Hope you all had a fabbo weekend. Mr Beach House was home and together we attacked the garden on a beautiful mid Winters day on the Beaches. It is so over grown that we barely made a dent. The lawn mower wouldn't start, after 5 months of laying dormant, but we did achieve lots including the beginnings of a vege patch. The budget has blown out and these will be about the most expensive vegetables on the planet, but it will be a learning experience for the Beach House Brats and over time our start up costs will drop per vegetable.
I also got this comment from Malcom, an Australian living in Paris, who I think reads me because he gets a dose of OZ when he comes here. Here's what he said:
Listen Carolyn...if you keep addressing me as "ladies" I'm not gonna read your blog any more. :-)
............And so it got me thinking.
You guys are part of my tribe and I am part of yours and that is important, we get each other, we like to hang out and we like the same stuff, but what should I call you? Beach Housers sounds ridiculous, Beachcombers is taken, surfie chicks would be great, but it doesn't include the men amongst you. So what's it to be?
That's were you guys come in!!!!! I need your help in naming you, my tribe. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
And while you're at it, what do you think of my new friend? A very rough around the egdes Bushells tea chest, complete with its own tissue paper lining and remnant tea leaves. Leaves that were picked by the hands of hard working women, resplendent in colourful saris. I love that not so long ago this is how the grocer received tea, which was then individually packaged for patrons.
Sure beats a cardboard box of 100 tea bags, which I'm almost ashamed to say, is how I buy my tea these days. This tea chest and her remnant contents have sure been on a journey and now they are part of mine in this rickety old Beach House. I stacked her up with a myriad of cook books and interiors books that I seem addicted to collecting. I filled a thrifted enamel jug with jonquils
Then added a little coastal charm in the form of driftwood and coral and I think she looks pretty sweet.
I moved the jonquils around a bit and also love them in this frame on my mantel. These flowers signal the last days of Winter on the beaches, which makes this Beach House girl very happy.
There's a thought for a name for you guys......... Beach House ??????? You fill in the gap
My vote is Beach House Hood or maybe Beach Dwellers????? Come on guys I need you!!!!! Sounds crazy but in so many ways, you my tribe, complete me. I put it down to you, that I have lost so much weight, have tried new stuff like food styling. I was like that pre baby, but the motherhood thing floored me for a while, but your amazing support has really bought me back to the real Carolyn and for that I thank you. But what to call you as a group, well that is up to you!!!!!!
Have a great week
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