Daylesford

As we were due for a little break from work, Dave and I decided to take a week off and go away for a couple nights. 

On Wednesday we put the dogs into kennels and headed to Daylesford. 

It took us around 2 hours to get there from the kennels and although the drive was scenic, it got a little boring at times. 

We stayed at a little cabin called Aria which was beautiful. The scenery was amazing and it was such a lovely change to look out the window and see trees, forest and bunnies instead of other houses. 

We pretty much spent the whole two days relaxing and just being in each other’s company which was a lovely change to home where work always gets in the way. 

Here are a few photos from our getaway. 

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

Birthday drinks

It was daves birthday on the 16th June and to celebrate we had a lovely coupley evening at his friends japenese bar. 

The bar is called Zhou Zhou on Chapel Street and it was amazing. The seats and tables were all different designs and sizes so it felt unique and interesting. 

We were seated at a table by a window so we spent a lot of time people watching in between laughing, drinking and eating.

I wore a new skirt I had bought from Miss Shop in Myer. I also wore some mini heeled short cowboy boots I bought from Topshop a few years ago. I felt extremely happy about my outfit choice until the walk home when I realised my boots had rubbed my feet! 

Here are a few photos from the night 

   
                     

Sewing

For the past 10 weeks I have been attending a sewing course at RMIT university. It’s an evening short course that I found online. 

Being in Australia and having less close friends around, I felt it necessary to have a hobby that I can really throw myself into and enjoy. 

I used to sew when I was younger and I loved it. I was a little worried about not remembering how to do everything but I quickly got into the swing of things.

So far I have made a pair of pj bottoms and two skirts. I’m also in the process of making a matching pj top! 

Here are some photos from the classes of my creations. 

   
                               

I love Pinterest

One of my beautiful close friends is getting married next year.

Lauren proposed to her boyfriend on a beach whilst they were away for a weekend with their 3 year old daughter. They’ve been together for 8 years and they are such a gorgeous couple.

Since finding out about their upcoming life event, myself and Lauren have taken to pinterest.

Since there’s over 10,000 miles between us, we’ve been texting each other a lot about what she’s been thinking about for venue, dress, food, flowers etc.

I created a board for wedding ideas so anything I find I can keep in one place and then show Lauren when I next talk to her.

I then realised that I was becoming obsessed with pinning things.

I now have boards for: Cute Dresses, My dream house, Hair styles, Cute Projects to try, Disney and Wedding.

It’s just so cute!!

If anyone would like to follow me on pinterest, my name is @jojodoc1991

Enjoy!! 

  

The 5 people you meet in Heaven

My friend let me borrow one of her favourite books this week. As you may have guessed, it was called The 5 people you meet in Heaven written by Mitch Albom.

I would definitely recommend this book. It’s an easy read, not too long but the story is just really ‘nice’. I hate using the word nice but it’s either ‘nice’ or ‘lovely’.

The story is short and sweet and you can pick out a few life lessons and stories from the story itself. It makes you think about the impact we all have on ourselves and other people and the impact others have on ourselves.

You start to see things clearer and think about what you do and how it can effect others.

Very interesting point of view.

  

Hanging rock

Happy Easter!! 

Today me and Dave decided to visit Hanging Rock. It’s close to Mount Macedon in Melbourne, Victoria. 

What is hanging rock I hear you ask! According to the website (www.visitmacedonranges.com) it is:

“Said to be the best example of a volcanic plug or mamelon in the world. It consists mainly of soda trachyte rock (solvsbergite), found only outside this district in Norway and Sweden. Since its formation, the mamelon has been exposed to considerable weathering and erosion, resulting in a conglomeration of unusual rock formations that can now be seen on the site.” 

It took us around 1 hour to get from our house to the reserve and it was fun looking at the beautiful scenery and huge houses. 

It costs $10 to park your car in the car park for the day in the reserve which may seem like a lot but theres actually nowhere else to park so you’ve got to accept it or leave it! 

The reserve is huge! There’s a small cafe and gift shop and an information centre about the rock itself. 

You can pick from three trails to walk, the best is definitely the summit trail. 

Here’s some photos from the day! 

   

                                     

Home sick

The one thing I’ve noticed about being on the opposite side of the world than your friends and family is that you miss the little things. 

I miss waking up and having people always around. 

I miss seeing my friends whenever I want.

I miss going round to my nanas house for scrambled egg on toast. 

I miss asda and tesco.

I miss shopping in English clothes shops.

I miss Jaffa cakes.

I miss people thinking my accent was normal because it’s their accent too.

I miss my uni friends.

I miss having support with everything I did, no matter what it was. 

I miss Christmas at home.

I miss everyone’s birthdays. 

I miss Manchester. 

I miss the life I once had.