Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Shooting through 2017 {December} | #52weekproject

Oh my goodness, this last week has been CRAZY!!! It's just been go, go, go. I've barely had time to thin let alone get a blog post together, so I'm sorry but this week's it's short & sweet on the text front as I wrap up my 2017 52 week portrait project by sharing the last 4 photos of the year.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Going with the flow (and saying Hello! to 2018) | Life

Ahhhh, 2018, I can't believe you're here so soon! I remember when I was a kid and getting up super early to watch the announcement of who would be the 2000 Olympic Games host. When Sydney was announced as the winner I was so excited I woke up my parents. From memory I was 11. I remember thinking how far away the year 2000 was, the idea of being 18 and in year 12 just didn't seem real. And contemplating any time beyond 2000? It felt like the stuff fiction is made of!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Gaining Clarity {and saying goodbye to 2017} | Life

At the start of the year, I opened up IBOT by sharing my word for the year, clarity. I thought it would be quite fitting to close out IBOT for the year by having a look back at 2017 and how my word panned out.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Stuff & Things | Life

It's Monday afternoon and I'm sitting here, feeling all sorry for myself because I was hoping to avoid going to the Carols night at Punky's school because it's hot, I'm tired, and the last thing I feel like doing is sitting in the sun on the school oval by myself with two kids. Dave is on night shift and I had planned on having a night doing nothing but binging Downton Abbey on Netflix, but alas. She came home from school all excited to go and begged me to please, please take her, so what can I say? How can I refuse her?

In the grand scheme of life it's not a big deal, and there are certainly worse things in the world, I know. For instance, facing the prospect of your kid being in hospital over Christmas.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Shooting through 2017 {November} | 52 week project

Today I'm over at Westmead Kids hospital filming for something a little special that is going on over there. I'm not sure if I can say much more than that at this stage but keep your eyes peeled on social media, coz you know I'll share the end result when it's ready.

We're at the pointy end of the year now and the weeks are just flying by. It's less than 3 weeks till Christmas now and I'm starting to feel the pressure of making sure I've got everything on my lists bought & prepared. This week I'll be finishing off the gifts for Punky's Kindy teacher and Zee's preschool teachers. If you have any suggestions for fabulous things that won't break the bank I am all ears!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Six {A Birthday Letter to Punky} | Life

My Dearest Punky,

Last Thursday you turned six! SIX!!! I swear, some days it feels like you were only born yesterday. Yet there you are, seeming to morph into a young lady before my very eyes.

This last year has been an interesting one. You started big school, and to say I'm so proud of you and the way you've handled such a big transition would be an understatement. My heart just about bursts with pride when I see how far you've come.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

They paved paradise {to build a bunch of houses} | Life

On Sunday we took the girls for a walk & bike ride. It's been a little while since we've done this, as the weather hasn't been great and we've had a bit on lately. Sunday however, the weather was lovely, the sun was shining and the breeze was still nice & cool, perfect walking/biking weather.

So we chucked the bikes & the girls in the car and drove down the road to the track for some family time. We're really lucky to have a nice long, flat walking track 2 minutes from our house, that has a mostly smooth path that's perfect for young bike-riders, and lots of green grass, trees, marshes & shady spots for exploring & resting along the way.