Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Weekend Life....This is Australia


Weekend Life....Australia Day Special!

It is Australia Day on 26th January (hurrah!), and Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity asked whether I would give a little interview and share some photos for a series she is doing this week on Aussies living in the UK. I pulled some of my photos from my trip back home last year to Australia for her, and thought I would share them on my blog as well. They were taken in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Noosa and I guess are a (small) insight into Aussie life through my eyes/camera lens. I still intend to do a post on each place, sharing some of my favourite places to shop, eat and drink coffee but with fashion month approaching, I am not sure I will have time to do that for a little while. So think of this as an amuse bouche to limber up your appetite for more Aussie photos :)

p.s.I am continually grateful to every single person who allows me to take their photo, stranger or not. It makes me happy that people trust me enough to let me make a photo of them.....and that applies especially to people wearing swimsuits!

I hope you enjoy this little glimpse of Australia just like Oprah did in this clip (joined by Hugh, Keith, Nicole, Russell and Olivia at the Sydney Opera House). I admit I had a little "moment" when I watched the video the other night....twice :)

So whether you are celebrating Australia Day in Queenland, NSW, ACT, Victoria, NT, South Australia, Western Australia, Tassie or around the world, at the beach, watching the cricket, firing up the barbie, sheltering from the rain (Queenslanders), munching on lamingtons, pavlova, Anzac bikkies and mini meat pies, knocking back a few beers, Happy Australia Day for tomorrow!
I still call Australia home for sure.

p.s. If you are in London this week, Taylor St Baristas are doing a flattie (flat white) and lamo (lamington) special this week for Australia Day.

27 comments:

  1. i loved this. im in aussie living in the uk and i miss sydney everyday! i made lamos yesterday to have tomorrow..cant wait!

    your photos are sensational!

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  2. @Sophie- Do you do courier service with those lamingtons?!!! Just kidding, Happy Australia Day for tomorrow Sophie!

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  3. Geeze, Vanessa... these photos are gorgeous! Incredible ode to Australia. It's looks so dreamy and laid back. You know, I never felt a huge desire to go to Australia until meeting you. You're the ultimate ambassador. xx

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  4. Thanks for the shout out, darling. This week is making me ACHE for a trip home. x

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  5. beautiful pictures, i especially love the one with the dog, it's perfect!

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  6. These photographs are beautiful, all of them. Some of the locations are very familiar to me. I live in Brisbane during the week and also Noosa on the weekends, off Sunshine beach. The last Photo looks like laguna bay? Seriously though I love this blog. Happy Australia Day for tomorrow!

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  7. @everyone- thanks so much for your kind comments! It is fun to share a little bit of Australia this week.

    @hisham- the Space Cadet puppy is my cousin's family dog who had a very bad incident with a corn cob. Apparently dogs must never ever eat cobs of corn as it can obstruct airways etc and kill them. So we are extremely happy and grateful that he was saved after a (very expensive) operation. The other beautiful dog was waiting for his master on the beach while he was having a swim. He kept galloping into the water and then running out again! He shook himself all over me and my camera!

    @Marina- lucky you!! I love Noosa! Little Cove Beach is my favourite place to swim (and stay). And yup that is Laguna Beach in the last shot. We stayed at The Retreat for a couple of nights....so nice!

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    1. Arr yes! Little Cove is so picturesque, also the perfect place to stay if you love Gelato! Massimo's is a daily pitstop for me in summer, I can't resist!!

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  8. Amazing photos! :) I'd love to go back to Australia :)

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  9. Great shots! You should share pictures like these more often, or do you purhaps have an other blog for that?

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  10. fun adorable captures!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  11. Amazing photos! I am currently living in New York and they make me miss home so much.

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  12. @Julie- Do it! Do it!

    @Alice- well, I thought about doing that but I struggle to update this blog let alone 2 of them! Plus it is all still about photography and part of who I am so I figure keep it all in one place. What I do need though is a website. That is a given :)

    @Collections and @monkeyshines- thank you, as always :)

    @Kate- NYC is SO amazing! I am entirely jealous!

    @Stylecrusader- you have to go to Aus Jen, you would love it!

    @I am not a celebrity- thanks so much for featuring me Kate, much appreciated.

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  13. What a great snapshot of Australian lifestyle. I can only imagine how this would have made me feel if I was viewing from overseas.. Thankyou for sharing x

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  14. This is so lovely, it made me smile and made me desperate to visit Oz. Your images are always perfection. THanks for sharing.

    xo
    www.typedotwrite.blogspot.com

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  15. So excited to see your take on our beautiful country Vanessa! And, especially to see snaps of everyday things in my own town and of two of my other blogger friends Alex and Sarah.

    xx mandy

    http://oraclefox.blogspot.com/

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  16. hi!make a leap from me,there is a surprise for you!:)
    beainfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. @Rachel- thank you Rachel. Australia Day always makes me miss friends and family back home xx

    @type.write- you must go!

    @Oracle Fox- yay! you recognised Alex and Sarah!!! Thank you so much Mandy! I hope you had a good Australia Day today xx

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  18. you're so nice responding to everybody :)
    good luck to your family doggie! hide all the corn!

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  19. I love this blog.... you are great! really make me want to come visit down there...

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  20. These are fabulous - quintessentially Australian!

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  21. can you do some photoshop tutorials, pleaseeeeeeeeeeee?


    http://sydsense.blogspot.com

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  22. Christ - you could have warned about the first pic! Is that The Fonz?!

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  23. awwwwww!!!!!!!!!!! vanessa, i luv this collage. it makes me miss sydney heaps more! i lived in sydney for 8 months and luved it. bondi beach, surry hills, darlinghurst... now i'm back in canada. missing out on summertime! :)

    www.nikjillb.blogspot.com

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  24. Love your photos, found a link to your blog at deargolden.blogspot.com and love love love it.
    Love and caring X

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