Linky Party ~ Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

Wed 4th, May, 2011

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Good Moaning.

How you doing out there?  Yep you on the other side of this screen!    Anyone there this morning?

Well I am good and our long long spell of rain and grey skies has gone…I mean I cannot cope with 10 days without sunshine and a blue ocean anymore you know…

Anyway I am here today blogging about my favourite thing…the Lucky Country…that’s what Good Life Wednesday is all about to me and Australia continues to amaze and inspire me every day… 20110504-02-sunset


…these are some pics from our Easter days out…we decided to make the best of the beaches and stuff going on around here rather than go away…and we had a real ball…and I realised how lucky I am to have a beautiful family who wanna hang around with me…well at least I think that was the look on their faces when I untied them ;-)


We had been out for the day to a water park…my kiddos LURVE water parks…errrrrm probably not one of my favourite activities in life, but one must do what one must do….flying down a water shute in a rubber ring in cold water is not my idea of fun…determined to not be one of those mothers who sits on the side though I tucked in the tummy flab, sucked it up, and thought of England, oops I mean Australia, and actually you know what, at one point where I caught myself running along (with things jiggling) laughing I think I too was enjoying the  20110504-04-australia

This was later on, on the way home where we stopped for dinner…the sun was going down and the colours were amazing as we strolled around the harbour…


it seems here that even the places you have heard nothing about and are not expecting too much from are just breathtaking…



Anyway that’s it from me



So let’s see what you’ve going on on that side of the screen…add your BC Good Life Posts below…please link back to abeachcottage.com…





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51 Responses to “Linky Party ~ Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!”

  1. m says:

    I live in a pretty cool country already…but Australia is my second…oh, we still love Mother England…but we are taught, early on, that
    the Aussies were rebellious like us…so, I know my sassy American heart would find kinship there! {Lordie, it’s just gorgeous!}

    m ^..^

  2. beautiful photos! I have to go to Australia one day!! :-) Thanks for hosting.

  3. Kirsty says:

    These photos are amazing Sarah! You’ve outdone yourself!

  4. summer says:

    so it isn’t quite wednesday for me yet… but i feel you with the long spells of rain. i am a california who is living in the pacific northwest. it’s wet! thanks for hosting this. thanks for you inspirations. thanks for the beautiful photos.

  5. Susan says:

    Kiama? Jamberoo water park??

    Lovely pics….. just gorgeous. xx

  6. Marnie says:

    Beautiful photographs Sarah. The very last one is my favourite.
    Thanks for hosting.
    x Marnie

  7. tami says:

    Well I love your tours of the “Lucky Country” and I happen to love a Light House now and again. One of my places to visit wishes is Maine where there are tons and tons. I most likely will not get to Australia, but I love seeing it through the eyes of an English girl who took a chance on a dream come true, thanks for hosting this wonderful party, xxx tami

  8. oh my, the twilight and sunsets were gorgeous. That’s what I’m talking about. Thank you for sharing. :) Diane

  9. cat says:

    What simply fabulous shots you have!
    Ahhh… to be able to travel there…
    A girl can dream right?
    Thank you for hosting!

  10. Angie says:

    Very cool pics and very different for you ! Love them just the same a different look at your “Lucky Land!”

  11. HRH Sarah says:

    So very beautiful, thanks so much for sharing. Been working 14 hour days, not seeing much in the way of the gorgeous outdoors right now!

  12. Thank you for hosting and for sharing your absolutely gorgeous photos… so vivid… makes me want to start planning a trip to Australia.

  13. bj says:

    Such amazing photos, dear Sarah…thanks so much for hosting and showing us your beautiful country.
    xo bj

  14. Ava says:

    Oooh Sarah, I’ve finally found out how to link up, took me a while ;)
    Making your chirozo stew as well…fingers crossed xx

  15. Marcia says:

    It’s beautiful there Sarah.
    I’m glad to hear that someone else ties their family up too ;-)

  16. love this-beautiful photos & a morning story that made me laugh out loud!!

    melissa :)

  17. I reeeeeeally love that picture of the sea looking golden. Wouldn’t that make awesome art? I think I’d want to just sit and gaze at it all day!

    Thank you so much for hosting, Sarah.


