9 January 2009

notes from a summer holiday

A fat book and a drink that isn't quite as lurid in real life.
Bliss.

dappled

A spot of beach cricket.
Keeps the y chromosomes busy.

Patrick

The mister receives his first pair of handknitted socks, cast off on Christmas night. We are pretending that in real life they are not too small. Not at all. They will stretch. They will stretch.
Done. Tick. Check. Phew.

slightly too short

Memorial to John Batman. The butt of many Robin jokes.
Da na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

Da na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

They still dirty their clothes.
Even while on holiday.

at the clothesline for the third time today

In other news: internet access reaches the wilds of Queensland parental home. Liveblogging the summer holidays commences.
Excellent.

21 comments:

Victoria said...

Superb. Am especially impressed by the last photo - looks to be from another era somehow.

katiecrackernuts said...

Oooh, let me know how you go with that book. Would like to read it - after I get through the shelves of unread books I already have.

K said...

What lovely pictures! I'm specially taken with the boy on the beach (what concentration!) and your red shoes.

Badger said...

Excellent, indeed! Your holiday looks and sounds just lovely.

frog said...

Quite envious, really. At least the drink doesn't have an umbrella in it which is the type of drink Terry Pratchett describes as "Hello, Goodbye, Mr Brain Cell".

Stomper Girl said...

Your little cricketer is so gorgeous. The socks do look a little snug round the toes so I'm sending stretch vibes your way! Happy holidaying.

peppermintpatcher said...

Lots of sunshine, flat blue ocean - beautiful.

Janet said...

liveblogging a summer holiday, lovely... (esp for us marooned in cold old smelbourne) even your washing looks romantic... enjoy

kim at allconsuming said...

Yay! You're back.


Get thee to Word Twist.

I've lost my winning streak quite successfully.

eurolush said...

It's nice to see some warm weather photos from Australia, as it is ZERO degrees here today. ZE-RO. One giant goose egg. I'm currently freezing my arse off. Like, as I type this, it's turning to ice. There. See? It's completely frozen. Now what am I supposed to do?

PS-How cute are the red shoes? Too cute. That's how cute.

Sprout Girl said...

Hello. I found your site through Jane Brocket's site, and fell in love with your photos, projects, craft ideas. Hope it's ok that I'm following you on blogspot. Thanks for sharing your work! (Loved the knits mosaic!)

Jen said...

Beautiful pics and socks! And they will stretch, if you wash them and give them a few good pulls, then pin them out to dry.

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful child - and he coordinates so well with the seascape too.

That picture just captures an ideal childhood. I assume he's just as angelic as he looks.

Sarah S. said...

I am longing for warm weather!

docwitch said...

Beautiful pictures. I. Want. Your. Shoes. And that hint of a white skirt is gorgeous too.

I've read that Clift bio. I love her, but it can be unsettling, (and confronting), reading her and really 'going there'.

shula said...

did you confront your Dad about Facebook?

Shammickite said...

perhaps the mister could shrink his feet?

meggie said...

Even if the socks are a little snug, the shape of the foot is elegant!
Love your hemline there!

herhimnbryn said...

Happy Holiday Sou Lady.

Betsy said...

Love your red shoes and white skirt..very pretty and summery..

Duyvken said...

Love those shoes.