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learning to live more fearlessly
β™₯ | KINDNESS IS KING
➳ | be adventurously courageous
⚘ | #sydney  πŸ”œ #China  πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³
β€’ I was lucky enough to get invited by @scenicworld_aus to visit, explore and se
β€’ I was lucky enough to get invited by @scenicworld_aus to visit, explore and see the Sculptures at Scenic World this year. This Autumn Scenic World are hosting the 8th annual exhibition. There are 25 interesting and stimulating works of art from both local, national and international artists. The sculptures are located in a rainforest setting within Scenic World (a UNESCO World Heritage region) and transform the outdoor space into an interactive and engaging canvas. The artworks touch upon a variety of different world topics and themes that cover areas such as the environmental matters, heritage and culture. ~ Have you been to Scenic World? Have you seen any of the previous exhibitions? If not, then I highly recommend going to check it out! It’s a fun day out and you get to experience not only a part of the Blue Mountains, but to also be inspired by these artworks. This years sculptures are there between 12 April 2019 to 12 May 2019. ~ Pictured: β€œThis is not a Still Life” by Corrie Furner – it is a stark reminder of what is transpiring outside the realms of the pristine environment in which it now sits (as described in the Sculpture at Scenic World Digital Catalogue). ~ Thank you for the invitation @scenicworld_aus - it was such a fun day, I can’t wait to visit again. β€’ . . . . . #bluemountains#scenicworld_aus#artworks#visitnsw#seeaustralia
17.04.2019 11:46:45
β€’ so I think it’s about time I told you where IM GOING? Don’t you? Many of you h
β€’ so I think it’s about time I told you where IM GOING? Don’t you? Many of you had some amazing destinations as guesses where I haven’t been but so want to go! A LOT of you mentioned Bali! It’s not Bali, but it’s on the list! ~ So without any further delay (better late than never, right?) I’m off to CHINA πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ ~ I’m so beyond excited! This trip has crept up on me and I don’t feel 100% ready, but I have no doubt it’s going to be AMAZING! ~ So if you have any recommendations I would loveee to hear about them! I’m going to Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou! Also, if you have any travel essentials it would be so GREATLY APPRECIATED! β€’ πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’– . . . . . #hongkong#hongkonger#hongkonggirl#hongkongstyle#lookatthosecolours
16.04.2019 11:58:37
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β€’ Gracie and I are always up for some FUN and FOOD! And yes this includes dressi
β€’ Gracie and I are always up for some FUN and FOOD! And yes this includes dressing up and sharing some yummy chocolate squirrels before Easter! ~ Yes, you heard me right! We just couldn’t say no to sharing @ferrerorocher chocolate hazelnut squirrel 🐿 Have you tried it yet? If you haven’t, why not try something a little different this Easter and share this tasty hazelnut squirrel! β€’ πŸΏπŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™ . . . . . @FerreroRocherAUNZ#FerreroRocher#ferrerosquirrel#ad#lookatthosecolours#dscolor
15.04.2019 11:39:04
β€’ floating into the week like - wishing it was already Friday. Who’s with me? β€’
β€’ floating into the week like - wishing it was already Friday. Who’s with me? β€’ πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ . . . . . #hongkonglife#hongkonger#hongkonggirl#hongkong#infinitypool
14.04.2019 09:53:01
β€’ some days are EASY and some days are NOT. ~
When things get difficult and seem
β€’ some days are EASY and some days are NOT. ~ When things get difficult and seem a little hard I try to remind myself of all the beautiful things in life. It’s not always easy, but there’s so much to be thankful for. ~ I often find music and lyrics from Disney so uplifting - one of my favourites is Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book. ~ Wherever I wander, wherever I roam I couldn't be fonder of my big home The bees are buzzin' in the tree To make some honey just for me When you look under the rocks and plants And take a glance at the fancy ants Then maybe try a few The bare necessities of life will come to you They'll come to you! Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities That's why a bear can rest at ease With just the bare necessities of life. ~ What’s a Disney song favourite of yours? β€’ πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› . . . . . #lunaparksydney#goldenhour#dscolor#livecolorfully#acolorstory
10.04.2019 12:20:20
β€’ OMG!! TIME FLIES!! a cheeky smile because in 10 days I’m travelling! (Can’t be
β€’ OMG!! TIME FLIES!! a cheeky smile because in 10 days I’m travelling! (Can’t believe it πŸ™ˆ) ~ Can you guess where I’m going? HINT: it’s somewhere I’ve never been before. (Not sure if that’s helpful at all). Okay, how about it’s a direct flight from Sydney πŸ˜‰ β€’ πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ . . . . . #lookatthosecolours#cheekysmile#dscolor#livecolorfully#acolorstory
09.04.2019 10:59:30
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β€’ Saturday was the last day before day lights savings ended. I was lucky enough
β€’ Saturday was the last day before day lights savings ended. I was lucky enough to spend it out and about and got to enjoy the golden glow of golden hour! β˜€οΈπŸ’› moments like this make me smile! ~ Did you know @danielwellington has interchangeable straps for your watch? There is a strap for every occasion! I’ve got the Southhampton which is bright and colourful blue, white and pink strap as well as the Sheffield which is a black classic strap (Also, couldn’t pass the name as I studied at the University of Sheffield ❀️) And until April 10th you get a free strap when you buy any watch & with my code OVERPACKED you get an extra 15% off! They have Afterpay & free shipping. Happy shopping! β€’ 🧑 . . . . . #danielwellington#lunapark#lookatthosecolours#livecolorfully#acolorstory
