Motel Living (Part One – Black and White)

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After our couple of weeks in Wellington after moving from Australia to New Zealand, it was time for Daddy C to start his new job in Palmerston North, so we did the two hour drive north and bunked down in a motel room together for the next few weeks.  There are certainly challenges to having two adults and a two year old living together in a motel room for weeks, especially when said two year old is still adjusting to the time zone change, not to mention in the transition phase of slowly dropping her day naps (but not quite…).  However, we were lucky in many ways.  Our motel room came with a little kitchenette and a separate bedroom for Scarlett, which was great.  The back door opened out onto a large grassy, tree-filled park complete with little stream, which Scarlett and I spent many hours “sploring”.  As well as having a trampoline and swing just outside the door.  So we managed to fill our days without driving each other too crazy! :-P

These images were taken on Kodak Tri-X 400 film on my Canon Elan IIe camera and scanned on my Pakon.  I am sharing them as part of the film mama blog circle.  I would love for you to check out Seattle child and family photographer Kim Hildebrand’s lovely film images by clicking here and then you can follow the circle all the way around back to me.  I hope you enjoy this little taste of true black and white film!

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Scarlett Coffee

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Scarlett went through a phase of really loving going to a café with me and getting a “Scarlett coffee” (a little cup of frothed milk, actually called a Fluffy or a Babycino).  She never actually drank the milk and she doesn’t like marshmallows, but she would play with the chocolate on top and just feel cool cos she had a coffee just like mum.

These photos were taken when we were stay in Wellington in March and the whole Scarlett coffee thing was still an exciting novelty.

She has lost interest in Scarlett coffees now.  Maybe she realised she doesn’t actually like to drink them.  I really miss our little café coffee visits.

(Images taken on Kodak Portra 800 film on my Canon Elan IIe and scanned on my Pakon).

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Hide and Seek

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Scarlett’s new favourite game is hide and seek.  She would play it all day if she could, and she can play it anywhere.  Even in Nana’s tiny courtyard.

Images on film – Lomography 400 except for the last two on Fuji Superia 200, shot on my Canon Elan IIe and scanned on my Pakon.

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Wellington Days at Nana’s House

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These photos were all taken during the two week period we spent staying at my mum’s house in Wellington when we first moved from Perth to New Zealand.  We had quite a few stressful moments trying to get everything sorted – accessing our money from overseas, buying a car, feeling in limbo between lives.  But we did have some quiet fun too :-)  These are a bunch of images from our Wellington limbo time.

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Playing doctors and nurses with Daddy.

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We used to drive everywhere in Perth, so Scarlett really loved the novelty of riding the bus while in Wellington.

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 Just your usual Wellington late-summer weather…

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These images were all taken on Fuji Superia 200 film on my Canon Elan IIe and scanned myself on my Pakon scanner.  I am sharing as part of the film mama monthly blog circle.  This month I am joining the film specific circle in which all the participants are sharing their take on using Fuji Superia film stock.  Next up in the circle is Grand Rapids Michigan Photographer Dena Robles  - click through to view Fuji Superia through her eyes and lens, then continue to follow the links to complete the circle!