Around and About

Mon 28th, Jan, 2013

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Hey!  How are you?

I am sitting here in the dining room in my dressing gown (it’s white) waiting for Mr Beach Cottage to come home with a coffee – he’s been down the beach with the kiddos early this morning to have a look at the surf (it’s a public holiday here Down Under),…there is always much talk here about whether or not it is ‘good’…I am yet to really tell the difference between good and mediocre surf though I can definitely now tell when it’s rubbish and messy…just call me a surfer girl Winking smile

I have been doing a lot of scheming here…I am working on a few things for this bloggedy blog (another ecourse/challenge that I have been asked sooo many times to do, finally getting off my butt and getting it done, a new design and some resources to answer the FAQ that are often in my inbox), doing some writing (more on what for soon) and we are lining up more properties to see for A Beach Cottage Mark II (btw thanks for emails on that – wow it seems a lot of you have had much success with renting places out for holidays…to be honest this was our preferred option but we weren’t sure how successful it could be – from my inbox a lot of people have done similar things and been surprised at occupancy levels, I guess it all depends where and how it’s done).


Mostly though I have been mooching around in this old cottage with the rain pouring down for the last 24 hours…and watching the news on other areas of Australia…we are battening down the hatches as big weather hits our shores…saying a few prayers here that the floods of a couple of years ago are not repeated…

…the gumboots, ok ok wellies are well and truly out…


…there has been a bit of time for foofing…


…there may or may not have been some internet shopping that took place via one little Apple product, it may or may not have included the purchase of bed linen…am now panicking that it may or may not arrive when husband is in the vicinity…so much so that I tried to justify said white linen addiction…in doing that went and counted number of white linen doonas/duvet covers/bedspreads or whatever we are calling them…coughed…thought perhaps husband has a point…


Quickly banished all such ridiculously ridiculous ideas that husband could in fact have a point and added oh-my-golly-gosh-I-just-died-and-went-to-beach-cottage-heaven-pale-velvet-with-a-ruffle curtains to the order…just to take the edge off of the fact that another article of white bed linen will be entering this old cottage.

Good night




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18 Responses to “Around and About”

  1. Janelle says:

    Morning Sarah…VERY pretty post this! First up…very excited to hear of new ecourse/challenge! Second….your curtains sound gorgeous! (am loving those pretty florals ones too!) And thirdly….of course they’re gumboots…silly!!?! Have a happy pub hol…xx

  2. alison says:

    Soooo…I can expect your no longer needed doona cover in the mail soon??


    (PS I can really see you doing a holiday let. You’ll be able to foof 2 houses to your heart’s delight!!)

  3. Chantel says:

    I laughed so hard at the worry of if your husband will be home when the package arrives. I always do the same thing praying the Fed ex man shows up while he’s at work or else many favors will be in order ;)

  4. Kim H says:

    Haha re; more white bed linen!!! good hiding spots in the cottage are a must;) Love the sound of you doing another ecourse. I sooo enjoyed Sweet Blogging. So inspiring. So ready for another one:) x

    • sarah says:

      oh thanks so much Kim! (I think I missed an email from you – well not missed I read it and then it got lost between phone and gmail and I never replied – was that you???) xx

  5. Lesley says:

    Haha, love the “am now panicking that it may or may not arrive when husband is in the vicinity…” !! I was looking online this morning for new jeans and wondered if they would arrive before Friday when my hubby has a day off and will be “in the vacinity”
    Lovely blog today btw. x

    • sarah says:

      thanks Lesley….I hope your jeans come when he is not around…I also ordered some tee shirts and short and hoping they don’t arrive either…

  6. Diana says:

    Yes! We live for the Fedex man to get here on time!

    “Oh that? That’s been around for ages.”

  7. I think you’d do really well holiday letting…after all, hotels are so expensive for a group, you’ve already got thousands and thousnds of readers here at the beach cottage, and with all your networks, I reckon you could fill half a year jsut like that!

    Good luck with the househunting….

  8. Candy says:

    Ha Ha, package delivery timing…must be universal! I’m almost always caught. My hubby says if I didn’t have bad timing, I’d have no timing at all : /

  9. Ohhh – I can’t wait to see what you have in store with a blog re-design – that’s my favorite kind of thing these days – I haven’t blogged in forever because I’ve discovered the fun of actually creating the blog designs, rather than just adding to the content…