....ohh and pencils and paper

Monday, March 25, 2013

I'm Back!

Good afternoon to you all. Mr R. and I have returned from a very relaxing an enjoyable week at Brunswick Heads. A favourite haunt of ours in Northern Coastal NSW. A warning....there a few piccies. Boring holiday snaps. Our campsite.
and looking to the right from my comfy chair I might add out towards the head of the river and the ocean. It was so very hard to take every day *sigh*
We had a few scattered showers but mostly lovely days and we managed a walk along the beach everyday.
Which means you have to take  the obligatory photo by the ocean.
With all the recent weather events we have been having a lot of trees and other plant debris has been expelled from the river out into the ocean and then has washed up on to the beach. Some of it was really interesting and quite sculptural (or maybe that's just me) anyway had to take a photo.
I love being beside the ocean there is something rejuvenating about it. We walked for miles.
Of course all that exercise requires sustenance and what better than a yummy brekky at the local cafe.
and for his nibs....

Both believe it or not were relatively healthy options...poached eggs and grilled bacon and no cream on my berries on my pancakes. Having said that! We did treat ourselves each day to one of these...
Skinny too I might add. Which brings me to the almost last photo which undid all my good work. I think it must be my Irish/Scottish/ English heritage but I cannot resist a good "Bangers & Mash" and the pub at Brunswick Heads does a corker...Yum! If you don't like sausages look away now.
Yes I know shocking but oh so yum. Boy did we have to have a loonnnng walk after that lot.
I did manage to finish my Joy Dettman book. Loved it! I also managed two more Bear blocks and some drawings. I will show you those tomorrow and my purchases in Byron Bay.
I am very proud of myself as I also didn't miss a day of my meditation challenge and have completed 14 days. I am loving Deepak Chopra's soothing voice so much I think I am going to have to purchase a guided meditation CD of his after the challenge is over. So beautiful.
Ok folks, I hope you weren't too bored with the holiday snaps. I shall leave you with one of the lovely sunsets over the marina.
I have been trying to catch up on some of your posts but I think if you pardon me I am going to have to just begin again. Enjoy your evening.
Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. Looks like a lovely, relaxing holiday Michelle. A beautiful spot by the looks

  2. What a beautiful place, it must have been awful for you :-) seeing your pics has made me excited again about ours, hopefully only about a month to wait.... that's always supposing the snow has all gone in the UK by then!! Hugs xx

  3. Oh it sounds wonderful, how I would love to be on a warm sunny beach about now ;-) Thanks for sharing all the great photos .One in particular would make a great landscape quilt. Hugs Sheila

  4. I agree, there is something wonderful about being near the sea, your holiday photos are beautiful. I look forward to seeing your stitching progress too, hugs Wendy. PS love your cute Easter header photo

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  6. The beach, stitching, a good book, long walks sounds like the perfect holiday! Looks gorgeous and relaxing. Good to have you back have missed you.

  7. Sounds like you had a lovely break Michelle. Those bangers and mash look very yummy!

  8. Looks like such a beautiful place and why not spoil yourselves with such beautiful breakfasts while on holidays lol.

  9. It looks like a lovely spot to relax......before the school holidays start! I always choose pancakes too, yum.

  10. Wonderful break away for you Michelle. Love bangers & mash. :) Hugs,xx.

  11. Welcome back friend... looks like you had a wonderful time..... I do love days beside the beach...

  12. Looks like a perfect break to me Michelle...especially all those yummy goodies! Im not a fan of sausages normally unless they are on a barbie but that meal looks delicious!

    Welcome home.

  13. Sounds like you are having a fabulous vacation! Continue to enjoy!

  14. Welcome back! Looks like a rejuvenating break, so peaceful, definitely the right place for meditation!

  15. Michelle your pictures are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your trip. It is good to have you back.

  16. Looks like you had a lovely relaxing break. Hugs....


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