10 on 10 Project – May 2016

10 on 10 May 2016

I know I say this every month, but really, can you believe it’s the 10th of the month already?!  Of course, that means I’m joining in with this month’s Clever Cookie Photography Circle!  I took the photos over multiple days and with multiple cameras, and when I say multiple cameras, that’s just fancy talk for my iphone and my big girl’s camera.

We were lucky enough to enjoy a four night/five day mini break down the south coast at what has come to be known (not very originally) as the Kangaroo House because our cabins are surrounded by kangaroos. And ducks. And lorikeets. I know it’s not cool to have favourites, but that roo there in the title pic is the guy we call Gary and he’s the coolest roo in town.

Don’t forget, when you’ve finished checking out my holi-yay snaps, be sure to bob on over and say g’day to my mate Veronica and see what she’s been clicking on her camera.

We are blessed with glorious weather. No sooner do we arrive and unpack the cars, then we head to the beach. Our god-babies are beach babies at heart!

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The view from the cabin isn’t half bad either. Oh, the serenity!

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I remember that the sunrises here are magic. What is also magic is that I wake up in time to see it. Oh, and the colours? They’re magic too. Mother Nature, she so clever!

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Later that day, we take a drive  up to Observation Head Lookout just past Batemans Bay. Forget fifty shades of grey, the view up there is fifty shades of blue!

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Expect to see our god-daughter on Junior Masterchef sometime soon, as she is sous chef on the Malteser Cheesecake. She might not yet be four but the girl has skillz! Plus, she is a champion beater licker to boot! This cheesecake tastes exquisite and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you soon!

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Training never stops, even when you’re on holi-yays. Every morning we get up for a barefoot beach run – my favourite way to start the day!

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We have so much fun exploring nearby beaches. Depot Beach is as beautiful as it is deserted… apart from a few kangaroos out for lunch. Here’s to bubbles, not troubles!

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Another day, another beach. This time we venture a little further afield to Surf Beach where we meet Bear. He’s a real water baby and this is his favourite spot for a swim. He’s quite famous in these parts because he’s always running away from home in his bids to get to the beach. This day is no exception, he is all on his lonesome and he’s having a ball. Let’s just say, he’s quite famous at the local pound!

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Of course, a beach holiday isn’t a beach holiday if there isn’t some writing in the sand. It’s good for my motor skills… Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

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Five days of good food, good weather, good fun, good friends and of course, good wine. But all good things come to an end, even holidays. But it would be nice if they could last forever. I’ll drink to that!

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Now remember friends, the fun of the photography circle doesn’t stop here. Do pop on over and  say g’day to Veronica.  Be sure to check out her fab photos, and then follow the circle to meet all the other fantastic photographers and see what they’ve been snapping. Enjoy the photo fest!

Have you got a secret holiday spot? Have you ever got up close and personal with a kangaroo? How do you like to spend your days on holiday?

Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT

  • euhhhh… is this your winter? I mean really? Bare feet in the sand? That’s not fair!!!! But that’s good for us for july! haha! I love the kangaroo, and the sunset, what are those amazing colors?! Incredible! xx cathy

    • It’s Autumn and it was plenty warm enough to go barefoot at the beach. It was a little bit chilly at night but nothing that our campfire couldn’t fix!

  • @dianaphotographyaustralia

    I loved your photo selection. It tells the story so well. That’s near where my mum and dad live and it’s the coast I grew up visiting as a kid. But I can’t go past that delish looking cheesecake. Even while on holidays. Yummy xxx

    • Oh it’s such a beautiful part of the world – how lucky are you to grow up there! I couldn’t resist getting a bit busy in the kitchen on holidays, it’s not often I have a little sous chef! xx

  • Beautiful beaches and pictures, your god-babies sound so adorable 😍

  • Oh Australia, you are so beautiful. Oh cheesecake you make my mouth water …

  • LydiaCLee

    Wow! Love the sunset and the wine and sunset – how beautiful!!

  • merilyn

    looks like a gorgeous possi sammie! … it’s a lovely region!
    a lovely break for you! … seems a fun time was had by all!
    cute kids and kangaroos! … and what about the size of that dog?
    love m:)X

  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connect

    That is such a beautiful part of Australua and your pictures easily reflect this. Makes me want s mini break #teamIBOT

  • That sunset and that water!! Such gorgeous colours. I’m so glad you had a wonderfully relaxing weekend x

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    What cheesecake sound INSANELY good!!!! Definitely a MasterChef happening there!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Yay for May indeed and I definitely agree with the bubbles not troubles mantra. That Malteser cheesecake looks scrumptious! 😀

  • Wow! That place looks so dreamy! I’ll cheers to good food, good weather, good fun, good friends and good wine ANY DAY! Oh and that cheesecake had me at hello!!! xx

  • What an absolutely gorgeous place! I love the views and the beaches. I can feel the relaxation from here. I’m totally jealous of your holiday 😉 You’ve made me want to be right there!

  • Mum Of Five Girls

    I’d love to holiday there….it looks ah-mazing!!!!

  • Looks like you had a fab time in a stunning location Sammie! I love that photo of your god babies! Thanks for sharing your mini break.x

  • How gorgeous. I’m feeling relaxed just looking st your photos. I’ve been in Sydney for almost 16 yrs and I’ve never been down the south coast. Time to change that me thinks. Looks stunning! Xx

  • What a beautiful place and how gorgeous and relaxed do you look. I got kicked by a kangaroo once – at Skippy Park. Little bastard lol xx

    • It’s so idyllic. Gary was the cutest kangaroo ever but there was a massive one who used to hang out and who tried to jump up onto our deck. Cheeky little bugger!

  • Your mini vacation looks like it was at the most PERFECT spot! How lush!

  • I love the south coast. I stayed at Surf beach in January this year…it was a bit too crowded though since it was summer. Two years ago when I did my road trip in May all the way to Eden, I loved the solitude and empty beaches. And of course, the friendly roos! 🙂

    • Surf Beach was so quiet when we there, it’s hard to imagine it gets so busy! It’s such a beautiful part of the world, isn’t it?

  • I really have to get myself back to the beach to reset! Meeting Bear would be a bonus too! xx

  • Love this photography circle. Love your pics! The writing in the sand was the icing on the cake! And that view…WOW! Visiting from Sunshine and Elephants ~Lowanda

    • It’s a pretty special place, isn’t it? I love the photography circle too – I’m naturally nosey so I love seeing what everyone else has been up to, plus it’s a great excuse to get out and about with my camera!