Childhood dreams and ice creams

by kath_red on 23/01/2013

in Newsletter

I missed a newsletter last week, due to travel and beautiful weather and beaches and not very good internet coverage. This week I have the internet and I still have the beach too. We are chilling out, slowing down, relaxing, reading and swimming in a sleepy South Australian coastal town where the fish are biting and the water is an ethereal milky green colour because of the limestone — and the waves are perfect. Slightly overpriced and under facilitated camping makes the area just less than otherwise perfectly lovely.

Follow along on our year long road trip at the Action Pack blog and/or follow my instagram feed @whipup {followgram or webstagram}. Latest blog post about where we are right here.

This beautiful old beach umbrella was spotted outside the general store at the sweetest little town, it was sitting in this abandoned fashion amongst the milk crates and recycling bins. I couldn’t resist taking a snap of it, the retro rose pattern and the fringing reminded me of my grandmother, and childhood dreams and ice creams.

This past week at whipup you’ll find 7 easy cowls to knit, a review of the self published knitting book — wherewithall, and a review of The sock knitters handbook, and 7 sexy knits.

My pinterest boards are worth looking at: Make sure to stop by my quilting and yarn boards for some great inspiration and patterns.

DO get in touch if you are interested in writing a guest post for whipup this year! Send me a short email with your idea Kathreen {at}



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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzanne January 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

I admire your souvenir photo of the umbrella. I bet it takes restraint not to pick up and purchase all of the unique things you are seeing along your journey.


2 admin January 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

we simply don’t have any space. A photo is a lovely way to remember though!


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