Some shots from Christmas. I went to Adelaide - my old place of existence and life to spend only a day with my family. I met my nephew for the first time. He is a bundle of love and sweetness wrapped up in a cheeky grin and a Carmel skin tone that screams heart breaker. You can’t look into those dark brown eyes without melting. I also saw my niece -whom is so grown up now it’s ridiculous. She is so lovely and is somehow the splitting image of my brother and yet radiates her mothers beauty. I’ve missed her sense of child like wonder and overly excitable attitude. “Santa’s elves said I’ve been good this year!” She told me as she dug into the bag of presents Joel and I brought her.
It was so lovely to be surrounded by my family again. Being lonely in Sydney for so long made me wonder if I still existed in their world sometimes. Separation from what you love is never easy but being apart for so long made it seem almost as if I was from another world and I guess in some ways now I am.
Adelaide is a complicated place. It’s cosy and homely but it’s a hole that pulls you in with all these offers of a comfortable, affordable life and it becomes hard to leave. It’s not a bad thing to stay there but I’m glad I moved on in some ways just as I will eventually from Sydney and my next home after that. The earth is my backyard.
My brothers and sisters are my rocks and have been there for me through everything. Seeing them always makes me feel at peace again. Their presence is an addiction.
Getting to see my dad again was one of the highlights of the year for me. I love my dad so dearly. He’s such a gentle old bear and I feel so safe when he’s around. I also met his new partner, Mandy who was quiet but lovely. As far as I’m concerned she seems like a wonderful being and my sister, Nicole who has never been a fan of my dads partners adores her.
My phone is dying so I’m not able to write much more. Seeing my grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles was also just wonderful. My Nan cooked a delicious vegetarian Christmas lunch for Joel and myself which was great. My grandfather also gave me some great camera tips too. I’ll write more about that though when I’m on my computer.