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Married to Nick for 13 years, with 2 children; Sabrina - 12 and Dominic - 11. I am a girlfriend through and through in that I love girly things and anything that celebrates the essence of being a woman. I love vintage, shabby chic, the country and try my best to do my bit for the environment. SO yes...we have 3 bins in our house and try our best to recycle! I believe that with everything in life, the closer we stick to nature, the better off we'll be. I would love to have a balance in life, but have learnt that balance is not always possible, so strive for significance instead, in the hopes that that will be just as meaningful, and the rest will hopefully follow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bunnyless at Bazley

I must say it was rather strange to wake up on Easter Sunday and not have to face the choas that goes with sprinting across the wet lawn in pj's, in search of places to hide eggs! It's fine if you have a garden the size of a postage stamp, but when there's an acre of land to cover, where do you start?? And of course I have no doubt that the children have in the past been more than just a little suspicious about the fact that Mom and Dad never saw the bunny with an eye, and yet we could almosy "psychicly" guide them to where the eggs had been hidden???

Those were the days....but to be honest, I can't say I'm gutted about the fact that I'll be able to sleep in on Easter Sunday from now on. BLISS! The end of these "traditions" do make one realise though that time and life marches on, as do the seasons in our lives, and whilst for the most part we naturally fear the unknown, and change in general, and feel a sense of loss when a child reaches a milestone, children with their "couldn't care less attitudes" and ability to adapt to change are a reminder that something old always makes way for something new, and something better, just like a hand opened to give is also open to receive. I'm looking forward to establishing new traditions - maybe something more meaningful than an easter egg hunt, as our children are now able to understand what Easter is really about.

So with the Easter Bunny now out of the way, we decided to spent the day at Bazley with friends. I had all but forgotten what a wonderful combination beach and real summer sun is. The last few months of temperamental weather had blurred my memory of how good that sunkissed feeling can be, for the mind, body and soul. The Bazley area is a treat if you're the camping type, and enjoy first class camping facilities and beautiful, beautiful beaches.

While our children boogie boarded, spent hours in rockpools catching fish, collected shells, and watched a "Musselcracker" fish being cleaned, I had time to ponder on the fact that my children were having a blast. Despite this being their first "the easter bunny doesn't exist" Easter, they had SURVIVED. So there may not have been a bunny, but there was a beach, and there was Bazley, and what a wonderful distraction they were.
The first and last time I was at this particular beach, we spent the day with the Robertson and Andrew families, so needless to say, my mind couldn't help but wander about what my girlfriends were doing....whereever they were, a milion miles away.
Below - the lagoon at the Bazley "Mac Nichols" caravan park - Bron and Bri paddling.

And then of course - boys will be boys - a lot of pushing and shoving into the lagoon.


  1. gf.....this one just made me cry!


  2. Glad the Big bunnies could sleep in this Easter Weekend. Your photos are gorgeous and its amazing how all of them have the horizon/sea in the back at a perfect straight level ... one of the hardest composition elements. Hugs from Desire

  3. oh how wonderfull - wishwe were there with you all. you have no idea how much we miss you all - i would even camp to be with you. love you lots, not long and we will be connected to the internet again - yahooooooooooooo. love linda

  4. I hope there were still some 'choccies' floating around.... Heaven knows you could do with a few hee hee...... Happy Easter..... Loads of love R