Monday, 21 January 2013

A Beach Holiday

We went holidaying in Gippsland last week, which is why I have been so silent in this space. It was a whirlwind tour in which we traveled to Walkerville, Sale, Kilcunda and Venus Bay in four days.
Here's my summation in dot-point form, as I am trying to relax on my first toddler-free day of the year (yay for childcare)!

1&2: "At our beach, at our magic beach, we swim in the sparkling sea, surfing and splashing and jumping the waves, shrieking and laughing with glee."  -Walkerville, the setting for Alison Lester's children's book Magic Beach.

3,4&5: Nappy time, baked beans, champagne on the dry lawn and chilli fetta pasta at Rhiana's place in Sale.

6,7,8&9: Wild and wooly in the tea-tree forest at Dave and Barb's in Kilcunda.

10&11: Still in Killy, taking in the architecture- a rooftop garden in the making and generous window seats.

12,13,14&15: Heather and Ian's home in Venus Bay, with views of Anderson's Inlet. The bush block where I spent many holidays as a child. The house has a fish pond wrapped around one side and you can feed the fish through the windows.

16&17: Some pillows I made for Heather when I was about 17, I can't believe they are still intact!

18: Peachy sunset.

19: Growing collection for the cabinet of curiosities.

20:  Casper playing with old Yowie toys, next to a rug designed by Ian.

21,22,23&24: Back to Magic Beach because we can't stay away: seaweed, rock pools, blue water, velvet bathers, cave exploring and views of the Prom.


  1. Looks like you had a fun holiday. I love beach holidays!

  2. Isn't it a beautiful area Ruby... I love your pics at the beach! Casper's blue eyes are gorgeous :)

    Sophie xo

  3. I am new to your blog and I'm so glad I found it! I invite you to check mine out! I hope you have a great week! =)

    -Heidi Harlequin

  4. i think i need you to give me the recipe for that pasta please, it looks incredible!

  5. woooh great photos, specially love the third one

  6. woooh great photos, specially love the third one

  7. the detail in these photos are amazing.
    i especially love the one of your handsome little guy in front of the logs of wood. his outfit is ridiculously cute.