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Sunday, October 2, 2016

A BEACH BREAK WITH FAMILY

It is school holidays here and Sonya and her family flew up from Melbourne to get warm. They have had a cold winter down there. Cold for Australia but not for the Northern Hemisphere countries. Simon, a distant relative from Switzerland also came with Sonya's family. He is staying with them in Melbourne for a while. Carol-Ann and David flew from Sydney. They all stayed with us for one night and then we crammed into two cars and drove north to the Sunshine Coast. We stopped at the  Mooloolaba  Surf Club for lunch.
Mooloolaba is a very pretty and popular beach but we preferred something a bit quieter.

We hired a beach house at Peregian Beach a bit further north.
It was a beautiful big house with plenty of rooms and private spaces for all the families.

 The view was good too.

Fox enjoyed reading on the deck and keeping a watch out for whales.

The whales were a long way out but they gave us a performance of fin and tail slapping. 

The next morning it was a five minute walk down to the beach. The weather was superb. We have a saying in Queensland, "Beautiful one day and perfect the next."

 Fox and Banjo enjoyed playing in the sand.

 We had to tell Simon, from Switzerland, about the rules of swimming between the flags. 

 Simon helps the boys build a sand castle.

Then we went back to the house for lunch and a rest. Someone just couldn't stay awake.

 My favourite time on the beach is in the evening.

Carol and David stride off for a walk while I amble along with my camera and iPhone for pics.

One of my favourites was taken with the phone.

When I got back to the house dinner was being prepared by my son in laws, David and Bernie. They took it in turns to cook and Simon cleaned up. I had a perfect holiday, surrounded by family and no work to do.


27 comments:

  1. what a beautiful way to spend a few days with your family. the views are inspiring and no cooking is a real getaway. i am just a little bit envious. great post Diane

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  2. That looks a wonderful place to stay and relax there.

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  3. this is a perfect place for the perfect holiday. love the house and the view and the name to.. you know I love cows so this name, Mooloolaba  I love it to... gorgeous beaches

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  4. Hello, Diane! The beach vacation sounds wonderful for the whole family. I would like to sit and whale watch. The first view of the beach is just stunning. Gorgeous photos! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  5. wow your beach is great. Your family charming

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  6. Your beach break with family sounds and looks perfect. Mine was, too. Having space and letting others take charge are both conducive to a restful vacation. As you know, I love that last shot!

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  7. The grandchildren are gorgeous, the beach beautiful and then a performance of a whale
    What else could you wish for :)

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  8. what a wonderful time. family and the beach, camera & phone.
    beautiful photos Diane...Coffs Harbour with the feet up :)

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  9. I am jealous what a beautiful place and the house looks wonderful too for so many people ! Sure the boys were happy playing in the sand !

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  10. What a fantastic idea to hire a house, looks like you shared some brilliant family time together. You've got me thinking Diane, this would be such a good idea in the summer Christmas holidays for my extended famille. Your grandsons would have been in heaven there!

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  11. It does sound like the perfect holiday and no work now that is perfect. It is very beautiful. Hug B

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  12. How wonderful to have a family holiday. Looks like a great place for some fun and your grandsons are little darlings.

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  13. It definitely sounds absolutely divine! You have such a lovely family and I so enjoyed the pictures! Wish it was that lovely here....haha

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  14. Now that is what I'd call a perfect getaway! Gorgeous beach, wonderful family, lovely beach house.

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  15. Wow sounds like you really had a good time and cooks with the family as well :-) That house is huge. Love seeing whales, so exciting. Have a good week Diane

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  16. How funny, I have followed your blog for a while, Diane, and it turns out, we may have a real life connection! I know a Carol-Ann and David from Sydney, and I am friends with David's younger brother and his lovely, close-knit, unique family in general. I haven't met Carol-Ann, but if we are speaking about the same person, she is an incredibly talented artist and I love her bird paintings in particular!

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  17. Sounds wonderful! What a beautiful house in a gorgeous setting.

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  18. Beautiful photos! It's so nice to do a beach house vacation with the entire family, Diane. We did something similar two years ago and enjoyed it. Your grandsons are so handsome and looked like they had a lot of fun playing ion the beach.

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  19. Diane this looks like a wonderful spot to warm up and get a few rays. Beautiful shots and looks as if you really enjoyed this time.

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  20. What a wonderful break! No cooking and time with family by the beach. I love evenings along the beach too, all those beautiful colours in the cool of the day.

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  21. What a lovely beach house for your family, on a nice, quiet beach. I don't think anything beats the beach for fun for the children and relaxation for the adults. Great to share it with family.

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  23. Evenings along the beach are great for photos, I agree Diane. You have some lovely images captured with your camera and phone. Your grandsons are growing quickly.

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