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July 16, 2013

Lithgow glow worm tunnel

CLD_8845Sonnystraight off the plane and out to the country we go, this time to Lithgow, the track in the national park to the glow worm tunnel, which is actually an old railway tunnel from back in the mining days CLD_8847Sonny
So arrived yesterday, and today in the country, love it. But sadly we were out Lithgow way for a funeral, but as it was school holidays, we turned it into a little trip for the kids as well. CLD_8895SonnyThe dark space in the middle of those ferns is the entrance to the tunnel, its a big tunnel ( big enough for a train )it has just become very overgrown with these lush ferns leading to the entrance CLD_8851Sonnyinside the tunnel, and yes, we saw lots and lots of glow worms, but just could not capture it on camera. I t was pretty spectacular CLD_8852Sonnythat's 3 kids, one with a tiny torch, and the other two lit up, but alas, no glow worms captured CLD_8855Sonnylight at the other end of the tunnel CLD_8856Sonny

CLD_8858Sonnyagain, very lush on the other side, feels like we arrived in the " lost Land " CLD_8859Sonny

CLD_8860SonnyJacqui and Evan tunred back to the car, while the girls and I continue on exploring CLD_8863Sonnyvery lush out here CLD_8867Sonnywalking along the track, so much dampness in the air ,even though it is a blue sky day. Would be nice to come back one day on a hot summer day CLD_8871Sonnycrossing little creek on a tree branch CLD_8875Sonnythe entrance to the tunnel on our return journey CLD_8876Sonny
the girls at the entrance CLD_8878Sonny

CLD_8882Sonnyat the entrance still but this time, me inside looking out CLD_8892Sonnyafter 5 min in the dark, we arrived back at the start of the tunnel CLD_8893Sonnymade it. Lithgow's Glow worm tunnel, well worth a visit, bring a torch, but not a big powerfull one, small one will do, let your eyes adjust to the darkness, and you will see thouands of glow worms

July 13, 2013

Kerel Leemans Birthday party in the woods

CLD_8675SonnyAfter all that male fashion modelling stuff in Paris and Milan, I decided to skip the rest of the shows after the amazing Lanvin show ( finish on a high note I say ) and see-ing as Hedi Slimane will be doing his own backstage photos, I opted instead to drive back early to Belgium, just in time to get to Kerel's birthday party CLD_8673Sonny
Billy in front of the fire. I got there in time for the camp fire CLD_8677Sonny
Lucky Kerel was allowed to have 5 of his mates over for a sleep over, camping out in the woods near the camp fire CLD_8679Sonnygezellig CLD_8684SonnyBeing the person I am, I naturally took over fire duties and turned the camp fire into a fire that would last a little longer into the night. And damn, look how black I look, compared to the kids around the fire, I'm like the balck fella from the bush to these guys hehehe CLD_8688SonnyBirthday boy with one of his mates and sister CLD_8692Sonny

now imagine if you are 9-10 years old, how fun does this look CLD_8701Sonny


CLD_8701Sonnyroarin' fire CLD_8704Sonny

CLD_8710Sonnyway at the back of the garden, as it got darker, a special visit CLD_8724Sonny
and their friend, how cute

May 06, 2013

Rooftop pool at the Pullman hotel Sydney

P4130009SonnyphotosNext morning after our Helium binge, before checking out we take a dip in the rooftop pool on this awesome autumn day. and I love the view, to the right you can see the opening to the ocean of the harbour P4130010Sonnyphotosand Sydney City and Hyde park to the left, great location P4130014Sonnyphotos



P4130019Sonnyphotosso many smiley faces, not because fashion week is over, or that we are in a rooftop pool...no , because we are about to board a plane and go on hoilday !! P4130023Sonnyphotosmother and son checking out the view P4130028Sonnyphotos

P4130032Sonnyphotospool reflections in the glass

After the party there is always the fun back at the hotel room


April 06, 2013

Love me a council clean up

_AP_0733sonnyphotosO our way to check out these home extensions, I saw 4 big wooden ladders being thrown out, including a straight one with wooden rungs I been looking for to hang from the kitchen ceilinso we can hang our pots and pans of it with some butcher's hooks. But these big A frame ladders are a score I feel. So happy with my find, imagine if they made it to the garbage truck and were destroyed. SO we set these up in the garden and had some fun _AP_0737sonnyphotos

_AP_0748sonnyphotossharing is caring. Time for a drink as we wait for the sun to go down and do some photos with the fairy lights _AP_0751sonnyphotos



_AP_0778sonnyphotossome gif fun _AP_0784sonnyphotos

_AP_0795sonnyphotosnearly the whole family _AP_0801sonnyphotos

_AP_0803sonnyphotosaah, but we have the timer on the camera _AP_0804sonnyphotosthere we are, cat and all _AP_0810sonnyphotosmore gif fun _AP_0822sonnyphotosfairy light time _AP_0825sonnyphotosJacqui visibly impressed with my long exposures hehehe _AP_0831sonnyphotos

February 04, 2013

Food Food Food

Sonnyphotos20Kip met Gentse waterzooi, yummy home cooked meal at Lillians straight form the aiport Sonnyphotos21next day after shopping for present for the kids, I have lunch at Den Beer, and all of a sudden a heavy snow storm that lasted for all of 10 min, could not see out the window for the snow Sonnyphotos22but then 5 min later it all cleared up to beautiful blue sky day Sonnyphotos23the Square at Mechelen, just after the snow and all the stalls have packed up and left Sonnyphotos24yummy carrot & Pumpkin soup at RA store Antwerp