08.04.2019 10:28:20
β€’ REALITY - we were meant to have a picnic 🧺 did we have a picnic? No! Why? Beca
β€’ REALITY - we were meant to have a picnic 🧺 did we have a picnic? No! Why? Because there were gale force winds 🌬 and it was freezing πŸ₯Ά the weather app said it felt like minus -2 degrees (28.4 Fahrenheit). ~ We were about to leave because we just COULD NOT DEAL with the cold, but then decided to take a group shot to have as a memory and just for the FUN of it. This wasn’t planned and we just sat there laughing the whole time. In fact, this shot was taken on my iPhone because I was too cold to go back to the car to get my camera. I had so much fun with these girls (and @thewininghills too who unfortunately had to go home early and wasn’t here. Although I’m sure Madeline is thinking β€œthank goodness” I made the right decision hehe 😜) and my mind was, even for a couple of hours that day, distracted from the shocking and sad week I had two weeks ago now (wow time has flown). ~ Basically what I’m trying to say is ALL things are beautiful because life is made up of small moments like these and that includes every single photo we take. Whether it’s photoshopped or not and whether it is planned or not. And in the spirit of being real, don’t forget - Be who you are and say what you want, for those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss β€’ πŸ’›πŸ’–πŸ’™ . . . . . #lincolnsrock#bluemountains#newsouthwales#australia#bossgirls
07.04.2019 09:58:22
β€’ March marched right in and then marched right out!
~
There were a lot of sad a
β€’ March marched right in and then marched right out! ~ There were a lot of sad and tough moments that happened for me last month and this is one of the happier moments. THANKFUL for small moments like this of exploration and good times! What is one thing you are thankful for that happened last month? And is it just me, or did the first three months fly by? β€’ πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— ~ πŸ“Έ: @acedprod . . . . . #australia#visitnsw#newsouthwales#lithgow#girlgang
04.04.2019 09:44:51
β€’ Cheers to doing things once and well!! It’s not easy, but there have been so m
β€’ Cheers to doing things once and well!! It’s not easy, but there have been so many occasions that have shown me just what a great feeling it is when you do! Don’t you agree? ~ So here we are reminiscing with a glass of the citrusy, oaky and tropical β€œOnce & Well” about things we have accomplished once and well! The conclusion we reached - every time we have achieved something from the get go, it hasn’t been easy. It required a lot of effort and hard work, but when you give something your all, you are unstoppable and can totally accomplish it once and well! And it is so worth it in the end. ~ This premium Chardonnay from Margaret River made by boss babe winemaker Freya Hohnen is a must try and so tasty! β€’ πŸ’›β˜€οΈ . . . . . @danmurphys#onceandwell#ad#sydneysider#sydneylocal#sydneyaustralia
03.04.2019 08:01:16
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β€’ Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You ca
β€’ Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. - Harvey Mackay ~ So make the most of your time - scared of doing something because the timing isn’t right, don’t be, just go for it. ~ And while you’re at it why not do it in style with one of @danielwellington classic watches. So great to own my first ever @danielwellington it’s like having so many watches in one! Did you know that you can purchase different straps and interchange them? Well you can! And just like that it’s like having a brand new watch! Something you can wear to all different occasions! Until April 10th you get a free strap when you buy any watch & with my code OVERPACKED you get an extra 15% off! β€’ πŸ’—πŸ’™ . . . . . #danielwellington#newsouthwales#visitnsw#lithgow#australia
31.03.2019 07:37:13
β€’ starting the week off by being THANKFUL
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Shoutout to the women who fix anothe
β€’ starting the week off by being THANKFUL ~ Shoutout to the women who fix another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked! ~ I have met so many wonderful souls on this platform and have received so much support and encouragement from them! I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you! And that no support goes unnoticed! ~ Thanks to @doitforicecream@becadamss_@twilli.travels for a lovely day of exploring last weekend! ~ Tag a friend you’re thankful for meeting on here! β€’ β€οΈπŸ’–πŸ’— . . . . . #communityovercompetition#sydneysider#sydneylocal#sydneyaustralia#newsouthwales
25.03.2019 10:09:22
β€’ meet MOCHA my beautiful sweet fur baby
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She’s always there for me through the
β€’ meet MOCHA my beautiful sweet fur baby ~ She’s always there for me through the good and the bad! And when I’m SAD, she knows, and comes to lick me to console me. ~ She is the cutest little munchkin that always puts a SMILE on my face, and for that, I’m forever grateful. ~ So here’s a BIG THANK YOU to our little furry friends who are always by our side, bring us so much HAPPINESS and make the world a BETTER PLACE. ~ Do you have a fur baby? I’d love to know! What is it? And what is it’s name? β€’ 🐢🐢🐢 . . . . . #WHPplayful@instagram#beautifulmatters#lookatthosecolours#sydneysider#sydneylocal
24.03.2019 10:08:26
β€’ The world is our canvas! Let’s make it a BEAUTIFUL and COLOURFUL masterpiece!!
