Things have settled down now so I'll tell you about what's been going on.
Not last Thursday but the Thursday before two friends of mine, Georgie and Bella died in a car accident near where, when they were driving on their way to Sydney. The girls were sisters, I was closest to Georgie but I knew Bella too - they were 20 and 17-years-old and two of the most amazing girls I've met.
They were driving along the highway and on a long, swooping bend they hit a patch of oil that had come up from the road because of the rain that morning, and they crashed into a van going the other way and died instantly.
I don't think I need to express how horrible this is, especially for their family.
I know my blog is called 'things to smile about', and although I completely recognise that you can't always be smiling, it's been a little while since the accident happened and I'm focusing more now on thinking about how amazing these two girls were and thinking about how I can be more like them and just... generally being happy that I was lucky enough to know them.
If you're a regular follower of my blog you'd know Georgie - I've taken photos of her several times in the past - she's a great subject. Bella would have been too, in fact i was trying to organise taking photos of her a month ago.
So... this post is dedicated to the beautiful Bella and gorgeous Georgie who are going to be missed forever.
(Photo taken by my friend Rosemary)
Also, I've been doing some art recently - painting and stencilling. I've never been much of a painter at all... as in, I've always been terrible and just these past two weeks I've been doing some things that might be slightly less terrible - that I'm proud of! So here is some of that too, all Georgie and Bella related too.