memories

i’m on holiday for a wee while. just over 3 weeks to be exact, boom! i won’t be on the computer much (or at all, hopefully) – but i have set up some posts to go off like clockwork around here. so, to keep going with the summer / holiday spirit…. here are some lovely old beach pics for you:

californ-i-a

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I LOVE THESE PHOTOS. yes, caps lock. they make me want to jump into a time machine and be right there on those beaches in the sixties without a care in the world. they were taken by leroy grannis

i want to go to there

knysna

holy moly, it’s only 18 odd days and then my SUMMER HOLIDAY starts. today i’m reflecting on summer holidays of old, 99.9% of the time spent by the sea (where else?). our family haunts were:

wayne pate

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if i ever have a lovely little beach house to decorate, these prints would slipstream right in there – by wayne pate

tenerife

tenerife-03

i want to go to there. these pictures makes me think: is it ever, ever going to be warm again? i’ll be cursing myself when it’s 38°C – but i’m throwing caution to the wind! come on, weather gods. pics from samokhvalov

amalfi

amalfi

from a trip to italy, 2003. i remember it being reported as the hottest italian summer in decades – that water was heaven.

italian summer

italian-summer-01

it’s almost that time of year. lovely set over at osvaldo zoom‘s flickr