Wednesday 18 January 2012

Making hay

The weather where we are is shit. No other word for it. When the inclement weather leads the news, you know it's not good. Especially for a beach holiday.

We woke up yesterday to pelting rain, disappointed that our dreams of ambling across the road to the beach and hours of splashing and playing on the sand weren't coming true. It would have been easy to get grumpy, down about it, but you can't change the weather.

As soon as there was a gap in the rain we headed to the local farmers markets. The best I've ever been to. Small but every stall bursting with flavour and all local. Skip was in heaven picking out tomatoes so ripe they're about to burst, fragrant basil (a little too fragrant for Lil), cheeses and fresh laid eggs.

Feeling good we then headed to Byron Bay. The heavens opened up again. Instead of heading to Wategoes for a swim we stopped for a coffee. Skip declaring it the best coffee he'd ever had. After we munched down some morning tea, the rain had stopped and we headed down to the beach. The waves pumping, surfers were out in force. The girls decided to try their hand in the surf having a ball.

We managed about 30 minutes of the best fun before the rain started again.

Home for lunch and a rest, just in time for the clouds to roll back once again. We grabbed rods and took the girls fishing for the first time. They were surprisingly keen.

We fished and swam until dinner time.
I was smart enough to marry a man not only interested in food shopping but who loves to cook (and is brilliant at it). I sat with a G&T and watched him turn our purchases into nibbles and dinner. The girls lay in awkward positions and watched a Barbie movie.

Yep, for a rainy miserable day we managed to squeeze every bit of fun out of it. Now please, can the rain stop and we get some sunshine??

This silly Blogger app wouldn't let me put my pix in order, so it's like a little puzzle... Enjoy!


  1. 1. From what I can see, that beard is smashing!
    2. That picture of your little movie star is It is so beautiful, I get a lump in my throat every time I see it.
    3. Apart from the G&T love, the male cooking prowess adds another common layer.
    4. Rain or not, I still wish I was there!!!! :(

  2. Looks fabulous - despite the rain {which the kids will never remember} x

  3. Oh!
    5. That farmer's market made me antsy for summer...jealous of your fresh options!

    1. I wish you were here too! The sun has come out today. Yippee!

  4. What a way to make the most of a rainy day.
    Love it all - including your perspective (and little D in the capsule on the beach!!)
    Happy holidays.

  5. Some of my best memories as a kid are at the beach, and I can't remember if it was sunny or not!! Beautiful photos x

  6. Despite the rain you packed a lot into your day. Fingers crossed the sun shines for the rest of your holiday.
    Nice to see Baby D is listening attentively to the fishing tutorial too!

  7. Oh your pics are just gorgeous Corinne, such a treat to see that beautiful little boy of yours, looking so big now! Might just be the photo, but to me, he looks like his Mama :o)
    Well done for not letting the weather get the better of you. I must admit Scott and I used to have terrible luck with bad weather on our holidays. Rain sucks at the best of times, but on holidays, it's just cruel.
    I'm doing a sunshine dance for good weather up there tomorrow for you guys :o) xo

  8. Baby D is absolutely gorgeous! Pictures are great! A nice rainy day :)

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  10. Sounds like you are having a super time, rain or sunshine!

    Fishing is the best at this age, Abi loved fishing a few weeks ago in Noosa.

    Great pics. Which farmer's markets did you go to?


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