Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I'm not good at self portraits. I intend to buy a remote shutter thingy whatsit, but haven't got around to it. The reality is that I never look as nice as I imagine I do, so I prefer to just not right now. Ella, however, always looks beautiful to me, so she's my model.

An unexpected birthday gift arrived today. I wish I could share my friend's blog with you, but she's shy and it's private. I consider myself one of a priviledged few outside her family that gets to share in her day to day life. Her friendship has been such a lovely surprise and quite unlikely I guess, given that she lives hmmm over 12,600 kms.
Thank you Sandy for making me feel special with a surprise gift so perfectly suited to my taste, for making me feel that I'm worth remembering and worth the effort.


Sandy said...

Of course you are very special, my dear. Ella looks fantastic wearing it! I'm sorry it arrived a little belated, but Australia is on the other side of the world. Happy Birthday once again!

Sarah said...

Oh she is beautiful and what a lovely lovely gift!

Kristi said...

she is gorgeous and so is the gift...i hear ya on the self portraits.

PlumStitches said...

such sweet photos - she's gorgeous!

Julia said...

That child of yours is sooo beautiful. I can't stop looking at those eyes, that hair, her skin. Good luck when she's 16. She'll not only be wearing your jewellery but probably your clothes and shoes too! x