Monday, June 3, 2013

Parties and Presents (Presents)

So we were in New Zealand 3 weeks ago.
How time flies.
We were there for 2 reasons my mum, and my sister and I all hit birthdays that end in a big fat 0 so we celebrated, and because we were all celebrating scary birthdays my wayward brother was also home before jetting off once again.  (This time to South America). So we all managed to spend 2 weeks of quality time with him.
Because of this there were parties and there were presents.
I'll get to the parties later...
So presents...
For my Mum we got together and organized a photo sitting by the amazing Cat Brown. I love casual but beautiful looking photos.  Photos that capture true memories with a real eye for light and the moment.

For my sister I found Jac and Hugo on etsy.  I ordered this ring with the inscription "home is where one starts from, T S Eliot" and the GPS co-ordinates of our parents farm. 
My Mum always said when she returned to the place she grew up it always feels like coming home.  And its true. 
Even though I'm settled (for now) in Melbourne, and I have a beautiful home here with two great louts of dogs, a bonny baby and a hardworking, incredible husband , whenever I fly into Gisbourne I always feel a real sense of home coming.  Even more so when we turn into the drive way and 'come home'. 
I love the idea that wherever she ends up (and who knows were that will be) she will always have home right there, inscribed on her finger. I wonder if she will think to get the same for me next birthday?

Hope your week brings you special gifts of some sort (flowers, a smile from a stranger, a sunny winter day)

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