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Yearly Archives: 2013

WARNING – this post is image heavy!! It’s been over a year since I wrote a story titled Sonrisas Contra el Tiempo (Smile Against Time).  It was about living life now, not putting things off until tomorrow, and making the most of the time we have on this earth. And it talked about smiling, even when […]

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Over seven years ago, our world was turned upside down when our then 2-year-old son was diagnosed with Duchenne, an incurable & terminal muscle-wasting disease. A few months after his diagnosis, whilst we were still in that dark place known as grief, we heard about a drug called PTC124. It was specifically for boys with […]

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June 5 Sigh. Young love. Is beautiful. Is fun. Is spontaneous. Is exciting. Makes you jump for joy. Puts a smile on your face. Will always be remembered.

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May 26 Daddy’s favourite? Well, she’s one of them.

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May 12 Mother’s Day Breakfast in bed Family Home-made cards Country drive Winery Stunning Queenslander Wine-tasting Salmon Ice-cream with chocolate topping Rain Sunshine Farm animals Water tank Horses Boots Peace Quiet Perfect  

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May 10 This time next week, we will be preparing to board an airplane to a beautiful island location, where we will have 7 days of swimming, snorkelling, relaxing, eating, drinking, and making memories as a family. And it’s not going to cost us a cent. Many of you would probably be thinking “wow, you […]

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April 16 I wanted to capture something a little bit different today. After last week’s topic of food photography, I set up my own little food “light box”, using 2 black pieces of sturdy cardboard and a white piece on one side as a reflector. And even though the subject is relatively boring, it was […]

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April 14 I hate, and I mean HATE, photos of myself. Most of the time, I delete them as soon as I upload them. I just hate looking at what I’ve allowed myself to become, and the grey hairs and the wrinkles. I’m struggling with getting “old”. And yet my kids love me, they adore […]

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April 10 Walking alone, daydreaming. She seems to have so much on her mind these days – unicorns, fairies, orca whales, dinosaurs, ballet, horse riding, friends, school, and her big brother. Sometimes, I think she has the weight of the world on her shoulders. I hope she doesn’t feel that way. With her brother having […]

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April 7 It’s not often he wants his photo taken, and usually when I do his swollen face is apparent, and he gets upset about it. But this photo? Oh! This photo shows my boy in all his perfection. It doesn’t highlight his disability, nor his swollen face from years of steroids. And it doesn’t […]

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April 4 Peeping from underneath her hat, she looks to see if I am still there. With the arrival of my new lens this morning, I was anxious to get out and try it out, to see if it was as good as I hoped it would be. In all earnestness, I asked around my […]

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April 1 “Okay kids, now hold on tight! I’m going to give you a push and then you’re on your own. But I’ll be right behind you. You can do it. Just keep holding on and you’ll love it!” It’s a kind of parental milestone that’s achieved when you allow your kids to play on […]

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