Tuesday, 30 September 2014

september favourites

My birkenstocks has been a savior this month. I was trying to break in some new shoes, and ended up with horrible flesh wounds and blisters on the back of my heels...basically I couldn't wear regular shoes for about a week..
I think we can all agree that birkins are not the prettiest of shoes, but hell they sure make up for it.
They are the comfiest shoes I've ever worn, the amount of support my feet are getting is incredible (to the point where it feels weird walking around without them.)

I have always loved polaoroid cameras (I've wanted one since i was 6) but never owned one. Until I found the fujifilm instax mini 8 camera at the airport in Singapore. I am sure you've heard or seen all about this camera (unless you would like a more in-depth review?).  It´s so nice to have a photo in your hand and seeing it develop right before your eyes. Great for capturing moments with friend or just little details from your day.

Continuing with the camera theme, the complete guide to digital photography by Ian Farrell. I bought this book a couple of years ago, only to flip through it every now and then thinking... oh this looks fun, hmm thats interesting.. But for some reason never truly sat down and gone through it until now. This book covers all of the basics of photography, from camera hardware, photography techniques and editing. This is a great beginners guide for someone who would like to get into photographing, easy to read and understand. Throughout the book you'll find little assignments you can do with tips and tricks to help you out along the way.

What have you liked this month?

Sunday, 21 September 2014


I have come to the realization that Ive been taking my surrounding for granted and have for a long time. I always found my hometown boring and uninspiring. Always longing to be somewhere else, anywhere but here. This week I've gained a new appreciation for my home, and how lucky I have been to grow up in such a beautiful place.

So tell me, how was your week /weekend?


Saturday, 20 September 2014


Overcast and rain...
The day has been spent mostly inside, tidying up and drinking loads of tea.  I did venture out for a brief moment too get some fresh air, and get eaten alive by mosquito. 

Friday, 19 September 2014


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My very first attempt to capture the night sky with my camera.  In my eyes there is nothing more beautiful than nature in its purest form, and a starry night is no exception. 

"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night"
-Sarah Williams 

Thursday, 18 September 2014


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Went to the lake as the sun was setting and met up with some locals (yes I'm talking about the sheep) :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


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Day 3 of my photo experiment, This morning I went out in a little red plastic dinghy... I can honestly say rowing a boat and attempting get some decent shots at the same time, is not easy.. By the time you're ready with the camera the boat has turned the other way, and you have to start all over again.. I was out their for a while..neighbors must have thought I was crazy..

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


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Since coming back from the Philippines I thought  I would make more of an effort to go outside and enjoy nature. I am lucky enough to be living out on the country surrounded with beautiful nature, deep fjords and high mountains. 
If I can't go to an exotic island or get lost in a jungle. I might as well explore my own hometown...
 Being out in the forest is so relaxing, listening to the bird jumping from on branch to the other. 

Monday, 15 September 2014


iPhone 4

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Happy monday everyone!
Waking up early has its benefits.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Morning walk

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As the sun was rising I decided to go for a walk, the light is stunning at this time and perfect for pictures. I love this time of the year, when summer is still hanging on but autumn is just around the corner ready to take over.  Cant wait to cosy up on the couch with fuzzy socks and a knit sweater, and a big coup of tea (I'm not ready for the hot chocolate just yet).

Happy weekend everyone! 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Malapascua photo diary



Malapascua was so nice and relaxing. The best thing, no tourists (almost).. White beaches and crystal blue water...and the mango juice don't even get me started on the mango juice..it is the freshes sweetest thing I have ever had in my mouth..and probably the thing I miss the most..we had a couple of days with no wind..we were sweating buckets I tell you....

Getting to Bogo, we had to take one of those yellow busses with open windows...have I mentioned that filipino traffic is crazy?..yeah its crazy, and the buss drivers are no different..The pressure of the wind that hits you..when you have a window seat (which I had) is unreal..I went from dripping of sweat to barely being able to breath or open my eyes..the whole situation was just hilarious.. my hair was flying everywhere and I felt sorry for the old lady that had to sit next to me, who got whippet in the face.

Arriving in Bogo, we got dropped off at a random gas station where we had to get on a tricycle to Hisoler resort where we were staying.  Where the bride to be welcomed us. After days with unbelievable heat in Malapascua we finally got a room with air-conditioning (the first room with air-con on our entire trip), and oh my god was it good!.. It was a beautiful resort.
 Sadly I don't have any pictures of the resort, other than the crapy iPhone selfies at the bottom.. (and yes that is a selfie stick you're  seeing..)

 It was a filipino/ german wedding. The couple were celebrating their silver wedding anniversary and had decided to remarry. so sweet! 
It was a traditional ceremony in church then a good meal at the reception with traditional filipino food.  All I have to say is that filipinos know how to celebrate, and this wedding was no different.  We all went crazy out on the dance floor. Even my mom got her groove on..haha!. we almost got a strip teas, luckily someone stopped him before it got to far..
Seeing the big germans and the little filipinos and the different dance styles had me cracking up all night. 

In the Philippines they have a saying/catchphrase - "its more fun in the Philippines" and its so true!