iPhriday – a birthday and a conference.

I haven’t travelled since I moved to Melbourne in January, but this week I had a doozy of a trip.

It started with a weekend in Brisbane for my best friend’s birthday. What a fun weekend, we had such a good time and it was really good seeing these guys again. Massages, dinners, cocktails, way too much wine, not enough sleep, but a hell of a lot of fun.

In this post, I’m just sharing the iPhone shots. I did photograph the whole weekend with my Olympus, but I haven’t processed those yet. 


I then flew to Newcastle for a conference in the Hunter Valley, which is a wonderful wine region a few hours out of Sydney. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to visit any wineries or do anything else because the conference was so busy. But it was a good conference with lots of interesting conversations and lots of people coming to see our microscope.

Finally, when I arrived home, I picked up my little Miss Gidget from the lady who minded her. She seemed to have had a good time, but may be slightly confused about where she lives now. She kept waking me up all night which resulted in this:


I’m looking forward to having a fairly chilled out weekend. How about you?

For Lisa at Gray Days and Coffee‘s iPhriday event, where we all share shots from our smartphones.

x desleyjane

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Victo Dolore says:

    Happy birthday, then! 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I will tell her!

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  2. I’ve only been doing phone shots lately. I’ll do some real photographing soon. (hopefully)

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Looking forward to it.

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  3. Heyjude says:

    I have to say that cake didn’t look big enough for sharing 😦

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL. We all had indulgent and decadent desserts but the restaurant gave her that one as a little surprise so that we could sing happy birthday. The next day was her actual birthday and we had lots of cake. Photos to come soon!

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  4. Ninette D.S says:

    Aww Miss G, hopefully she’s settled now and is letting you sleep! 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks yes she is. Sleeping on my lap right now, most likely dreaming about going for a walk.

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  5. What a way to celebrate a birthday. Even the sky is in celebration mode. A great digest of a busy week – with a happy ending!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Meg. It was a lovely nostalgic visit as well.

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  6. tildy1 says:

    Looks like fun times! I think Gidget was glad to see you!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, it was. And yes she was definitely excited to see me, she tried to dig her way through a wire fence!

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      1. tildy1 says:

        That’s true love!

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  7. inidna says:

    Great shots and it sounds like you had a great time! It’s always wonderful to see friends again after some time 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, yes it was wonderful being with them all again.

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  8. Mara Eastern says:

    That’s such an excellent set of photos! They’re nowhere near what one imagines classic phone shots are – these are so not random and so not poor quality, your phone pics are just as great as from a camera!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Mara! It’s the iPhone6 – the camera seems much better than the old ones.

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  9. Amy Sampson says:

    Once again, Gidget steals the show. I ❤ her!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL she’s pretty cute. Last night I bought her very first coat – bright pink knitted turtleneck – because it’s much colder here and she looked so adorable in it.

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      1. Amy Sampson says:

        Aww, sweet. Hope to see her in it sometime.:)

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I’m sure you will 😜

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  10. pommepal says:

    What a fun time you had and dear little Miss GG looked so pleased to see you.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks PP, it was great fun. GG is happy now although she seemed to enjoy her time with Tess – she had 2-3 other little pups to play with as well while she was there.

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  11. Janice Wald says:

    My daughter is going to Australia

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I’m sure she will have a great time. Which part?

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  12. Debbie H says:

    Fantastic shots and a great summary of your trip – hopefully you had a relaxing chilled out weekend after all that excitement.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I did. But now I need another relaxing, chilled out weekend. 😊

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  13. So much fun, love, friendship, and old memories of ‘home Brisbane’ .

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you hun x.

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