I fancied a walk… and I had a good few hours’ ticket of leave… so I thought I’d walk over to Hyams Beach; why not?
Me? I’m the numpty down on the ground taking the photos.
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Well, life is looking up!
I’ll be down at Jervis Bay when this post goes up, and, with a bit of luck, I’ll be re-doing a joyful little trip I did last time there.
Is there anything better than a potter around an independent bookshop?
All Sydney cinema going is banned in this household!
This may seem a bit daft in these school holidays but the thing is, we’re heading south to Jervis Bay for the weekend, and we can visit the cutest wee cinema down there instead.
And save money - you can take the girl out of Scotland but you can’t ake the Scottishness out of the girl.
Aargh, I’m such an idiot!!
After a lovely weekend at Jervis Bay, Minnie the Minx and I drove back to Sydney last night… fuming!
Which is when this golden rule for beach house weekends struck me - and hard.
For my kids, the very best thing about spending time at Jervis Bay in the summer is the Huskisson Carnival.
Run by Joylands, the Carnival is at the Showground for the whole of January, open 6pm – 10pm.
You can buy individual tickets or a wristband for $25. We did the latter once and the former once.
Had a massive parenting breakthrough just before New Year when the teens and their friends took the twins and we parents went for a drink at the bowling club next door.
Ah, small parenting victories!
‘Book ahead to avoid disappoinment’ was the mantra of a TV producer pal in Glasgow. She knew that time moves fast when you’re shooting and editing so our social plans were best made in advance.
This idea worked in Glasgow when we were young, free and single.
Works even better now in Sydney where we’re older, entangled and partnered-with-kids.
(PS for all your antonym needs, head to www.synonym.com/antonym)
Call me a playground and cafe nerd, why don’t you?
I really do love a new find.
This new addition to the Huskisson cafe scene gets my vote for convenience and charm.
It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Owen Street, so feels lovely and quiet.
But the best thing is that it is just across the road from White Sands Park playground.
This photo today because… it’s gorgeous
This playground must be a contender in the playspaces with the best waterviews stakes.
The vistas over Jervis Bay are glorious.
And the equipment is pretty good too.
Coffee and icecream are just a hop, skip and a jump away.
Lets get going, see you there in a minute!
Oh, I just love Moona Moona Creek!
If you have very young children and you’re looking for a big and very safe watery playground on the South Coast of NSW, look no further.
So what do you do at Jervis Bay on a rainy day?
Yes, I know, it’s a horrifying prospect, but we cannot tell a lie.
The weather is bad occasionally at Jervis Bay. Sad but true.
We often pack all the kids in the car and scoot up the road to the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre. The pool there is the big attraction. The 40m long slide is our kids’ particular favourite.
Shhh…. don’t tell everyone about this cafe…. just the people you love best.
This is one of my very favourite fave cafes at Jervis Bay.
It’s the Hyams Beach Store and Cafe, a glorious little spot.
My children have been asking to see the little bit of video we shot of the dolphins who came to say g’day when we were on our fast boat trip around Jervis Bay.
And now they’ve got themselves off to school, I’ve managed to find it and load it onto Youtube.
This isn’t the best bit of footage we’ve ever shot. The day was very grey and dull… but not to worry. It’s always a great joy to see a dolphin in the wild, isn’t it? And there’s much lovelier footage following below.
So this summer we’ve all been at it, leaping with gay abandon off this bridge into the creek below.
Is anything more fun in this entire universe?
Bridge jumping is an activity which has stood the test of time.
Even Rusty Rocket, aged all of five was flinging himself off good style.
With my wee waterproof camera in hand, I filmed people jumping and then took myself and the camera for a jump off the bridge. Here are the results, Just A Minute Movies strikes again.
Next year we might even try the spectacular backflips you see about 40 seconds in.