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After 365….Archive 4

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Beautiful Manly

This was one of the beautiful sunrises I was fortunate to see in Manly, Sydney, Australia.

Happy days!

Day 296 Thursday 19th January 2012

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Moving Day

What a day today has been! So many mixed emotions…from feeling sad to be leaving where we have lived for the past 3 years to moving to my first ever house and a new beginning!

I was hoping and praying that I would be able to see one last sunrise in Manly and this photo is of it. I was able to take this before the removal men arrived (they came at 6:45am). The men were amazing I have to say. Nothing was too much trouble, not once did I here them moan or complain and they were super quick, considering they were being paid an hourly rate.

By 10am, they had finished loading the truck and we said that we would meet them at our new house, as we had to collect the keys for the house from the real estate guy and get the final completion done.

We drove to to Avoca Beach, went into the office, were told by a phone call that the house was indeed ours, then the key was given to us, along with a bucket filled to the brim with goodies from the agent, I then got emotional, gave him a big hug and that was it….I am now a house owner!!

The removal men were there in our garden, lying on the grass waiting for us, we opened up and they moved us in.

Goodbye Manly….hello Avoca Beach

Day 295 Wednesday 18th January 2012

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Last Night in Manly

Tonight is my last night in Manly. I have loved living here and truth be told, I am desperately going to miss it, but I can always come back and visit right? Besides, tomorrow, we start a new chapter in our lives….

This photo is of just some of the boxes that we have packed, rady for our move tomorrow. Afraid it’s not a lovely sunrise or us set, but it represents my life….right now.

Day 294 Tuesday 17th January 2012

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Only a Few Remain

I am very conscious of the fact that I have only a few more days left to watch the sunrise from my apartment, before we move on Thursday. This is something that I am going to massively miss. Time permitting in the mornings, I will hopefully be able to get to my local beach to photograph the sun rising over the ocean, I guess time will tell with routines etc…

For now, I am making the most of what I have got!

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 293 Monday 16th January 2012

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Sunrise, Manly, NSW, Australia

I don’t have all that much to say today, other than this was a good start to my week.

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW Australia

Day 288 Wednesday 11th January 2012

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Manly Sunrise

I ran out of my apartment this morning to watch the sunrise. It dawned on me (pardon the pun) that I’ve only got a week of sunrises to see in Manly. It’s probably going to be one of the greatest things that I am going to miss when we move next week, seeing the ocean from our apartment and seeing sunrises in Manly.

I’ve got to enjoy them whilst I still can!!

Day 287 Tuesday 10th January 2012

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Talking Sky

I ran in every direction to get this photograph, trying to find a good spot, the sky was absolutely incredible! It’s not very often we get a good sunset in Manly, it’s always sunrises! This was the exception!

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 286 Monday 09th January 2012

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Put Some Sparkle in Your Life

Today was my first day back at work after the Christmas break. At first, it felt strange being back, though by mid morning, I felt like I hadn’t been away.

After a long day, I arrived back in Manly and went for a swim in Sydney Harbour and it was absolutely glorious!!

The water was so incredible clear and warm.

Manly, Sydney, NSW Australia

Day 285 Sunday 08th January 2012

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Feeling Stressed

Today is my last day of my Christmas break, tomorrow I go back to work and there is still so much to do, regarding packing, cleaning, moving etc. I have tried to do as much as I can today, IT ow feel mentally and physically exhausted. It’s true what they say…moving is one of the most stressful times in your life.

I just took 5 minutes out and went across to the beach to take my photo for today. I am going to miss Manly so much.

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 283 Friday 06 January 2012

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Flying Pelican

I don’t have much to say about today, other than the majority of the day was spent packing more and more boxes.

This photo was taken just around the corner from where I live. This pelican was about to land….to meet up with its friends – a couple of floating pelican’s on the lagoon.

Manly, NSW, Sydney, Australia

Day 282 Thursday 05th January 2012

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Thunderstorm

Today, we headed up to our new home, the first time we’ve been in it, since it was sold to us. We did a lot of measuring up and spent an hour discovering things. I am going to need to get an Australian gardening book, as there are so many plants in the garden, most of them, I don’t know what they are. We have a huge gum tree in the back garden and 2 large trees in the garden, which instantly make me happy!

We can’t wait to move now… 2 weeks today!!

This photo was taken back in Manly, there was plenty of sheet lightning to be seen and it was a rather dramatic storm, that I was fortunate to look at indoors.

Day 267 Wednesday 21st December 2011

It’s Going to be a good day…

Today is my last day at work until 09th January! I’m so excited and looking forward to having some time out. I don’t think that there’ll be toooo much work going on today mind, as this afternoon, my department are heading off to play golf, which will be a first for me as I have never in my life played golf before, so this afternoon should be interesting!!! We’re then heading to Sydney Harbour for a meal, so all in all, it should be a good day, especially starting like this, it was so great to watch the sunrise this morning.

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Day 266 Tuesday 20th December 2011

Almost Christmas

I was hoping on a nice sunny start to my day, alas….this is all I have to give I’m afraid.

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Day 265 Monday 19th December 2011

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100 Days to Go…

Today, it has been quite a milestone….as I only have 100 days left of this project! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone and I can’t believe what a journey this has been, it has become part of my life as have the people who have followed me on my trials and tribulations and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you, it means a lot to me that my photographs mean something to someone else other than me. This blog and those who read it has/have really impacted my life in such a positive way, thank you!

