Phillip Island

A few weeks back, it was my anniversary with Mr birdandfox (awww). We were at a bit of a loss as to what to do for it so we decided to go see some fairy penguins at Phillip Island (AWWW). Unfortunately, though understandably, you’re not allowed to take photos of the little penguins as they waddle their way up to the safety of their homes. But I still managed to capture some nice shots because beach and such. Enjoy.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Grassland

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Bench

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Beach and Land

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Beach

It was oddly peaceful watching the penguins wash up on the shore, find their feet, and then toddle off to their nests. You saw the faster swimmers appear first, but there was always one straggler in each group. And they always waited for the slow pokes to catch up before they started making a move. I couldn’t help but wonder how weird we must look to them. These weird tall things, all rugged up in the cold, sitting and pointing excitedly at them as they just do what they do at the end of every day when they can no longer see well enough to fish.

Mr birdandfox was a big sweetie and surprised me with a huge-ass bunch of flowers he’d grabbed in his usual morning market trip. How pretty. And when I say huge-ass, I mean it was a BIG bunch. I had to divide it up into two separate vases, which just meant I got to spread the prettiness throughout my home.

Phillip Island Anniversary Flowers

Phillip Island Anniversary Flowers (2)

How lovely. Without getting too sappy, I do feel incredibly lucky to have met Mr birdandfox. I wouldn’t be writing this blog if it weren’t for him, encouraging and supporting me all the way. He’s also excellent tech support. Cheers to wonderful people.

Jacquie

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Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.

14 comments

  1. Isabel

    I love everything about this post, including the sappiness 🙂 Your photos are SO beautiful. I love them all, but especially the second one, with the sea in the background and the shrubs half covered in shadow and half in light. It’s so nice to mark the occasion of your anniversary with a trip to see the penguins. I must go when I get back to Aus, thanks for the inspiration! x

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    1. birdandfox

      Aw thanks, Isabel! Such a beautiful spot. You should definitely go when you come back! Do you have a list of things you plan to do? Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  2. Carolyn

    Nothing wrong with a bit of snappiness! I love flowers from my man! When we were going out he used to bring me a bunch every week – then we got engaged….guess all the money went on the ring! I still get the odd unexpected bunch 23 years down the track. And he is excellent tech support too!

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    1. birdandfox

      Haha! I’d wager that’s probably where the money went too 😛 I do love the odd bunch here and there – such a nice surprise and so cheery! And hooray for tech support! Thanks for your comment, Carolyn 🙂

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  3. Laura

    Flowers? He’s a keeper! (I’m still waiting for my bunch). Also Phillip Island looks really beautiful and peaceful, even sans penguins. I bet that was a really nice way to spend your anniversary. 🙂 🙂

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    1. birdandfox

      I know, right? ‘Twas very lovely. We always have a debate whenever he gives me a bunch because I think they count as a gift whereas he doesn’t and I feel bad for not getting him something. I guess there will be a lot of baked goods coming his way!

      Phillip Island really is lovely. It’s about a two hour drive from where we are though so it’s a little too far to visit regularly but it’s still nice for an occasional trip.

      Thanks for commenting, Laura! 🙂

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  4. Sarah @theroutinequeen

    We went to Phillip Island a couple of months ago for a weekend and had a ball, the penguin parade is the best! Happy (belated) Anniversary!

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    1. birdandfox

      Aw, thanks Sarah! Yes, we had a great time too! It was a really nice way to spend our anniversary but I think we should have gone for the whole weekend to get the best out of it. Next time 😉

      Thanks for your comment, Sarah!

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  5. Deb Baker

    Congratulations to you both on your anniversary. Nothing wrong with a bit of sappiness! What a guy – he goes to the markets of a morning!? Now he is a keeper. Visiting Phillip Island is on my bucket list. x

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    1. birdandfox

      Thanks so much, Deb! 🙂 He surely does – goes and grabs his fruit and veg there on the weekend. Oh, definitely visit it when you get the chance! I would recommend making a weekend of it though, to properly enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by! x

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  6. Emily@squiggleandswirl

    So nice to read some sappiness and happiness, congratulations on your anniversary and good on you both for celebrating something which is obviously great and for supporting each other . Emily x

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    1. birdandfox

      Aw, thanks so much, Emily! We had a lovely time 🙂 We always enjoy going and doing something to celebrate – helps makes more memories! Thanks for your comment x

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  7. Robyna | the Mummy & the Minx

    Awwwww… Your photos are gorgeous and so is your lovely hubby for surprising you with such loveliness. Long live love 🙂

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    1. birdandfox

      Thank you so much, Robyna! Oh he’s not quite my husband – I just refer to him as Mr birdandfox so I don’t use his name all the time and he can keep his privacy. It’s quite ambiguous though so my bad! Thanks for your comment, Robyna 🙂 x

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