Monday, 13 August 2012

Escape to the country

Well, well, I haven't been here for a while....

I thought it was a couple of weeks since I last wrote a blog post, but it's actually three weeks...
There's no real reason - nothing dramatic, nothing even vaguely interesting as to why I suddenly stopped. Just one of those getting in the way; a bit of Winter sickness; I think there might have been a few days of Internet connection trouble and hey what do you know three weeks has passed.

So, it's a start to another week, some Monday morning chores have been completed and I just had the urge to sit a moment and fire up the old laptop and check in.

Let me share what we did weekend before last.

We escaped to the country, and spent a couple of nights in a log cabin in the middle of nowhere.
It's about an hour and a half from Brisbane, up and down a windy mountain road and then 8km down a dirt track.....but so worth the drive. Talk about peaceful. There were no sounds apart from the wildlife. A fabulous place to relax and switch off - quite literally as there was no phone or Internet connection and no TV...bliss.

The accommodation is a four bedroom, two bathroom cabin style house with predominantly hand made furniture.The dining table is an enormous slab of polished wood. It's rustic but at the same time comfortable. The bed linen, pillows and the towels provided are good quality (which is important in my book, so no mocking!)

There is a well stocked kitchen and pantry with most of the pots and pans that you need and of course an outside bbq and fire pit and acres of space.

The kids had a ball! Whilst it's not quite a farmstay - the owners (who live in a property next door) were so obliging and gave Sibs and her cousin a bit of a free reign to roam and collect eggs from the chooks, pick up the lambs named Tim and Tam, and walk Rusty the pony.

Skippy the little kangaroo came to visit and bounced around and kept a check on us and the alpacas kept a very close eye on the dog.

I have a feeling we'll be returning to Hollow Log Country Retreat. Web site link - HERE, Facebook page - HERE (Their Facebook page actually gives a better idea of the place and you'll see some photos of our weekend taken by Leonie the owner)

So since coming back, Sibs has been away to school camp and Twmff the cat missed her like crazy. He moped around the house whimpering and in the mornings cried at her bedroom door. He's since done something to his leg  and is now limping and hopping around the place so this afternoon he's off to the v-e-t. (I have to whisper - he's lying right here!)
This is the sight next to me right this moment - Twmff being the little invalid on a pillow in the sun in the study and Modlen stealing his food!

 Happy Monday

9 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Certainly looks like a wonderful retreat Beth, I thought it was out Esk way by the photos. Nothing wrong with having blog breaks, we all need it occasionally.
    Oh dear I do hope Twmff gets a good report from the v-e-t.

  2. Looks like you had a marvellous break, isn't the country just so good for your soul?

  3. What a wonderul mini-break, made all the more cuter by Rusty! I love shetlands, but they can be so naughty!
    ps your red velvet cakes looked amazing :)

  4. Time gets away doesn't it? Your weekend away looks so lovely and relaxing, just perfect. xx

  5. What a lovely escape to the country Beth. I'm just like you about the towels and bed linen! I haven't blogged for ages either and haven't been looking at many blogs either -Instagram has been doing it for me. Hope Twmff feels better soon - how gorgeous that he missed Sibs so much that he cried at her door. Pets are such wonderful companions and so perceptive too. Fxx

  6. So good to have you back here, Beth! What a wonderful escape for you all - unplugging is so essential nowadays isn't it? J x

  7. Oh man, I want to escape to that retreat for a weekend...looks so blissful!

  8. I think it is great that the time passed by without you blogging, although of course it is lovely to read about your weekend. It does not matter how infrequently one blogs in my opinion if what you post is interesting.

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