Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A weekend away

The view

As is probably apparent, I don't manage to post much on this blog any more. But I do feel inspired to make a quick photo post after having a really beautiful night away from home recently. I want to say a heartfelt thank you to my husband, the universe and Andrea for making it happen. The last time I had a night sans children (in 2005 in Sydney to celebrate my 40th birthday in blissful solitude) I returned to a vomiting child and a distraught husband and drove straight to the hospital for a two night stay.

A few weekends ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a friend's mother's house in the Gold Coast hinterland for some r & r. I have to say it was just blissful to relax, read, drink cups of tea (made with beautiful rainwater), soak in a hot fragrant bath, chat without interruption, listen to the birds calling, gaze at the view of trees and cows and misty mountains, sleep in until 6.30am and then lie in bed reading and drinking tea.... I could go on and on. Of course, I missed my little family but they managed to survive without me (and with extra McDonalds, DVDs and other treats). Even the usual train trip from our place to the city that I do twice a week for work seemed exciting because I was setting off on a little adventure, all by myself. are a few glimpses of my heavenly weekend.


Fresh ruby grapefruit juice for brekky

A quirky mail box

Flowers on the forest floor...

A little walk in the mountain air in borrowed gumboots.

A feathered friend

I hope all the mothers out there get a nice break soon, because I'm sure you all deserve one. And best of all, is the big welcome you get when you arrive home.