I feel slightly odd publishing this post.
Australia (and the rest of the world) has just endured a heart wrenching 24 hours and I feel like anything I post in the coming few days, maybe weeks (and really forever) is just going to be totally trivial. Healthy human life is the most valuable thing in this world.
I kept an eye on what was happening as the siege in Sydney unfolded yesterday and was reluctant to go to bed last night in fear of what I would wake up to but held prayers and hope that it would end happily. I woke to a dark day when I read of the news of the deaths of two of the hostages, Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson. Heroes in their own ways. My deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of these victims, in particular the young children of Katrina, as well as anyone who was affected by this tragedy.
I've never been more proud of Australia than I am in this moment. We tend to always band together when the going gets rough but this is standout. The #illridewithyou hashtag makes me proud to have been born and raised in such a loving country.
I feel that these photos that were taken this last weekend are meaningless in light of what's going on and is always going on somewhere in the world, but I'm going to post them anyway, because we need to live life as normally as we would and show that we are strong and can build our lives back to what they are and will always be - free. I would normally post on this blog. And I would normally advertise posts on Instagram and Facebook. So that's what I'm going to do.
ASOS Dress / Clogs (I've had these for years and have no idea where they're from)