Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Cruisin' {a quick post for IBOT} | Travels

I'm hoping that I'll get a chance at some stage to upload some photos from our cruise so far, but just in case I don't I thought it best to at least make sure I got the linky up for you guys.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Shooting through 2017 {August} | #52weekproject

As you read this, I will most likely be running around in a state of sickened anticipation, checking & double-checking my list to make sure that I haven't forgotten anything for our trip. We leave today to spend 10 nights cruising around the south pacific and I can't wait! So you won't really hear much from me over the next two weeks, but rest assured, I'll have more than a few photos & stories to share with you when I get back.

So while I'm sitting on a train or the dock convinced we've forgotten something important, please enjoy the images from August that are part of my 52 week project...

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Counting down... {and cutting hair} | Life

The countdown is on to our big family cruise holiday. My Mum turns 60 on Sunday, and two days later Mum & my stepdad, along with my sisters, brother, Dave & the girls and my nephew & brothers-in-law will board the Carnival Spirit for 10 nights of cruising to the South Pacific.

To say we're all excited would be an understatement! There's a sense of nervous anticipation amongst us as we complete our on-line check-ins, make packing lists & wash clothes and look forward to the day of embarkation. This will be the girls first "big" holiday, and the longest we've travelled with them. They have been counting down the days with glee, and I think this next week or so is going to be the hardest for them. They keep asking how many sleeps until we leave, and as the numbers dwindle the anticipation ramps up.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

5 reasons I'm sad winter is about to end | Life

I was struggling to come up with something to write about for today, so I put the call out to my lovely #teamIBOT peeps for some prompts & suggestions last night. The lovely Claire from Life on Wallace came back with the prompt "reasons you're pleased winter is nearly over" and I thought I could work with that.

The thing is, I'm not pleased winter is nearly over. I'm anything but pleased, actually! The only thing I have to look forward to about winter being over is our cruise in a few weeks time. Other than that, no good can come of winter ending!!!

Why? Let me tell you...

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Five playgrounds {three weeks} | Life

I think I have possibly managed to land the best job ever! According to my kids, that is (although I must admit I'm enjoying it too!)

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

On being creative (and why it's good for you) | Life

A little while ago a Facebook friend shared an article from Business Insider titled "7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it". If you want to read the full article I highly recommend it, but to paraphrase, the 7 reasons were thus...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Shooting through 2017 {July} | #52weekproject

Oh July, what a gloriously beautiful month you were. Busy, as always, but filled with some beautiful winter weather, notwithstanding that freak 28 degree day on Zee's birthday! It's only 5 weeks now until we head off on our 10 night cruise to the South Pacific to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday. We are all beyond excited, and I can't quite believe it's come around so fast.