This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

~A Respite Weekend For Us.......and Chooky's Christmas Swap~



This weekend we had organised a much looked forward to respite for JoJo
We thought we'd have a day trip down the coast
We started off at the Blue Earth Cafe for coffee/lemon myrtle tea and lunch


We ended up at the beautiful seaside port of Bermagui where Billy Connolly filmed part of the film The Man Who Sued God
We had Fish 'n Chips here and saw a fishing boat come in.


This morning I made (gluten free) Choc Chip Muffins with Choc Chips that were organic from 




This afternoon I did a little on my Tilda Club Pin Cushion


 and to finish off we went for a beach walk in the late afternoon and saw the sun catching the waves


 and on the beach grass




'round the corner this piece of gum!
A lovely relaxing weekend just being 'us' and tasting the 'normal' world
We could come and go as we please
Sit for as long as we wanted without having to jump up and down
We even walked together and held hands on the beach
Something we don't normally do as one of us has to be with JoJo!!!

All in all a lovely weekend........


I have joined Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap this year and looking forward to receiving news of who my partner is!!!

Thank you to everyone who comes over and reads my humble little blog and comments on it
I truly do appreciate it and do try sincerely to get back to everybody

Hope your weekend was a good one
Here's to another week........Dzintra xo

14 comments:

KERYN B said...

Those muffins look amazing - could go one of those about now. Enjoy your week of respite..

shez said...

Hi Dzintra how nice to have some time for the 2 of you,and boy you sure do live in a nice part of the country,and boy those muffins sure look yummy and love your work on the pin cushion,well done my friend.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear friend! This sounds like such a gorgeous day trip with family, food and a lovely view of the sea. What more could anyone WANT! LOVELY!!!!!

Susan said...

A well deserved break, and looks like you spent your time well. Such a beautiful part of the world.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You enjoy your week I know you will miss your Jo Jo.....yummo to those muffins...great photo of you xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your weekend sounds wonderful!! I love how you appreciate every moment from delicious food to preaceful walks on the beach.

Terry said...

A triple good weekend. Relax , Recharged, Rejuvenated.
You need to take care of yourself so you can take care of others.
Glad you both had a good week end.

Lynn said...

What a lovely time it looks like. And as always delicious food too! I'm so glad that we were SSCS partners and that I got to know you and JoJo. That's why the swap is the best, cause it's about who we get to know

Fiona said...

lovely to have that bit of time to yourselves... and I imagine JoJo has a great time at her own retreat!
Hugz

Susan said...

Any escape to some place near the water has to be the "best"...the muffins come a close second.

Michelle Ridgway said...

A well deserved break Dzintra and in such a beautiful place. Love a beach walk! Those muffins looked delicious. Hope you are feeling refreshed xx

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you had a nice time with JoJo in respite........enjoyed the break......

have fun planning your SSCS gifts....hoping to send out some ore emails today...........

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you had a nice time with JoJo in respite........enjoyed the break......

have fun planning your SSCS gifts....hoping to send out some ore emails today...........

Yvonne W said...

Glad you did have a lovely time together-- and hopefully, you will get lots more respite time to do this again and again-- we all need these times together-- very special.

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