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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Australia Day.

Every Australia Day long weekend, if not spending time at the beach with my family, we usually spend time at each other's backyard having a barbecue.This year, we are having a quiet long weekend at home. Hubby, being busy with painting and refurbishing our living room, while I try to do a hundred of things at the same time. There doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to finish the things I wanted to do. I invited my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and one of my sisters for a quiet afternoon tea yesterday. It was a good afternoon sharing some comfort food, warming tea and a good laugh. We have had some good weather the last few days with cooler temperature and a couple of days of drizzling rain. Our garden is looking less stressed and more rejuvenated.

The patchy cloud, hovering above the Sydney skies isn't a deterrent for Aussies celebrating this iconic event.

Reminiscing of a beautiful day in one of the busiest beaches around Sydney.

The water was inviting, splashing, calling, the gentle surf lapping, drawing people to enter.

Don't forget to slip, slop, slap, a sun-kissed skin may be appealing but its long-term effect is disturbing.

I am a weak swimmer and therefore careful to only dip into the water, well aware of things that may be lurking in the vastness of  the  ocean.

A tan, for me isn't necessary, as I was born with this natural beauty.

Some are basking, soaking frolicking, relishing the warmth of this sun blessed country.

From north to south headlands, there was a throng of sun-bathers.

So I headed away from the burning sand, and took refuge under a conspicuous Norfolk Island pine.

Must be the heat that sent me in daze, as it took a while of unfamiliarity, only then to realise that my car was parked not far away.

This Casa Domani hand-painted tea set was a birthday present from my sister.

I've collected some marigolds & mandavellas to make a posy.

This Cashmere collection of Maxwell & Williams is a perfect to match my colourful tea set.

I would like to wish all Aussies a happy Australia Day!

This week I'm joining:
Terri of http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
And Martha for Martha's favourite
Sandi of http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Bernideen for tea time http://blog.bernideens.com

Thank you friends for visiting


  1. Thanks so much for your visit and kind words!! I am now following you and added your blog to my Blog Roll!
    It is hard to believe that it is Summer in your neck of the woods when it is so cold here....


  2. Happy Australia Day, my friend!

    Wow! I think most of North America must be drooling over your gorgeous weather right now! What fun you had at that lovely beach. Seems like the whole country is celebrating right there, by the sea! Aida, you are stunning in that pretty sundress! How do you stay so slim?! You must have great metabolism and even greater genes, and I know you are always busy creating, cooking and entertaining. Speaking of entertaining, your Casa Domani tea set is charming; love the colours and hand painted pattern, very earthy and warm.

    So enjoyed this vibrant post, full of rejuvenating words and images. Thank you for sharing all the vitality!

    Have a wonderful week, sweetie!


  3. Gorgeous photos.

    I am in love with the tea set in all my favorite primary colors.

  4. Aida,
    Australia Day sounds so wonderful. I just saw this on another blog yesterday. It sounds like such a fun celebration. The beach and sand pictures are so pretty. My kids love the ocean and I don't know what they'd do without it. I am in love with the red flowered tea cup and saucer. I love to collect different tea cups. What a lovely day spent with your mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and sister. I love the feet picture, and you look so sweet sitting here on the rock.

    Happy Australia Day, Aida. I always love to see your pictures. They are cheerful and full of life and love.


  5. Happy Australia Day! You look wonderful! I love your dishes, too!

  6. Beautiful tea cups. Thanks for sharing. Love them all. Blessings, Martha

  7. These sunny pictures on the beach are so cheerful. Your teaset is lovely, I like these pretty colours.
    Wish you a lovely new week!

  8. Beautiful ocean beaches - such a lovely blue! So nice to see sunshine and warmth. Your tea set is very pretty and I love the coordinating cup and saucer, too. The flowers are lovely. xo Karen

  9. I am sorry I am so late to your tea post! I don't know how I missed it before.
    Your holiday looks wonderful! I didn't realize it was a holiday weekend in Australia. Your bright and festive tea set is beautiful, and those flowers look lovely with it. I love seeing all your pretty tea cups waiting for tea. Enjoy your long weekend!

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Your holiday at the beach is eye candy for me as we just got another great amount of snow.
    The tea set is colourful and inviting, I need to get my tea post up to join the ladies.

  11. Hi Aida,
    what a beautiful day you had. Here we have winter and your photos make me craving for summer. Your tea set ist pretty. The posy and the tea cups add more happiness to the tea setting. Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Day.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  12. Aida,
    The green cupcakes are Pistachio Cupcakes. I saw them at the store and had to try them. They were so yummy, and I only had half of one a day, cause I'm not eating too much sugar these days.

    Have a blessed day.


  13. I am visiting with you from TexWis blog. So nice to meet you. I love your tea set and the beautiful beach photos. Glad you had a little break from the heat and I know your garden loved the rain.
    Wishing you a nice day.

  14. I can see you're enjoying your beach time in Australia. We both have two things in common...a weak swimmer and we both have a 'perennial tan,' so we don't need to acquire solar cancer on purpose, lol! The teacups are gorgeous and so is the present you got from your dear sister. Happy it rained a Little too. Thanks for your sweet visit my friend.

  15. I have missed a few posts, dear Aida (internet misbehaving!), but I am all caught up now...
    How exciting that you had a lovely vacation in Europe....
    And I am glad to know the weather has cooled down...please send us a warm breeze or two...we are below freezing here! :)
    You look happy and beautiful, and the photos of the beach are splendid...I want to come visit! ;)
    Love and blessings,
    - Irina