Coast holiday

School holidays and time for a few days at our favourite South Coast spot. Work had been super intense, so it was good to have a chance to chill out and relax, read books, play in the surf and spend tome with the family.

There were all the usual #beach activities, plus we hired a surfboard and all the boys started working on their surfing skills.

I enjoyed some reading and watching and a bit of boogie boarding.

I did some shell collecting.

The boys did some sand building.

We went for a walk in a gorgeous sunset.

And there was of course some kayaking.

We ate Mexican food and ice creams.

And played board games.

And all felt much more relaxed when we left.

One week down in 2017

This year I am not going to keep myself to a daily or weekly blogging schedule – somethinged life just get away from me. So sometimes it will be daily and sometimes weekly and sometimes less often. If you really want to see an every day perspective check out fralafontaine on instagram.

It was a good first week of the year though – starting as uaual with Jasmin’s birthday celebrations, including seeing Lala Land.

Sebastian baked.

Zac busked.

Mum and Dad visited for a few days and hung out with the boys during the days while James and I worked. We played games, ate out and in, drank wine, exchanged presents and enjoyed being together.

Sebastian and James tried out new cooking methods and we got delicious tempura as a result.

I spent some quality time with George.

And we went to Ikea and tried to infuse dinner with a touch of the Scandinavian.

And there is always time for a sunset walk.

Happy 2017 everyone!



A year in the life 2016 #361: dramatic skies

Some spectacular skies on our lazy days.

A year in the life 2016 #311: sunset from the apartment

There is nothing like a beautiful sunset to lift the soul after a busy day at work.

A year in the life 2016 #302: glorious carillion

Canberra has some stunning sunsets and some beautiful sights.

Visiting the carillion at dusk is certainly worth it forvthe aesthetics (also for the magikarp).

A year in the life 2016 #285: sunset on the road

A high speed sunset from the car as we headed to the Blue Mountains for a weekend of derby and sightseeing.

A year in the life 2016 #213: sunsets in the air

I do love a sunset from the air. 

A year in the life 2016 #206: post work sunset

It is lovely to walk to and from work, and even more lovely to be able to leave and walk home through the sunset.

Especially a lovely sunset.

A year in the life 2016 #176 (part b): urban sunset

Sometimes I walk back down the street from the IGA and get to marvel at the beauty of the sunset. Those are moments of joy.

A year in the life 2016 #104: clouds


Clouds by day…

….and as the sun sets.