Anthropologie & A Day in the Beach Cottage Life
Sat 23rd, Jan, 2010
G’day sweet friends and no-longer-lurking-lurkers! (though there are still a heap of you out there for sure)
Righto, don’t normally blog on the weekends, I reserve the weekends for getting out and about, normally down the beach, or I like to fulfill my taxi-driving duties…
However, today here on the beaches we have had a severe weather warning…and by that I mean one that means “people it is very very hot, stay inside” and it’s been like that for a few days here so I thought I’d show you the kinda lifestyle my kids have come to expect as part of their ‘regular’ ole days in the school hols…errrm looking pretty good to me..whaddya think?
So I find myself cocooned in the Beach Cottage this evening after a very hot day, the mercury tipping well over 40C, thanks goodness we could go for a swim…certainly was much needed.
Thankfully the Southerly (that’s what those in the know call it anyway – a strong cool wind to me) came in about a half hour ago, and a cool coastal breeze is whipping that forty plus heavy air outta this old cottage…what seems like a very big storm is brewing and I looove those…it’ll be lovely if it’s pouring with rain as we sit on the deck with friends tonight and a few beers…
So, anyway thanks VERY much for the salad recipes, for this evening I’m going on the strawberry theme I think, suggested by many…to be honest I have never tried strawberries in a salad, tonight I will, firstly because I think it sounds a little bit Bill Granger to toss in a few strawberries and secondly they are in season here and kinda go with the weather.
Though if you’re from England, shivering in the chills of winter like my folks in the Old Country are, you will be pleased to know that it might be warm and wonderful here but no-one, I repeat no-one grows a strawberry like they do in the Garden of England (spoken by a true conoisseur who spent one whole summer in the Sixth Form picking strawberries, in the fields of Kent, from dawn to dusk, and probably consuming about the same amount as I produced).
I am going to try and put the recipes together into one place with a link because I dunno about you but there is nothing better than real people, chatting, recommending and sharing when it comes to most things in life…oh so much better than pulling it from a book or the internet, even if it does have a totally unrealistic picture tantalisingly styled beside it…
And how about next we chat about Anthro? I see there are a lot of competitors for the new Women’s Sport of Anthropologie Shopping then? And a lot of gals who think they might be able to contest me for that Gold. I don’t think so baby. I am the Master of Anthropologie stalking.
What was interesting about that little post though, was a few very pertinent titbits left temptingly in my Inbox for me to share with you. Oh the power of Social Media. Mind-boggling.
Firstly, the lovely Laura from Decor to Adorepassed on a former employee secret
Anthro marks down early every Tuesday morning
and secondly it goes on online too…(confirmed by Danielle from BabyMaeCouture who stalked a bedskirt, checking in weekly and got it down from $118 to $30, that’s some decent markdown in my humble little opinion!).
Good points to remember for you girls who are lucky enough to truly shop Anthropologie…
*winner of the Anthro Giftcard is Wendy from Shabby Nest ‘cos she’s about to shop a makeover…
*and seeing as there were so many entries and because I praise the job our underpaid nurses do every day, I decided to throw another one in for Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org) & the nurses at Christmas who didn’t get any recognition for their Anthro-winter-window-style-night-shift-snowflake-making-sessions (thank you to our nurses people)
(let me know your addresses so I can go shop Anthro!)
and that’s it from us here, another long, hot Australian day on the beaches…one with some shabbying this morning where I drove home alone witha coffee and a smile…and not one but five new big pieces of furniture to show you girls…you are gonna love it all!
…as I always say, in this sport, you never know just what you will find where.
And today boy did I score!
ok, I have a chicken with a lemon up it’s bottom, dribbled with oil and stuffed with herbs, a strawberry and spinach salad with feta, roast potatoes and a mint, parsley and lentil salad…both from your recommendations…I’ll try to take a photo but domestic goddess duties and photography don’t usually go too well together
and as I heard an old Aussie guy mumble out the side of his mouth to his wife this arvo “I’m so having a beer tonight”
So long kiddos