Saturday, October 1, 2011

Back from the break.......

Hi there

Well, we are back from our little holiday interstate and it is nice to be home.  I quite like going away for a bit, but I really like coming home!  Think I am a bit of a home body type.

Anyway, we did go to a lovely beach, I think Australia really does beaches well, there are soooo many gorgeous stretches of sandy beach with clean salty surf that we area a bit spoilt for choice.  We were at Umina Beach on the Central Coast of NSW a beautiful bit of beach.

 ..........With houses fronting right onto it, I think these were mostly holiday houses, I would have to live here full time I think if I had a house right on the beach, it's too good just for holidays.

The weather was not very warm and we did see a fair bit of rain, but on this nice afternoon at low tide it was a pretty idyllic place.

I was a bit surprised how suburban and touristy the area was; lots of people live around here, so it was nice to get to the beach and pretend we were the only ones around.  We did a fair bit of beach walking, shopping, checking out other coastal suburbs, swimming in the pool (a bit warmer than the sea, but not much!), eating lots and general faffing around.  The boys were a little lost without the computers to game on, facebook etc, but we managed to fill in the time and I think they had a good break too, they spend a lot of time in front of screens my boys, so a reality check was needed.  We played in a bingo competition that Max really thought he would win (he didn't), and a family trivia night that we did win, and won a big tray of meat, lucky us (we are a family of hearty meat eaters, sorry if that offends anyone).

I did manage a lot of little bits of crochet as the weather was iffy, and will show you when I have got them all together, but it is more of the pin cushion theme if you are interested, they are so easy and portable, I have made a heap! Also read a great book, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, its been around for a while but I hadn't read it, great thriller set in Stalin era Russia, really interesting and I read it in a day! I'm going to go get the sequel tomorrow, I am hooked!

Ok that's all for now, but as I have signed up for Blogtoberfest again, I will be back tomorrow, and every day of October, with another gripping post!!  
Hahaha....I hope.

Have a good one!


  1. So glad you are home. I love to see what you are up to. Don't apologize for eating meat. My family is a mix of vegetarians and meat eaters and we all say to each their own. Can't wait to see your projects.

  2. Looks like a lovely break away - I actually love the beach when it's not great weather. Time to indulge in quiet things (well, if the children oblige!) I'll have to check out that book, sounds like my kind of read.
    x Kylie

  3. Your beach pics look lovely, and those beach houses look like the stuff dreams are made of. In Britain if you have houses along the beach they tend to be shoe horned in unfortunately which spoils it probably.

    Your holiday sounds like it was perfect even though the weather was iffy, time to slow down and do something different.....those can be the best times.

  4. Hey Jules, I love the beach in any kind of weather, actually I probably prefer it when it's cold and wet, very atmospheric..........Looks like you stayed at a lovely place.

    Sounds like you had a great time and good for the boys to have a break from the computer. Sometimes we forget how to entertain ourselves without computers, ipods., etc.

    Look forward to seeing what you've been making have a great week and I know what you mean about being a home body.

    Claire :}

  5. Last week wasn't great but you'll be delighted to have missed the thunder, lightning and torrential rain that kicked off yesterday evening!
    Glad you had a lovely time, I'm sure mine would suffer the same withdrawal from screens. Next time, head an hour further up to Newcastle - bit less suburban and more arty and laid-back,
    Sandra x

  6. Holidays are wonderful but it is always nice to come home.
    Anne xx


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