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Saturday, 17 January 2015

We are on summer holidays

Hello lovely friends.
First day back at work was a struggle, having been sleeping in till 8:00 in the morning, my body clock struggled to adjust. And what's worse is not enjoying the sun as much as we can. Before I went back to work we went beach hopping and op-shopping. I truly enjoyed the warm water and the peaceful lapping of waves by the shore. I found a few bits and pieces from a couple of charity shops. 
To those of you who are in the middle of winter right now, I wish I could share some beautiful warm weather with you. Thank you for visiting and your lovely messages.

I am joining Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday Martha for Tea cup Tuesday  Janet for Share your cup

A few yachts and boats were moored by the bay. While people went diving, snorkelling, fishing, swimming and sun baking.

Even the sea gulls are enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air

As you can see the water was so clear

Hope you don'tmind me, I just wanted to be part of the view

We took advantage of the sweet and juicy summer fruits like these mangoes. They are in abundance here down under this season.
We love to take our picnic basket, may it be at the beach, park or anywhere we can enjoy the view 
Below are my op-shop finds, a Winslow Homer replica painting on a music box, Royal Ascot cup and saucer, couple of Colclough cake plates, a pretty cup and saucer with pink roses, a wee oil painting and an English Cottage picture.
Below are my other op-shop finds, his and hers Australian Pottery mugs and an Ellgreave tea pot.
I love to end my day with a cup of tea. Below is one of my market finds,  De Olde English Grosvenor. 


  1. Hello Aida :)
    Thank you for the sun!!
    I love your china:)
    Greetings from rainy Alsace.

  2. Hello Aida,

    What a delightful day you must have had at the beach, with that very appetizing picnic, the smell of the sea, and the fresh air in your hair. Your new treasures are very pretty, and I'm sure will make lovely hostesses for your wonderful teatimes.

    Happy weekend, my friend! Hope you get some R & R!

  3. Oh, what lovely summer holiday and beach images.
    Wishing you a great weekend!

  4. My dear Aida, the beach looks so beautiful and peaceful! How I would love to splash around in the water and soak up wth sun.

    Your new china is simply lovely! Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs to you!

  5. I have recentoy discovered your site and blog and love to see what you have been up to.. the beach looked wonderful, and I am going to be enjoying one in Perth at the end of this week. I fly out to visit my son and his family there and will be enjoying all that heat and sunshine, cannot wait... meanwhile hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays.

  6. Aw! That beach looks wonderful! I love your teacups. I think I need some tea right now!

  7. Hello Aida:
    So nice to see you dipping your toes in the lovely water. Amazing the difference in weather there to here! What a lovely posting and I am glad you are having a wonderful time! So glad you shared and I love that cup and saucer and pitcher!

  8. The sea is beautiful, isn't it Aida? I have been longing to see it lately and took a trip there recently. What a cute picture that is of you on the rock. Your new English tea cup is so pretty, and I love that pink rose. I can't wait to plant some roses in the spring at my new home.

    Have a good week ahead, dear Aida.

    love, ~Sheri

  9. Dear Aida,

    The photo's of your holiday look beautiful. They make me look forward to spring and summer even more. It's cold and grey in Rotterdam!

    You found some lovely vintage things. Love the teacups :-)

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  10. thanks for sharing the beach! lovely! :)

  11. Very jealous of your market find. That teacup is beautiful