Monday, October 28, 2013


Some days my attitude towards life stinks. For example I would much rather question why something should be done a certain way etc then actually just getting it done, but I'm pretty sure I am not alone in this. 

Every morning I have started making a conscious decision to have the right attitude towards work, people and life in general because lets face it without a great attitude life just sucks.

Go on. Give it a try. You'll probably find that life isn't as bad as it seems after an 9 hour work day. 

Do it with a smile ;)


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

smokey joe takes photographs

Justin got his Leica M3 fixed recently and took some pretty awesome photos, cause he is pretty awesome. Phil took a few of these too, high five Phil, high five.


Friday, October 18, 2013

surviving conflict

Raised voices, abrasive sarcastic comments, slamming of doors and storming off are things that I might never be able to handle correctly. 

I envy people who can endure being around that without flinching and people who carrying on with their day as if nothing has happened. Those things sit with me for the entire day, I am guaranteed to cry, even if only a tear and my anxiety shoots through the roof. I cannot handle anger or conflict, even in the slightest form. 

Does anyone out there have some form of extra backbone for me? I keep trying to grow one, but it ain't working.


Monday, October 14, 2013


On Tuesday afternoon Justin was driving home from work and was t-boned by a negligent driver who thought stop signs were purely for decorative purposes. The driver was going so fast that he flipped Justins car. 

He basically threw my boyfriend in the air. 

Luckily Justin drives a car with 5 star safety and was completely unharmed besides from a few bruises and sore neck, phew, my heart nearly stopped at the sight of the accident. Hospital check ups and X-rays were done and I am ridiculously pleased to say he is in one beautiful piece.

Sadly his car was not so lucky...

I was watching some of my guilty pleasure TV shows the other day and heard a woman say this about her other half after he came out of a successful surgery:

"You never realise how important somebody is until maybe there is just a tiny chance they could be taken away from you... and I love that man SO much so I am so happy"

Now I know that isn't Shakespeare, but I smiled so hard when I heard it because I had the exact same feeling rush through me. Gratitude, nothing but absolute gratitude.


This weekend was a great one, friends, sunshine and homemade hamburgers.


Monday, October 7, 2013

looking forward

"two things prevent us from happiness;
living in the past and observing others"


On another note... 65 days till our Thailand adventure, I not even sure I can put into words how damn excited I am to see another piece of the world.

Considering it's a rather handsome piece.