french doonas and sun baking pups
Wed 22nd, Jun, 2016
Hello dear Beach Cottage friends, how are you all?
June, and we are in the middle of Winter on the beaches. There is one thing this means and one thing only in my oh so very exciting life. Wooly tights and the Christmas Boots from the U S of A.
Actually make that two things. Ok three. Lighting a real fire (best thing we have spent a vast amount of dosheroo on in a very long time) in the afternoon and getting the sofa ready, candles etc for bingeing on tv shows and long deep hot baths, also with said candles and lots and lots of library books (currently reading a book about the women in SOE in WWII who recruited, trained and delivered spies into Nazi- occupied Europe – fascinating and chilling, I am loving it. Also borrowed Cider with Rosie which is a trilogy about English life at the end of WWI which I cannot wait to start and cannot believe I’ve never heard of before).
It’s kinda Wintery for Sydney…leaves on the floor, big seas, bare frangipanis all around, crisper air, stormy weather, great big Australian clear black skies at nights with lots of stars. So lovely to wrap up in a coat and scarf early evening, in the boots, and pop down the hill for a drink with Mr BC after work, in a pub by the fire.
And that is about all I have been doing…work has been slower than anticipated, for a reason I won’t bore you with, but safe to say once we’ve been to Hawaii and back, I will be looking on these few months where I have been sloth-like and, mostly, dressed in pyjamas, as pure luxury.
In the house things are looking better and better…slowly we are getting there, the hallway is about finished now, loving the grey carpet and now have mirrors on the wall…I keep meaning to get the camera out….it’s too much effort to lift it while in holiday mode ;)
I now, also, have a dressing table area which consists of a unit I found pre-loved, with a lovely old mirror on top…so nice to have a place for my perfumes and bits and bobs at last.
Rightio, I am off, oh and there has been the partaking in the Buying of Bedlinen, hello French doona cover. Yes, it is, at the moment, awaiting the big reveal and is hidden, safely, tucked right at the back of the armoire. In the espionage of Doona Hiding, one is an expert.