Monday, 21 July 2014

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside ...

WARNING:  This post contains an overabundance of images … if you find images distasteful this post may cause you some distress … I suggest you avert your eyes … NOW!

It was a wild and windy weekend in these parts.

I mean really, really windy.  Not washing flapping gently in the breeze windy … more "Look out Aunt Em … there goes the house".

The telly was warning us about gale force winds and dangerous surf … so we did what most of the population of the NSW Central Coast did … we went to the beach … in order to stand on the edge of a cliff!


Now being the crazy daredevil that I am I wanted to take some photos of said gale force wind and treacherous surf … as did most of the population of the NSW Central Coast.




Okay … I may be exaggerating a little … but there WERE a few of us … and if I had moved 20 metres to the left I may have been a little jostled.

Now of course it isn't really possible to photograph the wind … but I did do my best to capture a few shots of her side effects.  Definitely no swimming recommended today.




Can you feel the salty spray?

Of course I couldn't be that close to the beach and not snap a few requisite lighthouse shots … just cause I like a good … or bad ... lighthouse shot … and I know you do too Sue.






Sunday was much calmer … by which I mean it was only blowing a strong gale and no longer a cyclonic hurricane.  The swimmers and surfers welcomed the improved weather conditions and were back out in force … crazy fools.  But it did give me the opportunity to snap a few of them in their natural habitat.














Taking these photographs was great fun … and for about 30 seconds I thought I might become a marine photographer … until I remembered how I can't be bothered getting wet!

But no collection of surfing shots would be complete without the "UH-OH" File … which should finish off this post quite nicely.

"Hope no one's watching"

"Glug!"

"Someone let me out!"

"This wasn't in the plan"

"Who left that there?"

"I want my Mummy!"

"Oh SH!T!"
"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea" - Captain James Cook.


"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea"
Captain James Cook"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea"
Captain James Cook

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 29 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2014.


Day 194:  Cutting it VERY fine today.



Day 195:  You don't have to put on the red light … but I did.



Day 196:  Happy Birthday Juliet.


Day 197:  Master 16's new socks … enough to give a person nightmares.



Day 198:  Work in progress.



Day 199:  This week's baked offering … lamingtons.


Day 200:  "The sea was angry that day, my friends".

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Just too sexy ...

To let you appreciate the significance … if there is any … of this tale I need to firstly take you back in time.

Back to the days when I was young and single … with a slim waist and perky bosom … and my sleeping arrangements were all my own.

Back in those days … when the temperatures dropped … and the nights were cool … I slept undisturbed and cosy thanks to the company of my ever reliable, non snoring electric blanket.

Then Hubby came on the scene … and pooh poohed the existence of the electric blanket.  They're too hot … and too expensive to run … and too dangerous … and too who knows what else … but he was very adamant about it and I've been sleeping on cold sheets ever since.

Now perhaps you can blame my middle aged bones … or my thick waist and not so perky bosom … but this winter I've really been feeling the coolness of those night time temps … and not only have I felt them, they've taken to disturbing my otherwise undisturbed slumber.

But I'm a resilient gal … and I pride myself on adapting to my conditions … so I came up with a plan.

Out came the long flannelette pyjamas … and because I didn't want any cool air sneaking in under the hem of the top … I alluringly tucked it into my pants.  Then, because everyone knows that cold feet mean cold everything I took to wearing an attractive pair of bed socks … but I didn't want a pesky breeze creeping up my trouser leg ... so I tucked the legs of my pants into the socks … in a super sexy and desirable fashion.



Hubby gave me a long and thoughtful look … and then uttered the most romantic words I've ever heard … "I think we might look for an electric blanket in the sales".

HA  … I might not be hot … but I'll soon be comfortably warm with an adjustable thermostat.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 28 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2014.


Day 187:  Spotlight on Australia.



Day 188:  Happy Birthday Mum … miss you xx



Day 189:  I watch Master 14 watching the sunset.



Day 190:  This.  As a mother is there any sight more horrifying?



Day 191:  I may not be rich … but I do have pots of money.



Day 192:  Pretty sky and … dare I say it … pretty boy.



Day 193:  They finally let me return to the football … and then I wished I'd stayed home … it was SOOOO COLD!