Lately Oli and I have become quite fond of pulling on our hiking boots and taking an afternoon stroll around the mountains. There are so many incredible walking trails and we intend on seeing each and every one of them. I love how each day the mountains look entirely different to the day before, my favourite days are the misty moody ones when everything looks mysterious and eerie. You can see Leura Cascades in some of these photos, one day soon we're going to fill our rucksacks full of snacks and hike all the way down to the bottom of the falls.
I had to giggle when I saw the seventh photograph, if you look closely you'll spy a tiny fly perched on my back. Its strange, after being overseas for a year I thought the presence of these tiny winged critters would serve as a constant annoyance upon our return. However, they are so ingrained in the Australian way of life that I hardly notice them, I simply issue a quick Aussie Salute and get on with my day.
Our little mountain cottage is coming along nicely. This week we not only acquired a kettle, two handsome houseplants and enough earthenware to last a lifetime, but perhaps the most exciting addition for me, a brand new industrial sewing machine. The hardest part of living on the road had to be the inability to whip up a frock whenever I felt the desire, I am so excited to get back into the swing of things. In the coming weeks I'll be reopening my etsy shop and sharing some brand new designs with you!