Monday, February 18, 2013

One Whimsical Day in my Week

Alice in wonderland tea party, mona vale tea partyHello everyone! This week has been rather exciting. One day in particular is how I would like every day to be! My day stated out with a magical tea party shoot in front of my favorite pond (Haha yes, I do have favorite ponds), in one of my favorite vintage dresses, with my favorite vintage bits and bobs around me!...It's a bit of a sneak peek at my first ever advert which I will tell you more about in the days to come, yippee!! Black Swedish ducklings While we were frolicing around the gardens we spotted 3 black sweedish ducklings actually sitting and waddeling over the lillypads in the pond! It was like something out of a page in Wind and the Willows!
Hagley dance, Hagley Balletoutdoor bath, claw foot bath
That afternnon, I went back to my first ballet class in 6 years! I can honestly say that getting back into a leotard and ballet shoes was one of the bravest/ scariest/ exciting things that I have ever pushed myself to do. I used to dance very intensivley (25 hours or more a week!) with the plan of becoming a professional dancer. I had a major injury which initially stopped me, life threw me lemons, I met a boy, lived my life as a normal teenager for a while and then went off to university leaving ballet in the too hard basket. When you dedicate your life to doing something so intensely, and then have to stop, it's a bit like a really messy break up. I avoided it for years, to the point where I couldn't even bear to watch a ballet advert on the TV! I eventually got over the fact that I had to throw away something that was such an intensive life dream for me. I made different choices, and have succeded so well in everything I decided to do instead. I love the life I live, I am so happy and wouldn't trade it for anything. BUT I missed dancing so much, and I was ready to welcome it back into my life with open arms!
Going along to that very scary first class, everything was really fast paced, I had to pick up all of the ballet vocubulary straight away again. My legs didn't go as high, I couldn't ballance as well as I used to, my turnout was terrible... but I felt alive and happy and in love with dancing all over again!
And as you can imagine, at the end of all of this I was VERY sore, and I came home to a a hot bath filled with epsom salt to calm my cramping muscles! The floating flowers, candles, fairy lights, and the fact that my bathtub is outside really added to a rather whimsical day! 


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  1. The tea-party shoot looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Joanne! More to come on that soon so watch this space! xo

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  2. Very pretty! How come you dont live in Nelson so I can be photo bombing images like this?! :D x

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    1. Hey Bec, Haha, That wold be the most hilarious picture ever! xox

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  3. So beautiful, I look forward to more photos from your magical tea party shoot!
    Good luck with the ballet, I always admire those who persevere with it because it is such a gruelling, but beautiful form of dance.

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    1. Thanks hun :) Yes, amid oing my research proposal for my thesis the tea party shoots should be up in the next couple of days! Thank you for your kin words on ballet, haha class is so painful but I love it so much! xox

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