The name Fiona means "white" or "fair" and looking at my skin, my parents certainly got it right when they chose it. I risk sunburn if I sit under a lightbulb, so we've never really been the beach holiday type. But this week, we're forgetting all about flooded rivers, broken fences and all the other challenges of the bush to holiday in the fabulous Hervey Bay.
There won't be much in the way of sunbaking, but we're staying right on the beach, in a pet-friendly holiday house. The older dog won't be spending too much time on the sand but I'm really looking forward to taking the junior dog (who's still really a puppy) to the sand for lots of digging.
My must dos for a beach holiday - a run along the Esplanade or two, seeing the sunrise over the ocean, fish and chips and my favourite creativity exercise - building a sand castle. Not just a tipped out bucket castle, but a full scale medieval style construction complete with moat. I don't write medieval, but I do love to read it.
And speaking of reading - I have been saving some books for this week. Unfortunately, both Kelly Hunters were devoured during the rain last week. But I've got Anne Gracie's "His Captive Lady", Susan Grant's "Sureblood" and "The Star Prince" and Patti O'Shea's "Eternal Nights". Seven days, four novels - that sounds about right!