28 December 2018

I have been wanting to write this blog for a while now, but thunder, lightning, heavy rain and strong winds have got in the way!

Couple at the beach

But the sun and calmer days have pushed their way through and I’m hoping it’s now safe to say “summer is here” and therefore let’s get beach (or lake) ready. Bring it on, I say. It’s not just time to leap in and enjoy our wonderful NZ climate it’s also time to go shopping to spend those Christmas vouchers and enjoy the sales. I’m writing this immediately pre-Christmas, so some of the prices of my selected items may well be reduced post-Christmas – actually, there are already some hot prices out there. Ah, life is just so good at this time of the year. So, without further ado, let me tell you a wee bit about some of my recent finds. I have beach towels, towelling ponchos (both pink and blue stripes available) and umbrellas – and a sun shelter if more than an umbrella is required.   Along with the body boards, I found an adult kick board, and a whole host of sunhats at Rebel Sport More than one store at Westgate Lifestyle offers chilly bin/bag options so we’re spoilt for choice on that front. Because the summer holidays should be about lounging and putting the feet up, I have included a hammock from Freedom and an example of a cool beanbag chair from NOOD. Life will seem extra good if you return from a day enjoying sun and sand to a backyard barbecue … and an outdoor bar fridge would be next level. This is a somewhat shorter blog than normal because there’s fun to be had out there. Let’s all go and enjoy!

Beach accessories

1.Seaside Supplies Turkish poncho kids’ stripe, now $15.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |2. Remington smooth and silky bikini trimmer, $27, from Harvey Norman |3. Rocky mountain beach umbrella 180cm, $10, from Briscoes |4. Seaside Supplies round pastel tropics beach towel 140cm, $23.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |5. Rubbermaid 5day Durachill wheeled coolerbin 47.3 L, $99.99, from Briscoes |6. Hammock, $49.95, Freedom |7. Asko R2303 Outdoor 153L outdoor fridge, $3,099, from Kitchen Things |8. Solace lounger, $149.00, from NOOD |9. La Sports beach shelter, $34.99, from Rebel Sport |10. Claro Rush straw surfers’ hat, $19.99, from Rebel Sport |11. Finz Ergo adult kickboard, $34.99, from Rebel Sport |12. Callisto 770 3-burner barbecue by Gasmate, $649.00, from Harvey Norman.

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