Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: May 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Bloggy Birthdays {and people who just won't go away} | Blogging

Eight years ago on a Thursday night, I decided for some unknown reason to start a blog. Ok, maybe not for an unknown reason if you read my first post (you really should, it's only a few paragraphs long and it doesn't even have any pictures!!!), but for reasons that are very different now, I opened up a blogger account, named my blog A Study in Contradictions and chose what I thought was a really beautiful layout and colour scheme for my maiden voyage in to the world of internet writing.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Books that should be TV shows | Entertainment

As many of you know, I'm an avid bookworm. Aside from photography (and of course my family) books and reading are my other great passion in life. Reading for me is as necessary as breathing and taking photos. I have to read every day or I go a little crazy. It's why, when I first started working, I looked for jobs that had to do with books. I ended up selling & marketing books, which is not a bad career when you've been known to blow three quarters of your pay check in a bookshop less than 24 hours after it's hit your bank account!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Getting in the picture {family photography with Katherine Millard} | Life


A few weeks ago, on a sunny Saturday morning, the girls and I met up with my sister and nephew T-Bear at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. It was an absolutely beautiful autumn day, not too hot, not too cold and not too windy. The sky was as blue as can be and we had a very good reason for being there.

After walking through the park to the restaurant in the middle and availing ourselves of the facilities, I saw a lady walking towards me smiling. This was Katherine. Our reason for being at the Gardens.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

It's time {for another Tosser Trophy} | Laughs

What a week it's been for Tossers. Actually, considering how long it has been since I last awarded a Tosser Trophy (2 years 8 months to be more exact) it's been quite the time. I feel like there are at least 20 blog posts I could write to hand out Tosser Trophys to the many people who have surely earned them since September 2014. But honestly, I think I'm coming down with a cold so I'll content myself with just handing out 3 this week. I'm sure you'll all join with me in giving these people your best half-hearted golf claps.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

It never rains {but it pours!} | Life

You know that old saying "it never rains but it pours"?

That has been our life the last 2 months...