Sorry about the slight absence! I flew up to Sydney last week and decided to have a bit of a social media break. It was a good time to just spend time with my family and just be present in the moment. We headed up to Nambucca heads for my cousins wedding and the views were just amazing!
It’s funny, when I was younger, I used to get car sick. I still kind of do, but not so bad. My Grandparents lived in Port Macquarie and it used to take us 2 days to get up there because I just couldn’t do it. We did the trip up to Nambucca Heads in one day. It was just under 500km! I was quite proud of myself!
I’d never been to Nambucca Heads before, but golly it’s breathtaking! A lot of these photos are taken from the balcony of the hotel we were staying at. I’m not a huge beach person, but I could totally live with that view. It’s so serene. I loved hearing all the wildlife too.
One night when coming home from a walk, I looked up to see all these bats flying past! It was so amazing! I remember seeing bats like this when I used to stay with my Sister in the city. There were hundreds of them! I stood outside watching them for ages.
This giant length of mosaic is out the front of the police station. I took SO many photos of it because it was like playing a game of eye spy. One of my favourite pieces was a teeny pig ornament in one of the octopus tentacles!
I have a few pictures of this not-so-little guy! He was hanging around the hotel and pretty friendly. I think he was quite used to having people around.
Fiiiiish! It was so cool to walk around to where the river and sea met and see all the fish that were living there! Another thing I could just sit and stare at for hours!
I’m a little sad I didn’t get to have a swim, in the river, ocean or hotel pool. I may not be a huge beach fan but I am a total lover of water. I grew up with a pool and pretty much lived in it! Swimming is something I sorely miss doing.
Have you visited Nambucca Heads? Where is your fave place to holiday?
It’s that time of year when the Anatolian Shepherd dog show rolls around. This was my 3rd year and 4th show attended & I’m more in love with these dogs than ever. It’s been amazing getting to know the dogs & their owners and to see the community grow.
There were lots of new dogs this year and many familiar faces. It was interesting to see some of the more recent litters and their temperaments. So many of the younger dogs were so friendly and wanting of attention, be it human or other dogs. I’m not saying the older Anatolians aren’t that way, but I guess they are more set in their way.
I’ve never really been around younger Anatolians though, and from what I’ve read & know of the breed, they are the years when you really have to shape them into the dog you want them to be. Socialise them heavily if you want them to be a pet, or get them used to animals if they are to be guardians. It was just strange walking past so many dogs who were all “Pat me, pay me attention“.
This is the beautiful Zazu, who you may remember that I got to show last year. He’s grown even more and is as handsome as ever. I’m so excited because he’s going to a new home and I just know he’s going to love it there. Sadly this year there has been several tragic losses of some beautiful dogs who are so very much missed.
I got to babysit and show Dragon, who I also babysat with Zazu early last year. She is such a gorgeous girl and I admit to having such a soft spot for her. I love that even though I can’t have a dog right now, I still have the opportunity to go to events and form bonds with these amazing dogs.
To read all my previous posts about my love of Anatolians, check out the tag HERE.
If you could own ANY animal, what would it be?
If you’re in Melbourne city, you may have seen some advertising for Dayre. A new social media platform. I’ve been using Dayre since August and have been loving it! I’ve had a few people comment that they’d like to see some more of my life, and this works as the perfect platform for that. It’s less curated than Instagram, but more permanent than Snapchat.
If you are out and about and see a Dayre sign, snap a pic of it! Once you have photos of at least 3 signs, post them on your Dayre account with the hashtag #GottaDayreIt and you get entered in the running to win some super cool prizes. The mains being a trip for 2 to Gold Coast, a trip for 2 to Sydney, or a $300 Myer voucher!
Dayre have made it easy for you and even mapped out where you can find the posters! You can find that and more info here.
The community on Dayre is great, you can find people with similar interests through hashtags, through a ‘local’ area, showing people close to you and a ‘community’ page which shares posts that your friends have liked or commented on. My fave hashtag is #catsofdayre!
Dayre is available on Apple, Android and Windows 10 & it’s really simple to use. So if you’re wanting to see more from me, and to join a new awesome social media platform, head over to Dayre and join up! Don’t forget to follow me too, my username is XLasLife!
Disclaimer: This isn’t a sponsored post, but I am a Dayre ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you joined Dayre? Let me know your username so I can follow you!