11 Jan 2015

At the beach

There is little that makes me as blissfully happy as watching my daughter and her daddy playing together at the beach. This annual visit to the Point Lonsdale rockpools, along with the elaborate 'dribble castle', always bigger and better than the ones that have gone before, has become part of our never changing Christmas-holiday-at-Grandma's tradition, and we all just adore it.

We are creatures of habit, and so we always go to the same beach, order the same King George Whiting with chips for lunch, visit the same second-hand bookshop to make mummy happy, and always always build that sand castle.  That's the royal we.  They build, I watch.  Masterly inactivity, I call it.  Oh, we always have an ice-cream as well. It just wouldn't be right if we didn't have ice-cream.

Here I am, hard at work. I am a supervisor.  Every team needs a supervisor.

 It's a hard life, but somebody has to do it.

And yes, I did buy some books. Wanna know which ones?


  1. Um . . . of course I want to know what books you bought. Lovely day. Those tide pools are lovely. I would love for our kids to get to know a few tide pools. D is reading Pagoo right now, and would love to see something like that. That would make a fantastic nature journal entry.

  2. I love beach days. The sand art piece looks great. I am feeling curious to know what books you brought...

  3. Looks like a perfectly lovely way to spend the day!

  4. Yes, I'd like to know! And love your beach photos. They look quite a bit different from ours. :)

  5. We have normal beaches too. This is part of a marine natural park. The rockpools here are amazing.

  6. It's comforting to know that other mothers are willing to do the hard things in life. Impressive sand castle!

  7. Lovely photos, Jeanne. And what exactly were you reading? :)
    You are an encouragement to me and I have your blog on my sidebar. I also mentioned you in my blog post this morning. Hope you don't mind. :)
    Thank you.

  8. Lisa, I was reading a memoir, The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books by John Carey. It is excellent.


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