Leisurely strolls on the beach. Ice cream cones. Paddling in the foamy surf. Relaxing by the flickering fire at night. Building sand castles with the children. Spa baths with skylights above so you can gaze up at the star dusted sky. Drinking a morning tea on the veranda, while watching the surf pounding on the sand ~ all little snapshots that construct a delightful memory of our family holiday.
We had a wonderful mini vacation at Merry Beach this last weekend. It was so relaxing to get away to the surf and sand ~ we hadn’t been to the beach all summer! Which, in Australia, is considered pretty un-‘Stralian of you… (ಠ_ಠ) Lol.
Merry Beach is a quiet little cove, so the waves aren’t too big, but water is lovely and clean, a beautiful aqua hue that you can see right through. When we went swimming, the water wasn’t too warm, but although wasn’t icy either, I was still glad to be able to borrow a wetsuit from my mother to splash about in!
I also enjoyed the chance to take out my SunJellies ‘Alice’ handbag ~ it is the perfect beach bag. I used it for carrying my sketch book, shoes and lip gloss, and it was just the right size. ∩(︶▽︶)∩
My sketch book is one of my beach must-haves. I don’t have much of a chance to just sit down and draw during the week so whenever I go on holiday, it’s always by my side. I think that my Alice handbag will also be another beach must-have now. I just adore the pale pink colour and the cute lattice vintage style. Plus, being able to easily shake out the inevitable sand collection is a huge bonus!
And how about you ~ what’s been your most relaxing time away? Do you have any beach or holiday must-haves? Do you enjoy the beach or prefer to go away to the mountains, or maybe elsewhere?
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Discloser | I am not affiliated with SunJellies in any way; I bought the ‘Alice’ handbag myself and reviewed it because I like it. (✿◠‿◠)