Saturday, 16 July 2016

mountain views out one window and the coast out the other (new zealand photo diary)



look who's back my pals! as with every return i make here, there's no sayin how long i'll be stayin. i like to think that this blog of mine is a bit like a place i can visit when i feel the need/desire, as opposed to a permanent place of residency. this specific return/visit has been prompted by an overwhelming surge of creative energy over the past few days. call it end-of-school-holiday-restlessness maybe, but i'm feeling the need to do something potentially remotely cool.

this is a very delayed post, but a few months ago the fam and i headed across the ocean to the (mind my french) fucking insane country of new zealand. we spent the first week driving 1850km across the south island in a big ugly campervan which was a complete and utter dream. the scenery the entire time was mindblowingly beautiful. my occupation for the week was designated passenger seat photographer and shitty navigator and i quickly fell head over heels in love with being on the road. when we weren't driving, our time was spent waking up to pink sunrises over the mountains, taking 'baths' in lakes in the crisp morning air with the hazy glow of the sun peaking over the mountains, drinking from sweet streams of glacier water and a whole lotta card games. we then spent a further week exploring the north island (by car), which, though still beautiful, couldn't compete with our time spent in our campervan on the south island.

man oh man do i miss the simplified state of existence of being on the road. a dream but hopefully realistic plan for my gap year next year entails doing up a van and driving around australia for a while with my boy. fingers crossed hey.

ANYWAY,
more posts on their way very shortly! 

all my lovin, A xxx


 email: araina.tasmin@hotmail.com

Sunday, 10 April 2016

a festival called panama



just some snaps i took at a music festival called Panama a few weeks ago. was the most beautiful of times. something magic about that weekend that i still can't put my finger on.

i head to New Zealand with my fam tomorrow for a few weeks. fuckin stoked. expect super cool pics from there to come.

much love, A xx