A gentle slide into 2014


Well I dunno about you but I am almost pathologically avoiding engaging my mind with the new year in any way other than holiday mode.


We went on a road trip just after Christmas that took in Metung in Gippsland, Mollymook on the NSW South Coast, Sydney and back again. Only when we got back to Metung I couldn’t bring myself to leave for Melbourne on the appointed day so the girls and I hung around for another week. It was blissful.


So we’re just back and I am still kind of drifting along. And I’m going to just keep going like this for a bit I think. Not least because tomorrow’s predicted high of 43 degrees signals the start of what is shaping up to be a blistering heatwave. And in my books, temps like that give me carte blanche to move very slowly indeed. I mean, it would be bad for our health to do very much, you understand.


So these pics. Now I know I am pretty much the absolute last to the party but joining Instagram has meant I’ve used my camera phone a lot more than I ever have. And it’s been a bit of a revelation. All the shots in this post were taken with my iPhone 5S. The camera is fantastic and it’s kind of a relief not to lug around my big DSLR every now and then.


If you want any more information click  the “Instagram” in the top right corner.


I wish I could work out how to embed just the pictures and not the “likes”. I gave it a desultory go last night but as my head still thinks its sitting on a deck chair looking out over water it refused to comply.


There are lots more on my Instagram feed including a v cute koala we spied on Raymond Island (which is no great feat as frankly you do have to be blind not to see a koala on the island) and a shot taken 60 metres underground at Buchan Caves of a miraculous crystal formation. If you follow me, let me know you’ve come via the blog. I’ll love you even more than I already do.


Is anyone else feeling as dreamy and drifty as I? I hope at least some of you are – because that would be indicative of equally happy holidays.


[EDITED TO ADD: It looks as though my Instgram pics aren’t showing up in the WordPress mailout.  If you are subscribed that way and can’t see the pictures,you’ll have to click through to the blog. Bugger. Sorry.]

4 thoughts on “A gentle slide into 2014

  1. Wonderful pictures to see they help me feel warm. We have just come out of a cold spell (minus 15 or so Celsius) and now it’s warm (2 Celsius ) so the sniw is all crusty and melting and I risk my limbs each time I walk the dog. Even she turned back yesterday. I know we won’t get warmth so now I just want 7 or 8 belie and some decent sniw.

    • Well that just doesn’t seem fair does it – I mean if it’s going to be cold, be BLOODY cold and bring all the winter wonderland-ness with it – not the slushy, slip-over stuff. I wish you deeply cold weather! And then a blissful Spring.

  2. It all sounds just about right for your particular season. We’ve just emerged from the polar vortex, last week the coldest we’ve had in twenty years, and I found ice in my microwave. I’d take something lazy and heat-wavy right about now, yes.

    • I’ve been keeping an eye on your weather over there. My sister is in DC and they’ve been living out their very own version of Frozen – and I know it’s been worse in other places. I wish I could teleport you here for a day to deforest – although let’s wait until it’s just a touch cooler, ya know, like 39. 43 is outrageous.

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