Diana Photography | Time for a sea change

Time for a sea change

July 09, 2016  •  5 Comments

In the words of Oprah Winfrey, "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."

I’m pleased to be back in the 10/10 circle this month.  After a crazy few weeks of packing, finishing school and work, selling our home, looking for a new home, driving our family of 6 for 14 hours, 1200 kms in 2 cars packed to the roof, we made it!! 

Let the adventure begin! 

Our first few days involved unpacking and making our new house homely and venturing out around our new suburb and surrounds, discovering more and more beautiful places each day. On our first weekend here, we celebrated the big move with our beautiful friends who had been on holidays here for a week.  With a long happy sigh, as we strolled around the local lake and toasted over a delicious meal at the bistro, I knew we had made the right decision.  

And so my collection of photos for this month are a handful of ‘moments’ captured with my phone during these first days in our new digs, Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast.  I hope you enjoy them.

Once you've checked out the photos, please visit the next 10/10 blog in the circle, and see what the gorgeous Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande has in store for you. Then follow the rest of the links right back to the start.  Have fun.

*10/10 Circle is a monthly photography project developed by Rowe Timson Photography, bringing my Cookie friends and lovers of photography together to document and share a piece of our lives one day each month, from our corners of the world. On the 10th of each month we launch our collective blogs, sharing 10 of our favourite photographs from that day/month.

The path to a beautiful little oasis just to the side of the oval across the street. These little hidden treasures are everywhere.

The fam-bam taken by my bestie Jela.

This is us rocking the selfie.

My big girl with her pal, Jela's cool little dude. Don't you just want to squeeze him - he's so cute!

My big boy is one of those people who needs time alone to digest and take it all in. So far he's feeling pretty good about the change.

This week we took to the scooters! My husband had bought us 'grownup' scooters a few months ago and we finally unboxed them. What a hoot!!

Father and daughter... dad with new clean shaved look. He took the sea change quite seriously even shedding the goatie for the occasion.

Another hidden treasure discovery. We couldn't believe our eyes. So beautiful and just a 'scooter' away from our front door.

Sorry, I had to share another one. I'll be heading out with my good camera very soon!!

The big boy looking pretty pleased with himself on this evening's explore of Tallebudgera Creek and Burleigh Beach.

I enjoyed a moment of reflection this evening here in Tallebudgera. I attended camp in this very spot when I lived in Brisbane as a kid. Note my youngest photo bomber tail up - she loves the sand!

Put your arms around each other, I asked. They complied. I love these little people.

No words required.

Yep, I've exceeded the '10' photos quota... couldn't help it.  I hope you enjoyed them.  Stay tuned for more on the blog and of course, more on next month's 10/10.  Now please enjoy Cathy's  photos and keep on scrolling...  xo






Your new neighbourhood looks fab! Thanks for showing us around! You are too hip with those big kid scooters!
Jo @ You had us at hello(non-registered)
Oh wow! I'm loving the look of your new neighbourhood.it looks divine. What an awesome summer ahead for you all!! That beach looks dreamy - hope you're all settled in and and loving it
Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid(non-registered)
That's what I call a move in the right direction - you're living in paradise! Fabulous photos even without your big girl's camera! I love them all but that one of those two cuties with their arms around each other is adorable! That quote "follow your dreams - they know the way," is a keeper. I hope your sea change is everything you want it to be and more! Happy New Home!
Jen Alex(non-registered)
Congratulations on the move! I love these shots - catching glimpses of your littles' personalities and watching them take it all in. Beautiful captures and memories there. And those sunset shots? Stunning!
Congratulations on the big move D. We made our 'tree' change with the kids three years ago and haven't looked back. Still so many things to explore and adventures to be had. You look and sound super happy. xx
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