Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Daily Mail Makes Me Laugh

'Sometimes we sit for hours staring at a sea shell'

Couple meticulously recreates Mills and Boon coversOverly-romantic pictures of couples gazing at a sunset or leaning into a kiss have often provoked ridicule and laughter.
But Alex Holder and her boyfriend Ross Neil's photos will have you giggling for all the right reasons.
The London-based couple have hilariously recreated slushy covers from Mill and Boon books - complete with sea shells and horses.
Master of Marshlands
Master of Marshlands
Tongue in cheek: Alex Holder and Ross Neil have meticulously recreated Mills and Boon covers
The romance novels are as famous for covers featuring lovers in unlikely poses as they are for their repeated plots and guaranteed happy endings.
So Alex and her boyfriend Ross decided to mirror some of their favourites from the series including: Dark Obsession and A First Time for Everything.
Their photographs are displayed alongside the, rather tattered, original covers that inspired them.
The images are accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek comment: 'Sometimes we sit for hours staring at a sea shell. Other times he'll hold me by the neck in front of the pyramids.
'But there's nothing we like more than nearly kissing each other near some horses'.
A First Time for Everything
A First Time for Everything
Romantic gaze: Alex and Ross' backdrops and costumes are very accurate
Alex also addresses the misogynistic reputation of the novels, saying, with more than a hint of irony: 'I always try to look hot in front of him so he doesn't leave me.'
The amount of effort that goes into the pictures is clear to see. Alex has dyed her hair brown for one of the covers.
In another she wears a green jumpsuit that looks so much like the original it might have been used for that cover.
Dark Obsession
Dark Obsession
Passionate clinch: The couple highlight the comedic elements of covers - like horses grazingin the background
Explaining the Mills & Boon tribute, Alex said: 'It was my idea, I thought it would be funny. I painted the backdrops, and sourced the clothes myself.'
They were shot in my studio at my flat in London with the help of my creative partner Oli Kellett and a lot of fake tan.'

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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Boring Bunnings

Bunnings on a sunday afternoon, the only thing that makes it worth it is the sausage sizzle...they had none left.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sunday Evening

German beer

big bro
sissy in law
Pork knuckle ZOMG

Perfect end to the weekend

Sunday Morning

Good Morning Sydney!
Heading to Manly
Over the Anzac Bridge
Waiting for the Spit bridge to close
Pretty boats at the Spit
Cute french cafe in Manly
ploughmans lunch yum
croque monsieur
 I love Sundays!

Finally Have A New Phone- Frandroid

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Monday, 7 March 2011

Officially A Mrs

According to Births, Deaths and Marriages. We got our legal certificate today where I can then change my name to officially become Mrs G. I think being a "Mrs" is kinda cool.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday Morning

I met up with friends and had quinoa and tofu congee at the Marrickville Organic Food & Farmers Market. I've never tried this before, it was ok maybe a little bland. The markets were hectic for an overcast morning. Now we are off to see Justin Townes Earle, yee hah.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Reasons why I love my siblings part 1

Because I can photoshop their photos with really silly things and they don't mind.


We are going to see Justin Townes Earle this weekend, so very excited to get my country on.

To Tat or not to Tat

At the festival the other day there were so much ink action. These weren't just any tats these were full on huge pieces, full sleeves and a lot of neck tats on really young kids. Paul and I came to the conclusion that they have way  more money than we did when we were younger. Meanwhile Paul's newest tattoo is the Russian Coat of Arms on the back of his neck-very nice indeed.

So do I remain tattooless or just get that dolphin tramp stamp that i've always wanted? Lolz

Apparently Glamping is a real word?

"Welcome to the world of glamorous camping, otherwise known as glamping. Organized glamping trips feature all of the exposure to the great outdoors as traditional camping trips, but the amenities found at the campsite far exceed anything most campers have ever experienced."

Um seriously is this a real word, I understand it is a very real concept. I actually heard someone at work mention it.

I might try and use it in a sentence at an awkward party moment.

You Have WON! Big Brother

You have won the ultimate prize of being my first subscriber!
A special gift will be coming your way shortly.
But seriously how epic is this photo Davey, we could put this in http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/

Thursday, 3 March 2011

How Long Will I Have To Wait..

Until someone subscribes????????? Boreds Plz kthx

Setting Up and Dressing Down

Getting ready for our wedding was hell. The day before finally came and the setting up began. The temperature also decided to turn up to 35 degrees plus. YAY!!!!!!!! Having a DIY wedding is exactly that, you do everything yourself, bummer. First part of the day was fun.

The lanterns were fantastic..

Then I became bossy yet scared of the task ahead...
But we were so damn excited none of it mattered.