I’m lovin’ it
Sun 10th, Jun, 2012
G’day sweet Beach Cottage friends!
Come on a walk with me won’t you?
A Winter’s walk in Sydney town…
shall we take a puppy?
gaze at trickling water
wonder at man and nature
squeal at scary things
let’s sigh at the sparkles
marvel at the light
smile at silly puppies
wonder at reflections
look out at the view
revel in the colours
and look up at the sky
Did I tell you I love Australia?
I didn’t think so
If anyone has the right to blog about that, it’s me I believe
When we first moved here to this country they call the Lucky Country, our first Winter was a big big old shock to this Pommie girl’s system…it seemed that almost overnight we went super swiftly from lazing around on the beach and sweltering in temps over 30C to the weather getting much colder for the Winter months…with no heating.
But, it’s not like a Northern Hemisphere Winter here in Sydney and it has taken us a while to get used to that…in its own funny little way the cooler Winter months of Sydney are some of the best, they lull you with divine warm sunny, clear sky days, they cosset you in a sunshine whose intensity has faded but is just as sweet and they make you look around with eyes that see things differently.
Eyes that see Winter things…
The last few weeks have been pretty busy for us, we have had some serious sporting events in this old cottage, I have had good things to be busy about with blogging, Mr Beach Cottage has had a few knocks in his business…there is the broken arm….the putting up of cupboards and the replacement of all the internal doors here and a birthday in the middle of it all…nothing amazing, just busy with life….you know?
And so this weekend it’s a holiday weekend here, and much welcomed
….Mr Beach Cottage asked me what I fancied doing?
I replied not much at all, so we planned to catch up with friends, went out for drinks, popped around to to other friends for dinner for mussels and beer and good conversation…
…but most of all I said to Mr BC that I wanted to walk, in a new place, not on the beach…
So yesterday we walked….in a new place…a place not on the beaches, a place just over the bridge near to Mr Teenage Beach Cottage’s friend’s house….a place not so far from our front door…
…a place that as we walked past people sitting on picnic rugs in the sun, as we chatted to other Sydney-siders with dogs and as we looked out over to the boats on the water, we pinched ourselves
This is Winter
It has us under its spell.
This is Australia.
This is it.
We made it.
This is our
We love it here.