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.