How fabulous it was to spend two weeks at the beach to celebrate the end of the year and the arrival of a new one. We were prepared for inclement weather i.e. vintage seaside jigsaw puzzles, vintage ludo, books and loads of art and craft, however we were blessed with so much sunshine these activities only had periodic use. We quickly settled into our little ceremonies each day (I love making routine things fun and special), - the girls would wake before the two of us and set themselves up for craft or cartoons (after cuddles in our bed but with little chance of actually getting us out of there!), a run through the national park, a swim in the ocean, breakfast on the verandah, across the road for coffees and babycinos, and finally settling into a morning at the beach. Day time naps for everyone! A spot of shopping here and there, time with friends... and then a lazy afternoon before dinner and flopping into bed. Bliss.
Here are some of the elements that made up our seaside escape:
frisbee games on the sand;
little fingers collecting seashells and marvelling at them;
numerous trips from sand to ocean and back again with buckets of sand and water;
time to stare into space and dream (cute little vintage christmas applique singlet from the gorgeous sarah at one perfect day);
divine kaftans (from kaftan kids) to float around in and enjoy the ocean breeze;
fun games and craft:
and beautiful views:
Ahh! Our beach toys bag is still slung around the corner of a chair in our garden with buckets of queensland sand strewn throughout. I don't want to clean it out! It's a lovely reminder of relaxed family time in the sand and sun. I'll leave it there, I think, for at least a few more days! Wishing you all much sunshine and happy little ceremonies every day.