Photo Challenge: Joy

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Pure joy, playing in a buttercup patch.


The Christmas Market

Visiting the German Market on Christmas Eve brings back happy childhood memories of visiting my Oma and Opa in Northern Germany and gorging on huge bars of marzipan, schnitzel and frites. I always went to Germany an average sized child and came back one or two sizes bigger. Every single time.

The market food, decorations, mistletoe, music, bustling crowd and, the thing my inner child loves most, the bright, colourful carousel, all make my heart smile. It also signifies the beginning of my long awaited Christmas holidays. So, with a bratwurst in one hand and a gluhwein in the other, I am ready to get festive and indulge!

Merry Christmas xo

The Horizon

No matter how far a person can go, the horizon is still way beyond you. – Zora Neale Hurston

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A Saturated Sunset

A few friends and I spent an evening camped out on a beach blanket last summer, surreptitiously drinking wine from polka dot plastic glasses and eating red velvet cupcakes in honour of my pup’s 4th birthday. At the end of the beach party, I took a photo of this intense summer sunset. I love this photo because it instantly takes me back to that fun, sugar-high, wine-buzzed, doggie birthday on the beach.

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An Unusual POV

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Open your heart in wheel pose.

Taken at an outdoor yoga class that was part of the Seawheeze closing festival

and snapped from my unique vantage point of being exhausted and lying on my belly in the grassy park.


Gratitude has been on my mind a lot lately and listed below are the first three things that popped into my brain when thinking about what I am especially thankful for these days:

my crazy, stubborn, loud, bossy and always loveable dog

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my neighbourhood beach. a haven and escape from big city life.

And the small, simple, happy moments that, when all strung together, create a really good life. Since gratitude loves company, I would love to see what you’re thankful for this week too.

The Sea

We all come from the sea but we are not all of the sea.

Those of us who are, we are children of the tides and must return to it

again and again.


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