Thursday, September 23, 2010


Greetings from almost sunny Queensland! We are here on holiday at beautiful Mooloolaba, a place we always return to.

My grandparents, Nan & Hume, loved the white sandy beaches and dreamy weather here and holidayed many times in the same area that we now visit.

Our first day or so were a bit flat as it rained continuously and the forecast wasn't looking promising. But things picked up and although it hasn't been super sunny it has still be so pleasant and warm that we are as happy as clams.

This is the view from the end of the path outside our front door.

Sitting here now I'm listening to the surf rolling in and the native birds calling out, perhaps their message to me is "Relax, unwind, let yourself go!"

And I am.

I'm really enjoying being in a different space, I love the sea, it's so soothing and mesmerising. As a child I spent alot of time with Nan & Hume on the beach, near where they lived, it was one of the best parts of my childhood. Maybe this is why it is such a happy place for me.

It's been great being with Mum too, spending some more time with her has been a highlight. The kids are having a great time, in between a few fights of course. The early waking is a bit hard on everyone so we are aiming for earlier nights. This sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.

Being on holiday can be intense. Away from the routine of home, living in a small apartment, hanging out together all the time, it's fun but also can be tiring.I'm really conscious too of everyone's needs (what's new?) and I'm trying to weave a line between helping & getting them to help themselves. It's such a juggling act trying to keep the ship steady sometimes, but I'm just going with the flow and not stressing too much. They're great kids and just like them, we are continually learning how to get along with each other, respect each other & be responsible for our own emotions.

For the most part it's been fantastic. I love the relaxed pace and I can feel myself slowing down and loosening up in the warmth. Ahh...if only Daylesford could get itself a beach and some tropical weather I'd be in heaven every day.

What are you up to? I feel a bit disconnected from blogland, although I have had a little peek around. Thank you to all the lovelies who commented on my last post. What a fun night that was. I forgot to mention that I managed to put my outfit together on a shoestring. The dress was from Target ($39!) and the cardi was a second from Rivers ($9) & I borrowed my heels from Char. Yay! Anyway, it just goes to show you don't need to spend heaps to feel good. Better skedaddle, hope all is well in your world, see you soon xo


Catherine said...

It looks like you're all having a great time at the beach, hanging out and relaxing. The sunshine coast would have to be my favourite. Hopefully before you go home our sunshine state shines a bit more than it has been this week. Safe travels. xo

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh so lovely! I'm glad you are all enjoying yourselves, how could you not! That view from your path is incredible, how gorgeous to be so close to the water..the perfect holiday spot I'd say! That last picture is fantastic, you must frame it when you get home..relax & enjoy, Beck!

Jennie said...

That was strange - I was just thinking about you, and then here you are!!
What fab photos of everyone - so glad the weather has turned a corner for you.xx

Anonymous said...

Oh that post makes me miss home. We only lived about an hour from here and quite often visited on the weekends. Dont know what you got 'till its gone huh. Glad you are having a lovley holiday, enjoy the warmth.

Fran said...

what a lovely post Beck.

Keep unwinding, keep enjoying!

Thanks for sharing a little slice of heaven with us.

Cherie said...

Oh Beck so happy for you ALL! Don't dare waste a minute of enjoying, relaxing, dreaming, sun in your toes time! xo

Jemm said...

What a wonderful vacation! I think vacations should be mandatory :)

Lillabilly said...

I'm so glad I live nearby here. I'm wishing the weather would fine up a bit for the holidays too, but regardless, it certainly looks like you guys are still having a heap of fun!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Nice to be in the sun and I hope the sun stays ariund for you, your photos are great.

aracne said...

You look as young as your children! Have a lovely holiday, enjoy their company since they grow so fast (difficult to believe when you are in close contact all day).

anne said...

omg your dress was from looks so stunning I would have thought way more expensive and it and you look awesome....enjoy your hols.