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Hi, Im Johanna. A digital designer & artist located on the South Coast of NSW in Australia. This is the home base for my internet wanderings - its a visual diary of all things art // design // photography // fashion // summer.

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Week 25, 2017

Its the little things...

Sometimes I feel like I get too wrapped up in the drama of life, when really it’s the little things that matter…

// Sleeping in the sun, my daughters laugh, a kiss goodnight, praise of a job well done, a big heartfelt hug, family dinners, a well-made gin & tonic, the smell of salt water, connecting with a friend. //

Take life back to basics – appreciate the small things, be kind and follow your instincts.

If for some reason you aren’t happy with something in your life and it’s too daunting to go changing cold turkey – start by changing the little things, and then work your way up to the big.

Always the little things, they are the key.

The week that was:

Get your chillax on. Score 80% off a lifetime subscription to Aura’s meditation app.
Amazing examples of how things can be worn down over time.
That time Ninja from DieAntwood played basketball with Kanye & Drake. (this video fascinated me!! It’s seriously weird and wonderful at the same time.
Imagine climbing the equivalent of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa  in Dubai – with no ropes and no nets. Alex Honnold did just that and National Geographic just did an exclusive interview with him.
Turns out, Bee’s are actually pretty cute.
Dont feel sorry for refugees – believe in them.

A Winters swim

ON MY PLAYLIST

Just Some Motion - Parov Stelar // All Night

I love this video.
The dance moves, the black & white video, the music and of course –  the light!!
I wish I looked this good when I dance around my loungeroom.. 😉

Winter jackets.

Lets get snug.

Righto, so it seems Winter is here to stay. Im freezing. I need a Winter coat.
Here’s my roundup of the best warm outer jacket coats to get me through to summer.
ALL of them are under $300.

Time to get warm.
ps. I still hate winter.

BOOKS

Tender is the Night // F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s not often I don’t finish a book. Generally, even if it’s crap I’ll still press on…. there has been a couple of notable exceptions to this rule – Fifty Shades of Grey being one of them… and now I can add Tender is the Night by the illustrious F.Scott Fitzgerald to this list as well.

Have you read it? Oh man.. I just could not get into the rhythm of it. It had little bursts of brilliance but then it slid right back into chaotic rambling with no rhyme or reason. The heroine is not well developed and the Drivers are 1-dimensional characters. I guess I shouldn’t have expected too much when the main hero’s name is Dick Diver. Seriously. Dick Diver. *face palm*

I looked on GoodReads after I gave up to see if it was just me – and it seems like there is quite a few people that share my lack of enthusiasm for this novel.

I’m disappointed – I really like the name of the novel. “Tender is the Night” is such a great title. It’s just the inside that’s rotten. I sincerely hope they re-make the movie on it so I can find out the ending.

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald ―

10 Comments
  • Cassie
    June 26, 2017 at 9:02 am

    The little things are definitely important and worthwhile taking time to notice and appreciate 🙂 I think you made a pretty lovely list there!

    LOL at that Kanye and Drake video. I love vice stuff! There was a series on VICELAND awhile ago (might still be on the SBS app) and it was all about abandoned buildings and towns etc. Was really fascinating and amazing to see forgotten architecture and how it changes after years of neglect!

    The bee photos are amazing too!

    Looks like the kids had a ball having a winter swim too! It hasn’t been that cold here during the day over the past few days – in fact I think it was 24 degrees yesterday!!

    See you next Sunday xx

  • Curvy Mummy
    June 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I love the phrase ‘from little things big thing grow’. It’s so important to remember to put more focus on the little things!

  • Brooke Ciccozzi
    June 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    What a great wrap up!

    You mention a well made G&T…..for me, it’s a well-made cup of earl grey. I love my coffee too, but a lot of sins of a poorly made coffee can be overlooked by hot milk. My tea has to be awesome or it doesn’t get finished.

    I’m intrigued by Tender is the Night. I’ve never read it, but I also tend to finish a book even if its a stinker.

    Looking forward to next weeks post 🙂

  • Julia Van Der Sluys
    June 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    The little things are so so important! Always makes the day feel a little brighter!

    Ahaha sorry Dick Diver 😂😂 what a name to choose.

  • Belinda Howard
    June 30, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I completely agree! It is those little things that much life wonderful. My little one is 3 and so spending time with her just doing nothing is a fantastic time to me.

    Um…. that’s a really bad hero name must have been why the book didn’t work out. Lol.

    Sounds like you had an amazing week!

  • Camela Prouzos
    June 30, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Loved your photos, they are so beautiful! I haven’t read that Scott Fitzgerald book, but I actually want to. I’ll let you know how I get on!

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