Saturday, January 26, 2013

It's Australia Day/Invasion Day/Citizen Day or whatever you want to call it here so that means a long weekend and an opportunity to catch up on some blogs and even write a post of my own. It's been a while and for some reason, Picassa has deleted all my blog pics since I synched my gmail account with my bloody Android Phone. So, here's a few pics to let you know what I've been up to since November. Although I don't think many of my former followers visit much these days. 

Happy belated New Year, I have a good feeling about 2013 and wish you wealth, health and happiness.


Managed to get a Photography gig at next Year's Avalon Market Day

This year we had a very "Sparkly" Christmas and I won a trophy for the most sparkly



 

Bainbridge Family Christmas with the In Laws



On of our chickens was eaten by a fox. Not Shirley thank goodness. The other two now live with my sister. No more chicken poo in the house.
 
Avalon Beach on New Years Day
Friend Steve ...sailing on New Year's Day

Oh. I went to New Zealand, this is the view from the guest room window at my friend's house. I woke up to this every morning

Friend Kenton about to go surfing at Te Aeri Beach North Island
Gorgeous friend Kenton and his family on Muriwai Beach

Weird mirrored art installation at Auckland Art Gallery



Windsor International Sand Sculptures     

Well that's it in a nutshell, other than I might have inadvertently become an Executive Producer of a short film. Might do a New Zealand post later.




24 comments:

kj said...

Hello hello of course your blog is checked to see if you are going to reappear. Yay! Finally!

Executive producer? Now what does that entail? Is money involved? Fame? Breakfast?

Your pics are a sight for sore eyes, hell. It really is nice to see you here again. I think bimbimbee is back too . The return of both of you would be good news for me :-)

Book on this end close to done. I'll be damned

Love
kj

Brian Miller said...

oh wow that mirror shot is really cool...and what a place as well to spend new years....i hope you do have a great new year helen...

California Girl said...

Hello Helen, really great to see this post. The photos say it all. Your family portrait is charming as are you in your glitter state. I love photos of AU & NZ. Hope to visit sooner rather than later. Our sons are currently residing in Byron Bay & love it. We only keep up via Facebook so it's sporadic. Missing them but they are happy.

Roy said...

Great shots, Helen! It's great to see you back in print. And I love the mirror shot!

hokgardner said...

I am insanely jealous about your trip to NZ.

Great pictures.

tony said...

Happy Australian Invasion Day!

otin said...

Lovin' the family pic!

Vagabonde said...

You have been to New Zealand! I would like so much to go there. Your pictures show how beautiful it is. I hope you have a great 2013. In France we don’t send many Christmas cards, but we can send New Year’s cards to the end of January – and we are still in January – so Happy New Year!

River said...

That mirror shot is great! I also love the look of Avalon Beach and the view from your guest room in NZ. What a fantastic sight to wake up to!
Love the family photo, you're all so pretty.

Mim said...

im with KJ - great to see you and your wonderful pics. and wow that beach - woohoo! id love to wake up to that sound and smell and beauty.

gonna do executive producer of DOG?????

Janice said...

What a marvelous treat at the day's beginning: your wonderful photos. Thanks! How I would love to see those sand sculptures in person.

Kath Lockett said...

Welcome baaaaaack! Love the family pics, the NZ ones and you in your sparklies!

Tom said...

Seen all of these, because I'll never stop following you. Does that creep you out?

PattiKen said...

Don't worry about Tom following you around. I'm right here with him, so I can keep him in line.

I was sad to read about the chicken. I'm glad it wasn't Shirley.

Jay said...

Oh good! You've posted again!! :)

Nice round-up - and you've been to NZ! I'm jealous!!!

Beautiful pictures, Baino, no wonder you've landed a photography gig. And exec prod of a short film? Wow, excellent!!

Now, keep it up, would ya? We've missed you!

Pam said...

Good to see you back, and know that you've been having a great time doing all those things, and capturing some great photos.
I would love to go to New Zealand.
You were missed here these last months!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Fabulous photos! You have done some COOLISH things there! You look great in your white dress in the family photo!

Bimbimbie said...

Ohhhhh you've been celebrating in style good for you!

Let the good times continue throughout the year ... didn't know you had chooks, is that a recent thing and sorry about the visit from the fox*!*

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