Year In Pictures: 2012

January 22, 2013

2012 was an interesting year. Patrick and I faced some time apart again, he was in New Zealand and I stayed in Australia. We travelled  though not as much as 2011. Which I was thankful for. I enjoyed not moving around as much. Being at home and really living in our space was a beautiful luxury. This ‘year in pictures’ review is a little late, simply because I had no idea what I wanted to share with you. This collection of photos has taken weeks to put together!January: Sydney, Australia. We spent the Australia Day weekend with family and friends in Sydney. My friend Sarah and I did a very long cupcake decorating and macaroon making class. A great start to the year – food, drinks, cupcakes, macaroon, shopping, and love.

February: After all the travelling and feasting we did over the festive season, we really got back into eating healthy in February.

March: Back to our routine of mid-week getaways! We explored the quaint little towns and chipped away at work.

 April: We went to Fiji (my little sister graduated with her law degree and I got to witness it all) and came back owners of 5.8 acres of land, that’s the road level view – you must be so tired of hearing about this! One of the most amazing things to happen this year.

May: Brunch in the gardens. We live across the road from the Australian National Botanic Gardens (and the wonderful Floresco Cafe) and with the weather being all nice, we spent almost every weekend in May there!

June: Brisbane, Australia. Our first trip to Brisbane as a family. Patrick played the tour guide and showed me around ‘his’ Brisbane. Spent time in Sydney (Australia) and had lots of fun at a photo shoot.

July: was a tough month, and I started counting my 16 weekends. Patrick left for New Zealand (for four months), I celebrated my birthday on my own and spent lots of time in the kitchen cooking up a storm…for one.
 August: Ski Fields – Perisher, Australia. I don’t think I need to say anything more!

September: Melbourne, Australia. A weekend spent supporting my favorite charity, eating good food, drinking, doing a photography class, having a blogger meet up and shopping!

October: was an important month for my wardrobe. I did continuous culls, filling numerous charity bins and started shopping in a manner that was a lot more purposeful!

November: Dunedin and Queenstown, New Zealand. I got to see this handsome man again, and Patrick too. And I got a tattoo!
December: Patrick and I spent Christmas in Gladstone, Queensland (Australia) I finally understood what being an aunt truly meant (insisting on afternoon trampoline fun!) and what it meant and felt like to truly be part of a bigger family.

We packed in quite a bit of domestic travel in 2012. More trips to Sydney then I care to count but it really was a wonderful year. Not too busy but full of fun experiences and lots of experiences to learn from. We don’t have any real goals for 2013. Maybe start thinking a bit more about the house we’re going to build and spending more time with family. Nothing so exciting, but that’s what I said in 2011, and look at how great 2012 was. So I’ll just sit back and let life lead the way…

Much love,
Vanisha

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