What Floats My Boat!

It is so hard to pick one thing that really makes me feel alive, as there is my two gorgeous girls, coffee, good food, my family and the list goes on……but there is one special thing, that special place, that is just so me and makes feel so damn good…….


The OCEAN is my saving grace and my battery recharger!

Ever since I was a little girl, my favourite family memories involve the beach and our annual holiday to Philip Island.

My father took me into the surf and tought me how to swim in the biggest of waves.

He showed me how to snorkel in rock pools and discover life under the sea.

We collected shells, and to this day, I love beach combing and have shell displays around my home.

Three years ago, my parents retired from Brisbane city life and built a beautiful home on the Sunshine Coast. Whenever I can, the girls and I  pack our bags and head up there for the weekend.

Walking along the beach and swimming in the ocean, makes me feel alive and free. Incredibly grateful to live in such a beautiful country where beaches are plentiful and free.

Funnily enough, my mum won’t put her head under the water and she comes from a seaside town in Germany, where she grew up sailing, but never swimming!

I have travelled the world, stayed in the most superb hotels, but all of my fav spots include the beach.

A perfect holiday for me, MUST include a balcony with a stunning ocean view, where I can spend hours just watching the waves roll in, glass of chilled Sav Blanc in hand and I am truly in heaven on earth.

Having breakfast watching the dolphins playing in the ocean, oh yeah!

It just does not get any better.

When my girls have finished school, I will live by the beach, until then I will keep dreaming about it and having a splash in the surf whenever I can.

Sharing a cocktail with The Lounge crew, hosted this week by Slap Dash Mama – cheers!

8 thoughts on “What Floats My Boat!

  1. Hi Nikki,
    Hope you’re travelling well and 2013 has been good to you so far. The ocean surely is a wondrous, healing place!
    I’m just popping in to let you know about a little #reverb-like blog challenge my friend Meredith and I are offering from August 21 to 31. It’s called August Moon and it looks all set to be magic!
    We’d be so excited if you joined us. You can find out more here: http://www.katmcnally.com/p/august-moon-13.html
    Take care,
    Kat xx

  2. Thank you for linking up! I have wonderful memories of holidays at the beach, particularly the SUnshine Coast, where I grew up. Paradoxically I am not a big fan of swimming at the beach these days – ridiculous I know! I am, however, a pretty big fan of sitting on a balcony looking at the beach with a chilled sauv blanc in hand! Who isn’t!!?

  3. I am a terrible beach goer. I love the water, and I enjoy sailing (in MILD breezes), paddle boarding etc, but I have never really loved beaches. Swimming with the waves scares me and I get sand everywhere, the prospect of sea creatures, all that SAND and not enough shade. God, I’m a joy, aren’t I?
    I really like lakes where you can swim though…

  4. There’s something unreal about the ocean. I’m a beach baby too. As a kid, boogie boarding was my absolute favourite thing to do. Nothing beats the beach. Loved your post.

  5. I think I’m with Sarah and Katy. Not so much a beach goer, but sitting across from one with a glass of wine – heaven!

    Hope you get your home near the beach very soon. xo

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