Sunday, 2 January 2011

January





























For me January is all about being on holidays at the beach with my family.  We spend long days playing in the sand and swimming in the ocean.  We read, we cook, we talk, we laugh and I'll admit we fight too.  We sleep the afternoons away and prepare ourselves for the year which is forthcoming.  January is my favourite month.

48 comments:

My Striped Seaside said...

Just the best! Enjoy!! Mel xx

Shell Sherree said...

Looks like a beautiful way to refresh and revive yourself, Anna! I'm not at the beach, but I'm going to make myself something cool and colourful right now. Happy New Year!

Kasia _ JACOB said...

Good morning. I love summer, it is nice to see your photos on the beach. But I live on the other side of the earth in our country is now winter. Cold and snowy. I send a link with pictures of Polish - Bielsko Biala. http://www.cyfrowefoto.net/galeria_zima.php. Always admire your blog. Regards Cathy.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh sounds glorious!! Living inland, we have to travel quite a way from Canberra to find the ocean. Last week in Sydney was just the treat to dip in Coogee. Love Posie

Concrete Jungle said...

Ah so perfect ENJOY! REVIVE!

Mosaicista Appassionata @ Mosaicology said...

Hi Anna, it is so strange to see the beach in the summer. Out my window there was snow a week ago. Happy new year ...whatever the weather literally and metaphorically speaking!

Modern Country Lady said...

How gorgeous!! Enjoy it !!

Kathiey said...

Love your pictures! Happy New Year:-)

Gunn said...

Looks great - sounds great.
COLD where I am living.

GODT NYTT ÅR / HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Annie@A View On Design said...

how cute, lovin the beach feelin!

Mrs BC said...

Beautiful photos! Love the lemon limes in the clam shell, & the shells spelling out January. Happy January to you!

Mrs BC
xx

pve design said...

I too love January. There is something so calm about the new year....after all the holiday festivities. I love to celebrate in January with family and friends.
Wishing you a wonderful time. What magnificent images.
pve

Hello My Pretties said...

You have such gorgeous weather. I'm jealous! :(

Karena said...

Great images, wish it was not just frigid here! Brrr!

Happy New Years Anna!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Beautiful holiday, summery pics. Love it!!

Sandy said...

Well said - January is so full hopes and aspirations for the new year ahead...

Jan said...

ooooh I love your pics Anna, and I love the Chanel bangle. Enjoy your fantastic break .

jessicarsommer said...

Love these photos! Beautiful, also such a lovely start to the new year :) thank you!!
Wishing the best to you and your family!

Xo- Jessica Rae

{lovely ugly design}
http://lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com/

Faux Fuchsia said...

Your January is Perfection!

Love the bangle. I'm popping round to see Ole Amber today.

Happy New Year.

It is BOILING here x

My Notting Hill said...

Fun images - looks like a very relaxing time. Your January is my July - I think the only thing they share in these two different hemispheres is the J!
Happy New Year.

Joyce@canadianoriginals.net said...

Great pictures. I love reading about life in Australia. Your January is our July. Happy New Year. Enjoy your time at the beach.

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

Anna,


Ok... are you trying to make me jealous??? lol Here I am FREEZING in CANADA and I see all of these amazing pictures??? lol I'm joking, of course, but yes, I'd love to be in Australia at this time of the year. :-)

Let's make a plan? If I win the lottery I buy a place in Australia, so I spend the summer on the beach too. :-)

Enjoy every minute of your January!

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Third Avenue Style said...

What brilliant photo's - you holiday looks like bliss.

Katie

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Happy New Year Anna! Your photos of the beach and family are adorable! Wishing you all happiness in 2011!

xo Mary Jo

Kimberlee said...

Anna, what fabulous January photos! - I received "Spaces" from my sister for Christmas.

So sorry I didn't make it to Black and Spiro on 24/12 - we left very early for Noosa and therefore you weren't open yet - I made my sister drive me past your shop though!

I'm back at end of Feb/early March so I'll have to catch you then.

Happy holidays and Happy new year! xxx

Prizler Photography said...

Love your photos! Think my top 3 are the umbrellas (both), the hat w/ January, and the kids with all their hats on. So cute. Love them! Enjoy the summer. We're having our winter and got much needed rain today.

Juanita said...

Great basket of hats. Happy 2011!

Michelle said...

Making a cocktail then reading fav magazine with said cocktail. Love it like looking in a mirror ;) I always love reading your posts and beautiful pictures they're an inspiration. Thanks for sharing x

Ludvigsdal said...

Lovely pictures! But here in Sweden we follow the news about the flooding in Australia.....what a disaster!
Anette

My Pink Door said...

Enjoy ...

mydesignchic said...

Oh it would be my favorite too!! So jealous of your warm, sunny weather with your precious family...enjoy every second!

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy New Year , boy I wish I was there. Maine still has snow after the blizzard. We hit 45 degrees and some melted. Your photo's of the children are darling. the fruit punch looks good too.

yvonne

Brooke said...

Happy New Year Anna - thanks for another wonderfully inspired year courtesy of your blog!

Katie of Modern Oasis said...

Enjoy your summer...looking forward to ours in June!
XOXO
Katie

Tess said...

Can so relate Anna - gorgeous shots. What's the drink in the photo - is it Sangria? x

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Tess, yes it is Sangria!! So delicious and fresh and summery!

xx
Anna

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Nothing like the seaside!!

Monty said...

Lovelly pictures! It's really strange to see Crhistmas Sunny Images. My best wishes for this new year. Monty

annechovie said...

Sounds wonderful, Anna. I love your photos and especially the photo of the kids - adorable! Happy New Year! xo

Spiral Style said...

I just got back from the same type of holiday vacation with my family at our home in the Bahamas. Your photos are stunning.

The World Tour said...

Great inspiration on this blog. Thanks for sharing.
/Taru

The World Tour said...

Great inspiration on this blog. Thanks for sharing.
/Taru

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I can see why! Enjoy every minute :) x

Diane Writes said...

Hi! I accidentally stumbled upon your blog. Your work is awesome! I love your posts. Looking at the pictures reduces the stress I have with my eight hour office work.

I am looking forward for more amazing posts from you.

Thank you for the beautiful posts.

Diane Writes
www.dianewantstowrite.blogspot.com

honey living said...

it's wonderfully disorienting to see the word january carved in sand, especially with our sidewalks still piled with snow. Happy New Year!

Mélanie A. said...

I love your australian january , it is all about warmness , sun , beach . Our french january is about coldness , snow and rain.
Bonne année

Brenda's Blog said...

Your blog is inspirational...thank you! So enjoyed it...magical in a sense with you sharing the beach! I am a beach lover myself! Happy 2011!
Brenda in Texas...

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

This look's a lot like my January. Dont you just love this time of year?!

But sadly, i returned to the office today, and i wasnt ready to leave the beach, not one bit.

Hope you're keeping dry.