  18. Fleur says:

    Beauty-full photos, will be getting a long list of ‘to do’s’ in Sydney for my next visit. dropping heavy hints to the hubby for a long weekend in August (happens to be my b-day too!)
    f xx

  19. susan says:

    Just wanted to say hello! I have stumbled across your blog this mornig through a bit of blog hopping and I’m so pleased. You have the most wonderful photos to share and I am loving your style!! I have just arrived home from visiting my brother in Sydney (we stayed in Cronulla!) , what a fantastic place to live, i’m feeling the pull! Love Susan x

  20. jojo3b says:

    So when are you going to work for Australian Tourism Board? Thanks for capturing a beautiful part of our lucky country. :)

  21. Robynne says:

    Gorgeous photos Sarah, you really spur me on to improve my meagre photography skills and get the most out of my new camera. The lighthouse shots in particular are great….I have thoughts of tracking down some old shabby ones here in England…as I’m sure there will be a couple dotted around the coastline. Robx

  22. Beth says:

    I know I must sound like a stuck record (remember the days?) but I have to say it again – your photography is breathtaking Sarah, just lovely. You’ll have to start copyrighting your images or you’ll start seeing them on greeting cards in the shops one day!

  23. Tee says:

    your blog makes me want to go to the shore again… living in Norway it is never far away, but still too far for my liking… sigh!

  24. Chookie says:

    Two classic Australian books you might like are The Lucky Country (by Donald Horne) and The Australian Ugliness, by Robin Boyd. But don’t read them straight after each other!

  25. Great pics Sarah – love the sun reflection on the water – so pleased the sun has finally come out – only good thing about the rain was I got to wear my brand new Hunters!!!! Leanne

  26. I love seeing your photos of Australia – just beautiful!

  27. Giulia says:

    Makes me want to go to Australia. Lovely photos and great description on the water park…made me laugh!

  28. What a lovely time you had with your family. And kudos to you for participating in the water park activities. It’s not my thing either but as moms, we are called outside of our comfort zones often! And we usually have fun and surprise ourselves once we jump on in. Your photos are beautiful, Sarah. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

  29. Misty says:

    I shared our Easter trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Hope you enjoy your virtual tour!

  30. Just stunning. I really want to visit your gorgeous part of the world.

  31. I am in Southern California and my latest post is about getting ready for summer–not exactly pertinent to you–but it IS a beach cottage. :)

  32. Your images are amazing!!

  33. Sibylle says:

    beautiful pictures again!

  34. Zosia says:

    Hi Sarah, lovely photos. I especially like the last one (moonlight reflected in the water). Thanks for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again the other day for a cup of coffee at Cafe Diglas in Vienna. I am linking a wee shopping post today with a coffee twist ending :-).

  35. Beautiful shots, love how you have captured the fading light on the water x

  36. Barefoot Liz says:

    I absolutely LOVE the golden water shots! Oh how I want mild weather to come. And I want to be near the ocean!

  37. margie says:

    hi yep i am here…lol…australia is totally the best place………..but hey love visiting all those other joints……………….love your blog..always a pleasure to drop by…yep life is good

  38. Love these pictures–so beautiful. What a lovely way to spend the day! Thanks for hosting–

  39. What beautiful photos! I’ve never been to Australia, and woefully, may never get there, but glad to see a bit of it via your blog. I am visiting for the first time. Your photos and your blog are wonderful. I’ll be back again and again. Thanks for hosting! :)

  40. Grace says:

    What a wonderful way to spend Easter – together and having fun. Thanks for hosting the linky party.

  41. Sanghamitra says:

    Beautiful post! Stunning pics !!
    Have added a link here..on you fun party :)
    Now, following you too..
    Hope to see you on my blog.


  42. Ambika says:

    Lovely photographs, Australia’s always been on my wishlist. Your post makes me want to go there even more. And thanks for hosting this link party, got to discover so many wonderful bloggers!

  43. Sally says:

    Beautiful pictures my dear friend Sarah. How I wish I could visit you in your Lovely country! It’s on the list!!! One of these day!!
    Thank you for bringing me so much joy on such a terrible work day. What a treat to come home and open my emails and see such beauty!! Don’t know how to be part of the link party so I did the best I could and posted a note to you my friend.

    Love and hugs…..Sally

  44. Lee Mills says:

    Hi there, finally got around to joing in the fun, so okay I do know its Thursday but better late than never huh? Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and reminder that we do in fact live in the LUCKY COUNTRY..it IS a god life!

  45. glenda b says:

    Sarah, I didn’t get to “visit” yesterday because I was busy taking my Dad to the doctor in the big city. I stopped by today-loved your pink buns :-)- and then had to look back at yesterday’s post. I join the others who commented above, I don’t know much about blogging or how to link and all of that, but I love visiting your blog everyday. I love your pictures of your “Lucky Country”. I too long to visit someday, but for now I’m landlocked here in Oklahoma and can only enjoy through your eyes. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Neha says:

    Sarah, Your pictures of the water are so stunning! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. And thanks for hosting the party:) I’m your new follower.

  47. liska says:

    Good post, but much too much.