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Vienna, Austria – Sculpture Detail

Travel Lane memory!!! 🙂 We’re back in Austria… Seems like only yesterday that I was astonished by the amount of detail that were in these sculptures… How I long to go back!!!  I still have plenty of admiration to sprinkle over Vienna!!! 😉 **

December 2004

Drive-in Theatre Style…

I don’t know how many of you guys still have a good ol’ classic drive-in theatre?? 🙂 When our friends from the Netherlands were here for a visit a few weeks back, we thought that it would be fun to go & watch a movie at the drive-in theatre (you know… in stead of watching a movie at home…)!!! We were super surprised that they have never done this… They thought that it only happens in the movies… (or only in america!!!!) 😉

So, what was a regular idea for us, turned into something very unfamiliar (but enjoyable) to them!!! It was a great evening!!! 🙂

Our Netherland friends: Johan & Marieke !!!

If you haven’t visited the drive-in recently…. You have no idea what you’re missing out on!!! 😀 **

The other two guys in my life… ;)

I have posted a photo or two of them before… & last night I played around with a few more in photoshop!!!

I just love them to bits!!! 😀

Duke !!!

Wagter !!! (who thinks he's human...)

I really should update my “dawg” photos… They grow up so fast… 😉 **

Self Portrait

I was not planning on doing a post this weekend…. 😉 But while browsing through my photos tonight I came across this photo… – – – of myself – – – taken just after I permed my hair… 🙂

I’ve seen quite a few people with self portrait projects… & the idea have entertained my thoughts quite a bit… But I haven’t put any effort into it!!! (You know… if you do something you have to do it gooooooood 😀 – – – and I’ve seen some stunning self portraits do the rounds!!!!)

So…. have you done a self portrait project yet?? Your thoughts on these?? 🙂 **

The history behind my blogging… (Thanks Mommy)

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

Over the years I became curious as to what exactly blogging entails… 🙂 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!!! 🙂 I must admit that blogging has surpassed all my expectations… I am a blog addict!!! (So, thanks mom!!! 😀 )

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

But….. (yes, there IS a but… 😉 )…. SHE’s BACK!!!! 😀

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!!! 😀

If you want (& I really think you should)… You can follow this link to my Mommy’s Blog (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!!! 😀

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

(All photos taken from facebook!!!)


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

Austria, Vienna – Schonbrunn Palace

Travel Lane Memory for this week Is from Austria!!! It was probably the coldest day of my life…. (or at least one that was cold enough for the memory to stick!!!) 😀 The mist was like ice mist…. – – – I know I know… for those of you who are constantly posting photos of snow… we don’t have snow here in South Africa… it is something unknown to me!!! So, “ice mist/rain” counts as coldest for me!!! – – – 😉

Anyway back to the Travel Lane Memory… This was taken in 2004 on my trip with my mommy (seen in the frame of my photograph)… On this day we visited the Schonbrunn Palace (apologies… I don’t know how to put the ” on the o…)!!! 😀 It was gorgeous… Even in winter the gardens was breathtaking!!! I loved everything about Vienna…. & I’m longing to return there as quick as possible!!! 🙂

Schonbrunn Palace - my Mom on the left!!!

& let me not forget… Happy Valentines Day to all you romantics out there!!! (I am not a fan of V-day… luckily He-who-thinks-he’s-boss is also not into it!!!) But in the light of all the looooooove going round today, I’m dedicating this part of the post to my gorgeous bf!!! 😀

Happy Valentines Day!!! 😀

Catching up on a few awards!!!

I must say with shame that some wonderful bloggers have nominated me for a few awards some time ago… 😀 & I have not yet accepted these rewards (&thus not yet given credit where its due)…. 😦 So today, I’ll be doing some catching up!!! 😀

I’m not going to stay true to the rules… I am going to combine these awards into one post – My way!!! I hope you enjoy these blog as much as I enjoy reading them!!! 🙂

Firstly, thank you sooooooo much to Maxime from Mixxedtape & Leanne Cole from Leanne Cole’s Blog for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award!!! 😀 I am soooooo sorry that it took me this long to respond!!! 😦 Today Maxime tells us about the crazy things her cat does… & Leanne reminisces in black & white!!! 🙂

Secondly, thank you so much to Impower You for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!! 😀 This is the first time that I have received this award, so I decided to do the 10 compulsory questions & then instead of sharing ten blogs I like 🙂 – I’m only going to share a few!!! So please have a look at them all…. They really are worth it!!! 😀 **

Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite animal: Dog
Favourite number: 13 (No, it’s NOT an unlucky number!!! 😉 )
Favourite non-alcoholic drink: 100% fruit cocktail juice
Facebook or Twitter? Used to Facebook a lot (not anymore), also have a twitter (although I don’t quite understand the “language” 😀 )
My passion: Photography
Getting or giving presents? Both… I love receiving just as much as I love to give!!!
Favourite pattern: Who on earth has a favourite pattern?? 😉
Favourite day of the week: Saturday
Favourite flower: Oh my, there’s so many… I love a Tulip… Also crazy about a Daisy… Both so simple, yet soooooo beautiful!!!

My favourite Blogs (in no particular order) are:

Paris at my Doorstep

Totally Random Shez

This Man’s Journey

Photos from the Loonybin

Leanne Cole’s Blog

Duane Pandorf

Thirdly… Since I have already done a Versatile Award post, I tried to choose new blogs that I have since added to my favourites (so, if I haven’t chosen you – it’s not because I don’t love your blog anymore…. 🙂 ) All my previous choices remain… So if you’ve missed my first round of favourites, check them out here….

Fourthly… I am awarding all these blogs with the Sunshine Award!!! 😀

Hope you enjoy my posts & the blogs that I have shared here today!!! 🙂 **

Perm is Cool Again!!!

Ok, so I’m not entirely sure about the above statement…. But I’m certainly loving mine!!! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to perm my hair for years!!! Now I can’t think why I haven’t gotten one sooner!!! It is awesome!!!

The reason why I want one is not because I have some sort of obsession with curly hair… It’s not that I did not like my straight hair… it’s quite simple… I have hair that – – – no matter how much trouble I put into it – – – falls flat onto my head after about 20 minutes!! 😦 It is also sooooo long that it takes ages to “do” something with it…. Most of the days I just end up with a ponytail!!! A perm has always sounded like an easy (& pretty) alternative!!!

I was pretty nervous about doing it – – – did not want to sit with a bunch of 70/80’s curls on my head…. yikes!!! 🙂

– – – BEFORE – – – I simply loosened my ponytail, so this is not an example of “lots-of-trouble-fallen-flat” hair!!!
– – – AFTER – – – My new, no-fuss hairstyle!!!

What do you think about my new (VERY old) look?? Yay / nay?? 🙂 **

It’s just one of Those days…

I’m in such a funny mood… Not at all in the mood for being any company… I just want a little “me”-time!!!! Today was probably just a tad too long and too busy – – – hence the mood!!! Just posting a few polaroids of me & He-who-thinks-he’s-boss… I just love having these memories… Since not having a small digital camera anymore (RIP my little snapper), I have a noticeable lack in little forgettable moments!!! 🙂 **

Tomorrow will be a better day!!! Have a great evening!! 😀 **