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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Cottage "Kitchen Sink"

Many of you will be familiar with the "My Kitchen Sink" segment that regularly appears on Down-to-Earth blog and in fact my kitchen was featured a few weeks ago.
This is the kitchen in the cottage at White Beach. The cottage belongs to my mother-in-law and late father-in-law and sits right opposite the foreshore of wedge bay.
As you look out over the sink, the view is ever changing with the weather, changing the water from turquoise to slate grey, sharp sunlight or drifting sea mists enveloping bright red fishing boats.

The cottage is filled with family memories. It was my father-in-law's second marriage and my beautiful mother-in-law has successfully made a holiday home of blended families and shared experiences. Old black and white photos, a daughter's kinder painting from 1976, someone's hockey sticks, a treasured stuffed toy cat made from an old chenille bedspread, great grandmother's flour canisters and umpteen packs of playing cards. There is no TV or mobile reception, instead we play our way through old records and play charades and backgammon on the porch.


For those of us who waken early, a very long walk around the white sand of the bay littered with oyster and mussel shells. We stop to laugh at the funny shuffle the seagulls do in the tide shallows, trying to dislodge small crabs. Everyone we meet is relaxed and friendly and smiling. The area itself is steeped in history all around with the ruins from convict settlement days. Gently we are infused with a sense of well being and slow down and just "be".... a part of history, a part of family, a part of generations to come.

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely little get-a-way!

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  2. What a great place to have to holiday in :0)
    So many families memories all into one home.

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  3. What an adorable cottage to share good family times and making treasured memories. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. What a beautiful house. Great place for a get away.
    Blessings
    diane

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