Wedding + Engagement Updates!

Peter took this picture of my ring earlier this year while we were in Munich, Germany. For me, pictures evoke feeling even more than words, and just seeing this photo fills me with so much excitement for the future and emotional memories about the night we got engaged (which now feels like a lifetime ago)!…

The Lake District

It’s hard to describe such a beautiful place without photos, and words probably won’t describe England’s Lake District any better than my photos can – but it seemed wrong not to comment on how much I adore this place. We stayed in The Lake District for 3 nights, and while that doesn’t seem long (it certainly…

The Changing Seasons • Reflections

Times are changing… As I sat on a Sydney train yesterday for an hour and a half, diary open on my lap, pen between my teeth and mind all over the place, I had the sudden realisation that this year is one of the most uncertain years of my life so far. Never have I…

The Original European Dream • Switzerland • Days 19 – 33

I wasn’t rebellious in high school, but when my teacher mentioned Switzerland in a year 9 class, a friend & I couldn’t help doing some sneaky Googling. Switzerland – according to Google images – was the most beautiful & magical place that I’d never seen, & I dreamt that one day I’d tick the two…

‘Life Groups’ – A Chat with Bethany

Hello again! I hope you’re not feeling overloaded with posts this week, because I love the post that my friend Bethany has written for Simply Sweet today. I first met Bethany at a youth camp about 4 years ago, and I knew her as the cousin-of-my-friend – but over time, I’ve come to know and love her…

‘Life Groups’ – A Chat with Kiryn

I remember the first time I ever met Kiryn. She was the cheeky big sister of one of my best friends. Anjli and I were in Kindergarten, and Kiryn was in Year 2 – I distinctly remember playing in the school grounds during lunch time when Kiryn came up to me and said, ‘hey, I…

Stop Devaluing Yourself

Recently, a few people have asked me about this blog. What is it? What do you write about? Why do you do it? It’s very easy to devalue the things that we do. I’m never quite sure how to respond to these questions – what is Simply Sweet? I suppose it’s a lifestyle blog with…

A Little Coffee & a Whole Lot of Jesus – 100 Happy Days

A while ago I saw a quote on Pinterest that says ‘All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus’. I think that’s how I felt today. Do you ever have those times when you miss someone, even though you’ve ‘seen’ them nearly every day? I’ve had one of…