19 September 2010

As you may know I live at Noosa which is a very special part of Australia's coastline.
We are very fortunate to have the best of both rural and beach lifestyles as we live on an acreage property only fifteen minutes from our beautiful Main Beach.

Over the last three years I have been guilty of not maximising the amount of time spent by the water, focusing instead upon things 'closer to home'.
During this time, the 'beach bod' has disappeared beneath a doona of flubber and it is with great resolve that I am beginning to rectify this.

To inspire me in my pursuit of the healthier me, I have whipped up a little montage of beachy items.
Some of these I already have, others like the gorgeous Missoni towel are for the 'Lotto List'*.

I envisage myself sitting beneath the umbrella, ipod playing something along the lines of Jack Johnson.
Having just done a lap of the bay [ocean swimming is a favourite here as we have a very calm stretch of water facing our Main Beach], I've refreshed with some lime-infused water from my chilled bottle and am scribbling in my little notebook something lovely that I've just witnessed by the shoreline which I will share with you in my next posting.

Surrounding me is the fresh scent of coconut, sunscreen, salty air and my sun-warmed towel.
There are squeals of glee coming from little children chasing waves at the waters edge and everywhere I look there is the most brilliant colour palette azure blue, foamy white, deepest green and golden sand.

My body feels healthy and strong and within me there is a warm, peaceful feeling of contentedness.
Shortly I will be joined by Captain Valentine who has been surfing around the corner at Little Cove.
We will pack up our gear and take a short stroll up the beach to 'Bistro C' where we will enjoy some lightly fried calamari and a cold something-something before returning home for an afternoon snooze.

Did I mention that this was my inspiration board not my real life.......yet!

Of course the aforementioned day doesn't take into account the fact that there is a mighty huge amount of work to be done before my body even begins to resemble something that could launch itself into a bikini [let alone a white one!] and that the reality is more likely to be...

Cpt. V and I with three children, lugging surfboards, sandcastle gear, towels and various other paraphernalia down the beach. Without a doubt I would be applying two litres of sunscreen and zinc across fair-skinned bods, repeatedly asking "Where's your hat?" and doing surf patrol in between taking photos and doling out healthy snacks to the troops...

Anyhoo, its lovely to dream and I will be working towards having more of the former experience, even though the latter is wonderful also.

Image created by me at Polyvore

PS: This post is part of Diminishing Lucy's Fat to Fit Bloghop - go to the button on the right for more

PPS: If you're looking for some more lovely things to oggle at, skip over to Obee Designs where there is a wonderful giveaway happening...see my sidebar for a sneak peek.

*This is a wishlist of all that you would 'have' and 'do' if the Lotto Fairy one day deems you worthy of 'THE BIG ONE' - or your Great Aunt Harriet decides to bequeth you the stash of diamonds and other finery she's had hiding in the flour tin for the last quarter of a century...either way it's something to dream on.


  1. Nice inspiration board!

    Just came across your blog!


  2. Fabulous finds. Have a lovely start of the week, Kellie xx

  3. I am going to have to try Polyvore I love your collection of images!

    I have a new Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

  4. Hi Felicity,
    Thanks for stopping by and entering in my giveaway. I was so excited to see the giveaway in your sidebar :)
    Good Luck!!

  5. I love your stylish choices! Have a great week.

  6. You're lucky to live at Noosa. I was travelling around in Australia earlier this year, and the nature and beaches there are so unique and beautiful, especially north! I really want to get back to Australia soon, but it's so far.. anyway, have a nice day! :)

  7. Those are such a sweet finds:) have a wonderful day my dear:)

  8. Just found your blog and have enjoyed the read. Good luck with the healthy lifestyle. I have been thinking about that myself lately realising that it is nearly October and so Summer is fast approaching, even though the Weather in Melbourne is still very much like Winter. Makes it hard to get motivated so might do what you are doing and put up a pcitue to inspire.

  9. Love your inspiration board and found myself carried away ~ smelling the salty air and feeling the warm breeze.

    So glad I can see when you post now!!

    Have a beautiful day~~

  10. It's the beginning of autumn here in Oslo... More and more colorful leaves everyday. Reading about going to the beach made me long for summer and swimming... you are so lucky!
    And I love the sunny colour scheme you've chosen!

  11. You are so lucky you can go to the beach while the rest of us (well me) are in the rain :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

  12. I'd live on the beach if I was there!

    Visiting via Fat To Fit

  13. What loveliness! I think I would look like a white beached whale in all that pale goodness. How do you create in image board like that?

  14. I need to be doing more 'visualising' what I 'want to happen'. I forget to take time out to do this and I think ti would help me a lot. x

  15. Hello, Found your blog via blog hop and thought I'd say hello and say we live very near each other! I am in the Noosa Hinterland at Cooran. Such a small world!

  16. What a fabulous dream post! I'm sure you'll be 'Beach Fit' before you know it, you sound very motivated.
    Millie ^_^

  17. Sounds divine, and you WILL make it a reality some day soon!

  18. I love your beach montage. Very inspirational. Good luck to you!

  19. We are virtually neighbours! Howdy.

    When I holiday at the beach always makes me feel so healthy, fit and strong. Mostly because of all the swimming, body surfing and walking I do. Yet when I lived there, I never went.


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