable and yet stylish – win/win!! I took some silly selfie snaps of myself to share here in this post today in order to keep with Denyse’s ‘selfie time‘ theme for this week’s ‘Life This Week’ linkup.What movie did I see I hear you ask? My friend and I went and saw ‘The Time of Their Lives’ starring Joan Collins as Helen and Pauline Collins as Priscilla. In a very brief nutshell, the movie is about a former Hollywood star (Joan Collins) who leaves her London retirement home with a friend (who she meets along the way) to go to her ex-husband’s funeral in France. On the way, the two women get romantically involved with a Frenchman ‘Alberto’ (who is actually Italian) played by Franco Nero. We both thoroughly enjoyed the movie! Without giving too much away, it is quite a poignant movie. It’s hilariously funny and at times very moving and sad. These women go on a bit of a journey, learning things about themselves along the way. Here’s a sneak peek!
Looks fab doesn’t it? Do yourself a favour and go see it with a girlfriend. I highly recommend it – makes a nice change from horror and gore and action and sci-fi and so forth.
I’ll see you on the flip side of my mountain getaway! I will be absent from the #LovinLife linkup this week and the blog the rest of the week, due to the fact that I most likely won’t have any internet access up in them hills (haha) and I’m well overdue for a digital detox anyway. Have a great week!
Ciao for now,
This post is linked up with Denyse of Denyse Whelen Blogs for #LifeThisWeek