β€’ The world is our canvas! Let’s make it a BEAUTIFUL and COLOURFUL masterpiece!! ~ If everyone would look for that uniqueness then we would have a very colorful world.” ~ Michael Schenker β€’ πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ’– . . . . . #hongkonger#hongkonggirl#hongkong#hongkongstyle#hongkonglife
21.03.2019 10:08:27
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Hi FRIEEENDS,
There are many few new faces and I realise I have never really INT
Hi FRIEEENDS, There are many few new faces and I realise I have never really INTRODUCED myself, so here goes as inspired by @officiallyquigley . I think its also quite fitting as its World Story Telling Day (first day of Spring for most of the world aaand my favourite, HAPPINESS day). ~ This is a story about a girl who was born down under. My name is Raphaela (but my friends call me Raphie or Raph). I’m half Bulgarian (Здрасти) a quarter Italian (Ciao), and a quarter Slovenian (Zdravo). ~ I’m a little shy at first, but once you get to know me, you can’t keep me quiet. I love all animals big and small, and have a particularly soft spot for dogs, elephants, dolphins and so many more, but I won’t list them here as I’m sure I’ll end up listing the whole animal kingdom. ~ I lived in Sydney, Australia for quite a bit of my life, in Sofia, Bulgaria too and was lucky enough to live in the United Kingdom for 5 years, during which I completed my university studies in law – Sheffield and then London. ~ I have always been a creative soul and LOVED my arts and crafts. But, I found myself completing a law degree? Why? Because I also LOVE helping people, animals and the environment. Helping make this world a better place. What am I doing on Instagram you ask? Well, I feel like it brings both these two things together! CREATIVITY & HELPING others, by creating a space of POSITIVITY and KINDNESS. I love taking photos and editing them and combing them with positive messages of kindness and encouraging action. ~ I’m in AWE OF NATURE and for a year now, I have consciously tried to be more environmentally friendly and a bit more sustainable! I pick up discarded trash on the ground when I can, I use a reusable cup (a @jococups ), I use reusable bags for shopping and most recently I invested in bamboo straws from @wholesomeculture which I’m excited to receive any day now. I know I’m not perfect, but I truly believe that if ALL of us take even the smallest of steps to being sustainable, those small changes will make the BIGGEST difference! ~ So please share something about you or something that makes you HAPPY! Or both!β€’πŸ˜Š . #bulgariatourism#bloombabybloom#springtime
20.03.2019 10:08:12
β€’ today my message is SIMPLE
~
If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in t
β€’ today my message is SIMPLE ~ If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do. -Ghandi. Which has in recent years been summed up to - Be the CHANGE you WANT TO SEE in the world. ~ A slight tweak of the sky to what I imagine the sunset should have been! 😬 Because I want to share colourfulness and brightness with you and inspire positive and happy energy and vibes β€’ πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’› . . . . . #goldensands#lookatthosecolours#blacksea#bulgaria#bulgariatourism
19.03.2019 10:08:24
β€’ me LITERALLY and FIGURATIVELY standing at a crossroad. The next quote resonate
β€’ me LITERALLY and FIGURATIVELY standing at a crossroad. The next quote resonates so much with me at the moment: ~ When you are standing at a crossroads in your life, realizethat the greatest block that you can put in front of your Self is the ideathat there is a right choice - Story Waters ~ Anyone else feel like this before or feeling this now? Any tips? I’d love to know how you dealt with this situation? β€’ πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š . . . . . #sydneyaustralia#sydneysider#sydneylocal#streetsofsydney#streetscape
18.03.2019 10:08:20
β€’ HOPE ~ in light of everything horrible that happens this world
~
Hope is being
β€’ HOPE ~ in light of everything horrible that happens this world ~ Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness - Desmond Tutu β€’ πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› . . . . . #sydneysider#sydneylocal#sydneyaustralia#brontebeach#bronte
17.03.2019 10:10:30
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