A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else!
Highlights of the week
I’m in two minds as I write this. First, I feel amazing because we’re in Yeppoon staying in gorgeous places, meeting lovely locals, eating delicious food and doing what we love – filming, photographing and gathering ideas for written guides. Second, I feel absolutely terrible because it’s my cat’s 1st birthday and I’m missing it. Now, look, I’m hoping most of you feel the same way I do about animals and, let’s face it, if you’re a fan of this part of the internet you probably do – right? Then you’ll understand, I’m sure.
Animals are just so special, they have a way of becoming a huge part of your life. They give you unconditional love. They don’t care if you look frumpy, smell bad, cheat on your diet or don’t wash your hair for two week straight. They don’t care if you have a million dollars or none, they love you no matter what. I guess that’s why we get so close to them, because it’s pure. My little cat, Figgy, has become so special to me. I have trouble with anxiety and she helps soothe me better than anything or anyone else ever could – her sweet little purr and soft fur distract me from all the illogical thoughts flying around my mind and ground me. It’s amazing. At night she curls up right next to me in bed and sleeps there all night. In the morning she wakes me up with a few wet nose kisses on the cheek. I miss her so much when we travel, more than anything!
This week has been a huge week of preparing to be away for a while and wrapping our heads around everything we needed to do and get organised for two totally different trips in opposite parts of the world. I, typically, left packing to the absolute LAST minute and it was a mad rush last night. Packing for two trips should be illegal. It’s impossible to work out what you need for which trip. We’ll be doing a frantic carpark re-pack in-between flights. #PrayForMe
I decided to give myself Saturday off and spent the day sewing new covers for a chair and foot rest I thrifted for Matt’s office. I went to the thrift store and found the perfect fabric for the new covers and managed to scoop up a gorgeous green summer dress for $5 (brand new, never been worn, tags still on!) Hoping to give it a debut in Sweden if the weather allows. Anyone else love op-shopping as much as I do? I’m obsessed! There’s nothing quite like a good thrift store bargain to really get the blood pumping.
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You complete me 😍☕️ We just bought reusable takeaway coffee cups – trying to cut down on the amount of plastic and non-recyclable items we say yes to each year! Even at shops now I always say no to a plastic bag, it's amazing how many I was automatically using when I didn't need to. #LoveYouEarth 😘
What I learned this week
Matt and I had a really big talk this week about adapting to change and I realised just how full-circle I’ve come with my approach to change. I used to fear change and wonder why things couldn’t just always stay the same. Now, I live for it! I get excited for change and love all the exciting new things that come along with it. I want to write a bigger personal post about it, but I guess I realised this week just how important change really is. At the time it happens it may feel like everything is being destroyed but, just remember, there has to be destruction to be creation.
News and updates
We are exploring the stunning Capricorn Coast this week! Woohoo! I LIVE for Queensland, I’m such a die-hard Queenslander and not even the smallest bit ashamed of how hard I rep it. So it’s really exciting to visit places I’ve never been before. We’re in Yeppoon tonight, which I’ve been lucky enough to visit once before, but we’ll be visiting a whole bunch of new places in the coming days, including Emu Park, Byfield and Great Keppel Island. It’s a bit chilly but I’m going to try my best to get in the water for a swim (you know how much I love swimming!) If you want to follow along what we’re up to on this trip, I’ll be sharing it all on my Insta-Stories.
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Phoebe Lee is a travel writer and award-winning blogger with a love for storytelling. Phoebe creates practical, fun and engaging written content designed to inspire and energise travel-lovers and dreamers. Follow her and Matt’s adventures at home and around the world, right here on Little Grey Box and through Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.