Sunday, December 21, 2008

absence make the heart grow fonder...

except when you are at the beach and you couldn't care less what was happening to the rest of the world!! only joking :) i missed my little blog and those who read it. (blogging has become a welcomed release for me)
the week away was absolutely wonderful, just what two tired teachers needed. our morning routine consisted of a visit to the waves then on to the beach pool and a wash off at the water fountains. after our midday rest we headed to the park and down to the calm beach and a visit to the rock pools once the tide had gone out. we didn't waste a minute, the only thing i didn't do was take a lot of photos. but you get the idea from the ones below.
this is 'bullcock beach'. it is like a quiet inlet style beach where the waves lull gently to the shore. the current can get quite strong but if you go at the right time it is just great. i am glad we came here early in the week because it helped Claudia get over her fear of the crashing waves.
another shot at 'bullcock beach'. i love candid shots when no one knows you are taking the photo. they sat here for the longest time just letting the waves wash over them.
this shot is of 'kings beach' it is known for its big surf and this is where my eldest, lili loves to be. she would stay in the surf all day if she was allowed. Chelsea (my niece) came for a visit and a play in the surf.
claudia does own clothes but earlier she had done a poo in her knickers (which had to be thrown away, that's how bad the situation was!) and we had to wash her butt off in the salty water. she got lots of attention from passers by... if only they knew what mick and i had just dealt with, they wouldn't be gushing about her cuteness!!! *_*
well it is back to reality and the mad rush to finish Christmas shopping and clean my house ready for the festivities to begin. oh and i have to catch up on all YOUR blogs. my birdies will be flying away tomorrow. Maxine is off to live in Sweden and Selena is off to Canada. i am sure they will be very happy.
i leave you with one last photo to prove that i was indeed on holidays and that i did wear my togs and did put my feet in water (actually i sat in it too!)
i hate photos of me especially self portraits but we had to do it to for memories sake. god, i look every bit of my 37 years!!
take care xxrosey


bekimarie said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!
What a lovely way to relax just before christmas.
Take care
Beki xxx

I want a People Mover.. said...

Glad you had relaxing week! Rosie was thrilled to bump into you guys.. she rang me straight away to tell me all about it. She's just come home today too after a week of swimming etc.
ps.. I finally got my people mover. MERRY Christmas to you all! Love jo and rosie and co

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

looks like you had a fantastic time!! i am so jealous after the freezing temperatures and howling gales we are putting up with at the moment !!! nothing wrong with 37 thats my age too :-)

Becky said...

Wow a fantastic time it was.Nice look at the beaches in australia,Ive never been there and I probably will never get there,LOL. Nice photo of your handsome hubby and you.Have a Merry Christmas!

afiori said...

warmth... a beach... waves, the sun, all I have is ice and snow.

I especially love the pics where you can see the girls' reflections!!

Katie said...

Hi Rosey...That looks like heaven on earth! Sorry I missed your giveaway...Merry Christmas...Katie

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

All looks lovely refreshing and fun!
The poo in the knickers not quite so refreshing!
Have a great Christmas and you look lovely not old at all ...

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What adorable family pictures!! You look beautiful! That looks like a perfect way to spend Christmas to me!

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

our shabby cottage said...

How lovely Rosey! A day at the beach is the best. Looking good too girl!!

Kerryanne English said...

My favourite kind of holiday Rosie....beach, sunshine, kids and FUN!!!

You look fabulous so don't stress about the age - just enjoy!!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Miranda said...

I'm so glad you are back !! Have missed reading your blog !! Looks like you had the perfect relaxing family holiday xxx
Love Mir xx

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

As soon as you said, washed off in the fountains I knew exactly where you had gone, I love that part of the Sunshine Coast! So glad you are relaxed and sun soaked, I did miss you and please don't ever grow up, I will have no one to play with!! Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

Bunny said...

Wonderful! I'm glad that you had a nice time away. It's very stormy here now, I would love to have some of that beautiful Aussie weather!

Love that photo of you and the mister. You are gorgeous at 37; you're still young and beautiful yet, I imagine you'll be beautiful at any age!

The girls are so sweet playing in the sand. Just adorable!

Take care Rosey, Merry Christmas! Mwah! xoxo Karen