Beach + Sister Adventures

Hey there! Today I was just browsing through photos on my mum's computer and found all these pictures of my sisters and I growing up on the beach. It made me realise how much I miss living right next to it. I then thought about the trip we took just recently to Stradbroke Island and how great it felt to be there. Where we currently live we have to drive an hour to the beach, and even though it's a nice beach the atmosphere is just not the same. The trip to Stradbroke was great, it felt much more similar to the beach we used to live at and it brought back familiar feelings (if that makes sense).

Anyways, I thought I would love to share some of the photos taken on that trip. 

As always it's impossible to get a single photo where all of us are smiling haha. I loved this trip it was nice to be in a familiar scene with just the family. We saw dolphins and plenty of turtles (I didn't find the close up photos of the turtles :( but you can still the ones we took from the hill hehe). We also had quite the experience at a restaurant when we went for lunch/dinner. But let me tell you it's not the experience that you're thinking. At first glance I was already unsure about it but my sisters were so hungry they didn't care. It looked a bit dirty (always throws me off). They sat us down at a table (right next to the bathrooms I might add) and the second thing I noticed was how many damn flies there were. It was so frustrating too because you could hear them buzzing and feel them everywhere. The menu wasn't too intriguing (mostly fatty and deep fried) but I saw they had a steak on their specials so I ordered that. It was certainly not medium rare like I ordered and the food looked like it had just been slapped on the plate. My mum's plate looked like it had just been reused after a previous customer and my dad also mentioned something but I can't remember what it was. We all just kind of found it entertaining as we exchanged glances. 

I've also found plenty of other photos with my sisters and I at different places and thought I might create a mini series called 'Sister Adventures'. I personally love seeing posts with more photos and a little bit of writing (I know it is blogging but what can I say, photos capture my eyes). So if you'd like to see more let me know!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it :D

-Sophie xx

Halloween Treat Ideas!

Ahh! Who else is excited for Halloween!? I remember when I was younger, the neighbourhood kids would all come together and go trick or treating. It was so much fun, dressing up in scary (well, more like favourite character) costumes, feeling the mix of nerves and excitement as you knocked on strangers doors and yelled "trick or treat!" They'd come out and pretend to be startled by our 'scary' costumes. You'd wait your turn to hold out your little bag/bucket and say thank you as they dropped a lolly in it, feeling like the happiest kid in the world. 

I was getting a bit excited and had a browse on Pinterest for different Halloween sweets and treats. I found some great and yummy looking ideas, and thought I'd share some with you. Again, these are not my ideas, I just thought they looked fun and yum! All the links go directly to their original site not Pinterest.

This first one is called Gummy Worm Punch and I could seriously drink this right now. 

This next one is called Strawberry Ghosts. How yummy do these look!

Mmm these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting sound delicious. I can't get over how cute they are!

Ooh these Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups are a fabulous idea for kids! Looks super fun and tasty.

This last one is mostly because I love cinnamon so much. "Spooky" Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Chips (try saying that aha) nice and simple. 

Okay so those are some of the fun ideas I found on Pinterest. I checked out each recipe and I have to say they all sound amazing! I'll definitely be trying some of these out, especially the last one just because it's got cinnamon.

 I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you did leave a comment, I love reading them! 

See you in my next post!

-Sophie xo