Well G’day, happy Monday lovely Beach Cottage friends! I’ve been on a little trip up the coast to Northern NSW this weekend for my birthday.
I’ve been to quite a few places up this way for various sporting activities with the Beach Cottage Crew but somehow the lovely Byron and all that goes with it has escaped me – many people have told me I would love Byron….how right they were.
At the beginning of the year I decided that this would be the year I did more for me, that sounds a tad on the Princessy side doesn’t it, but quite frankly I couldn’t give a flying hoot if it does or not, I have to tell you that I am positively embracing it…
So with an upcoming birthday, not getting any younger, with or without muffin top and after years of watching another of my birthdays going past without doing anything other than not having to unload the dishwasher on that day, I announced to the world that not only would a new KitchenAid be gracing the shores of this old cottage but two of its members would be gracing the shores of another seaside town for the weekend. A re-charge weekend for Mr and Mrs BC. Hello Byron Bay.
We had a fabulous time doing not much but going for lunch, walking around looking at old buildings, driving around lush countryside that reminded me strangely (because the sky was pure Aussie blue) of the Old Country, going to the markets, lazing on the beach for hours with the weekend papers, reading books out on the deck, mooching around the shops, watching the sun go down by the sea, people watching at cafes, taking in the ocean at amazingly beautiful lookouts, picnicking on pate, gherkins and baguette on the beach, chatting about our ‘gap year’ and where it will start (right now tossing up Southern Italy and Poland) and reflecting on the last few years and what’s been going on…which has been a LOT, no wonder a re-charge was on the cards!
I ought to mention too that if you haven’t done this with your significant other for a while it’s quite a good idea.
Beats knocking down walls.
Adios my friends.
p.s. thanks for all the bday wishes xxx