I've been working on my new blog Suited Up and Barefoot for the last couple of weeks, and finally got some posts together for you to have a first taste. Although it does feature some of my photography, it's more of a space for my interests, activities and writings, split into "suited up" days and "barefoot" days, as in related to college, work or anything busy (ha), or related to my chill out, dreamy, weird, whatsoever days. There's a less lame intro to the blog here! [b][l][o][o][m][i][n][g] [s][u][n][d][a][y] will not be abandoned though, however it will mainly serve as my photography corner and for anything that doesn't really fit onto the other blog.
The annual Manly Food and Wine Festival is always great fun. Wait, now it's the Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festivals, my apologies (though I guess nobody really pays attention to the third part anyway). Local restaurants, bakeries and wineries set up stalls along the ocean beach and the main streets and the whole area is always packed with happy people munching and slurping the weekend away. I didn't eat too much this year, and didn't drink either, but I walked down there twice just to enjoy the live music, the lovely weather and atmosphere and of course the people-watching.
This week I had to say goodbye to two lovely friends who were heading back home. I'm so glad that our journeys crossed here in Manly and although it's sad that you've left, I'm pretty sure we'll meet again somewhere in this small world. Be good and heaps of luck.
Lisa and I had a proper weekend brunch on a weekday one day after she got back from Queensland, preparing to fly to New Zealand to see her sister and then head back home to the US. Again we had a long-ass conversation about hundreds of things and were once again amazed about how similar our thoughts were. Funny side story: when we said bye at the wharf (because I had to head to the city for work), the ticket booth attendant asked if I was coming back when I asked for a return ticket because he followed our farewell ceremony and thought I was leaving, not Lisa. I guess I would've saved my return trip for next time I'm back from America, duh.
I asked Wasantha recently if he remembered how we met. He suggested that it might have been in the smoking area at college; I myself really don't remember at all. But we partied together quite a bit, and even studied for exams together a little bit as well! I hope you'll enjoy your Swedish summer, and sorry again that I didn't tell you I'm German. :D
Although one of the best parts about living in Australia is meeting and making friends with people from around the globe, it means lots of goodbyes as well when some move on or go back home. But have no fear - Facebook and Skype will keep us connected anywhere we are haha!