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!!
Have a good one!