In lifestyle photography Travel

Bucket List

I really like the idea of having a list of things you want to do, I think it will really encourage me when day to day life gets a but boring or repetitive.

I have had a mental bucket list for a long time now, and I decided that it was probably time for me to actually write one down so that I can start ticking things off!


I am planning to create a page in my bullet journal for this as well, so that I can have an everyday reminder of the things I want to do!


When I was writing this list I used some parts of a bucket list that I had from a while ago, which is why some things are already ticked off.

Travel



  • Visit Greece

  • Visit Paris

  • Visit South America

  • Visit the Maldives

  • Go to Disneyland with friends

  • Stay at a really fancy hotel

  • Travel first class
  • See the painted ladies in San Francisco
  • Go to the Olympics

  • Go to all the continents

  • Have a white Christmas

  • Walk behind a waterfall

  • Visit Venice

  • Visit the great barrier reef.

  • Visit New York

Fun


  • Rope swing into water

  • Finish an entire colouring book

  • Let go of a floating lantern

  • Watch the sunrise/set at the beach

  • Ride in a hot air balloon

  • Say "yes" to everything for a day

  • Go to a midnight movie premier

  • Visit the Hershey's Chocolate factory

  • Go on a no budget shopping spree

  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Go scuba diving

  • Create a memory box and open it in 10 years.

  • Raise a puppy
  • Learn how to surf

Food

  • Try pasta in Italy

  • Visit a chocolate factory
  • Be vegetarian

  • Eat healthier
  • Visit Gharirdelli Chocolate Square

  • Make up my own recipe

  • Attend a cooking class

  • Bake every single thing in a cookbook

  • Have a crepe in France

  • Learn how to make latte art

  • Give up fast food for a month

  • Make macaroons

  • Go to MNM's world

Photography


  • Take a photo everyday for a year

  • Have my photos in a gallery

  • Complete a photography course
  • Have a photos of the year wall

Personal



  • Get up early every morning

  • Establish a morning routine

  • Learn fluent Spanish

  • Write a letter to myself and open it in 10 years

  • Start a diary and write in it every day

Home

  • Make my room look perfect

  • Cover a wall with photos
Do you have a bucket list? What are some of the things you want to do?
Have a great week.
xxxPoppy

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In Travel

Queensland 2018 Part 1

After Christmas, I flew to the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, to spent time with some family. I had an amazing holiday, lazying away the hottest days of the summer in the pool and at the beach. I can't wait to share some photos from the trip with you!


Sun and Sand (Time at the beach)
No trip to the coast would be complete without a trip to the beach, and I sure spent a lot of time there. It is so peaceful, in the early morning and late afternoon. Just floating.









I also went out on a boat, which was amazing, lots of beautiful views and swimming.




Palm Leaves
Another icon around the beach, palm trees.




Woodford Folk Festival, NYE
On New Year's Eve, I spent the afternoon at the Woodford Folk Festival, which was a lot of fun. One of my favourite things was a letter service they had, you could go and write a letter to a stranger and it would be delivered through the day.




Markets
I love going to markets, there are so many beautiful things to buy. This time I got a beautiful hand painted rock and a hand-lettered poster.




Beautiful Views
The ocean is so peaceful and beautiful, especially with the sun shining on it.

xxxPoppy

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Ways To Remember Your Travels

"The world is a book, 
and those who don't travel read only a page."

I love travelling, and I always want to remember every moment of my holidays. Every amazing experience, every beautiful view. There are a few different ways I remember my holidays, that I want to share with you today.
 1.Photo flip books
You can make these online or hardcopy, and they are just a series of photos, it is a great way to keep all your photos together.

2. Travel journals
While I am on holiday I keep a journal of the things we did, and what I enjoyed and the food I loved. Sometimes it is just a simple book, sometimes I use a pre-created travel journal.
3.Scrapbooks
I love making scrapbooks to preserve my memories of our holidays, and they kind of combine both of the first two ways. I use digital templates, and then get them printed as hardcover books. Most of the pages are a combination of words and pictures. Sometimes I scan tickets and include them as well.

"Fill your life with experiences,
not things, 
Have stories to tell,
not stuff to show."

xxxPoppy

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In lifestyle summer

Things to do during summer

"At the end of the day, 
your feet should be dirty, 
your hair messy, 
and your eyes sparkling."
-Shanti
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It's summertime. Long days and warm nights. Days filled with messy hair and "not a care", ice-creams, beach days, endless hours on the beach, and lots and lots of fruit.

I love summertime, all the time to do whatever takes your fancy, don't get up till 10 or go for a walk at 5. I love the way that it doesn't matter, you are free. 
I love to spend my summers both at home and away, we normally go away for at least a week, but this year we are lucky enough to be spending almost 5 weeks away.
Here is a list of fun things you can do to fill your summer....
1.Spend time with your friends
2.Go to the pool
3.Wander the shops
4.Find a nice resturant
5.Make smoothies
6.Go for a long walk
7.Bake cookies
8.Play boardgames
9.Find an online course to do
10.Re-decorate your room
11.Have a water fight
12.Have a movie night
13.Find a series of books to read
14.Paint your nails
15.Get a summer job
16. Go to the beach
17. Make ice-creams
18.Paint
19.Find a new favourite song
20.Start a new hobby
21.Go to the movies
22.Find the perfect salad recipe
23.Start a blog
24.Go the the second hand bookshop
25.Make milkshakes
Have a great summer (or winter if you live in the northen hemisphere)
xxxPoppy

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Beach Essentials


"Ocean air, 
Salty hair,
Not a care,
Take me there."
There is something about the salt in the air, and the crashing of the waves. Something that is peaceful, and relaxing. It pulls you in, whether to stroll along the sand or dive amongst the waves.

It's summer holidays in Australia, and that means perfect weather for the beach.I love spending time at the beach, and it is a rare treat for me because we don't live too close to one.

There are some beautiful beaches in the world, and most coastal countries boast at least one beautiful beach. In Australia, we are lucky to have so many beautiful beaches to choose from. All along the coast of Australia, there are stunning and peaceful beaches, and you can find something tropical in the north of Queensland or a perfect place to watch the whales on the south coast.

This summer I am lucky enough to be away, at the coast, and I am spending as much time as possible at the beach- there are so many amazing photo opportunities! Today I have a list of essentials for the beach.
Enjoy.
(there are links to everything, just click on its name)

Everything I take to the beach goes in this Billabong Bag. It is a great size, and waterproof! So no need to bring a plastic bag for wet towels/swimmers.

Speaking of swimmers, I have this adorable one-piece from Cotton On Body. When it's hot I wear a plain black rash vest to protect my skin.

Inside the beach bag, I have this waterproof pouch, and inside it, I put these sunglasses , sunscreen and hat.

I have another this cosmetic bag that I use for my phone, this wallet and jewellery.











The last things to go in the bag are my Turkish towel, which is a perfect towel because it is light and dries super quickly, and thongs.





xxxPoppy

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