Gardening with Nana

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Where we lived previously, we were a two flight, full day journey away from my mum – Scarlett’s only grandmother.  Scarlett had only spent time with her nana on about four separate occasions until now.  So these photos are extra special.  I love that they get to build a stronger relationship now that we are closer.

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These images were shot on film, using a mixture of Lomography 400 and Portra 800 film stock on my Canon Elan IIe, scanned myself on my Pakon.

This post is shared as part of the monthly film mama blog circle.  Next up in the circle is Lauren Mitchell.  View her super funky Holga images by clicking here, then continue to follow the circle full of film goodness using the links in each post until you come all the way around back here again :-)

A Trip To Wellington Zoo

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During our stay in Wellington (before our big move to our new town of residence in Palmerston North), we took advantage of a lovely day to take Scarlett on a trip to Wellington Zoo.  She had an absolute blast, although was less interested in the actual animals than running around and looking at all the other fun things like the stationary tuk tuk and the sandpit.  Although getting to touch a blue-tongued lizard and a turtle did stick in her mind!

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eFeb14Lomo400ZooAA019Sticking her tongue out like the lizard!

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Running with Daddy!

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Driving with Aunty Jessie

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The cool tuk tuk!

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All images shot on film, mostly on Lomography 400 film on my Canon Elan IIe, apart from the last two, which are on Fuji Superia 200.  All scanned by myself on my Pakon.

Picnic on Mt Vic

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Once moved over from Perth to New Zealand, we spent a couple of weeks in Wellington with my family.  They were a stressful couple of weeks trying to get our money transferred across to NZ and buy a car in order to make it up to Palmy for Adam to start work on time.  We did have a few nice trips around Wellington though.  One was a picnic we took up to the top of Mt Victoria with Aunty Jessie on a sunny day for a view over the city.

There is a saying where I’m from that “you can’t beat Wellington on a good day”.  Sometimes good days can feel few and far between, but when they come, they sure are gorgeous :-)

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These images were shot on Lomography 400 film in my Canon Elan IIe and scanned by myself on my Pakon.

Leaving Perth

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In February of this year (2014), we got some good news.  After a year of job hunting, five months of which we were without an income, Daddy C got offered a really great job!  There was only one catch – it wasn’t in our city of residence, Perth.  It was in New Zealand.  There were lots of positives though – Scarlett’s nana and aunties live just two hours drive from the town we’d be moving to and the career opportunity was too good to pass up.  So it was decided – we were moving to my home country of New Zealand!

We had just a couple of weeks to pack up our life and go – it was stressful but we enjoyed our last couple of weeks of sunshine and got it all sorted in the end!  Then we were flying off via two plane flights and a full day’s journey to New Zealand with little Miss Two in tow… which went rather better than I had feared!

These are a few photos (mostly shot on film) of our last few days in Perth and our trip to New Zealand.

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RAINSFORD205094 (18 of 36)eStraight ahead and turn the corner and you’re on our street

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Farewell, sunny sunny Perth (and farewell, Daddy C’s stink workplace, not pointing any fingers…)

RAINSFORD205094 (16 of 36)Fairwell, GIANT SPIDERS!!!  I won’t miss you…

RAINSFORD205094 (17 of 36)Scarlett and I used to go for wee walks around the streets and find pretty flowers :-)

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“Mummy, don’t take photos!!!”

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RAINSFORD205094 (33 of 36)The cool tiles are a good place to play in hot weather.

RAINSFORD205094 (32 of 36)The day we got rid of the couches.

RAINSFORD205094 (30 of 36)An empty house is a photogenic house! :-P

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Jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

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Farewell, house!

eFeb14FujiS800AA002Packing up our things the night before the movers were due.

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Washing the windows.

eFeb14FujiS800AA004Making funny faces (cos that’s how she rolls…)

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eFeb14FujiS800AA010Playing around in the backyard on our last night.

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Moving Day!! Fallen fast asleep while the movers pack our whole house into a truck around her.

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eFeb14FujiS800AA018 A final farewell!

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Staying in a hotel in the city for the night before our flight the next day.

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eFeb14FujiS800AA019In the hotel, watching her new portable DVD player we grabbed for the trip (GODSEND!)

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The flights were long but the monkey coped surprisingly well, with the aid of the portable DVD player and lots of Peppa Pig!  Finally we arrived in New Zealand and Scarlett was able to spend some time with family that she hadn’t seen in months :-)

eFeb14FujiS800AA030Aunty Jessie was very excited to be acquainted with Peppa Pig…

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For those playing at home: Apart from the two digital ones, these were all shot on my Canon Elan IIe film camera.  The first bunch are on Lomography 400 film and scanned by Film Frenzy.  From the picture of our house onwards, the film stock was Fuji Superia 800 and scanned by myself on my Pakon.