Saturday 28 February 2015

Hang loose

Result of my experimenting with the manual camera settings

My office

Good morning friends! I'm sitting here with my cup of Vanilla Macadamia Kona coffee, in a bikini, gazing out at the palm trees and listening to the Mynas chattering away. It has to be said: life ain't too shabby. As mentioned in my last post we are currently on the Big Island of Hawaii with Richard's mom. Sitting here and reflecting on life, I am glad for all the experiences I've had so far that have prepared me for this vacation: My happy pills keep me calm; my job in the hospital has provided me with plenty of exposure and understanding of the elderly; and my revived passion for yoga is reminding me to take deep, cleansing breaths. A lot

Seriously though, it's a lot better than I thought it would be. I'm practicing my patience skills, and have set myself a series of tasks for this trip:
Use the manual setting on my camera as much as possible. As expected, it is quite tricky, and I get a lot of pictures that are useless; but there are also happy accidents like the first one I posted here - completely overexposed, but I like how it turned out nonetheless.
Do yoga. My passion for yoga reignited when I found Kino MacGregor on YouTube a couple of weeks ago. She is so cute, positive, and most of all, incredibly fit! I adore her, and I'm determined to master the handstand this year. Incidentally, yesterday at the beach I people-watched (is there anything better to do at the beach? I didn't think so), and this beautiful girl in the most fabulous tassled, yellow bikini strolled past, and then popped into a perfect handstand right there at the beach.
Gosh, I was envious. Also, I have a bit of a crush on her.
Get into the island spirit. I'm practicing the laid-back attitude islanders are famous for, and it's going well!

With all these little projects and the gorgeous surroundings, living as a threesome is (almost) a breeze!
Hang loose!

Sandy toes
Testing the water
Crashing waves
Mother and son

Shaka, brah!



  1. My stress literally melted away looking at those photos!! Gorgeous!

  2. It is SO relaxing! We've found a good rhythm that works for everyone, and get into the island spirit more every day. Namaste!

  3. wow, beautiful pictures! enjoy enjoy and i'll just follow along on instagram!

  4. Go for it!
    Today we are going to explore the volcano, expect some smokey pictures lol

  5. It looks like you are having an absolutely wonderful time!!! I am seriously living vicariously through you right now as I'm bundled up in five layers of clothing reading this and snow is falling outside. Have a fantastic trip! <3
    ~ Samantha

  6. So beautiful! Glad to see you had a great time!

  7. What a great place to practice with the camera!! Good pics so far! The great thing is you can just delete those that don't turn out :) I will have to check out those yoga videos.

  8. Yikes, I hope that winter will be over for you soon! Those temperatures you have to endure are vicious, brrr.

  9. I do! It's fantastic here, and vacationing with mother-in-law is surprisingly easier than I expected.
    Life is good!

  10. Yes, take a look! Kino is my yoga role model, she is incredible. Her handstands are amazing, she has total body control. Check this video out:

    My picture taking vs keeping ratio is about 10:1 - I love digital cameras!


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