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I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

#67 In the Summer time

Lucky enough to grow up on the coast, my childhood Summer memories involve hot days, Summer fruits, days at the beach or swimming in our backyard pool, and barbecues. Lots of barbecues. We were either in water or we were eating. So much fun. Mindful fun. Calm. Bliss.

We had a couple of really hot days here this past weekend and I joined my sister and brother in law and my nephews at the beach. We had body boards and a blow up raft and we had a ball. I haven't spent that much time in the water in years. We squealed with delight as our raft crashed into waves and when we caught the long ride in on a wave on our body boards - the boys taught me how to use one and now I'm hooked!

We then got take away and sat in my front garden for hours, chatting with mum and dad. I was in heaven and we asked ourselves why we would ever consider going away on holidays at Summer when we have this in our backyard.

I also got to spend an afternoon with some friends in their pool after a barbecue lunch. I felt like a kid again. What a weekend.

Today is Monday and I'm back at work, but I still feel so refreshed and calm. I'm making my resolution right here to spend more time in and with the ocean this year. I've heard there's an 'old ladies' group that meets Sunday mornings at the beach to go body boarding together. Maybe I'll give that a try.....

This Wednesday I'm off to count penguins again on Middle Island - I'll keep you posted!

Happy New Year!

My beach - Warrnambool beach

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