Monday, April 18, 2011

Loveliness from Australia and heading home from the UK to Oz!

A couple of weeks back I was super excited to learn that I had actually won something from a blog giveaway! (I never win anything!) And just a few days ago this gorgeous package arrived in the post from the lovely Rebecca at Life in the Country Lane.

I can't tell you how excited to finally be able to prove to all my English friends that yes, Lifesavers (the lollies/sweets) are real and not a figment of my imagination!

I decided to squeeze this quick post in before I leave in a couple of hours for London and then head on to Australia. I'm super excited to be visiting my family and catching up with friends during this month back in Oz, but I will also miss the amazing people who are part of my life here in England while I'm away.

I plan to continue this theme a little further once I get to Australia, but here's a super brief look at what I'm leaving in the UK and what awaits in Australia....

UK - Unseasonably warm British weather in April saw English sun seekers flock to Brighton Beach on the south coast - fully clothed! Brighton Beach, England {via Daily Mail}

Australia - an almost deserted Bondi Beach in April as the chillier weather sets in {source}

I think the lone person swimming is going to be me, I've been keeping an eye on the forecast and that 'unusually warm' English weather is actually cooler than the weather in Adelaide!

Have a lovely week! xx


Tara said...

So happy you're coming to Oz..The weather here is fab at the moment..xx

laura said...

Wow Mel, how exciting! Have a wonderful holiday in aus! and travel safely.. Gosh, that brighton beach looks so overcrowded and hideous!
Laura xx

Beth said...

That's what I find so funny about the seasons here. We are starting to complain about the chill in the air, yet a few years ago it would be time to dust down the BBQ or head out for a picnik in the sunshine.
Have a great trip.

flowers on my table said...

Oh how wonderful, have a lovely time and thankyou for visiting me and leaving a comment. I have been away, hence the delay. Bon Voyage, Linda x

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely,

I grew up in Brighton!! I have to tell you that I think they must have taken this from a funny angle because it never looked as crowded as that. It looks hideous, doesn't it?!

But I hope you have a really amazing time catching up with all your friends and family. I'll miss you!!


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh my goodness, Brits flooding to Brighton Beach!