We've just sweltered through 14 days of 30deg + weather and I have discovered something....I like the beach.
Since I'm your (perhaps not-so-average) Aussie sheila, I can hear you saying, "Yeah, so what?"
I've never liked the beach. Never liked swimming, never liked icky sand getting stuck to me...princess or what?!
Now that the kids are a bit older it's fun taking them to the beach. We've been about 5 times in the past fortnight! I bought the first bikini I've owned since I was 14 ( and a teeny size 8!), and went swimming for the first time in about 10 years. Like, actual swimming, not wading in up to my ankles :D
And I loved it! We've been going down to Barwon Heads near the bridge where the water is nice and warm and shallow. The kids have been enjoying splashing around, and making sandcastles and and annoying the million mud-crabs that are down there. The biggest kid AKA my lovely hubby instigated the building of "Durham Castle" the other day, complete with moat :)
In a weeks time we will be going from 30deg weather to 5 deg weather...we're heading to England for 3 weeks!! It will be lovely to see the family, sightsee, and give the kids an amazing experience. We're hoping to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon and check out the birthplace of Shakespeare, head to York and visit The Shambles and the Roman Bath House. Hubby and I are going to go to Edinburgh and check out the Tartan Factory, amongst other things. See you all when we get back!!!