A little trip back home

July 11, 2013 | Personal, Photography, Travel

As some of you may know, working from home can sometimes get a little lonely. I don’t mind it most of the time (I am an introvert after all) but when the hubby goes away for a few weeks, well… it’s pretty quiet around here.

So when this happened a couple of weeks ago, I decided (with a little hint-hint, nudge-nudge from some friends and family) to book a last minute flight back home to Australia for a few days. I was apprehensive about doing it so last minute, but it was so very worth it! Not only did I get to spend some relaxed time with family and friends, I got to pull out all my winter jackets, boots, and jeans again! There’s really no need for winter clothes here in Singapore :)

Here are just a few photos I took while I was home. For the most part the weather was beautiful, and apart from a couple of days when I got sick, it was a fantastic trip.

Home! Home!

Wasn’t the weather gorgeous? I love spending time outdoors when I’m home.. :)

Loving… Laikonik – and a Promo just for you!

May 16, 2013 | Loving...

Being an Aussie, I’m always on the look out for gorgeous Aussie designers and creators, and Laikonik fits the bill perfectly. You might remember them from this post a few months ago, but I thought it was high time we gave them a feature of their own.

Run by Kasia and Josephine from Sydney, Laikonik is a small screen printing studio that produces the most beautiful memory books and photo albums, gorgeous kits that you can send out to your loved ones to announce the birth of your new baby, and folk-inspired prints and wall-hangings. So super sweet! Wouldn’t they make a great gift?

If you’re as smitten with Laikonik as I am, today is your lucky day! Kasia and Josephine are graciously offering Fellow Fellow readers a free Silk Screen Print with every purchase of $50 or more! And in your choice of colour! How awesome is that?!

Here’s all you have to do to get your free poster with purchase:

– Head over to Laikonik and add whichever product/s you’d like to your cart (each product must be $50 or over to qualify for the free print).
– Once you’ve finished shopping, go to the checkout and leave a Note to Seller telling Kasia which colour Silk Screen Print/s you’d like to receive. You’ve got the option of Green, Red, White, Charcoal, Blue, and Yellow.
– Then just finish the transaction as usual.

Note: You’ll receive one Silk Screen Print for every product of $50 or more purchased, so don’t forget to write in which colour Silk Screen Print you’d like for each purchase.

This offer will be valid until 06.06.2013.

And if you’d like to be kept up to date with products, offers and special features as well as great gift ideas for all the special occasions head on over to Facebook and like their page!

Thanks Kasia!

Aude and Martin Part II

January 15, 2013 | Photography

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

I thought I’d share the second half of Aude and Martin’s big day with you today. Get ready for a photo-heavy post! :)

After the ceremony and kite flying on the beach (you can find those photos here, in case you missed them!), we ducked off to snap some portraits of this gorgeous couple. I actually feel very lucky to have been their photographer that day, because in the end it meant Dave and I got to have them all to ourselves for an hour while we snapped our photos! I remember from our own wedding last year that we didn’t get to spend as much quality time with our guests as we’d hoped, so to actually get some one-on-one time with our beloved friends was wonderful!

Being a beach-side location, what better dinner to serve than fish and chips! Aude and Martin had even hand stamped each individual bag… brilliant!

Everything about this wedding reflected the relaxed warmth of Aude and Martin, and the incredible relationship they have with their family and friends. Almost everything associated with the wedding was handmade by a family member (many of whom had travelled from Switzerland to be there), and was full of touching moments that made the whole day something incredibly special… A perfect day for wonderful couple. Thanks for having me Aude and Mart x.

All photography by Claire Dalgliesh

Perth & Margaret River III

December 18, 2012 | Personal, Photography, Travel

Hi all! This will be the last post in the Perth & Margaret River series, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our photos! And maybe it will tempt you to go there yourselves one day!

After leaving Margaret River and all that delicious wine tasting, we decided to go south to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse before heading north again and back to Perth. Some of these photos are from the lighthouse, while the others are from an amazing dolphin watching tour we did in Rockingham the following day.

The dolphin tour was absolutely fantastic! As you can see, we got to get up close and personal with a whole group of dolphins before moving on and seeing sea lions, penguins, and some rare sea birds. And it was such a beautiful day…

Just look at that sky!

So that’s it from me and our trip to Perth! If you missed either of the other two posts, they can be found here and here. :)

Perth & Margaret River II

December 4, 2012 | Miscellaneous, Personal, Photography, Travel

Good morning! I thought I’d share part two of our trip to Margaret River with you this morning, just to change it up from all the Christmas stuff that’s been going on!

Most of these photos were taken in and around various wineries we went to. Actually now that I look at it – there are just 2 of the wineries here.. we visited many many more, trust me. But these two wineries were probably two of my favourites for completely different reasons.

The first one was a very small, privately run vineyard called Carpe Diem. We had to make an appointment to go and taste their wines, and their cellar door consisted of a shed in which we sat surrounded by all the wine making equipment. Even though it didn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other wineries, it was a fantastic experience being served and given the story of each wine by the wine-maker himself. It also helps that the wines were amazing!

On the other end of the spectrum was Voyager Estate (above), which was spectacular if only for the grounds alone (check out the homepage of their website!!). Sprawling green lawns, manicured gardens, roses, and of course fantastic food and wine. It was magnificent and well worth a visit.

On the way back to Perth we stopped by the Margaret River Berry Farm for some morning tea scones with jam and cream… oohhh yum. They also had a beautiful cottage garden full of the most beautiful, tiny birds! They gave us sugar so we could try feeding some, and we managed to attract some of these little honey eaters (well, I guess they’re honey eaters – they had a seriously long tongue!).

Oh what a great time we had. Just one more Perth post coming up in a couple of weeks.. I need to space them out so you don’t get tired of seeing all my photos! :)