Friday, 23 February 2018

Summer Birthdays

I recently celebrated my birthday with our children and their families. It was a BIG number birthday, one of those after which you say "every day is a bonus". Elder grand daughter celebrated her 3rd birthday with me and we had a joint cake which required 2 toppings! The family shared an Airbnb house in the beach community of Avalon, just north of Sydney for a long weekend. It was successful bonding time for the 6 adults and 4 children, this being only the second summer that we are all living in the same country since 2002.

Here's the cake!

Clareview Beach is safe for little ones and oldies. 

The Airbnb house was marvellous except for it being (as we discovered belatedly) without air-conditioning. Temperatures soared to 47 degrees on the cricket pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground that Sunday for the Ashes Series test cricket match between England and Australia. Luckily there was a coolish sea breeze in Avalon and a pool at the house to take refuge in. 

By the way Australia won.

Here's a sketch from an upstairs window. It was beginning to feel really hot that morning.

I love this photo of older grand daughter defying the ocean at Clareview Beach.

Marker pens, watercolour, #MoleskineWatercolourAlbum, 5x8”.