Hello, Goodbye November

Oh November, you have been one colourful month.
It’s the last day and I must say I’m not a little bit sad to see you go. Yes you are the month of husbands birthday and my own and now we get to share the month with a new nephew and godson. But you are also the month of the Mo. Yes, it’s for a good cause, yes I support the underlying point. But it still has me with a husband each year with a catapillar that takes residence upon his top lip. And THAT I do not enjoy! (We call him Julio now, he also answers to Piere, Rodreigo, Jesus (Hey-sus) and ‘Oi you with the mo!)

Birthdays, rainbows, fields of yellow, mad happy singing from the woods and wedding dresses in Arrowtown AND a new nephew just in time for my birthday? Yes November… you have been a wonderfully colourful month.

The month started with Doug’s 26th birthday. We went chasing the end of a rainbow (a field of yellow crops)…FAIL. As was it a fail with the my trip to Dunedin to do an FTD shoot with Kim in October. Will I never find my magical yellow field?
We ditched the idea of the yellow field and did nothing but catch some rays in a paddock near Glenntunnel. Trying to get us both sitting AND relaxing together at the same time is quite a mission. So we have SUCCESS in some form!

November Adventures
And the night before, I got my bakers hat on and made Doug a sewing machine cake. Yeah my husband’s a bit of a girl. (Nah I’m just kidding!) He is an epic sewer. His Jean designs are nearing the point they can go head to head with some top designers! Watch out world, DdotR will eventually take you by storm!

Birthday Cake Sewing Machine

 Do my eyes deceive me or did I find the end of my rainbow? On my week long trip to Queenstown mid month, I was able to swing by Fairlie where I shot the end of Gemma & Jeff’s engagement in October. Hello heaven..how are you?!

November Adventures

Heaven has a bit of a sting though… my word was it swarming with bee’s. So no diving into it for me. (And yes, I am a cheeseball!)

Yellow field

Jumping over it is a whole nother story!

November Adventures

What did I go to Queenstown for this time you may ask? Why to get into my wedding dress and lye around in some Daisies of course… what on earth do you go to Queenstown for? :-D (Well this is Arrowtown, but let’s not get tooo technical! ;-)
Who took this wonderful picture? The one person that probably gets a mention on my blog more than anyone. Kimberley Cheyne…that’s who. Isn’t she good?!!! And for the sake of mentioning it, I got to paint a rainbow in the woods, in my wedding dress! Worth the 40 something mozzie bites I got from doing so!

Kimberley Cheyne Photoghraphy

Then it was Kim’s turn. Did you check out her FTD shoot?

November Adventures

It’s what we do on Tuesdays… ya know..nothing out of the norm.

November Adventures

We may prance around in our wedding dresses on Tuesday’s…but that’s nothing compared to what we do on Wednesdays…

November Adventures

I’ve been wanting to do a Cinematic Shoot for over a year now. I got into a wee phase of watching Disney’s Alice in Wonderland a few months back.. and after the keeness of my epic friends. This is the result of that phase. Kim and I shot from different view points, Jill and Jules came through for me again and again as did two of their very cool british friends.
Arrowtown got a treat that day.

November Adventures

November Adventures

If you go away, you always have to come home at some point. And with a view like this, it makes for the most amazing drive. How beautiful is our country?!

November Adventures

When life just doesn’t get any better… a new nephew and godson is brought into the world. Seriously… wish for something on Facebook…it WILL come true. 2 weeks prior to Alex’s arrival I’d wished for a baby for my birthday. At 8.13pm on November 19th, Alex graced us with his presence weighing in at 5 pounds 8 ounces. And I got to meet him the next day on my birthday. Thanks for the best ever birthday present sister!

November Adventures

I want to be with him ALL the time!

November Adventures

My birthday had me turning a quarter of a century this year. And it couldn’t have been a more memorable one if I tried. I was gifted 3 of my favourite things in the world. A new mug (which I almost broke on the first day hence why it now sits on my desk with Harddrive wires streaming through it). I’m a sucker for hearts. And brownie in a jar wrapped in rainbow goodness??? YES PLEASE!!! It was DELICIOUS!

November Adventures

Yes… what you see, is what it is. My awesome aweeeeesome mother made me a Rainbow cake! A RAINBOW CAKE! (Do I like Rainbows? … Is the Pope Catholic?)

November Adventures

November Adventures

And like every other month this year… the sun is setting on it pretty fast.

New Zealand Roads

November, you surprised me, delighted me, and had me near wetting my pants. With friends and adventures and workshop and travels. You will always be my favourite month regardless of what you deliver. But this year you delivered it gooooooooood.
I end you with a new logo design, which will start December off with a bang… and just wait for what crops up next month. It’s gonna be gooood. :o)

HAPPY end of Mo-vember all! I hope your month has been just as colourful.