New Zealand cruise album – part 3

Today I’m sharing the last part of my New Zealand cruise album! If you missed the last posts about the album, you can check out part 1 here, and part 2 here.

all the little happy things - New Zealand cruise album, part 3

These spreads document the last leg of the trip – a sea day (during which I performed on stage for ‘The Voice of the Ocean’ finals – crazy!), Hobart, one last sea day, Sydney, and then our flight back to Brisbane. I also included a couple of spreads about the cruise ship itself, and all the delicious food we ate on board!

all the little happy things - New Zealand cruise album, part 3

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New Zealand cruise album – part 2

Today I’m sharing part 2 of my New Zealand cruise album! If you missed part 1, you can check out the post here. Today’s post will focus on days 6-10 of our trip: Wellington, Akaroa, an unexpected extra sea day (due to the weather we couldn’t stop at Dunedin as planned), the Fiordland National Park, and another sea day.

all the little happy things - New Zealand cruise album, part 2

A lot of my spreads for this part of the trip are photo-heavy – it was just too hard to narrow down the selection! I added in a few journal cards and embellishments here and there to keep things interesting, but to be honest, this is what I like about pocket scrapbooking – it can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be!

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New Zealand cruise album – part 1

Earlier this year, my whole family went on holiday together and took a cruise around New Zealand! It was my first cruise experience, and we had a whole lot of fun. I used an entire 9×12 album to document our trip, and today I’m sharing part 1 of that album!

all the little happy things - New Zealand cruise album, part 1

I did a lot of travel journalling during the trip in a Moleskine cahier, which I included with the album at the title page. Since a lot of my thoughts and impressions were recorded in this notebook, I decided not to add much journalling to the album itself, and just focus on the photos and ephemera from the trip.

all the little happy things - New Zealand cruise album, part 1

all the little happy things - New Zealand cruise album, part 1

all the little happy things - New Zealand cruise album, part 1

In this post, I’ll share photos of the spreads documenting days 1-5 of our trip – Auckland, Tauranga and our first full day at sea!

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Travel album – Victoria 2018

My husband and I don’t do a lot of overseas travelling, but we often go on one-week or three-day mini breaks to other places in Queensland or sometimes interstate. I decided I wanted to create a separate album for all of those little holidays, and I kicked off my new album with some pages about our recent trip to Victoria!

all the little happy things - travel album - Victoria 2018

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Adventures in Victoria: Sugar Republic

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that a couple of weeks ago, Dannii and I went on a short holiday down to Victoria. One of the most fun things we did was explore Sugar Republic, a pop-up museum with delightful sweets/lollies theme!

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

There were so many amazing interactive installations, from a ‘Wheel o’ Treats’ in the first room, to a giant gumball machine you could climb into, to a birthday party room with a ‘press for confetti’ button, to a giant pink ball pit you could basically swim in! Plus, there were plenty of treats to eat at various points along the way too, just perfect for a sweet tooth like me!

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

The other attendees were comprised mostly of families with young kids or groups of young women vying for the perfect selfie, haha. You can’t blame them, though – Sugar Republic is pretty much designed for Instagram! Everything is brightly coloured, there’s pink everywhere, and there are tons of amazing photo opportunities.

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

You could walk through the museum fairly quickly and see it all in about an hour, but it’s worth slowing down and taking in every little detail – and doing a bit of people-watching, too! It was almost as much fun watching other people interacting with the installations as it was actually interacting with them ourselves. We spent a good couple of hours moving from room to room, and filling up our camera rolls with some choice shots!

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

all the little happy things - Sugar Republic

Sugar Republic is located at MacRobertson’s Factory in Fitzroy, Victoria, and will be open until 17 August – tickets are available online. If you’re heading to Melbourne in the next month, I definitely recommend a visit for a whimsical – and sweet – experience!

Japan 2017 trip highlights – Tokyo DisneySea!

This post is part of a series on the highlights from our 2017 trip to Japan. You can find the other posts here!

My absolute favourite part of our trip to Japan was the two days we spent at Tokyo DisneySea! I’d never been to a Disney park before, and was extremely skeptical of the claim that Disney parks are “the happiest place on earth”… but you know what? Tokyo DisneySea actually was the happiest place I have ever experienced!

all the little happy things - Japan 2017 highlights - DisneySea

We were lucky enough to visit DisneySea during the Halloween season, so there were themed decorations, food and shows all about the Disney villains. And this year, guests were allowed to dress up in Disney costumes for the entire Halloween season – it was pretty amazing to walk around the park and see so many people dressed up as their favourite characters!

all the little happy things - Japan 2017 highlights - DisneySea

DisneySea is unique to Tokyo, which is why we chose to spend our two days there rather than at Tokyo Disneyland. There are a lot of other websites that give you a super in-depth guide to the Tokyo Disney Resort to help you plan your own visit (like TDR Explorer or the Disney Tourist Blog), so this post will just run through my favourite things about DisneySea!

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Japan 2017 trip highlights – Kyoto

This post is part of a series on the highlights from our 2017 trip to Japan. You can find the other posts here!

Kyoto was my favourite of the Japanese cities we visited during this trip! We spent about 4 full days in Kyoto, and definitely could have done with a couple more, as there’s just so much to see and do. Here are some of the highlights of our time in Kyoto!

all the little happy things - Japan 2017 highlights - Kyoto

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