And this is why I heart you Australia
Mon 29th, Jul, 2013
Oh man oh man oh man, Beach Cottage ladies, come on a walk with me why don’t you, you so won’t be disappointed.
So last week I was bitten by something while I was gardening……this is the third time I have been bitten since being in Australia, which I think is quite unusual…it seems I am particularly sensitive to thingies that bite…the last one was on my wrist and had me a black and blue arm from a spider who took a fancy to my pale English skin, the first one had me in the back of an ambulance on the beach and this time I am not sure what it was, but whatever it was it punctured the skin in the middle of my middle finger…yes I was wearing a glove…Mr Beach Cottage was with me at the time and I was like ooh I think something just bit me…thought nothing of it…by the evening said finger was twice the size, whole arm was hurting, glands were sore…long story short I ended up with anti-biotics and now while still not back to normal, it’s on the mend…
Why I am telling you this I have no idea.
So all last week I was feeling a tad under the weather to be honest…even with my new-not-so-new-I-used-to-loathe-you-but-may-now-keep-you made-over white leather sofas (go here if you missed that, I am a lady who is dangerous with drop-cloths) and so with my sore finger I decided that with the Beach Cottage Crew all back at school, Mr Beach Cottage back in the office, I would sneak off very quietly and go out exploring a local area that I hadn’t been to before.
Be still my beating and very proud new Australian heart.
I said back at the beginning of this year that this was the year I wanted to ‘do more’ and ‘travel more’ and though some of it has happened, certainly with a whirlwind tour of Australia I found myself on earlier in the year, some of it hasn’t…mostly I wanted to drop in little trips to places around here that I haven’t been to…
…this is one of them….this is one of the nice ones of them…this is one of them I will be going to again….and again….in secret…with my body covered in fake tan…in a bikini….with my new body (did you know I have ordered a new body to arrive for the Summer? you pay for it in sit-ups, squats and by jumping around your Sitting Room looking like a complete lunatic while someone from an iPad on YouTube shouts at you from the coffee table)
Anyway, so Thursday night I got myself a little secret picnic for one, picnic basket, book, Turkish towel, a bottle of lemonade and packed it away in the back of the car…the next morning with all three offspring that reside in this old cottage dropped and delivered at their various places of education, I took myself off to the beach….not just any old beach though…this would be Balmoral Beach…and quite nice it is too….
It’s actually quite unbelievable that I haven’t been to this beach since we moved to Australia, ahem talk about starting with finding new things in your neck of the woods…in nigh on my back yard…all this time it’s been sitting there looking like this and all this time I haven’t been to say G’day…
I ask you!!!!!!! This place is magic!!!!!
All joking aside, I got a bit choked up posting these pics…just ****** love it…the middle of Winter….a camera…. a forty-is-the-new-thirty-English-turned-Australian…and the best thing in the world…an Australian sky…
…this my friends is why they call it Lucky and this is why we packed up our life, pulled our kiddos out of school, and started a new life Down Under…
Like the pics?? I’m kinda stoked with these
p.s. this is Balmoral Beach Part I …when I uploaded these there were way too many for one blog post, more on the way, I hope you like xo