Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Things which make for a swell family holiday

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A sleepy coastal town with oodles of character, a cabin on the hillside with views of the ocean (and just a few steps down to a great beachfront cafe), lazy birthday breakfasts, a rainy day movie date in an art deco cinema, a calm inlet beach dotted with children in floppy hats, a (play) shop window with built in calculator buttons at the local park, a little one with ringlets gone wild, doting grandparents who make killer sandcastles, and a misty coastline.

*We stayed on the South Coast at Narooma - a sweet little town to take young children. Even the public toilets are bound to be a hit with the little ones (see my instagram feed).
**On Saturday we celebrated K's 32nd birthday. He was given Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, 1001 Movies to See Before You Die, a seafood lunch, a steering wheel cover from the USA and a jar of notes (32 reasons why we love you, as told to Mama by Saskia). Meu Amor, happy birthday. You carry my heart x

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  1. Oh my gosh - so grown up! I seriously love that toy camera!
    Sounds like you had a dreamy family holiday! x

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    1. I seriously love that camera too - it's definitely been the biggest hit. The camera and books is all that girl needs!

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    1. It really was a lovely holiday with lots of special memories x

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  3. we love Narooma! And how cute is that toy camera! xo

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    1. Isn't it a great place to holiday with kids? I'd love to go back x

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  4. I love that camera so much- just bought one for Sofia too for Christmas! This holiday sounds perfect... :)

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    1. Oh Kate, she's going to love it! Lovely Christmas present idea x

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  5. So beautiful. Those curls! X

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    1. I know! I can't stop running my hand through her hair! The humidity made them crazy wild x

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  6. oh, i am seriously dying over those curls. she is darling. and those birds - so vibrant! nothing like that where i come from...wow. i keep hearing about this 15 minute meals cookbook. i am intrigued.

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    1. It's another Jamie Oliver book - a goodie too. I think once you have the hang of the meals you'll get close to 15 minutes, but at the moment we're still averaging 30 to 40 minutes! x

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  7. Happy birthday K! Sounds like you had a lovely break x

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    1. Thanks lovely. So nice to see your name pop up x

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  8. Sounds perfect. Love a holiday by the ocean. Happy Birthday to K.
    xx

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Yes, it's a great way to spend a birthday x

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  9. Instagram?! I totally requested you : )

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  10. What a perfect getaway! And those pressies sound so especially thoughtful and lovely. Hope your day is grand :) x

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    1. I think K was pretty chuffed with his jar (he totally loves those kinds of presents the most) x

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  11. Sounds wonderful. Saskia's curls are killing me - adorable!! Such thoughtful birthday gifts you gave K too xx

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    1. They kill me too. Making the jar gift was super easy - a good one to have up your sleeve x

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  12. Agree with Claire - I still have my eye on that wooden camera since the first time it appeared on your blog. :)
    Ronnie xo

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    1. It's a goodie....an upcoming birthday present for a little boy? x

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  13. Ahhh bliss, we're headed to the beach on Jan 8 and I can not wait!

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