Good morning from Sydney Beach Cottage ladies, well it’s been a busy weekend here, it seems I say that an awful lot really.
We’ve had a beautiful Winter here on the beaches, it still gets me all the time that this is Winter for us now – very different to the Winters I grew up with and gone are the days of having to get up a bit earlier to de-ice the car while juggling a baby, and two little ones for the school run…
…funny really that seems like a whole world away now….while I can’t quite imagine getting two small kiddos ready and a baby and out the door by 8.30 with my clothes on, in the same way I can’t imagine scraping ice off the windscreen of the car before I get in.
Anyway I’ve been continuing on with my camera rose smelling activities and it’s sooooo good.
Talking of roses, guess what new Australian has not one but nine, yes nine, thriving roses in her garden?!! That would be me. Talk about excited. We do not have flowers, we do have small bushes who have been talked to, stroked and loved who are covered in leaves and little buds. In just a few weeks. Unbelievably good.
I think I’ll have to post some pics of small bloom-less bushes just so you know I am not deluding myself that at last, after years of failure , I do indeed have English roses on the way deep in the heart of Sydney.
So as you can see, touches of Spring in the air here.
I love Spring, I always have done, I can remember in England that wonderful feeling of finally walking to the bus stop to school without a heavy coat, scarf and boots on and seeing daffodils popping up relentlessly just about everywhere…and bluebells and primroses…sigh I miss a good wild primrose in a hedge by the side of the country lanes in my old village…ahhh well you can’t have it all right?
But, well blue skies and the ocean in place of wild primroses, I think I can just about cope with that.
Would you look at that fuchsia out there on my front deck…I bought it a month or so ago because it reminded me of the Old Country and the annual hanging basket marathon I used to partake in…I shoved it in a pot out the front, part-shade but North facing so roasting a bit and she’s revelling in it and absolutely covered in blooms!
See you soon, I have more tradies here today, up go the lights AT LAST in the dining room and work on the new deck starts soon…it’s bitter-sweet for me updating the deck, it’s one of the reasons we bought the rattiest old cottage in Sydney and its makeover was probably the best thing we’ve done with a can of paint…but my lovely husband is driving a new bigger deck reno and who am I to argue?
Next time then