January 27, 2013

Romme Alpin Day Trip - Såler

SWE_9869sonnyphotosSo after pisting down Romme Alpin I stop of at one of the towns on the side of the road, and this is Såler about 20min form Romme SWE_9871sonnyphotoscouldn't be more different than Avalon :-) SWE_9873sonnyphotosI thas a lovely charm to it I find SWE_9874sonnyphotosAnd what is it with that brown colour, you see it everywhere, any swedes, feel free to fill me in here, why all the same colour ? SWE_9876sonnyphotosthe garages SWE_9877sonnyphotosat the end of the road SWE_9878sonnyphotosCute, I can just imagine it in summer, green gras and probably 2 apple trees with bright red apples SWE_9880sonnyphotosWonder if that's the husbans shack at the back of the house, has a chimney, so there is fire, so a lot of time spent in there :-) SWE_9882sonnyphotos

:-) SWE_9885sonnyphotos

SWE_9889sonnyphotoshow nice is this place SWE_9890sonnyphotosloving the details SWE_9891sonnyphotoswould love to have a coffee in here and check out the place, bet you it would be full of wonderful details, character SWE_9894sonnyphotos

Photosonnyhere's a scary pic of me earlier ( so was not going to put this at the top of the post :-)
This is when I had been ski-ing for about 2 hours, I was so cold, I had to rent some ski boots ( not the best ones ) and I could not feel my toes at this stage, and my beard, hahaha, my beard, when I went inside a restaurant to warm my feet up, my beard had big cluster of ice balls stuck in there, so funny, reminds me of this shot from a few years ago in Austria AustriaSonnyphotoand the comment Bryan Boy wrote, lol SWE_9904sonnyphotosdriving back to Stockholm now.
Wanted to shot you all the snow, and how it is still in all the trees, as it is so cold, it's just frozen to the trees, the leaves, the branches the trunks SWE_9908sonnyphotos

SWE_9912sonnyphotoswishing I had a bath to jump into when I get back to hotel, it's going to have to be a long shower instead.

( or coming home to one of those cute wooden homes, with a home cooked Jacqui meal and one of those claw foot baths set up in front of open fire, nice, next time :-)


Quick Dinner ( late lunch ) with Olof

SWE_9860sonnyphotosI'm such a bad friend today, my Swedish friend, Olof, from Scandinavian Press Room, yesterday organised for me to go with him and his partner on a boat cruise to go and see some of the archipelago, boat leaves at 12, no problem I told him, all I have to do is pick up hire car before as they close at 1pm, so will get it at 11 and be ready at hotel at 11:30. Fast forward to next day 11:10 when I'm busy getting an edit of photos ready for MFF when I see the time, major freak out, so call Olof, race out the door to walk to central and ge the car, needles to say, even though Olof managed to get the captani to hold the boat for 5 min, I was 2 mintutes too late, damn, and turns out there was a really good lunch on board as well.
Anyway we meet up after for a drink, late lunch, dinner for me, as I ended up running around trying to find a battery for my transmitter and a cable. And I still need to take some shots of the exhibition, here's the shot of Zuzanna wearing Dolce, at the elevators , love the colours SWE_9861sonnyphotosopening photo in the restaurant SWE_9862sonnyphotosit's a bit crazy busy in here, totally booked out and I'm not getting the right angle with the reflections of the red lights, ok, so will do it in the morning instead when the main lights are not set on moody :-) SWE_9863sonnyphotosBerns hotel, does not look like much from here, but so centraly located and so so nice inside SWE_9864sonnyphotosbetter view SWE_9865sonnyphotosand right across the parl/road, Olof shows me this palace,story is , some lady built it years ago ( I'd say more 150 ) and started collecting things, clothes, furniture etc... so it;s like an antique museum now, left the way she left it all these years ago, but we are not going to check it out now ( and strange I never saw this before and it is just across the road ) SWE_9866sonnyphotosOlof takes me to Cafe Riche, and he knows everyone here, so even though it is busy we get a table and I have traditional Swedish meatballs ( yes Jacqui, way better than those ones we had in Sydney last time :-) SWE_9867sonnyphotosThen after dinner back to my hotel, it's only just after 6 pm, but I'm off to bed, getting up super early tomorrow.


January 11, 2013

First week 2013 in Avalon

IMG_1562sonnyphotosat my favourite pizza joint IMG_1563sonnyphotoswith my favourite smiling girl IMG_1570sonnyphotosnothing beats a fire on the beach on sunset IMG_1574sonnyphotosroasting marshmellows IMG_1578sonnyphotosEvan and his mate Jack IMG_1593sonnyphotosJacqui caught her first ever spider

January 09, 2013

Sweltering Warm Sydney Day

HMEL1687Sonnyphotosday for the record books apparently, super hot day today, I was loving it, I think we clocked in about 5 swims today. And with those 40 plus degree days, usually come night time, that heat does not go away, and inside the house is still warm, too warm for the kids to get to sleep, so what to do . Head back to the beach and have a night swim in the rock pool of course HMEL1692Sonnyphotoslights still on at the pool at Palm Beach HMEL1696Sonnyphotostime to cool down before bed time ( well, already after bed time actually :-) HMEL1701Sonnyphotosnight time pool family portrait :-) HMEL1709Sonnyphotos

HMEL1714SonnyphotosJac's has more than one leg . I wonder if this means those pool lights flicker ? HMEL1729Sonnyphotos

India HMEL1756Sonnyphotospoor Belle with her arm in a cast with a possible fracture HMEL1762Sonnyphotosbut still manages too smile ( trooper :-) HMEL1767Sonnyphotostime for bed, head back to warm home and leave the cool pool