Now going back to today’s photograph, this was taken after a very long at work. I made it home just in time because a few moments after this was taken, the heavens opened, thankfully, I could see that there was a large storm brewing, however, there was a small group of unsuspecting people, who got soaked.

Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 263 Saturday 17th December 2011

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Strength

Today, I spent the day with my partner in Sydney which was followed by me being a spectator for 2 hours as he played 2 consecutive games of water polo. I admire the strength and determination required by each player.

Day 262 Friday 16th December 2011



I wish more days were like this…

Today, I started my day on the Manly Ferry, which is where I took this photo, as I waited for the ferry to depart. Sitting on a ferry for half an hour as it sailed across Sydney Harbour was a good start to my day!

Day 261 Thursday 15th December 2011

Where Summer Belongs

This is how each day should begin at this time of year…afterall, it is Summer here, in the Southern hemisphere. However, of late, the weather has been pretty awful, most days have been filled with grey clouds and rain. I wonder when Summer is planning on making an appearance.

Manly Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia

Day 258 Monday 12th December 2011

Flying Low

Sorry not very good photo today…didn’t have any inspiration and I took this as I walked home after I finished work.

Manly Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia

Day 253 Wednesday 07th December 2011

As the Day Begins…

Today is going to be a good day…I can feel it in my bones.

I didn’t have to set my alarm to go off this morning quite as early as I have to most days and I still woke up at 5:15am!! I do this nearly every day, I wake up before my alarm goes off. It drives me crazy, I’d give anything for a sleep-in.

On a plus note, if I hadn’t woken up when I did, I would have missed out on this beauty of a sunrise – so every cloud has a silver lining!

Day 252 Tuesday 06th December 2011

The Only Sun I’ll See

This was taken about 20 minutes ago – about 05:45am. As I write this, the clouds are gathering and getting darker and darker, I think I am going to be seeing a lot of rain today and not much sunshine.

Oh well, at least I started my day off well and got to see some sun, even if it was just for a short while, it’s better than nothing.

Day 251 Monday 05th December 2011

Let the Light Shine Through

As I was getting ready to add my photograph for today, I received a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognise. It was a Lady advising us that our mortgage application had been approved, which, let me tell you… is such a massive weight lifted off our shoulders, it now means that we can hopefully exchange contracts this weeks, which means that we will be moving (hopefully) next month – woo hoooo!! It will also mean that no-one else can put an offer in on the house that we are interested in – this is something that I have been so worried about as I know that it does happen and I was dreading the fact that it could happen to us, now…unless we get some really unfortunate luck – this won’t be something that we will have to worry about.

I can’t wait to have a garden and to grow vegetables, to have a dog, to have possums in our tree, to plant native flowers that attract native birds. To finally have somewhere that we can call ‘ours’. To finally, have a proper home.

I’m so excited, I feel like Christmas just came early!

This photo, I took this morning, before I started work and I remember as I took it, I actually felt as though the sky was opening up before me and was letting the light shine through on to me. Maybe I was right.

What a year this has been!

I hope you like this photo.

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 248 Friday 02nd December 2011

The End of Another Busy Week

This photo was taken at the end of today, shortly before sunset. I was so tired by the time I got home from work and to be honest, I really had to summon up the energy from the bottom of my feet to go outside and get some inspiration to photograph something. This photo was the best I could do I’m afraid. I’m sooo tired.

Manly Lagoon, Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 246 Wednesday 30th November 2011

Last Day of Spring

Today is the last day of Spring, although it has actually felt like Summer for a while now (excluding last week, which was just awful weather wise).

I am so looking forward to Summer and all that it brings. People, in my humble opinion seem to be happier, more easy-going and just, well…more at peace.

There were so many people jogging along the beach this morning, most were kind enough to go behind me and not right in front of me as I was taking my photographs (although some do this and I sometimes think, I know that I don’t have the right of way or anything, but would it really be that difficult just to side-step me?) There’s one man who every single day does this – he walks right in front of me, even if I’m right on the waters edge barefoot, he will literally go through the water (in trainers I hasten to add), instead of going behind me and he never ever acknowledges me – most other people who I say good morning to – (I usually do this) they will reply with a good morning back to me, this guy however, he doesn’t want to know. Perhaps it’s because he’s so focused on what he’s doing, I don’t know. It’s now kind of become my mission to try to get some sort of acknowledgement from him – even if it’s “stop saying good morning to me lady!” I think if he said that to me, the next morning I’d say good evening, just to confuse him! ;)

Day 245 Tuesday 29th November 2011


Welcome to Today

Aaahhhh….I think this photo pretty much speaks for itself. How can a day get better than this? I literally ran across to the beach this morning to watch the sunrise – the clouds were so pretty, as they were lit up by the beautiful sun. I wish all of my day was like this!!

Enjoy!

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 244 Monday 28th November 2011

 

I’m Not the Only One to Watch the Sun

 

It’s just before 6:00am, getting ready for another working week. So pleased that I was able to see the sunrise this morning – it sets me up for a good week, well in my eyes it does anyway.

It seems that today, I wasn’t the only one to enjoy the sunrise.

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