Sunday, June 15, 2014

We Can Get Together

'Ere what's this then?
Us outdoors in the sunshine?
Has the world turned on its axis?


Not quite.
The Phoenix was well enough for a Sunday drive and picnic in his pride and joy, his 4L MKIII Ford Cortina, a beefier version of the Gene Genie's car.
That's what Sundays are about aren't they?  
Last week Tania Freckleface described her ideal Sunday and this is how we spent ours today.
We took a drive a few miles north from home to Nudgee Beach's leash-free dog park and to Redcliffe.
Very simple you understand, but it was just right for us: a glorious sunny day, three petrol heads in a grunt car, a delicious picnic, fantastic company, admiring other people's dogs without out the hassle of shit and fights, a search for sea shells, a bit of colouring in, great coffee, ice cream, fish 'n chips and pecan pie.

The Phoenix spent a couple of decades living in Sheffield, home to the lovely Curtise, and he gets quite a kick out of describing the local lingo.
Here he's describing the concept of a "scrape", where a balding man disguises his scalp with a comb-over and if the issue is particularly worrisome, a bloke will "look like he's scraped his hair up from his armpits".
Clearly these matters are quite understandably disturbing to a child, even though I'm sure she won't need to worry about perfecting a "scrape".



How about those amazing sunnies huh?
Got them for The Stylist on sale from Dolls Kill.
She also needed to wear her new pink boots.

We ate, we danced, we threw my hat about, we lolled about in the sunshine, we marvelled at a nutty sculpture.
Sunday indeed.





















I hope you've enjoyed a marvellous weekend!
Desiree x

40 comments:

  1. WTF? Are you feeding your kid fertilizer? Since when did her legs get so long?

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  2. Oh Des this post makes me glow all over. I'm SO pleased the Phoenix got a chance to take his ladies out. Wasn't today just beautiful??? We enjoyed brunch down at Vic Pt, I was so pleased to be well enough to be out for a while. You all look gorgeous....love the Stylist's pink boots. The Phoenix looks smashing & you are beautiful as always. Xx

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  3. LOVE these photos! What a beautiful post :)

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  4. It looks like you had the best day. x x

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  5. You all look so amazing. I hope The Phoenix recovers from what ever illness is plaguing him.
    Enjoy the sun we had it for one day now it's just pissing down hahhah
    Sending love from the UK
    Love kay

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  6. What a lovely day - great company, sunshine and the beach and some fabulous outfits to boot!
    Good to see the three of you having so much fun. The Stylist's sunglasses are amazing! xxxxxxx

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  7. Beautiful photos, Des. How lovely to have a day out with your darling Phoenix and Miss B, you all look thoroughly relaxed and happy. The Stylist's sunglasses are awesome, and just look at her long, long legs!
    If A is teaching you some Sheffield dialect, you are in for a treat! So many great expressions. xxxx

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  8. Okay, I'm going to gush now: Gorgeous photos of beautiful people on a lovely day!!!!!!

    The Stylist has lovely legs like her mum! My favourites of your outfits are the ones like this because they are the more fabulous version of something I would wear.
    I'm glad you had such a lovely Sunday!
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  9. What a beautiful way to spend a sunny Sunday. Adorable post! Love the stylists new sunnies and her pink boots!!

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  10. Looks like the perfect way to spend a Sunday to me ... hanging at the dog park ... without the hassle of bring the dog ... that's genius :0)
    xx

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  11. What a glorious day! There is obviously so much love in your family. The pictures made me smile!

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  12. Dancing in the sunshine is the best. Looks like a truly fun day.

    Amazing how the babies carried in the crook of your arm grow to be taller than you. Mine is *almost* there.

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  13. Gosh the Stylist has grown! Look at those legs!
    This looks like the perfect Sunday indeed! Glad to the see the pheonix up and about.

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  14. you look so fabulous lounging and dancing on the sun!! you've got the best smiles all over the world, dear people!!
    Fabulous Post!! obviously you look gorgeous!!
    besos

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  15. Happy days beautiful lady. How tall is the stylist, legs for days!! Ooh where is the fab colouring in book from??

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  16. Such lovely photos, Desiree. How tall is the Stylist! She's gorgeous and I adore her glasses. I used to live in Sheffield (from 80 to 83)and loved it. xx

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  17. What a wonderful time, looks so peaceful too!! Am glad you all enjoyed yourselves xx

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  18. You are all so darling together! I love your photos. And what a fabulous way to spend the day!

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  19. Love this post,makes me alive.
    I read your blog but seldom post.Thanks!

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  20. The outdoors look so good of your family! What a marvelous day Desiree! You can feel all the love from these photos and this is what life's about, simple pleasures with those we love.
    Xxxooo

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  21. Lovely people in a lovely place -- captured forever in photos saturated with sunshine and love!

    Truly, dear Desiree, you are Mistress of Making the Most of whatever the day offers. It's both a hard-earned skill and an inborn talent, and it's a happy thought this is your legacy for The Stylist.

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  22. Superb photos, lovely. You all look gorgeous and great to see you all having such a good time.xxxxx

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  23. Amor,I have missed mi cuata (twin)What an awesome day amor! Bellita is getting so big and gorgeous she takes after her Mama. look at those stems!love her funky sunglasses.The Phoenix and you look so peaceful.glad you both have been feeling much better.

    Besotes

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  24. It looks like the most gorgeous Sunday ever!! Such lovely pictures. Lally X

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  25. AwwwWWW I love these pictures! Sunshine and smiles all around! Also I'm preeeetty sure I need to order the Stylist's sunglasses for myself, PRONTO. I mean, they would match my entire wardrobe. :)

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  26. These photos made me smile from start to finish!!

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  27. Yes indeedy. A perfect sunny day out. Bee you ti full photos!!!

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  28. The whole idea of the scrape is sad and hilarious at the same time. Especially from the armpits!

    Looks like such a fun day!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  29. The whole idea of the scrape is sad and hilarious at the same time. Especially from the armpits!

    Looks like such a fun day!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  30. The whole idea of the scrape is sad and hilarious at the same time. Especially from the armpits!

    Looks like such a fun day!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  31. The whole idea of the scrape is sad and hilarious at the same time. Especially from the armpits!

    Looks like such a fun day!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  32. The whole idea of the scrape is sad and hilarious at the same time. Especially from the armpits!

    Looks like such a fun day!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  33. The whole idea of the scrape is sad and hilarious at the same time. Especially from the armpits!

    Looks like such a fun day!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  34. Beautiful photos! I can just feel your day here while I listen to some Simon and Garfunkel on Pandora. Such a wonderful expression of your life.

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  35. Aw, look at you three having fun in the sun. That's lovely. I think that is the perfect embodiment of a happy Sunday. I've never heard of the scrape! Although i think i may have seen the odd one, probably with the same expression on my face as the stylist! She is shooting up. Look at those legs. I love your hair that soft pink and those happy expressions are the best. Hope you manage to get out a bit more. It's obviously good for you! Xxxxx

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  36. Looks like a fun time! Those comic book leggings are the best!

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  37. OHMYGAWD, the Stylist is as tall as her Mama!!! She is such a lovely, funky little lady, and I am coveting her PINK boots. The Phoenix looks so happy to be out in the sunshine with his girls.

    We have to relish those moments of joy together when they happen, and the three of you definitely seized the day. I'm hoping you're feeling better these days XO

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  38. An absolutely perfect day. Can't top that.

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