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Centro Smile Photo Competition Finalist

One of my images is finalist in this year’s Centro Smile Photo Competition!

For your chance to win a $5000 shopping spree come and vote for my image instore at Centro Nepean (Penrith, NSW) or vote online at Smilephotos by clicking the image below. Choose Centro Nepean, and my image “After the Rain”

Vote to win a $5000 shopping spree, click to win!

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POTDC January 8

Today the temperature was noticeably cooler. Fresh. My sister Holly came over for the day and offered to take the girls for a surf with their boogey boards. Not a chance I was getting in on a day like that, so a great opportunity to take the camera.

They had the area between the flags all to themselves. The locals are obviously much smarter than to get in there on a day like this. Regardless, the girls had a ball with Aunty Hol.

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POTDC January 7

Such a fabulous day today. More of the same water fun really. And a trip to Avalon beach for some surf action. Which the kids LOVED!

I actually didn’t drag the camera out, until later in the day when I realised I hadn’t got any shots for the challenge. At which point Declan hurt his knee. It looked like it was all over red rover. Till Nanny found the “magic powder”, and things were mildly better again.

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POTDC January 6

Another day in the sun. Snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, fossicking for shells and digging in the sand.

I was taking photos of the girls in their snorkelling gear, when Declan came running along the jetty, insistant on geting in a shot with the girls.

Here are a few others from the day:

Now, lets see if I can catch up a day somewhere here. I’m still 3 days behind. I have taken the photos though, so it will happen. Soon.

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POTDC January 05

The kids and I decided a few days of fun in the sun with my parents was just what we needed. And what an amazingly beautiful place it is. My kids are blessed to spend their summers amongst the rocks, searching for shells, swimming, kayaking. Hours melt in to days here so easily.

Here Declan paddles in the shallows, a small figure barely noticeable against the spectacular backdrop, makes the most of the last minutes before bedtime.

And one more I love from the day…..

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POTDC January 4

Shane has been subjected to all manner of punishments today. He’s had his hair filled with glitter and gel, his stubble snipped and shaved, and finally, his face painted like a clown. Priceless.

He was somewhat uncooperative when it came to being photographed though. Completely unwilling to step outside, and harder to pose than a child. No respect for my need to have an uncluttered background at all. Either take it now or don’t take it at all…..so here it is. Now, nobody mention to him that you saw him on the blog, OK?? I mean, he knows I’m doing the challenge, he knows I took photos of him, I’m kind of assuming he knows what will happen to them, but lets just not mention it.

EDITED TO ADD:

I couldn’t resist, he just appeared looking like this. A new tatoo. Way cool.

Just a little forewarning that the next few days will be a bit late. The kids and I are heading down to Clareville tomorrow for a few days of beachside fun with Mum & Dad. I will catch it all up when I return.

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POTDC January 3

The girls got new bikes from us for Christmas. Unbelievably, today is the first day they’ve had them out in the paddock for a really good go. Truthfully, they were a bit scared by the size of them. They tried them in the shops and were all brave about having big bikes. When they actually got them and realised they were on tippy-toes to reach the floor it was a little more daunting!

Once they got over their trepidation both girls were wizzing off down the paddock on them in no time.

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