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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 ...

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french doonas and sun baking pups

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 ...

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Chilly

  Aloha Beach Cottage ladies, aloha I believe is very topical at the moment as we are soon ready and raring to get on a jet plane to visit the Hawaiian islands...this has been on the bucket list of mr bc and I since we met and this year it's happening.  Yay.  Just a little bit excited for the Pearl Harbour ...

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May Days

Hello Beach Cottage ladies, I hope you are all doing well, I am doing very well thanks. It's been a fairly quiet time for me, I am really making the most of it to be honest, before I start working again.   At the weekend we went up to the Hunter Valley with a group of friends for a birthday dinner and then ...

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A Glut of April

It's so pretty today and oh still so warm, though cool enough now to pull on fave old jeans, a stripy tee and plimsolls.  Love that.  I strolled down to the ocean this morning, stopped in the library with lovely miss bc and had a coffee in a new (to us) cafe.  There was talk of cinnamon buns, but we decided we'd ...

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days like these

The first really Autumn-y Saturday of the season.  The sky is a full grey white.  Cold and getting dark already at 4 in the afternoon.  Chilly little birds cheep outside the window.  Much lazing around on white sofas doing not a lot.  A prawn, potato, coconut and red curry bubbles on the hob.  Fire is roaring. ...

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a house like this will do

The lovely houses of Tasmania.  I visited here a couple of weekends ago with some girlfriends...and had an absolutely fabulous time...we flew in from Sydney on a mid-morning flight, dropped off our bags, went to the markets and then headed straight for a pub...with locally crafted beer..and lovely food...me oh ...