western australia


For the first week of this month (which was ages ago I know, sorry!!!), Tim was lucky enough to be whisked off to Western Australia for a work trip. As he works in the travel industry, his work trip consisted of going across the ditch to experience some of Australia's coolest tourist activities and spending time liasing with Tourism Western Australia (basically everybody's dream work trip!). He spent 7 days exploring Perth, Broome and Cape Leveque, all whilst experiencing a hint of intense summer heat before it hits our shores down here in New Zealand.

To say I am jealous of the sights he got to see and the things he got to do is an understatement. His photos make me swoon, and are a huuuuge motivation to get my spending under control and start seriously saving towards another overseas adventure!

*All photos taken by Tim Gonzales

through rain or shine


It is not unusual for Jule and I to take a drive on a Friday morning.
In fact, it has almost become routine.
Yesterday, our Friday drive took us out the peninsula to a little place called Hooper's Inlet.
The rain came suddenly and left just as quickly. As did the snow.
The sun broke through the surface of the hovering black clouds and danced across the water, glistening with joy as if it had been there all along.
We talked about life, boys, marriage and our interpretations of it and giggled about the man who caught us admiring his architecturally-divine house.
We enjoyed both the simplicity and the complexity of nature, and I silently marvelled at how He is the most incredible and creative artist the world will ever know.
Tim face-timed me from Broome, Australia, whilst riding a camel along the shores of a beach I can only dream of setting foot on one day.
It reminded me once more what an incredible time we live in.
A time where we can speak to our loved ones with the click of a single button regardless of the miles between us.
It was exactly what I needed.
A change in outlook, a flip in perspective.
To really appreciate what I take for granted every single day.
PTL for Friday drives.
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