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Just a Beach Cottage Life

kitchens, bathrooms and picnics

  Hello from me. I'm sitting here in our bedroom on the sofa, the window is  open, the lamps are on, a soft cool breeze is coming up the hill off of the sea, the sky is that lovely just-about-to-get-dark inky blue and someone somewhere is barbecuing. The evenings here are now dark by 6pm and the scorching ...

Boil Wash

  Hello!  How are you? It's Friday as I write this and that means the house gets cleaned from top to bottom, or in our case, one end to the other and then downstairs. I, believe it or not, little cherubs on the other side of this screen, am boiling whites on a huge pot on the top of the stove.  It seems ...

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clubs and things

  Hello.  How are you all? I am very very very well.  The best I've been in a very long time.  It feels good to write/feel/think/type that. Tonight I am back from my book club.  It's funny really how I have these lovely ladies in my life, I joined the book club via an online site.  I had wanted to join ...

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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 ...

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Into the Hot

Hello. Me oh my.  We are back from the country.  We were meant to still be there, but the trip was cut short, that tends to happen when you are having a lovely but hot time in a Boutique Cottage with walls a third of a metre thick, a very low sloping roof, one modern looking but not quite far reaching enough air ...

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A Kranky Roast

Oh the lovely warm sunshine-y Saturday arvos are here.  It’s the first Saturday since October that we haven’t been up early, with a lunchbox (layered salad in Mason Jars, a lump of French pate and water biscuits or a baguette) packed and a drive off for the day to go looking at houses for our next reno project.  It ...

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Ah, close to the end of the year already.  I definitely missed the middle of the year it seems.  It's hard to believe that the cooler weather is long gone and soon we will be enveloped in the sunshine and heat that is a Sydney Summer.    I'm not sure why it always takes me so long to be ready for the Summer, it always ...