Thursday, March 31, 2005


hey baby, i'm telling you, this is getting out of control!!! I just posted the photo of the rock pools that i used for the texture assignment for a photo challenge that i found about while making my photo website thing. The theme was "tiny", we'll see, there is some pretty amazing stuff out there, other submissions i mean so i probably don't have a chance of getting anywhere with that, but hey, you never know, right?
So yeah, this is all quite exciting stuff i think. The next challenge will be announced tomorrow, every friday, so we'll see if i get an entry in there more than once.
I hope you are not too bored with all that stuff that i keep adding to it but i find it quite interesting and fun to do...
I hope i hear from you soon baby love,
love you, laurette
ps : thanks for encouraging my photography carreer...

entry for photofriday - tiny Posted by Hello

check that out

hey baby, i'm becoming some kind of internet freak!! check out the link on the side "when i grow up..." the pictures take forever to download but i think it's cool and that way, it gives me the feeling that i'm putting my stuff out there, into the real world...
I love you

how nice is that? souvenirs of the bassin... Posted by Hello

the siamese twins, their song is awesome Posted by Hello

the cover for big Fish Posted by Hello

Big Fish

There is a couple things that made me watch this Tim Burton movie 3 times in 2 days. First of all, it's a winner, secondly because I love the Tim Burtonesque atmosphere (one of all times faves : Edward Scissorhands) and finally, because you just left and I needed something to keep my mind off you.
Big Fish is about how you live and see your life, how you remember events and relate to them, how you can turn an ordinary life in an ordinary american suburb into an extra-ordinary tale where the unreal meets the everyday reality of things.
It's about a man who, all through his life, has told stories. That's what he does. He exagerates the facts, twists them with magical, mystical, unreal touches, turning a tall man into a giant and a circus manager into a stick-fetching warewolf.
It's about his son who has heard those stories too many times and his needs for answers, a sense of identity, that he will only achieve, he thinks, if he can finally understand his father. This request becomes more urgent as his father is dying of cancer and his wife is about to put his own child into the world.
So it's also about what parents pass over to their children, the image of the father, growing up and accepting differences, seeing things beyond the facts and tasting the flavour of life. Living life a bit larger than life itself.
I'm easily convinced because I believe in signs, or at least, i decide that some things are signs. I told you it would rain on tuesday. Well, it did, and wednesday too. It was probably just the direction of the wind and the atmospheric pressure in the air but, to me, it meant that I was sad. It often rains when I am sad. It could be the other way around, the rain making me sad, but still, it rained on tuesday and wednesday...
Anyway, I hope we can watch this movie when you come back,
I love you, your princess

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

relief and excitment

hey baby, i'm so relieved and happy to finally hear from you. I was checking all day and starting to worry. I know it's silly and won't do it again but i don't care, i love you and want to know that you are fine.
It does sound amazing, and god, how i wish i could see it too. I will get to see it through your eyes and the camera lens so it's better than noting. I spent a bit of time looking for websites about nepal but you will be a much better source of information.
I'm so happy you were able to write, it brought tears to my eyes. It's not just sadness, it's more the excitment of hanging to every word about everything you are discovering. i'm sooo excited for you my sweet angel and i hope you make the most of it. I bet the mountains would look amazing and I can't wait to see pix of that. Oh, i want to hear so much and pretend that i can close my eyes and hear you saying it. I wish i could hear you saying it in my ear and kiising me in the neck. That will have to wait.
Give me news whenever you can, I love you i love you so much but it's not the end, not even close, it's just the beginning, I love you,
your sweet potatoe
ps : steack was nice and i am preparing a surprise for you, i will tell you more about it next time i write.... a little clue.. it's pink

so you don't forget what we looked like before we had to say goodbye, i love you Posted by Hello

not one of your photos, only one that i found on the internet in my desperate attempt to feel closer to you... Posted by Hello

very first impressions

From : hot dot
Sent : Wednesday, March 30, 2005 1:58 PM
To : french beach
Subject : RE: big fish

Hello my beutiful, beutiful sweet potato. Thank you for the wonderful emails, they were so nice. Its great to hear that you love me that much because I love you sooo much too!
We arrived in Kathmandu around midday today and have just spent a few hours explorring after finding our accomodation ($1.50/night) which is pretty good. The place is amazing!! its not quite as i expected but is certainly increadible. Its as if its caught in some kind of time warp where the old meets the new. The people are really friendly and there are not nearly as many beggars as i had expected. The streets are narrow and filled with beeping motorcyclists and cars that dont seem to have any road rules. The taxi ride to the accomodation was certainly an experience!! You would love this place. I could just imagine all the cool clothes that you would want to buy. Its so colourful and cheap!!
Tomorrow we are going to hire bikes and head into the old part of the city to check that out. I think that we will start our Everest hike on monday or tuesday. I can't wait to start hiking and spend some time in the mountains, they looked amazing from the pland

I don't have much time, so better go. I love you so much and miss you heaps and will try to write again soon. I will certainly try to keep you informed while i am in the city. I love you, I love you, I love you. Say hi to carol and nixta for me.
p.s that is absolutly terrible news about simon, i can't beleive that that would happen. i guess that everyone would be shaken up a bit at uni. Even though we didnt think the best of him its still so tragic.

gotta go, love you!!

From: FB
To: HD
Subject: big fish
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:55 AM

hey baby, I just finished watching the movie i rented before going to albury, big fish, by tim burton and it was great, really really great. I always like his movies anyway and i wish you could have watched too with me. I think you would have liked it to.
I've put my new friends in pink pots on the window seal. I hope they are happy, the weather isn't very nice today so they aren't getting that much sun. I think it's going to be tougher for them than what it would have been in albury but i will try to take good care of them. I'll do my best for them not to die too quick because i want you to see how much they have grown when you come back.
I'm not sure what i want to do now, my first choice would have been to play cow or fart (with the mouth) on your stomach so since i can't do that right now, i might have to go take a shower and then unpack, and go food shopping. I'm gonna give a phone call to the people who brought the camera over and see when i can go pick it up. I can't wait to develop the pix i took this week end though, i also took some of the fish pond while you were at the doctors. We'll see if they turn out.
it feels strange that you won't be coming home tonight. I'm gonna ask caz if she wants to stay here after steack tonight. She didn't hold me in her arms or kiss me goodbye before going to work but it gives me someone to bore to sleep.
I keep checking if you wrote to me but i suppose you haven't had a chance to yet. I suppose that it might be easier to write snail mail than emails so don't hesitate to drop by a post office and send me a few lines on a kathmandu postcard.
God, I love you so much, I hope i hear from you soon and in any case, at least until i kinda get used to the situation, I'll keep writing you about unimportant stuff that i want to share with you my sweet angel,
I miss you a lot, and am imagining holding you in my arms at this very moment, i hope you can feel it,
all my love, your baby girl

my body is in sydney but my heart is in kathmandu

first day without you by my side my baby love. Since i have been in Sydney and until last night, you have always been there for me, either a phone call away or right near me, in my bed. I miss you allready but things will get better as time goes by and we adjust to the situation.
Now you should have arrived safely in Kathmandu in Nepal, your first stop in your great experience. My only regret is not being able to share it with you.
I love you my sweet angel, will not stop thinking about you and will try to keep this diary for us to share later, when you come back. This is my contribution to your travelling. Not quite as exciting as the real thing, but hey, better than nothing right?
I love you i love you i love you
your patate douce