My Week in Pics – Art and About

What a good ‘un! I love looking back over my week and thinking ‘yep, I lived it this week.’

I used to get down if my week wasn’t BUSY and full of big activities. Now, I delight in the small adventures, which makes my life much happier. Less push, push, pushing and much more living.


On Monday I delighted in the beauty of my home. I walked along the shorefront, soaked up the sun and realised that my vision-board image of living on a tropical island is right outside my doorstep if I embrace it.



I heart hiking, big style. My cuz lent me a baby backpack for hiking and I tried the little dude out in it. You can see he loves it! He’s not quiiiiite big enough for me to head out to the woods, but soon. Soon. (and then I’ll show you a picture 😉



The Cool Hunter has a cool new pop up exhibition called the Art Hunter. The best stuff were two installation rooms. In one, here, surrounded in mirrors, are me and my legs. The other coolest one was a blacklit room where you could leave glow in the dark messages on the walls. Obviously, I wrote something profound. (to see my pics of that room, check me out on Instagram!)



Mums gone wild! For the first time in these long 5 months, my mums group gathered in the evening without children and with wine. We went to Bat Country, The Spot’s cool* new bar. The seven of us very slowly shared two bottles of wine, and they realised we were their day-time mums target market so brought us free cake and suggested we come back again in the day time. Very clever. As now I’m telling you they open at 6 which is earlier than any of the other cafes in Coogee, so I’ll be heading there for pre-work brekkie with the hubster and you’re welcome to join us.



PONY GAMES NIGHT!! Seriously, how can a day get better than this!? Horses**, games** and lots of laughter**! This picture is me in the apple bobbing race. Ride to the end as fast as you can, jump off, bob for an apple in the water bucket, run back. Spectators fall about laughing.



My birthday is in January. My husbandito bought me tickets to a play as my pressie. Unfortunately, I’d already seen it years ago and hated it. I gave it 3/10 this time (he gave it 3.5) and we left at the interval. But we saw bad theatre in style, in Sydney’s beautiful Opera House after dining in its shade.



On Sunday, the little dude had his first sleep over. Not that either bambino realised! A good old friend of mine came for dinner. We ate veal from the slow cooker. Charlie decided he doesn’t like sleep overs, and screamed so much my friend went home, but we caught a beautiful sunset on the balcony while we ate in his short sleep window. Happy Sunday!



Now over to you.

What adventures will you have this week? Share your pics on Instagram using the hashtag #theeverydayadventure.

I’ll see you out there having fun!

xx Sam

*only bar. A welcome addition!

**I love horses!

**I also love games!

**I love laughing as well! What a combo!


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8 Comments on My Week in Pics – Art and About

  1. Michelle
    March 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM (4 years ago)

    Reading and checking the photos. All my thought is how can I just exchange myself from here and get into that picture? You sure had fun !

    I love beautiful pictures too. Always see some fine morning down in Dubai before I left. South Africa was also good with nice morning too.

    • samantha
      March 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM (4 years ago)

      Awesome Michelle! Make your own fun photos!!! Would love to see your adventures in beautiful pictures xxx

  2. Jennifer Kennedy
    March 21, 2014 at 2:06 PM (4 years ago)

    What lovely photos & a great week!
    I live less than a mile away from the beach, and I definitely take it for granted. The boyfriend and I took a walk along the shore last week, and I realized how grateful I am to live by the water. I definitely need to start embracing it more!

    • samantha
      March 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM (4 years ago)

      I went through the same realisation Jennifer! I had a vision board that was full of beach pictures and tropical islands, then realised that it’s on my doorstep! It’s so nice to be able to walk along the beach… xx

  3. Krystal Bernier
    March 21, 2014 at 3:24 AM (4 years ago)

    Wow what a fun week, the bobbing for apples is hilarious I would love to do that. Your little guy is so cute in the backpack, I bet you’re looking forward to hiking. That art exhibit looks amazing. Great idea to appreciate your everyday experiences.

    • samantha
      March 21, 2014 at 7:20 AM (4 years ago)

      Thanks Krystal, I think he’s a cutie as well! 😀
      I can’t WAIT to go hiking again, I love it. xx

  4. Melissa
    March 21, 2014 at 2:48 AM (4 years ago)

    Wow, Sam! I think I enjoyed your Thursday, through you. Wine and Cake! My favorite combo. Thanks so much for taking the time to show us that all live lives of wonder. I’ll pay more attention to my wonderful world this week 🙂

    • samantha
      March 21, 2014 at 7:21 AM (4 years ago)

      haha totally, wine and cake make life better 😉


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