Category Archives: just for fun

Music makes the world go around…

I love, love, love music recommendations.
I have some friends that have excellent taste in music and somehow always seem to be recommending my next favourite album. I don’t get a chance to listen to the radio very often, so these recommendations are my lifeline to great new music – otherwise, I’d be stuck listening to John Farnham, Bette Midler, and really bad 90′s music.
I love live music and on occassion have gone to see an unknown band with friends, and left with an album & a new band to add to my list of faves.
I do like to attend the odd fesitval too, and sometimes have happened upon a fantastic band, and wondered how I lived my life to this point without knowing their amazing music. Those are goosebump moments and one reason why I love a festival – such a great way to listen to so many different bands in one short (& loud!) weekend.
So, in the spirit of ‘giving back’ I thought I’d share some of my favourite music just in case you take a listen and realise there was actually something missing from your life, but you just didn’t know it. (click on their name to go straight to their website)

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Super cool, relaxed vibe. Put this on when you’ve got friends over and you want some chilled background music that’s not ‘chillout’ music.

If I could turn back time and see one band live it would be these guys. So many of their songs sound like they could have been created today. Love them.

Great Australian band. Listen to their album ‘Cruel Guards’ from the beginning to the end. Love it! Their new album has just been released, and it’s growing on me.

I fell in love with their music after seeing them at a festival. I had never heard of them before, but their music drew me in straight away. Especially love their self titled album.

Another festival surprise! These Norwegian girls are all gorgeous and swapped instruments after almost every song at the show I saw at the Woodford Folk Festival last year. Amazing harmonies, and probably one of the highest-energy bands I’ve ever seen live. So, so fun! If you ever hear of them touring, you should definitely do your best to see them live!

So many great songs and awesome live both times I’ve seen them. Their song ‘Mary’ on their new album is fantastic to sing to turned up as loud as possible in your car!

This guy is a genius! If you haven’t heard his song ‘Somebody that I used to know’ then click here and listen to it. You’ll love it. The rest of his (old & new) stuff is awesome too!

Can you recommend any bands I should check out? I’m always looking for new music and would love to hear some new recommendations! Please leave a comment below as to who you think I should check out.
Thanks!
xx Shannon xx

These are a few of my favourite blogs!

So, I recently posted about RSS feeds, and I thought I’d share some of the blogs that I follow…Warning – some of these are excellent time-wasters!
(click on the name to go straight to the blog).

Photography-related:
[stunning images and really well written]

[excellent 'moment-in-time' images from photographers around the world]

[amazingly well branded, and she shares so much about what she does and how & why she does it]

[portraits, weddings, lifestyle - it's all beautiful work]

[great for learning about photography, lots of interesting articles]

Home:
[lots of great ideas for DIY & renovations]

[like the other offbeat sites (offbeat mama & offbeat bride) an interesting and sometimes strange range of offbeatedness!]

[I really like buying the magazine - has some good ideas to steal for our renovations]

Food:
(one of my favourite subjects!)

[Yum. Yum. Yum.]

[A good variety of different yummy recipes.]

[More yummy recipes]

Other:
[Fun & dreamy imagery from different contributors]

[Lots of different & interesting photo answers to the same question]

[A cool art concept - artworks randomly hidden around her city]

[Exactly what it says. Mostly funny, some just plain bad!]

[Just curious notes from random people]

Well, that should keep you busy for a while!
Please make sure you leave a comment if there is a blog you follow that I should add to my list!

xx Shannon xx

Just for fun.

I took these photos a while ago, just for fun, of two dear friends.
I’ve been trying some different looks & feels of the images, and thought I’d share some of them with you.
Thanks Shane & Yatarla for being my models. :)
xx Shannon xx