Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's never too early...

... to write a Christmas list!!!

When I was in Singapore airport last week, I had a 7 hour lay over time between my flight in from London until my flight left for Sydney, so in amongst the jet lag, like any shopaholic girl I hit the many shops the airport had to offer!!

Whilst chilling at the Thai cafe (yes I was eating Thai food whilst in Singapore - I love Thai food!!) I noticed a HUGE billboard hanging from the roof about a new camera that seems to be taking over the DSLR scene.

I love my Nikon DSLR camera with a passion and have had it for about 2 years now but I'm always feeling like it weighs me down just a little.

If you're anything like me and love to drag your camera around everywhere with you (and you happen to have a bulky DSLR camera too), you'll know what I mean when I say that I'd love a camera that takes the same quality pictures as my big bulky Nikon but is a LOT lighter and more easily portable.

Well folks... it's here and I've found it!!!

The new Sony NEX 5N camera with changeable lenses and AWESOME quality pictures! Its just like a DSLR but a lot lighter and smaller!!! Yes!

sony nex 5n




Now, the NEX 5N is the top of the range at the moment, but there are some cheaper models (but still just as awesome) that came before the 5N, like this cutie... the NEX C3 (it comes in pink!!)

sony nexc3


I got the salesman at the airport to give me a few prices so I could weigh up how much damage one of these beauties would do to my wallet and I was a little surprised.

At the Sony store at the airport the NEX 5N was on sale and came with 2 lenses was only going to cost $979 AUD! I think thats not bad at all!

Now I don't know much about Sony cameras as I've never had one before but the sales guy did a pretty good job of winning me over! lol The cameras were sooo much lighter than my normal DSLR but had just as good a quality.

If anyone knows anything about Sony camera's (whether they are good or not) please drop me a comment!! Because I have a backup camera just in case.... I also test drove the Lumix GF2 by Panasonic which seems to offer the same sort of deal.



Which do you think is better, Sony or Panasonic Lumix??? Because I think either one of these may be added to my Chrissie wish list!!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What the heck is Polyvore??

Its no secret that I am an internet junkie and probably spend waaay too much time reading blogs, watching youtube, shopping online, wasting time on facebook etc etc so its no surprise that lately I have been hearing quite a bit about this site called "Polyvore".

So being curious I naturally checked it out, signed up to make an account and started fiddling around with it. I'm finding it pretty funky!

It's a fashion site where you can create your own outfits and ensembles and display them in a pretty and funky way so you can share them with friends all over the internet.

I'm sure the site offers heaps more than this but I haven't been playing around with it long enough to know the rest of the details (lol).

This is my first attempt at a "set", I decided to whip up what I am planning to wear out this weekend for a girly night with a freind I haven't seen in ages!

Going out outfit 01.10.11

(My dress is really similar to this one but isn't lacey and is a little more fitted at the bottom.)

I have to admit, its pretty fun mixing stuff up and pretending I can afford some of the ridiculously expensive clothes they have on the sites databse for you to use when creating an ensemble!!

Check it out, you might enjoy it too!


A new addition...

I really know I am back in the "bush" (and home!) when Dad brings us a new baby poddy calf home to bottle feed for a few days!

tan the calf

This one is a fresh week or so old and is such a cutie, her name is "Tan".

We'll be taking her back out to the farm this long weekend providing the weather holds out (its raining here today).

tan licking her nose

I wouldn't mind keeping her around for a little longer... Im such a sucker for a baby animal! lol

How's the weather at your place today??


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Back in the Land Down Under!!!!

I'm back!!!!

I have to say, as sad as it was to leave Europe/the UK and all of the amazing sights and people I had been meeting there it is always, always nice to get home dont you think??

Nice fountain - rach me em kelsey loz

I have just finished loading up the washing machine with the MOUNTAIN of clothes I need to sort through and wash and have attempted unpacking all of the souvenirs and goodies I managed to stuff my bag with to bring home (including some cheese from Amsterdam - made it through customs - YES!!) lol

eiffel tower paris - me

I have so much to catch up on, blog about and organise for my life now that I am back home, feeling great and looking to the future! I have soooo many plans for the next few months (and years to come) and some awesome stuff to share with you.

trevi fountain - loz em and me

I can't wait to get back into blogging along with you all!

monaco - me and cam

More news to come, stay tuned - I hope you followers are all still out there!!! :o)

barcelona - me and dad

Oh, and I thought I'd share a few of the HUNDREDS of fav pictures I took on my adventures! I am having the biggest struggle trying to upload all of these pictures! OMG, who would have thought someone could take so many!! haha


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I have missed you!

Hey there bloggy friends! It's been such a long time since I checked in and I have to admit I have absolutely missed blogging lately!!!

I am currently still on my travel adventure, today is my 50th day of travel and I have just touched down in Dublin, Ireland!! It's a chilly 12 degrees here but I am so excited to be here!

Sadly my big trip is coming to an end and I will most likely be back in Australia next week omg!!!! I have soooo many pictures to upload and share with you, tonnes of clothes to unpack, souvenirs to share with my family and friends and some down time to catch up on before I have to get back to reality!!

So many great things have happened to me in the past (almost) 2 months and I am feeling happy and better than ever! I hope you all feel the same too!

More news soon....

Ellie............ x

Friday, September 2, 2011

Summer has come early for me

For me this year my winter was nicely cut short as I dived into summer in Europe.

I have to say, summer here hasn't been too harsh, I think probably because I caught the tail end of it. Most of the time I have spent it hanging by the beach or pool.... not too shabby at all!!!

I am still struggling to upload my photos but for some reason I managed to upload this one (strange that its the only one that worked???)

Here I am with my friend Jess earlier on in the trip just kicking back in Greece.... ah it has been nice! hehe



Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm still here!!

Hey there Bloggy friends, I am just dropping a quick note to say I am still here and hope to be updating my blog with some more piccies of my travels very soon!

At the moment I am in the gorgeous Holland countryside and am falling in love .......bad!

I can absolutely see myself living here, its so green and beautiful, the little squirrels are running around the garden along with the rabbits and birds and the horses and cattle grazing are just beautiful! I can't believe how much of a contrast this farming place is to our little dry spot of land back at home in Australia!!

I am off to take a bike ride into a small nearby town to take some more piccies of this beautiful place. I m currently having troubles uploading my photos but hope to sort this out soon. I think it may have something to do with the fact that most of the settings on this laptop are in Dutch!!! haha

I hope you are all happy and well! I hear the first day of spring in Australia has been beautiful in some areas. Bring on the new warmer weather I say!!!