Having dear friends far away sucks. It just plain does. Alarna is an amazingly talented illustrator based in Melbourne, which means I don't get to see her or her family very often. So recently I jumped on a plane to visit! Autumn-time Melbourne blew me away with it's beauty for starters. It was wonderful to spend a few days catching up, wandering busy streets and beautiful parks, and exploring. The best bit though? Puddle jumping, sweet-talking sheep and playing in crispy autumn leaves with this little one. I miss these guys like crazy and can't wait for my next visit.