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A New (hot) Day, A New Lesson

  Aloha to all far and wide.  How are you all? Well.  I am good.  I am a few pounds heavier good but I guess that's what happens when you do two things.  I mean it really is not rocket science.  One is eat more and two is move less.  So yeah the pounds, since my last visit here,  have popped their little ...

Drug of Choice

Oh dear.  I just sat down with a cup of tea (and a bowl of dry Frosties, kill me now) and opened up a blog I have been following for 15 years when the internet was small, blogs were but diaries, Facebook was but the figment of some whipper snapper's imagination and the blogging phenomenon started with the little craft ...

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Beach Cottage Texture

  Aloha, happy Monday, it's warm again here (I know I always talk about the weather, it's the English in me)...I'm not whinging but it's actually very humid...am sitting in a (white) Summer Room at the laptop looking out at a very beautiful cloudless Aussie blue sky, white vintage brick wall and the lush green of ...

christmas abeachcottage

    We are having a lovely Christmas here, I was about to say a quiet one but we've actually got lots of parties and gatherings to go to...so looking forward to spending time with lovely friends....right now there is a ham with a maple syrup and honey dijon glaze in the oven, we have our Christmas playlist ...

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Beach Cottage Christmas Eve Gifts

  Hello beach cottage friends from a cool and stormy Sydney, a huge storm passed through from Bondi over to our beaches this morning, there was talk of huge hailstones though they never did actually arrive here  - it seems the weather does not know what it's doing this year, one minute it's absolutely boiling ...

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A Real Beach Cottage Christmas

Aloha, happy Monday from the beaches beach cottage friends. Well we've had a lovely weekend - we celebrated an anniversary yesterday for our arrival in Australia and a new life Down Under.  We celebrated by going for a very nice pub lunch in an old Sydney pub and then by doing the Harbour Bridge climb.  It was ...

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A Beach Cottage Christmas Tree

  Good day wherever your are in the world beach cottage friends...well another hot day bites the dust here, I have to say am not that keen on the temps when it goes over 35C, it's seems to literally drain away all my energy... So, I have been out and about treasure hunting and working on our shop (shop is over ...