Saturday, February 20, 2010

BEACH... BETTER BE A NICE DAY!

TODAY... we are going to the beach. Taking the kayak and going to just chill out.

It's supposed to be a lovely day. I'm gunna pack a picnic... lots of drinks (non-alcoholic obviously) and some sunscreeen.... and just have a bloody nice day!

We are expecting Amanda and her family tonight... Amanda and Andrew are going out and want us to babysit the boys. Brylee and Griffin will love having them here, they havn't been here in ages.

ONWARD.... the beach is calling!

ABOVE: Maraetai Beach on a perfect summer's day! And YES, I was in the water when I took those photos of the kids and boat! I love being in the water... and you forget everything bothersome when you are in the water. It was just lovely.
ABOVE: The guys behind the kids were trying to cut their big watermelon on the grass.... so Stew gave them our wooden cutting board to use... and they were just lovely and gave the kids some too. Stew and I declined... we know how hungry big boys get! They needed it more than us! lol
WATERMELON, BEACH... perfect! Griffin, being the greasy little pork sausage he is managed to get another piece off the guys too!
In total we spent about 4.5 hours at the beach... it was neat.
Home now, washing to get in, beds to change (visitors coming)....then a shower and hair wash! I look like a dragon lady with bits of hair all over the place! AND no, ya ain't seeing it!
This has been the nicest day by far in weeks. I have felt really happy... AND I have managed to stay on track with the eating for two whole days! LYNDA you will be pleased to know you had a hand in that... Low Carbs is the way to go!
End of ... an awesome day. Brylee, Griffin, Huston and Joel are happily playing together... almost time to send them all off to bed. Peace will reign. Amanda and Andrew due back a bit later, and we will play POKER! Yipeeeee. nite nite.

19 comments:

  1. Enjoy your day at the beach and have a great weekend!

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  2. Ohhh, I am so jealous. i wish I were at the beach right now. Can I come over? What's your address? Or better yet, we can do a house swap. You come here where it's freezing and snowing and I'll go there...haha.

    Hope you have a blast.

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  3. Have a great day at the beach. I'm going to Mum's for lunch and that means Simpsons Beach. Sadly I'm beginning to take it all for granted, not like the days when we jumped out of the car and the first thing we did was rush down to the water for a paddle after we had impatiently unpacked.

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  4. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Sun surf the smell of the ocean sand between your toes can't beat it. Go for a long paddle have a great day

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  5. Enjoy your day! I'm so jealous, I'm freezing to death here!

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  6. Have fun at the beach and with the family !!!

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  7. Anonymous3:07 PM

    It is useful to try everything in practise anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)

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  8. Hope you have a great day at the beach. Sounds like you've earned it! I had issues to deal with last time I had a beach day. Though the problems don't go away, the ocean is very calming and refreshes your outlook. Hope you are feeling better.

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  9. I hope your day was perfect because it seems to have the right ingredients?
    And yes, I think we would all love to be there with you. LOL
    Did you take your camera?????

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  10. Have a great time at the beach, and enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Ahhhhhhhhh the beach sun surf sand and smiles abound for everyone sounds like an awesome day!!!

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  12. Glad you had a great day at the beach-looked like perfect weather.
    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and keep smiling.

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  13. No way !!! you have done low carbs!! Tell me what you are eating. We are doing great this weekend, we have eaten like kings, feel really full and yet have not eaten that much!

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  14. I love looking at photos of beaches and the lovely sky. I'm such an indoor person becoz it's so hot in S'pore being indoor is practically being outdoor.

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  15. It looks like you had an idyllic day - awesome! I hope tomorrow is just as good :)

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  16. I am so jealous! It's so bloody hot here the beach would be wonderful but there just never seems to be enough hours in the day. Never mind, see what happens next weekend.

    You know I think I just might take another of those ducks - a large one this time, any colour really. Even that one in the pic!

    Let me know how much in all including postage!

    xxxx

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  17. The pics of the kids look like they had a really great time. I'm glad it was a good day for all.

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  18. Wonderful photos. Low Carb. You gotta try the Oopsie Rolls, (link to recipe in my Blog), I made last night. I little bit eggie but perfect for sandwiching a hamburger type filling. I think I'll play with the recipe and and try some vinegar as in Pavlova.

    I'm a much nicer person, happier in myself and increasing energy when I low carb. After a while it's as though the old way of eating starches was poisoning me. So it probably does. It takes a little more effort to maintain, a little more thought and planning some days, and for me a whole lot of mental strength when someone close says it's unhealthy and unbalanced even when I know that's untrue.

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  19. Oh my,,just looking at those pictures...SIGH..I felt I was right there...yep,,sure looked like a perfect beautiful day!

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