Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Ten Years (and 1 day) | Blogging


I realised today that yesterday was this little old blog's 10th birthday.

Can you believe it?

That's practically ancient in the blogging world.

So I thought I better mark the occasion by actually blogging.

Especially since it's been probably 6 months or more since I last published something to this space.

Monday, 31 December 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {November & December} | 52 week project


It's New Year's Eve, so what better way to end the year than sharing my final images for the 2018 52 week project I've been creating. I'm really looking forward to getting these in to a photobook tomorrow and seeing them in print. And I think these images from November & December are some of my favourites of the year...

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

The Last IBOT

It feels kinda silly writing this post today as I kinda already said the majority of what I wanted to say last week. But I wanted to give you guys a chance to link-up one last time and say goodbye to your fellow Tuesday-linking buddines, so here is your chance.

I have made so many wonderful friends via blogging, and IBOT in particular, some who are still around in the blogging world, some who disappeared, and some who I continue to follow via being friends on Facebook.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

It's Time | IBOT

Seven and a half years ago a blogger named Jess decided to start a little linky party and call it IBOT. IBOT stood for "I Blog on Tuesdays", and that first IBOT linky garnered 12 links. Links from bloggers who blogged on Tuesday and wanted their stuff to be read.

Since then there's been almost 400 IBOT linky parties, ranging from the 5 years at Essentially Jess to the last 2 and a half years here on this blog. In that time the blogging world has changed dramatically. I've been blogging for just under 10 years and I've seen so much change in that time. The internet & the blogging neighbourhood of the internet in particular, has undergone drastic changes and growth and it's been exciting to watch.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {October} | Photography

Can you believe we are already half way through November already?! I feel like Halloween was only yesterday and everyone was posting photos of their kids in cute costumes!

We're well & truly into the end-of-year run around here. It kicks off On Friday with Punky's birthday and then just picks up speed between now and December 25th! I decided earlier in the year that I wasn't going to step foot in a shopping centre this Christmas except to buy groceries and the few things I might not be able to source online, and so far it's looking like I might actually be able to keep that promise!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

My Little Pony 35th Birthday Celebration | Life

When I was little I loved the cartoon My Little Pony.  I watched it all the time and I had some My Little Pony toys that I absolutely treasured. I remember coming home from school one day to find that my little sister and her friend had drawn all over my favourite pony with pen and I was devastated. There's nothing like a little sister to wreck all ya stuff!

Back in October I was sitting at my desk getting some work done when I got an email from a promotions company with information and a link to buy tickets to a special My Little Pony 35th anniversary celebration. As soon as I saw it I had to buy tickets for the girls and I because just like I was, the girls are both absolutely obsessed with My Little Pony.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Ibot {November 6th 2018} | IBOT

It's 2am Tuesday morning and I'm only just now getting this post done. I know I should have done it earlier in the day, but I was working on other things, and then, well, we decided to go down to the river so the girls could have a paddle, Dave could fish, and I could play around with my new lens a little more.

I don't regret it in the slightest.