Liv Hambrett

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Back in Sydney

Back to the Beach

I drove up to the beach yesterday with Mum and Nana. When I say drove, I mean sat in the back thinking Mum was going to drive head first into trucks because I am still a bit disoriented on the road. ‘Renew licence’ and ‘practice drive’ are on the list. Along with, you know, everything else.

Macmasters Beach on NSW’s Central Coast is one of my favourite places in the world. It could be because it comes attached to so many happy memories from when I was a little kid and we spent much of our summer holidays up there, or from the past ten years where we’ve gathered as a family for a couple of weeks after Christmas, every year, eating fish and chips on the balcony and watching movies in the tiny old Avoca cinema.

I spent time up there writing my MA project as well, time with my Nana who would make me a sandwich with salad cream at the same time everyday and then knock on my door and see if I fancied an afternoon Muscato.

Macmasters has always been and will always be a happy place for me, which is why going up there for a few hours, a few days after getting back here, was a little balm for the soul. I sat with Nan and we drank tea and ate homemade date loaf and chatted about the Olympics and the royal family. I went for a walk on yellow sand and got my boots sandy.

It was good.


  1. Lauren Olivia & Co.

    1 August, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Beautiful! Thank you for posting đŸ™‚

  2. dianasschwenk

    1 August, 2012 at 12:46 am

    It looks just gorgeous there! How long are you staying down under?

    1. Liv

      6 August, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Ooooh, best case scenario, work full time for 12 months, return to Bavaria this time next year. But, you know, best laid plans and all that …

  3. cravesadventure

    1 August, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Great Beach Shots – thanks for sharing the beach today!

  4. Nat Pronin

    1 August, 2012 at 1:53 am

    The craving for home just never really goes away does it! These pictures just remind me of being a kid on the beach in summer…

  5. winterlust

    1 August, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Looks very much like Palm Beach! Gorgeous

    1. Liv

      6 August, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      It is on the central coast, so a few beaches up from Palm and Whale etc!

  6. vegasmike433

    2 August, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Fabulous photographs. I can imagine that you are very happy to return to a familiar environment ,and comfort of family, and friends.. The place where you go to the Beach looks beautiful. Is there any possible way to make a living there.? It always seems that the more beautiful a place becomes, the less chance there is to make a viable living in that place. It stands to reason, because when a place provides an atmosphere that is highly desirable, there will be more people who want to be there, and that place becomes negatively impacted by its own popularity.

    1. Liv

      6 August, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Good question! It is very possible to make a living here, it is just another beach suburb of NSW – we have millions. Some commute down closer to Sydney, some work locally. All have that beautiful playground for the weekend.

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