I have been following East of Malaga blogs for quite a while now – well since my return from Spain in May this year that is. Of course Marianne’s home, east of Malaga, is not far from where we had spent two amazing weeks house-sitting.
In case you are wondering what the CBBH stands for – have you heard of saying White Rabbits on the first day of the month? Well this challenge, which arrives on the first of every month is the Conejo Blanco Blog Hop – and this from Marianne, a self professed arctophile – I see a cute and furry theme developing here (Yes I did look it up).
Photo challenges really appeal to me so I was excited to rise to this month’s challenge, namely Simple Pleasures. As the simple pleasures in life will always revolve around our senses, I have chosen one photo for each of the senses.
This simple seafood chowder warmed me on a cold New Zealand spring day. Sitting on my bar stool at the Moeraki Pub I could see the fishing boats tying up at the Jetty just outside. I knew my chowder had been made using the freshest seafood.
Taken at the Power House Saturday Market in Brisbane City, this photograph captures the lively music that added to the busy happy vibe of the farmer’s market.
My children would call this smelly cheese. I would call it an aromatic matured Vintage Windsor Blue from the Whitestone Cheese Factory at Oamaru, New Zealand. It certainly had a beautiful bouquet.
The cold winds blew and made fun of the term Spring – surely this was Winter. The soft pink petals were blown crazily from the tree to create pretty soft pink snow flurries near Oamaru, New Zealand.
On the east coast of Australia where I live, the sun sets over the land. I couldn’t stop looking at the sunsets on our afternoon beach walks at Coolum Beach, Queensland.
Now to spread some Blogging Love.
Although we both live in Australia, Jenny from A Taste of Travel lives in Perth, about as far away from myself, in Townsville as it is possible to get, without leaving the country that is. But reading her blog takes me even further – from Rajasthan to New York City, from Paris to Palermo and right now she is photographing her way around Jordan – I can’t wait to see her insights. I know they will be special because she is over there with The Giving Lens, an organization that focuses on blending photography education with giving back to local communities.
Barbara from The Dropout Diaries dropped out of her Career in Australia and found love and great food in Vietnam. She married her love and together with their gorgeous daughter she has started a new life in Saigon (HCMC). They love street food so much they have started Saigon Street Eats tours, so hers is a blog to read if you are heading to Saigon or just want to dream a little about expat life in Vietnam.
This is my first CBBH Challenge and I hope it is the first of many. I look forward to seeing all the other photographs and finding new blogs to follow from around the world.