Visitnewcastle_aus Photos & Videos

4 hours ago

We found a new tunnel to explore !! Unfortunately as a result of days and days of rain it was filled with water... never fear that didn’t stop my crazy adventurous crew, together they formed a plan and just shimmied up the pipe and edged along it till they reached the end!!! ⠀ The only problem... I had to do it to!! ⠀ ... sometimes I think I’m getting to old for all this!! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #adventurekids #familyadventure #tunneladventures #getoutandexplore #visitnewcastle_aus #visitnewcastle #loveourtown #childrenwhoadventure #freerangekids #kidsofaustralia #travellingkid #travellingkidsofinstagram #unpluggedchildhood #ditchingsuburbia #hometownadventures #newykids #outandaboutwithkids #exploremore #familydayout #familyfirst #singlemumtravels #singlemumblog #travelbloggersofig #showthemtheworld #destinationaustralia #lovethesekidssomuch #resilientkids at The Fernleigh Track

6 hours ago

T H I S I S N O T M E R I G H T N O W . . . but holding on these moments and know I’ll be back there soon. ~ Me right now is... Crying from exhaustion. So tired I can barely stay awake. Trying to detox before overseas but relying on a little sugar in the form of chocolate daily to get my through the day. Skin breaking out. Feeling bloated and yuck. Wanting a fucking break so badly. Cannot think straight. Over everything. After 9 days straight of work, I still have 3 to go. I know I shouldn’t complain. I am grateful for the money and all that. But I’m done. I got nothing. I have hit a wall in the grandest of ways. ~ And I am trying to cut down on coffee so that leaves me pretty much dead and sad. I know I’m coming out of this place soon and have been hanging on to all the self care possible in the time I have had. Shoutout to @lukeskewes who has cooked me dinner for the last few nights while I recoup on the couch and cleaned up as well, because otherwise we’d be having toast everyday. Thank goodness I have someone to look after me. I know this is a victim-y post but I am in a victim-y mindset right now...And I wanted to post about it because from time to time, we do have to let ourselves wallow a bit. We do have to feel sorry for ourselves sometimes! As long as you don’t stay there. So for me the next few days are about being kind to myself. Early nights. Not taking on too much. Cuddles at every opportunity. Not being too hard on myself for not sticking to the detox diet! And just knowing that this will pass... Come Friday, I’ll be back to my shiny happy self with a day off in the big and lots of self care and sunshine. Just riding the wave of this crazy life and mercury retrograde right now 🤪 at Newcastle, New South Wales

1 day ago

Merewether Beach

1 day ago

Bogie Hole

3 days ago

Had to stop as Olly was fascinated with the shiny new trams. Especially with one going in either direction. at Newcastle, New South Wales

3 days ago

I T ' S A L L J U S T L O V E . . .⁣⠀ no matter which way you look at it.⁣⠀ ~⁣⠀ I want to talk for a minute about relationships. Luke and I have fallen off the wagon a bit with our podcast, but we talk about relationships and love all the time. ⁣⠀ ~⁣⠀ We have what you might call an uncommon relationship - The reason I want to talk about it is because I don't think it should be uncommon. I want to change that. I want to open up a conversation.⁣⠀ ~⁣⠀ When we first got together, I was very clear that I didn't want to be in a monogamous relationship. It hadn't worked for me previously. I have "unbound" tattooed on me. Having those tight, perfect, hard to maintain boundaries aren't for me.⁣⠀ ~⁣⠀ At first, he was pretty taken aback and wasn't sure what to think. But he trusted in our love and the strength of our bond enough that he agreed and we carried on, as we were, with the knowledge that one "slip up" wasn't going to cost us our relationship.⁣⠀ ~⁣⠀ Needless to say, our relationship is stronger, more open and more connected because of its openness. It gives us the opportunity to express ourselves truly, it has brought us closer together. Not further apart, as some people would think. ⁣⠀ ~⁣⠀ @dansavage has a pretty epic explanation of why open relationships work and why monogamy isn't the be all and end all that it is made out to be. So you cheat on someone, but other than that you have had the best relationship for years and you adore your partner. But because of this one imperfection, this one fidelity, you call the whole thing off. We expect perfection in our monogamous relationships, even though we know perfection is unrealistic in all other areas of life. Why do expect it with our loved ones?⁣⠀ ~⁣⠀ If we look outside our relationships, is it really because we don't love our current partner? Maybe. In that case, there is a conversation that needs to happen. If we look outside our relationships because we like looking, or we like the feeling of it, or we need something our partner can't give us, or if we desire some excitement or newness, then why not have it? If you love your partner, you'll still love them...⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ CONTINUED IN COMMENTS BELOW at Newcastle, New South Wales

3 days ago

How about this for a morning plan? Rise early, travel up the #hunterexpressway exit for the Vineyards. Spend the morning in a hot air balloon above the Lovedale area. Then enjoy a hearty breakfast, wine tastings, my fav is @gartelmannwines and then back home for an arvo swim at Bar beach!!! 📷@visitnsw & @flomlzx_photography

5 days ago

E N O U G H . . .⁣ of not being enough.⁣ ~⁣ I am sick of hearing people tear themselves down. I am tired to listening to people talking about how they wish they had this, or that. I want to wrap them up and be like, it's okay! You're okay! You don't need that other stuff.⁣ ~⁣ But we convince ourselves we do. We need the plastic surgery, the new fashion, the bigger house, the skinnier self...To what end? You need to be happy within yourself first. The external stuff is just a bonus. If you are banking on that other shit to make you happy, you're going to end up disappointed. ⁣ ~⁣ The answers is not in stuff. The answers are not in a few less kgs on the scales, or a lower fat percentage. The answers are not in getting into more debt. The answers are not in social media. They're in you. Already. The answers are already within us.⁣ ~⁣ And we are already enough. We don't need anything else. As we are now, we are enough. Sure, we could all do with some improvements, there are certainly things I could work on. But I'm okay. If I was to stay this way, I'd be cool. I accept myself as I am.⁣ ~⁣ You are everything, in this moment. You just need to believe it ⭐⁣ ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #becomingbadass #visitnewcastle #newcastlewriter #newcastlephoto #visitnewcastle_aus #mynewcastle #lightworker #newcastleblogger #authenticity #transparency #cindrabanks #australiagram #newcastlelive #writersofinstagram #newcastlecreatives #lifecoach #coach #motivation #inspiration #practice #yoga #newcastle #nsw #australia #badassbitch #betrue #entrepreneur #loveyourself #surrender #onlinecoach

5 days ago

Monday night's @holmes_civil_developments Womens Pro cocktail party was a great event to celebrate women's surfing. 🏄‍♀️⁣ ⁣ Businesses came together to support the sport through crowdfunding & we drew @KobieEnright 🎊We're so stoked to be sponsoring Kobie for this year's @surfestnewcastle 🙌⁣ ⁣ 📸 @ripcurl_aus.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #womenssurfing #visitnsw #visitnewcastle_aus #surfest2019 #ripcurl #community #givingback #womensprosurfing #newcastlensw #newcastle #newcastlebusiness #qldsurfer #aussiesurfer #aussiesurf #kobieenright #aussiebrand #aussiebusiness #australian #australiansurf #australianbrand #australianbusiness #supportlocal at Newcastle, New South Wales