A lovely picnic with the familia @ Fitzy gardens. A little cloudy, looking like it was going to rain, but thankgod it was a nice breezy day. I chose to wear my sailor look, with the stripes and anchor hijab. Very comfortable and perfect for the occasion. Teamed up with some comfy flats and a sling bag and I was set.
Here are a few photo's from our little Woodend and Riddells Creek, Victoria....expedition. With my two lovely accompaniers, we found the most beautiful places to explore. As you see in the pictures, the colours and breathtaking nature made it a wonderful and relaxing time. Woodend and Riddells creek, are litearlly 45 mins away from where we live, and I have wondered why we hadn't decided to explore it before now.
Wow! haven't been on my blog for yonks, but have found the motivation once again :))
One word, Food!!
Eating is one of the great sensual pleasures in life, tucking into a juicy steak or a delicious bowl of ice cream can be a real joy and something that makes life really seem worthwhile. Whether it's eating with family, friends or just random people :p , it really brings togetherness and a time to enjoy stuffing our faces. Here are a few shots of glorious food I have had and feel the need to share.
Flour Mill Mezza for two : Flour Mill, Sydney Rd Brunswick
Honey Dumplings with Vanilla Ice-cream and Chocolate Sauce-Suzuki Night Market
Owls are one of the oldest species of vertebrate animal in existence, fossils have been found dating back 60 million years, showing the bird to have changed very little in that time.
Throughout the history of mankind, the owl has featured significantly in mythology & folklore. Owls are one of the few birds that have been found in prehistoric cave paintings. Owls have been both revered & feared throughout many civilizations from ancient to more recent times
The Romans saw owls as omens of impending disaster. Hearing the hoot of an owl indicated an imminent death, it is thought that the death of many famous Romans was predicted by the hoot of an owl, including Julius Caesar, Augustus & Agrippa.
Some people believed that owls were particularly bad to children, in Malaya it was believed that owls ate new-born babies, the Swahili believed that owls brought sickness to children, in Arabia it was believed that owls were evil spirits that carried children off in the night.
Some people believed that owls had magic powers, in Arabia it was thought that each female Owl laid two eggs - one with the power to make hair fall out, the other with the power to restore it. In Algeria, it was believed that if the right eye of an Eagle Owl was placed in the hand of a sleeping woman, that she would tell everything you wanted to know (now that is stretching the imagination too far).
I think Owls are beautiful creatures, and love to collect anything to do with them.
A friend had a going away party at Melbourne's Turkish Cuisine restaurant Saray- Sydney rd Brunswick. I wore a black fitted skirt that you cant see but not so important.....a detailed Friends of Couture top with white flowers along the neckline....a green satin hijab from Sorayya Design...and a favorite floral clutch from asos.com :) Very comfortable for all the dancing i did....and still looked good :)
My sister Sera and a very dear friend Demet,...the most gorgeous girls ever!!!!
Today the sun was out shining nice and warm, but the wind insisted on giving a cool breeze. I chose to wear a comfortable khaki maxi skirt, black cardigan and a red satin scarf/hijab that matched my bag. And of course one of my many owl necklaces (my favorite one) :)
I did some retail therapy and came out with two lovely pieces. A red woolen bat wing top by Venom and a multi-layered necklace to go with it.... I will wear them asap, so I shall post some pictures soon.
Bag and satin scarf/hijab from sorayyadesign.blogspot.com