In collaboration

august break 2014

playing catch up here

DAY SEVEN – TODAY IS…

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…the wizened-old-man-looking face & sweet, soft scent of a milk-drunk, sleeping babe.

DAY EIGHT – SELFIE

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Sometimes I dream that I can breathe underwater without apparatus. It’s why I learned to dive. Selfies in the water are a way that I can feel like that, and believe it, even if just for one tiny moment.

DAY NINE – IN MY BAG

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We live in a tiny house, so I pack my bag depending on where I’m going and what I’m doing. Then I empty it out again at the end of every expedition and put everything (including my bag) away. On Saturday we hopped on a ferry and took a day trip to Coromandel. This is what was in my bag that day:

  1. Film camera
  2. Spare roll of film
  3. Polaroid SX-70
  4. Spare box of film
  5. MindFood magazine + 2 new books purchased there at a book sale – one to read and one to make into a journal
  6. Bookhou pouch containing iPhone cable and zoom bar
  7. Spare pair of contact lenses (not pictured)
  8. Two new sake/espresso cups made by a local potter
  9. Tube of Lucas’ pawpaw ointment
  10. Nic’s headphones
  11. Bottle of water
  12. Small pill container.

DAY TEN – DRINK

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Every morning my husband Nic wakes me with an espresso made just how I like it. It’s made from beans roasted here on Waiheke Island at Island Coffee. Every week when I go in to buy a bag of organic coffee beans, I get myself an espresso to drink (& it’s finally got to the point where they know what I want to order, which makes me feel like a local). I sit for a while listening to, and sometimes participating in, conversations that range from taxidermy to travel, music to house maintenance. It’s a small place, but one I love – they care about their coffee and their customers.

» i have contributed to, and am participating in, susannah’s august break: a month to take a rest from words and just share photos – no pressure, no rules, just free daily prompts via email with a fun community of people joining in.
» head on over to susannah’s august break page and sign up (it’s not too late i promise)