Saturday, August 30, 2008

european vacation


It's only a week before I head off to my first ever overseas adventure! I have never traveled outside of Australia before (please note I am 37) and my view of the world has the potential to change considerably upon my return. I'm excited by the prospects of how it could change my creative outlook and how it could spark a new inspirational avenue that I have never discovered before.

I am feeling this because being a FNQ girl (far north queensland girl) I was tempted to the bright lights of Brisbane, which changed my life in a new direction. It was in Brisbane that I was tempted by the bright creative lights of Melbourne in which I now reside in such a beautifully creatively entrenched city. (mind you brisbane has changed alot since I last resided there)!

And although my 'European Adventure' is short but oooh so sweet, I can't help but feel it will feed me with all those daydreamed fantasies of what a creatively drenched world would look like.

For my own self development I'm going with a photographic challenge of 'something' (I won't give away the details just yet). But I hope to return with a little something to share with these 'never been overseas eyes'.

I'm so excited and scared at the same time!

Photo credits: 1. Até à próxima, Paris! - Until the next, Paris!

27 comments:

boobook said...

oh...i'm so excited for you!
I can't wait to here all about it!!
i can't wait to here about it all!
Can you bring me back a french boy!

three buttons said...

I shall try to come back with as many french boys as possible! Please leave postal details for delivery : )

boobook said...

you know where I live.
FedEx them over as soon as you find them!

boobook said...

oh and i hope to see a photo of miss buttons just like Blythe too.

LiLi M. said...

Aaah just let it all happen and enjoy!!

(I am 46 and have never been to your part of the world, yet no one seems to bother!!).

potty mouth mama said...

You are going to have such an amazing time - can't wait to hear all about it!!

potty mouth mama said...

It will be wonderful! I've only been to London and Paris, but I still think about that trip - and all the goodness! Plenty of fuel for dreams! Your secret project sounds great - bet you'll find some fun ones!

trasha said...

You are going to have SUCH a fabulous time. Remember that whatever happens is grist to your mill - eventually ;-)

Maureen said...

Those are two cities, that even at their worst, give you a feel for a culture and way of life that you will continue to ponder upon for the rest of your life.

I'm anxious to hear about your secret project when you get back!

Nicola said...

Enjoy your trip. I love Paris it is such a wonderful place. Wish I was going too.

Lily and Agathe said...

Me too Angela, I've heard such lovely things about you xx

Brook said...

I am so jealous!!!

handmade romance said...

How exciting! I cant wait to see the photo project you've set for yourself. I will be doing the same thing within the next 6 months, it will be my first trip out of oz too and I can't wait!! I wish you all the best.

Jodie said...

I am so excited on your behalf , having never left Australia either - and I am older than you!!!
Can't wait to see and read all about it.

Jenaveve said...

Wow... what a huge excitement in your life! Have a great trip over - can't wait to see your photographic challenge!

But remember to put the camera down occasionally and just soak it all up.

Kirsty said...

I'm so looking forward to sharing the experience with you via your photographic challenge Angela.

Michelle said...

Enjoy your trip! I am very jealous. You will have such a great time!

Michelle said...

PS Another NQ/FNQ girl here too! The bright lights of Canberra are the only ones that appealed to me, but the brighter, craftier lights of Melbourne are sometimes like a siren's call ...

Stacey said...

How very exciting! I hope the trip is everything you hope for. Bon voyage!

Black Eyed Susie said...

You are going to have the best time. Enjoy!

A said...

You're going to love it!
Please tell me there's room in your suitcase?

.girl ferment. said...

looking forward to your photo essay.
havea wonderful time and i hope all your expectations are met. sounds like you are going away with a great attitude.
xx

Hila said...

oh how exciting! I hope you have the time of your life :)

one little acorn said...

How Exciting Angela! I am sure you will have a wonderful time.
Looking forward to seeing all your pics. Scary, yes, but oh so exciting. Have fun

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Have an amazing trip! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back!

AnastasiaC said...

how wonderful for you - im sure you'll get the wonderlust bug...have a great time..explore, observe and have a FAB time!!

becka said...

Oh wow, I'm so excited for you. I just stumbled across your blog and can tell that its going to be a treat already. I can't wait to find out where you're going, we spent last summer traveling through Europe and it was truly amazing. Mostly amazing because you get to speak in an accent and say things like 'bellisimo!' and not feel silly.