A Beach Cottage ~ blogging by the sea
Tue 23rd, Mar, 2010
When I first moved to Australia I couldn’t quite believe my luck to be honest.
There were a lot of things that weren’t going the way I wanted though, it wasn’t all rosey posy, in particular I wasn’t happy where we ended up – just wasn’t the laid-back wooden floors, sandy feet on the deck, old fig tree in the yard kinda suburb I had pictured in my mind…I wasn’t happy with the kids’ school either and lots of other things were trickier than I thought. Looking back, I guess that’s nigh-on pretty normal when one moves to the other side of the world.
But despite those teething troubles, there was always the sea, the light, the air and the colour.
All the time.
At first I couldn’t quite get my head ’round that. It was almost like I had to drink it in and store it up in case someone took it away. Just like being on a holiday.
Only every day.
Mr Beach Cottage and I had these three words we would say when we had one of those telepathic moments where we thought the same thing, when we looked at each other when we couldn’t believe our luck and one of us would say
We live here..
So four years later and we still live here for real, only now it’s starting to feel more day-to-day, more routine, more part of life.
I don’t have to store it up any more.
…it’s just there….on the way to school…in the evening…out for lunch…exercising…just part of everyday.
And I was sitting by the beach, with a group of girls the other day, backs to the ocean chatting with a takeaway coffee after a walk and someone said you could tell we were locals as we were sitting facing away from the sea.
And we all sort of laughed. A little wry laugh. A little knowing laugh.
But believe me I really wasn’t in it with them.
‘Cos it might be their everyday.
But it still takes my breath away.
I’ll show you more soon kiddos, let me know what you think of my beach…
& stop by tomorrow, I’ve someone I’d like you to meet ;-)
ANTHROPOLOLGIE + Real Living to A Cottage Muse copies to Marianne at Songbird Nesting & Kathleen H