Monday, August 5, 2013

Splendid memories from Splendour

I love photos.

I love looking back at photos and the memories they conjure.

I love to have photos around my house of my favourite people.

I am in the process of redecorating our house and therefore changing around some photos and frames. My parents have had some of our frames in storage at their place while we moved and then moved again.

We have been in this house for a year now and finally yesterday I started collecting all the photos that I wanted to re-frame and I came across a photo from my trip to Splendour in the Grass in 2007 with two of my favourite people, Hubby and Mrs M.

Mrs M, me and Hubby

It was my first sojourn to Byron Bay and my first trip to a music festival. Beautiful sunny days, followed by freezing cold nights. Hubby and I stayed in a cabin that had walls as thin as sheets. We slept in our clothes.

Every morning we caught the bus to Belongil Fields with tens of thousands of other music lovers. The music highlights for me were Operator Please, Hilltop Hoods and Xavier Rudd.

We also did the touristy thing in Byron; hitting the beach, trekking to the lighthouse and meandering around the local markets.

At the time Hubby and I were trying to conceive our first bubba. It wasn't going well. I am sure I was the only person at Splendour that year that wasn't drinking because I was doing everything "right" to try to get pregnant.

A couple of months after this trip, I conceived our little miss and my BFF, Mrs M moved to Hong Kong to work for a year.

I look at this photo of the three of us and I smile every time. It was a great moment in our history together, caught forever on film.

I haven't re-framed it yet but I will. For now, it will live on my new office cork board.

Love you Hubby and Mrs M. Thanks for the memories.

Do photos conjure great memories for you?


  1. Great memories? Hmmm... not from those taken while I'm passed out face planted on the carpet drunk. But hey! I had fun during the process of getting to that stage! :)

  2. Oh I am such a massive Xavier Rudd fan and I always wish I had gone to Splendour. what awesome memories you must have of there. Good God I love Byron~!!!! xx

    1. I would love to be a Byron right now!
      Splendour was great! I think it always rains though. Thankfully Mrs M had bought me funky pink gum boots from NY when she was there.

  3. Oh you can just see the happiness and joy. Lovely memories.