A squeak of glee and a visit to the beach

I was in Melbourne when I saw that India Flint had put out a new book: Stuff, Steep and Store.  Yesterday (well, the day before I wrote this post–) it arrived in the mail and I gave out a squeak of glee.  It is short but lovely, so there was one reading before bed and another over breakfast.  I happened to be heading out to an early appointment at a suburb near the beach.  Inspired as I was, and consequently full of exciting plans, I decided to go to the beach to dip some fabric (the last of a roll of cotton sheeting from a church fete) in the sea and  collect seawater for later use.  And, of course, for a walk.

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I am my father’s daughter, so my walk was accompanied by the collection of glass shards from the sand.  There was also the greeting of a lot of dogs and a smaller number of humans.

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A great start to the day, and multiple dyeings to come.

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10 responses to “A squeak of glee and a visit to the beach

  1. Deb

    Our family loves to collect beach glass. We have jars and jars of it. It’s so pretty.

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  2. I am off to the beach for a weeks camping and we always bring lots of treasures home…. wish I had a new book to peruse while I’m away…

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  3. How wonderful to be able to start the day at the beach, beachcombing!
    There is not that much beach glass around here, so I keep the pieces I have in a huge, weathered oyster shell. Hope your heatwave breaks soon.

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    • It was delightful… and thanks for the kind wishes about the heatwave here. 35C in the middle of the night last night with 46C predicted for the day… I am so lucky to work in an airconditioned building and to know my house is not at risk of fire!

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