Archive for the ‘beach’ Category

posted by on beach, books, chatter, family

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Tweet A weekend with a little driving adventure is the best weekend of all – well, I think so :-)  But often, during these busy months of school and work and study and placement, it’s all we can do to keep everything running smoothly at home, let alone pack a yummy picnic and set off [...]

embrace

Feb
2014
03

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Tweet Some things never change. When the sky is radiant blue, the sun is beating down, and the mercury climbing, I immediately think of the beach. Surely the result of a childhood spent in damp, soggy bathers, my hair crusty with salt, sand between my toes, and my freckled skin sticky with sunscreen. And so [...]

my favourite locals

Jan
2014
02

posted by on beach, far south new south wales, outside

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Tweet There’s so much life down here on the far south coast.  Wombats trotting doggedly along the road’s edge.  Gently, spiky little echidnas clambering up the storm water guttering – oh my goodness, their legs are SO short, I don’t know how they manage.  Ringtail possums sitting in amongst the toys on the bookshelf in [...]

come for a walk

Dec
2013
30

posted by on beach, family, far south new south wales, outside

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Tweet supper has been cooked and shared :: the beautiful summer light still softly dusts the sky :: a salty mist slowly slips in across the bay, laying its folds lightly over mountains, forests and beach :: Come for a walk … a narrow sandy track takes us through a small forest of gums, she-oaks, [...]

on the front porch

Oct
2013
04

posted by on beach, chatter, embroidery, family, far south new south wales

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Tweet It’s my favourite spot – Mum’s front porch.  Just a narrow strip, wide enough for a pair of Adirondacks at one end, the old miner’s couch in the middle, two rows of vibrant red geraniums and a couple of potted herbs under the kitchen window.  All carefully positioned to soak up the sun.  Within [...]

posted by on beach, christmas, embroidery, far south new south wales

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Tweet My favourite spot.  Nestled in amongst the glowing red and honeycombed rocks, the turquoise water tinkling close by.   Cardigan dropped within moments.  Cross stitch on my lap. Sea birds gather.  Small black ones duck and dart amongst the gentle waves.  Every now and then one catches a fish and must frantically throw back [...]

posted by on beach, christmas, clothes, family, far south new south wales, patchwork, quilts, sewing

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Tweet This wee “genuine hide” suitcase came from … you guessed it!  Mr. P’s dumpster.  I love vintage suitcases so had been on the lookout for one each week.  It wasn’t until the very last week (yes, I know, ’tis sad, but it does appear that there will be no more dumpsters outside Mr. P’s [...]

wintery scenes

Jun
2013
25

posted by on beach, chatter, family, furniture, homely, our furry children, patchwork, thrifted

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Tweet Oh it has been so cold here in Melbourne.  The mornings have been exceedingly frosty.  The grass is dusted with white.  My breath fogs my glasses – whilst inside.  The windscreen is hard with ice, demanding that we dawdle in the driveway for a good five minutes, waiting for the heater to turn it [...]

posted by on beach, knitting

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Tweet   There was quite a to do list.  Run here, then there, back again, do this, do that, all before then.  And yet … … I stopped anyway.  It matched.  

posted by on beach, cooking, family, knitting, our furry children, outside, patchwork, sewing, travels, ~ loveliness found ~

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Tweet I’ve missed a few weeks … not that there wasn’t loveliness … I just didn’t seem to have the camera by my side. today … moments of loveliness from an ordinary week.  If you would like to join in, leave your lovely moments in the comments or a link to your space. ~ making [...]

posted by on beach, family, outside, travels

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Tweet Phillip Island … bird watching … picnicking … drawing … comic writing … strolling … exploring … delighting in the notion that when we stop and really look, there’s so much more there then we’ve ever before realised. cape barren geese – these are the sweeties that drew us here Abby met them on [...]

a seagull quilt

May
2013
06

posted by on beach, patchwork, quilts

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Tweet You might have noticed, here at Bootville, that we’re rather fond of seagulls.  When I look through my photos here, and Julian’s photos that scroll through our tellie, lots and lots of seagulls pop up.  So when I found some darling seagull fabric last December, I just had to have some.  Seagulls on a [...]