Wednesday, 27 August 2014

City wandering

Friday saw Stephen and I on the streets of Melbourne. A state away from home, a place to share our anniversary.

It was to be a day of love and wanderings and op shops and laughs.

And it was.

Unfortunately I wasn't feeling too well and we were forced to have a simple day of slow paced walking and lots of coffee stops. We made our way through the narrow lane ways of the city, finding little nooks and crannys that perhaps no one else had ever seen before. We ventured into strange shops that caught our eye and were amused at the odd things we would find. My favourite part of the day though was when we made our final stop by the park. We found a quiet spot under a single tree and we lay on each other and watched the families play around us. We sat in silence for a lot of it but even without words we spoke to one another. Stephen pulled out his book and read quietly to himself as I rested in his lap. My eyes closed more slowly every minute and I found myself drifting in and out of a peaceful rest.

It was a simple day, perhaps too simple for an anniversary. No fireworks went off, no candlelit dinners were had; all we did was wander and sit in each other's company.

But perhaps it's that kind of simple that really marks perfection

28 comments:

  1. So sweet! Makes me want to go exploring.

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  2. Congrats to you guys :) It looks like you had the nicest day! I need to go visit Melbourne again.

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  3. This makes me want to get out and do some urban photography! You guys are too adorable. :)

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  4. happy anniversary! it sounds like the perfect day. love these pictures, melbourne looks like an amazing city-what crazy street art

    Little Blue Backpack

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  5. you guys make my heart so ridiculously happy.
    that sounds like the sweetest day, and your photos are just stellar.

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  6. Ah you guys are super sweet - Happy Anniversary!! On a random side note I follow graf artist sofles and he just posted that piece he did (behind you in the first pic) I always think it's strange when two blog worlds combine :)

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    1. Oh that is so awesome! I had no idea. What a small world this blogging community can be

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  7. Happy anniversary! Sorry that you were unwell, but I hope that you are better now :) I love Melbourne, so thank you for sharing your gorgeous shots of one of my favourite places!

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    1. Tash, I've missed you. Thank you for you sweet wishes

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  8. I agree Samantha. The simple pleasures are often the very best. Just beautiful.

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  9. Happy Anniversary, it sounds like a blissful way to spend time together + your photos are lovely :3

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  10. This city is probably one of my favorite cities in the world. I loved the hidden allies with amazing restaurants and coffee shops. Oh this brings me back. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. :)
    Juli

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  11. Guys! Squee! Yes! You look GORGEOUS Sam... Melbourne suits you ;) Give me winter right now so I can start wearing stuff like that again. x

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  12. Simple days are probably the most fun days. And such lovely sights all around us. I always feel that way when I'm looking at the world through blogger's eyes. Happy anniversary!

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  13. Happy anniversary to you and Stephen!
    xox

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  14. oh my goodness, this is the sweetest post ever. sounds like a blissful day, happy anniversary to you both x

    freckled fennell

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  15. perfect! also your outfit. also your photography.

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  16. This sounds beautiful. I am yet to visit Melbourne.

    I am hosting a POLAROID CAMERA GIVEAWAY on my blog if you wanted to join :)

    www.kindoflovely.com || AUS Fashion/Lifestyle

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  17. Slow paces walking and wandering with a loved one sounds like a perfect day to me. Happy anniversary!!

    Staggering photos. Perfect!!

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  18. You guys are actually too cute, I'm so done haha
    That photo where you are smiling directly into the camera from behind the pineapple is just amazing. I 'pinned it' what ever that means! I can't pintrest to save myself.

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    1. hehe that's exciting! I'm Pinterest famous :P

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  19. It's fascinating to be able to fathom those exact same places I went to. Can't believe I passed you by and didn't run to say hi. Oh well, next time it is! Glad the anniversary was spent as such x

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  20. There is no such thing as a "too of a simple day" :)

    As long as you two enjoyed yourselves. But as if you were in Melbourne! haha.

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  21. You guys are cute. Are you going to get married one day? :)

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