Saturday, 5 January 2013


I love that time between Christmas and New Year. It is always time that can just be whiled away. The children and I are getting into holiday mode and Mr B always has a little time off. Sometimes we enjoy some quiet time at home, or with family but this time we headed for water...

a little yard bombing at Brighton

Tickets to Cirque du Soleil were a perfect excuse to head to Adelaide for a few days and this time I was organised enough to find us a place to stay overlooking the Esplanade near Glenelg. Like any beach spot during summer this is not an easy feat and required a lot of forward planning!

We all absolutely loved the show Ovo and spent the next few days talking about what we had all seen and enjoyed. Mr B and I have been to another Cirque show but it was the first time for Master and Miss B and it was a real feast for the senses. Just the acts are a sight to behold but when you add in the costumes, the makeup, the live music and the element of mime, it is something very special.

"I spy with my little eye..."


The rest of our time was spent watching life go by on the Esplanade, promenading ourselves, catching up with friends and family, eating out, building sand castles and testing out the boogie boards that Santa brought (he must have had some inside information!).

sunset over Somerton Pk beach

We had a wonderful time and as Mr B is heading back to work we are already thinking about those lazy days for 2013! After watching every make of bike ride past our balcony, we think we would like to take our bikes next time...although I may pass on the lycra!



  1. That sounds like a great way to spend the christmas-new year lull. Its years since i've been to glenelg, ive a cousin in adelaid but i remember how lovely it was x

  2. Lovely Kate, so much fun by the looks of it! Great photos and moments captured. OMG I would love some of those fish hanging on the sculpture at cute are they? We are heading in the same direction very soon; cant wait! Stay cool x

  3. Great shots and very envious of your Ovo adventure. I grew up at Glenelg (mum and dad still live there) and spent my adolescence riding the foreshore beetween Glenelg and Brighton wearing only bathers and a shell necklace.

  4. Very jealous that you got to saw Ovo. I've been to a few Cirque du Soleil shows but last year missed out on Ovo. They never fail to impress me.


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