Friday, January 13, 2012

Summer Lovin'

Yay, for having back Things Im Loving @ Paisley Jade

Loving ...

the beach on New Years day....
Parks at the beach

The beach a couple of days later... different day, different beach... how lucky are we???
Crafting with the lovely Renee ...
my little recycled materials owl which is going on a journal cover

Google Chrome!! After persisting with Internet explorer for so long I was forced to upgrade when it shut me out of blogger... wow, what a difference! Speed, better look... stoked!!

Air Conditioning!! The last three days in Brisbane have been scorchers!!  HOT HOT HOT!! Its the weather of swimming pools and iceblocks! 
Yesterday at 4.30pm it was over 37 C! And night time isn't a whole lot cooler with our low being around 25C .
So LOVING the air conditioning this week! And appreciating the beautiful weather we are so lucky to have this summer.

On a more somber note, this week last year was quite a different story in Brisbane.... the floods had devastated 75% of Queensland and beautiful Brisbane was under water.  It is still about recovery in many parts and for many people, but it is amazing how far it has come. You can read about my take on it here and here and here.

This week we are remembering and praying for all those who lost their lives, loved ones and their homes and memories, in the floods.

Even more reason to celebrate this hot summer without rain.

What are you loving???

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10 comments:

Sima J said...

That owl is too cute!! Clever cookie you!

Tammi said...

We are loving lots of days at the beach too but not so much is icky heat we have been having. Also loving that we will be touching down in Briabane for a week at the end of the month...shame it's not long enough to 'meet'.
That owl is super cute!
Xx

Monica Williams said...

Oh jealous of all your blue sky!!! We are having the WORST weather for this time of year. Struggling to think of a day where it hasn't rained. Boo!
Love the cute owl!

Katie said...

Love those beach shots! And cute little owl too. Happy New Year :-)

Jen said...

gosh!!!!!!!!!! and I thought 31 yesterday was hot
love the look of those beaches :)

PaisleyJade said...

Love the owl and beautiful weather - and yes, was such a sad time last year with the floods!

clare's craftroom said...

It must be lovely having the beaches so close , gorgeous weather too !

Mardi said...

Hi Leonie.... just letting you know you are the recipient of a blog award....check out mine for details.
Cute little owl too....how gorgeous.
Mardi x

Lea said...

oh Leonie this little owl is adorable.

Bron said...

What a gorgeous owl...love the repurposed materials. x