Author Archives: melriddell



My baby turned 6 years old last week.  Just when I was getting used to her being 5, along comes 6 to throw me off balance and again make me wonder where all that time […]

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Enough time

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~ […]

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This beautiful ballerina is Bronwyn Theroux, a full time Advanced Diploma of Dance student at the National Theatre Ballet School in St Kilda – Australia’s oldest classical ballet school.  I grew up with ballet and […]

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Temples, beaches, sunshine, and ice cream

Coming home to the cold of Melbourne in late July after a month of sunshine isn’t the easiest transition.  Thankfully, we were all still floating in a happy little holiday bubble that took quite a […]

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Fear the lioness paint her face black and golden. ~ Mother Protect, Niki & The Dove M x Credits Makeup Abe Zakhem Makeup Hair Mehrium Ajaib Wardrobe Lisa Taranto Jewellery & fur Olivia Marcheline – Genuine Collectible […]

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Sugar and spice

What is my little girl made of?  I love her sweet and so very affectionate nature.  She will follow me through the house, because she says she wants to be close to me.  She’s always […]

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Being 5

So 5 happened last week.  And even after the big day, Sophia didn’t believe that she was really 5.  Apparently, the party makes it all official, and she waited till then – several days later […]

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The greatest secrets

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ~ […]

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I’ve had a little time to go back and revisit some of the photos I took while we were overseas last July.  It’s amazing to me how much Sophia has changed in the few months […]

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Be a smile

I always buy Sophia a special dress for her birthday.  She adored this one as soon as she saw it, and I wanted to take some photos after she tried it on for the first […]

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