12 photos for 12 months

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.” – unknown It is nearly the end of 2019 and oh how time flies. I will be having a short break for this busy time of the year but before that I want…

Christmas Time Breakfast at a Grand Hotel

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot, British writer – Happy Pills #31 Since it’s nearly Christmas time, and just because we can, my hubby and I decided to have breakfast at this grand hotel. We thought that we can make it a day out in the city…

One Colour or Hue

“A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.” – Happy Pills #30 This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – One Colour or Hue Sunset in our local wetlands In Frankston, a beachside suburb of Melbourne In Budapest In Melbourne My son’s photo Street art near Chapel Street, Malbourne

Red Roses – Macro Shots

“Happiness is a choice. SHORT STORY.” – Happy Pills #29 A red rose stands for passion, desire, romance and true love. The red rose is the classic “I Love You” rose. These are roses for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – The I Love You Rose and for Cee’s FOTD Challenge- The I Love You Rose

Gingerbread Village at St Collins Lane

“Hello there. Life can be tough, but so are you.” – Happy Pills #28 These are welcoming doors to a Christmas display of the Gingerbread Village by Deniz Karaka, the executive pastry chef at Epicure Catering. Karaca and his team of 12 chefs spent more than 2,000 hours making an elaborate construction of famous Melbourne…

One Baby then Another and Another …

“You can’t have rainbows 🌈 without a little rain ☔️.” – Happy Pill #27 Babies are welcome addition to the family and these two came about a month apart. They are my grandkids from two of my nieces and nephews in law. Henryk is half Filipino and half Polish, while Mila is pure Filipino. Aren’t…

One Misty Day in Budapest

“Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.” – LL Lee – Happy Pill #26 During the Autumn and Winter season, fog is a common weather phenomenon in Hungary. See how we coped with misty Budapest in November of 2018. This is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Misty

Macro Marzipan

“Happiness grows by being shared.” – Happy Pills #25 Last Saturday, I and my husband visited the Gingerbread exhibit in Melbourne. I will be posting more later on this week. But for now, here are some macro shots of these cute marzipan figures. For Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Macro Marzipan

The Old Charm Revisited

“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Happy Pill #24 Casually walking through the Block Arcade in Collins Street Melbourne, I spotted this amazing window display of Hopetoun Tea Rooms. You can’t miss it, as at any given time this window would be lined with food lovers staring at their display of…

Take a Break … Have a Seat!

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Happy Pills #23 It was a great day, so my husband and I decided to walk around the Wilson Botanical Park Berwick. It was so relaxing to hear the birds chirping, to see the water flowing, the ducks swimming and to sit on some of the…

Festive Windows and Doors in Melbourne

“A good life is a collection of happy moments.” Happy Pills #22 Last weekend was the start of Christmas festivities in Melbourne CBD … not as extravagant as in the Philippines (and I really miss these celebrations) … not as grand as in the USA (hope I could experience that one day) … not as…

Nature’s Glow

“Look on the bright side.” – Happy Pills #21 Nature says goodbye to us in many different ways. These sunsets left me in awe and in gratitude. Here are some sunsets’ glow over a few months while doing my afternoon walk. For Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Glow – Nature’s Glow

Yellow Roses Macro Shots

“Love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine – Happy Pills #20 It is well known that a yellow rose symbolized jealousy, but we can also say that it represents friendship and joy. These sunshiny blossoms conveys warmth and gladness. These are different species of yellow roses and this is for Sunshine’s Macro…