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Winter mornings and it doesn’t feel like winter at all.

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  1. gravatar for Erin Erin

    You’re very lucky! It’s very cold and wintery on the Gold Coast at the moment. It’s not too bad during the day when the suns out but I wake up shivering and go to bed cold as well!

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Inspector Florin was out to get to the bottom of a very serious mystery involving thousands of tiny balls that crumble as soon as you catch one. Long he searched for an answer and long I pondered the fact that I’ll never tire of seeing the world anew through their eyes.

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  1. gravatar for Maartje Maartje

    Nothing more beautiful then seeing the world trough the eyes of a child. Beautiful picture!

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In the afternoon before Noni cut my hair off to be sent to be used to make a wig for someone going through cancer. 10 years of growing my hair long (it grows slowly!) and we take a photo to mark the day.

Later Mum nervously stands with scissors and says “but what if I wreck your hair and it looks terrible?” and I laugh, and shrug my shoulders and say “it’s just hair”. I’ve loved long hair and been attached to it at various stages but now it feels easy. Now someone else can love my hair too. How grateful I am that I’ve been able to grow it and someone else can enjoy it.

Thanks hair!

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  1. gravatar for Margarete audrey Margarete audrey

    wow, amazing. first i was amazed by that photo of you two fairies and now i am amazed by that story.
    i didn’t know you could donate your hair, mine is long and strong and grows so quick, would love to give it away.

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  2. gravatar for Sam Sam

    Oh my goodness what a stunning capture-you both look like woodland fairies. And what a beautiful soul you are. And hilarious to boot-your posts and photos often make my husband and I chuckle! x

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The little tag-a-long. Completely convinced that he is old enough to do everything that the big kids are doing.

“Mum! Florin is wrecking our game! Mummmmmm” I hear and Florin is unperturbed – not understanding – smiling happily to be amongst his idols. I pick him up, his legs still kicking happily and move him away, his eyes tracking the big kids until they are well out of sight.

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  1. gravatar for Naomi Trimble Naomi Trimble

    Aww! Makes you chuckle and kind of breaks your heart at the same time, how happily he carries on not realising they’re trying to get rid of him. Though I’m sure a day will come when he’s playing with his friends and will want his bigger siblings out of the way! x

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  2. gravatar for Valerie Valerie

    That TUSH!!! I’ll consider it my SURPRISE birthday gift from “down under!!!” BEST “unwrapped” gift I’ll see all day!!!
    MUCH LOVE from Ohio!!!

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Amby Baby Hammocks

I’ve been a little slow in sharing some of the client jobs I’ve been working on lately.

This is a video I made a little while ago for Amby Baby Hammocks and it was such a pleasure to work for Trish on showcasing the Amby Air hammock in film. Best viewed in HD.

It was also so very nice to be able to use music by an Australian favourite Jay Laga’aia (who doesn’t love Playschool?).

Trish also hired me to supply some still imagery and here are a few. It’s so nice being able to work for companies that produce products I think are great. Companies owned and operated by mothers are also to me a very special kind of wonderful.
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After filming, we went on to use this hammock daily for Florin and it was such a nice addition to our life. Especially useful for us as a bed sharing family having somewhere Florin could nap safe and sound out of the way of his siblings. You might remember seeing Florin using it to nap while the kids and I swam in the afternoons at the beach during summer. Time goes way too quickly!

I’ll be back to share some more client work soon

x

  1. gravatar for Pepa Pepa

    I loved your video and your photos, so I immediately googled Amby to check out their products. And the first thing that pops up is news articles about Amby hammock recalls back in 2009. On the US consume safety commission web page it says that this company should have stopped to exist in 2009. I am a bit confused.

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    • gravatar for Georgia Georgia

      Hi Pepa, I forwarded your question to Trish from Amby Baby because I don’t know much about this myself and this is what she had to say “There was a recall in 2009 in the USA and Canada for the USA company of the previous model Amby hammock, the recall did not affect any other country (Australia included). Unfortunately in 2009 there were two tragic deaths in the USA associated with an original style Amby baby hammock. In both cases it was proven that their hammocks were assembled and used incorrectly. Over 50,000 of that style Amby hammock have been sold since 1989 and no other death, nor a single case of SIDS has ever been recorded. Despite this information, the USA sadly decided to recall the Amby unless it was used with a “repair kit” issued by the USA company (who have since closed down, this is who the emailer below is referring to). The hammocks were investigated and tested by authorities in Australia and Europe after the USA recall and they were found perfectly safe to use when the assembly instructions are followed.

      When I took over as the Australian distributor almost three years ago (I have since become the owner and manufacturer after taking over from Ambrose Hooi, the inventor based in QLD) there was a lot of incorrect information flying around the web that I’ve worked very hard to address. In 2012 I contacted Standards Australia to find out how to make the Amby hammock even safer and with their input, I designed the new model Amby Air baby hammock (which you have shot for me :-) ). I also had the new design stringently tested to the British and European safety standards for cribs and cradles (BS EN 1130) to make sure our hammocks are 100% safe. As a Mum and fellow Amby user, I wanted to feel 100% satisfied in the safety of a product for our most precious family members. I am currently working on finding an insurer to come on board so we can get them back into the USA market. It is proving difficult with most insurers not wanting to insure baby products to be sold in the USA! Until then, the Amby Air baby hammock is not yet available over there.

      Please feel free to ask the emailer below to contact me personally (support (at ) amby.com.au) to discuss any concerns.

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  2. gravatar for Richelle Richelle

    As I look through your gorgeous photos of your beautiful family, I realize there is no way to comment on how incredible each one is. Just know that I enjoy watching these lovely children grow and getting to know your family through your blog! Thank you!

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  3. gravatar for Lauren Murray Lauren Murray

    Beautiful! Loved it, a bittersweet reminder of how quickly they grow up. x

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