this is awesome right?
Fri 7th, Sep, 2012
Good Day Beach Cottage lovelies, Happy Friday, Happy End of the week and if you are in that place they call Down Under, Happy Spring!
You know, there is a lovely feeling in the air right now, Sydney is putting on a stunner of a start to Spring with the last few days clocking in at about 27C and the promise of a hot Summer in store.
Bring that right on.
Spring has to be the best Season though doesn’t it, though actually I say this about the other Seasons when they first come in too…here though on Sydney’s beaches it is just right…warm enough to perhaps sit on the beach and idle away a couple of hours people watching with a coffee and a book but cool enough to not worry about sunburn and umbrellas and escaping the heat.
A couple of people recently, on different occasions, in totally different settings have said to me ‘I love how you love our country’…I always find that a trifle odd…hello how can I not?
But I guess in life it all depends where you come from…I don’t mean to sound odd but coming from Old Blighty this climate is pretty darn fantabulous to me, like gushingly so, like even in Winter every time I open the door so..and for our family has opened a door that we really wanted to open to a whole new lifestyle, we all love the outdoors and I love walking and getting out in the fresh air…but with this new love of this new land also comes an appreciation for what we have left…and now after being here for a few years I can see that too…
This upcoming Summer then is promising a lot for me…our kiddos are getting a bit older and with that we are hoping for a slowing down of commitments (and sport!, errm actually who am I kidding there!) and I am looking forward to long days out down the beach, packed up with a Eski full of cold things, lots of food and enjoying this place we packed up, picked up sticks and moved slap bang to the other side of the world for….
I want vintage linens in that Eskie too and a basket and coconut sunscreen and cucumber sandwiches and toasty skin and nautical stripes and cloud watching…my glasses are rose-tinted right now and I am loving them a lot…life is pretty good….
And as you can see, for now, it’s just about enjoying Spring…
..the opening up of the doors
warm coastal breezes
the blooming of flowers
the sun on your face
warm sunshine through the curtains in the morning
and berry brown Aussies in hats with thongs on the beach
pretty awesome if you ask me
p.s. don’t miss Barley! he blogged here this morning xo
and need more coastal photography in your life, go here x