image Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That Make me Happy

What makes me happy? Well I guess I’ve already posted a blog on this before.

Last weekend I had the most delightful weekend. A weekend spent crafting. Making soy and palm candles, and melt-and-pour soaps from goatsmilk and olive oil. Spending time with a friend who enjoys crafting too. Choosing scents and colours. Mixing palm and soy waxes and moulding to see what patterns emerge. Some for presents. Some for our own use. Making a total mess in the kitchen. Equipment spread from one end to the other. Delightful aromas filling the house. I hadn’t made candles and soaps for months. It was wonderful to share with another this delightful hobby of mine.

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Container and mould palm wax candles

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Container palm wax and soy blend

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Palm and soy wax feathered pattern moulded candles

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Soy wax candle melt moulds

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Goatsmilk melt ‘n pour soaps

With Christmas around the corner I decided to make cards for friends and family. Another hobby I’ve not done for a while. Admittedly they were made quickly, and still require a Happy Christmas sticker placed on them, which I need purchase tomorrow.

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Being in nature makes me happy. Walking along the beach. Looking for birds. Photographing houses, trees, people, birds and the ocean. Catching images that are at times a little different. Textures. Colours. Patterns. The beauty of the world surrounding me.

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This lone brightly coloured leaf caught my eye against the textured bark

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One of a number of jelly fish close to the surface

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Rainbow Lorikeets. A delight to watch. To listen to their noisy chatter as they flock amongst the trees in large numbers. Such a sociable, gregarious bird.

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Beautiful yellow, native hibiscus.

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Bush turkey. They wander throughout the cities suburbs

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Willy wagtail with ‘dinner’

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The beauty of the bay. Calm blue water.

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The magnificence of the banyan. Strangler figs with their beautiful air roots

Being in Brisbane. Sub-tropical. Mountains, hills and so much greenery. Beautiful Queenslander houses. A dream to own my own one day. However contentment knowing this may not happen. Yet still being able to appreciate the beauty of these delightful houses.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things that make me happy.

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