Summer loving

10 Feb

It’s been a busy few weeks in the land of ZoSews! Unfortunately not a huge amount of sewing has been done, but I do have a shiny new dress that I’ll share soon.

So far this year I’ve been back to work after Xmas, then on holidays again, and now back to work again!

In amongst that I completed Tough Mudder (22km obstacle race), spent a week at the beach (bliss!), went to the Australian Open, celebrated Australia Day, went the zoo, started French lessons, went to moonlight cinema for the first time, attended a wedding, started ballet and sewing for the year and finished a certain By Hand London dress on a crazy deadline.Β If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know what I’m talking about!

Anyway, I thought I’d share with you guys what I’ve been up to and why I’ve been absent from blogland.

The beach

The weather has been fairly stunning here in Melbourne (sorry cold northern hemisphere folks!), which made for a brilliant week at Phillip IslandΒ with Mr ZoSews, his two mini people, plus Mr ZoSews’ sister and family.

Here’s a picture if the beach at the end of our street where we spent many an afternoon. The tide is waaay out, when it was in it came up to the pebbles. I attempted surfing here – which was a huge fail given that my body was still recovering from Tough Mudder at the time!


And more beach…


Pyramid Rock

Wineries, fishing, food, cocktails, barbeques and beach and backyard cricket also featured this holiday.

As did Tough Mudder. If you’re considering it, do it. It was so much fun!!! See…


Electro shock therapy


In and around Melbourne

As well as turning into a beach bum at Phillip Island, Ive been up and about in Melbourne.

At the tennis… We were treated to a brilliant early round five setter.


And at the Zoo…




And more…! Including visiting the local ‘beaches’ and *drum roll* hitting my one year blogiversary! Yay! Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm and encouragement along the way πŸ™‚

What have you all been up to? I’ve been trying to get outside as much as possible while the weather’s good!!

Z xx


14 Responses to “Summer loving”

  1. Kirsty February 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM #

    Oh my god re tough mudder. Go you. So lovely to see those beautiful pictures of Phillip Island. I used to only know it though hearing about the motor cycle race! Doh. .. And can’t wait to see photos of your dress.

    • ZoSews February 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM #

      Hehe, TM was actually at the race track! I think I was a bit slower than the superbikes though lol.

  2. gingermakes February 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM #

    Wow, I’m so impressed that you did Tough Mudder! It seems so fun, but crazy hard! Can’t wait to see your dress!

    • ZoSews February 12, 2013 at 8:52 PM #

      I won’t lie, it’s no stroll in the park, but yep – fun to the max! Will try to blog Elisalex this weekend.

  3. Vicki Kate February 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM #

    Wow! I’m amazed you are standing at the end of the tough mudder! The beach break sounds amazing, the photos are so beautiful!

    • ZoSews February 12, 2013 at 8:51 PM #

      I had a great team to help me through πŸ™‚ My dodgy photos don’t even do it justice!!

  4. Barbara Dora February 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM #

    Oh my, I’m so very jealous now! I’m one of those northern countries people πŸ™‚ No surfing or going to the beach for us here…But then again, we had snow to look at and have fun in, right? Right…sigh…

    • ZoSews February 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM #

      Snow could be fun I guess ;-p Stay warm!

  5. Caffy Bundana February 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM #

    Hahahaha, you nutter. Looked like good fun though!

    Bundana x

    • ZoSews February 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM #

      V fun! Maybe not in your state though πŸ™‚

  6. Amanda Bimble February 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM #

    Happy happy crazy new year! Tough Mudder looks so super rad and I have been tempted to sign up but not sure I’m tough enough yet… Well done on kicking its butt and it looks like you have had a lovely break. YAY!

    • ZoSews February 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM #

      You are totally tough enough roller derby lady! Get on the bus! πŸ™‚

  7. Hazel February 14, 2013 at 8:27 AM #

    Hey Zoe, looks like you’re having an awesome summer! Even if it feels a little bizarre saying summer when we woke up to snow this morning!

    I saw that you’d been awarded it before but recently, I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award. As part of the award, I get to choose 11 bloggers to pass the award on to. I have chosen you as one of the recipients because I love your blog, and I think you deserve some recognition for all the hard work you do! I would love it if you were able to accept the award and pass it on! There are more details about the award on my blog, as well as an “award” button that you can copy for your blog if you would like to.

    I think this one is a little different from the last time you done it and your’s really is one of my favourite blogs! Hazel πŸ™‚

    • ZoSews February 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM #

      Thank you Hazel! I’m flattered πŸ™‚

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