A Long Awaited Journey

Excitement is building as we prepare to leave tomorrow.  The kids can sense something is happening because all this week they have been waking up at different times of the night and only falling back to sleep in our bed.  Needless to say the lack of sleep has now caused me to start getting a cold…the day before our trip…Murphy’s Law strikes again.  I’m off to get some Zicam today in hopes of warding it off.  

So much to do today.  Pack, run errands, appts, etc.  Thank goodness I took the day off.  I usually don’t procrastinate this much but it’s hard to pack a suitcase when you have little ones that go behind you and unpack everything.  Brian on the other hand is a procrastinator so he will surely be packing at midnight tonight.  

I’m going to miss the kids like crazy.  It will be the first time I’ve been away from Enzo (I think…trying to remember past business trips) It will definitely be the longest amount of time I’ve been away from both of them.  Thankfully Brian is flying back this weekend so they will only have a few days away from him.  I hope that will ease the fact that I will be gone longer.

 So excited to meet my birth mom and her family for the first time this weekend.  Lots of excitement and emotions as I prepare for the big day!
 I’ll be sure to share lots of pics when I return…and maybe a few while I’m there if I have time to get online.


Our Breezy Beach Life

a delightful coastal combo, vintage doors, shells and things from the sea

  Gosh Beach Cottage ladies are we having a lovely lovely day here in Sydney!  It’s the last few days of Winter and clocking in today at about 26C – I’ve been for a nice walk by the ocean with a lovely friend this morning and back home for some Spring cleaning – does opening [...]

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In the Bleak Mid-Winter with a touch of Beach Cottage Spring

Good morning from Sydney Beach Cottage ladies, well it’s been a busy weekend here, it seems I say that an awful lot really. We’ve had a beautiful Winter here on the beaches, it still gets me all the time that this is Winter for us now – very different to the Winters I grew up [...]

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Beach Cottage Easy Crumble Recipe

This post is sponsored by Woolworth’s Select Well hello today with a crumble recipe or as some people I’ve noticed call it a cobbler…this recipe is an English crumble rather than a cobbler but really they’re pretty similar.I’ve loved crumble for just about my whole life, for me it’s nothing other than comfort food…sometimes in [...]

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Beach Cottage Reading List and the Mini iPad

  Good morning, talking books here today in Beach Cottage Land, as in books to read and how to read ‘em. I’ve always loved a good book, I don’t really care what it is, whether it is amazing literature or trashy stuff…and books were certainly an escape in my younger years… Somehow though over the [...]

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Billy Mitchell and Fun Down the Line!

Today, the NE wrap rolled in on the south side with a very nice long, clean line at Billy Mitchell (Rmp 49) in Frisco!   Solid NE wind complemented the wrap swell providing excellent juice for plenty of clean wave rides, lip hits, and fun on the water.  The sandbar setup was outside and made for a nice playground for late summer wavesailing!  The beach was packed all enjoyed an excellent time on the sand in in the tropical blue water.  Ken A, Keith M, Chris and Rob from Va Beach and myself had the outside to ourselves!  FUN time!

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Bill’s OBX Beach Life

Don’t Mind Doing it for the Kids, Beach Cottage does Byron

  Well G’day, happy Monday lovely Beach Cottage friends!  I’ve been on a little trip up the coast to Northern NSW this weekend for my birthday. I’ve been to quite a few places up this way for various sporting activities with the Beach Cottage Crew but somehow the lovely Byron and all that goes with [...]

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they call them Beach Cottage Pretties x

Hello there! Beach Cottage pretties that have made me smile today *  little corners of my home that are tidy and do not have a tradie lurking in them, knocking down walls or sprinkling dust * a big cosy scarf with tassels for a late Winter sunny but cool day * beautiful baskets * crocheted [...]

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did anyone say super easy super energy KitchenAid smoothie recipe?

Well hello happy days of smoothie making and smoothie recipes with a boom boom de boom today here in Beach Cottage Land.  Oh I’m feeling all bright and breezy and full of beans today, woohoo to that…I’m sitting in a little sunny spot with my little dahhhhling, no that is not my husband, or indeed [...]

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