Sunday, December 20, 2009

Today's pictures brought to you by the word "Christmas"....














Spent the weekend playing with my new camera (yay!).....I love this baby sooo much. The pictures documented are from our Christmas celebrations (one week early as we will be on a plane on the 25th). We sat around the tree and exchanged gifts and then moved on to an outdoors Christmas barbeque (the great Aussie tradition). Mum is as bad as me when it comes to Christmas (and by bad, I mean obsessed!) and so between us there was the tree, the random decorations, the Christmas crackers for the place settings, the Christmas runner on the table, the reindeer, and the good ol' Christmas cheer. Good times :)

p.s. watched Avatar today and it is a brilliant film. Not in the manner of District 9, but in the mainstream perception (which I can certainly recognise and be impressed by). The storyline tends to the cliche and some of the details are foggy, but the imagery and surrealism and special effects of the film make it worthwhile and a true experience. Watched in 2D and we may just have to go back and watch it in 3D. And yes, I'd go back and watch it tomorrow. And how ocker Aussie is Sam Worthington's accent in the film??!! Noice touch, mate!

p.p.s. Stuart's and my top 2 picks of the year are both from the sci-fi genre.....District 9 and Avatar. What movies have impressed you this year? And what did you think of Avatar?


janettaylor said...

I want that deer! :-)

Please don't forget to enter the brooches giveaways!


stilettostetico said...

Mmmh So to be Honest my favourite picture is by far the last One, which tends to put Christmas under such a "BOMBnextDoor-esque" sign !!!
ps: Actually I haven't seen "Avatar" yet BUT I Frankly think that Somebody who realized a (stainless) Masterpiece as "Terminator II" can Only be a Genius !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

The Seeker said...

Beautiful photos, my dear!!
Hmmm.... it's a bit strange Xmas with not a lot of clothes.. ;-)
I haven't seen "Avatar" yet and who knows when I'll see it.

Happy Holidays


Sher said...

I've yet to see Avatar. My son and his buddies saw it yesterday and said it was a long 3 hours watching them keep attempting to blow up a tree to get to a rock. I'm like what???? So must see it myself during holiday break.

fadetoblack said...

great pictures....
and i didnt see avatar but i did see district 9 which was awesome!

another fave was actually star trek but that might be cause i fancied spock ahah oops :)++

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-gorgeous pics, well done on acquiring your new camera!!

Tzoules said...

lovely blog!good work

i will follow u!
have a nice christmas time.

Stéphanie said...

You're lovely !

Leah said...

Love those images. So what camera did you get?

Avatar is okay but I love the storyline of District 9 better.

daisychain said...

loveee the pics darling

Anika said...

Leah, got a Canon Rebel XSi 450D..and I love it. A little obsessed....what clarity, what intensity....truly my fave joint birthday/chrissie present :)

Bella said...

Hey beautiful!

I'm not kidding around... why don't we live closer to one another! This is crazzzy! But in all seriousness, babe, your comments always bring the biggest smile. And yes we definitely need a closet swap soon!!!! I don't even care if I lose. ;)

So happy for you and your new cam... just imagine all the camerawhoring and good times ahead!!! LOL. These shots are gorgeous, but I'm still baffled that it's almost Christmas... where did the year go?

Wishing you well and sending lots of love your way. Miss you, love you. Merry Christmas!


Keith said...

These are all so beautiful. Great photos. Have a fantastic week. Cheers!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

im so excired for christmas, it came so quick!

Couture Carrie said...

Stunning photos, gorgeous Anika!
(love your shoes, btw!)

Merry Christmas!


Tights Lover said...

Great photos. You captured Christmas perfectly!

J'aime said...

You look exactly like the T4 presenter Nikita. You should look her up on google, you look exactly alike. Anyway, I really like your outfit, especially the shoes, I wouldn't mind a pair myself. Good old early Christmas.


Meg and Komie said...

Ok can't look any cuter...those sandals and shorts are THEE perfect combo...where can we get some of those shoes??!?!?!

Valencia Lia said...

Yeahhhh for a new camera!!

I love love all the close up shots that you've taken:)
Beautiful flowers and you look so stunning girl<3

Happy Holidays~

Teresa said...

Beautiful photos. I love flower pictures!