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The history behind my blogging… (Thanks Mommy)

A loooooooooooong time ago… (even before facebook – say whaaaaaat?? ๐Ÿ˜€ )… a loooooooong time ago, my mom had a blog!!! She loved it… She is a stunning writer with MANY interests & passions!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Over the years I became curious as to what exactly blogging entails… ๐Ÿ™‚ As my passion & curiosity for photography grew, I wanted a place to show people my photos & get some insight… grow my hobby… better my photos… learn new techniques etc etc… & if it wasn’t for my mom… I probably would not have thought of blogging!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I must admit that blogging has surpassed all my expectations… I am a blog addict!!! (So, thanks mom!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

In the meantime, my mom stopped blogging & went on with the things that kept her busy & away from what she loved doing… ๐Ÿ™‚

But….. (yes, there IS a but… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )…. SHE’s BACK!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I am sooooooo excited about this!!! My mom decided that now is the time to take up blogging again!!!! & she did her first posts today!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

If you want (& I really think you should)… You can follow this link to my Mommy’s Blogย (opens in new window)!!!! Oh, by the way… her name is Zelmare!!!

She’s still getting everything figured out… you know – the in’s & out’s of WP… but her first posts are up!!! & everything is set for a great new blog to follow!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

This post is thus dedicated to my lovely, fabulous, gorgeously stunning Mommy!!!

(All photos taken from facebook!!!)

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO HER BLOG!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ **

Keep well people!!! Tomorrow is happy-dance Friday!!! Whoooohooo!!! I’m in my happy place for sure!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ **

Hofburg Palace Panorama, Vienna

This was crazy!!! As if the original palace wasn’t big enough, they had to build this additional wing to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria!! It is huge, it is beautiful, its culturally priceless – – – & it earns its majestic spot in this weeks Travel Lane post!!! – – – I can’t even imagine South Africa ever having treasures such as these!!! (but possibly I’m not objective in this opinion!!)

The Hofburg Palace

On the left of the building you can clearly see where the old & new building connect!! Gorgeous isn’t it?? You can’t see her, but my mom is inspecting a map on one of the benches on the right hand side!!

This was taken with my very old Kodak camera back in December 2004!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ **

Turning 25 the laid back way!!!

Today is my birthday…!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Love birthdays!!) … It’s a big one – – – twen2y fiv5 – – – This year I decided not to have a big party! This year I decided not to go out until the wee hours of the night! No, this year I decided I’m going to celebrate it with my family – – – laid back style!!! – – – I invited my family to enjoy a rustic champagne breakfast in the comfort of our garden!!! Loved every moment of it!!! Here is a few snippets of these people & my day!!!

Breakfast out in the open!!!

Champagne & a Fruit Salad starter ๐Ÿ™‚ Nomnomnom!!!

From left to right: Family; My bf's mom, my mom, the bf of my mom, my big little brother, my youngest brother, my granny!!!

From left to right: Mom, big little brother, gorgeous bf, other little brother!!!

Before I commence…. I have shared with you that I don’t have a small (very portable) digital camera anymore… I have found that I no longer capture the little get togethers, or quick dinners with friends at a restaurant or any random moments together!!! I also found that I no longer feature in photos and that there is a remarkable decrease in the amount of photographs that feature me & He-who-thinks-he’s-boss together ๐Ÿ˜ฆ !!! This is seriously just not right!!! I LOVE my dslr, but it is just not always practical to take it everywhere, or to capture moments that “just happen”… A photo taken with an arm in is not the greatest (but hey, it was better than having nothing!!) Which brings me to the reason of this ranting:

He-who-thinks-he’s-boss bought me a new little digital snapper – – – Canon IXUS 220 HS – – -!!! Handy for any (and every) occasion!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ain’t he the best ?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ** So, of course the first photo taken today was…

...This one!!! (Yes... it looks funny!! But we BOTH are fully clothed!!! Promise!! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

To continue back to the family… ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately my dad could not make it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ – – – He is in Madagascar for a week – – – but we’ll get together when he returns!!! & my big little brother had to leave early because he is smack-bam in the middle of year-end exams!!!

3 generations!!! Granny, me & momsy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lil' bro & me ๐Ÿ™‚

What I adore about compact digital cameras is that you get gorgeous candid shots!!! Oh I am so looking forward to sharing more of these moments in my life with you!!!

Funny faces!!

It was scorching hot today with a very fleeting (and electric) storm!!! All was good!!! Here’s to being 25!!! Hopefully big things to come!!! – – – watch this space – – – ๐Ÿ˜€ **

My snapper has sooooo many functions its crazy!!! --- even this fish eye function --- photo of my very ugly chandelier!!! I predict fun fun fun... ๐Ÿ™‚