Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Another escape to the country

We are into the final term of the year here and the countdown to Christmas. 

I'm still getting mixed up with confusion of the warmer weather approaching and the Christmas bits and bobs appearing in the shops. I guess I'll always have those split seconds of confusion this time of year. Brain thinks that Autumn is approaching as it's October yet body and surroundings tell me a different story! Then to add to the confusion this year I am starting to plan our Summer holiday which will be spent in the middle of Winter in the UK!

Anyhow, that's enough of my fuzzled state of mind....

We had a lovely couple of weeks of school holidays and managed to work through quite a few wish list items. During the second week we spent a few days in the beautiful countryside in Northern New South Wales.

trying to find the border between Queensland and NSW
It was absolutely stunning. 
I was driving at a snail's pace just drinking in the rolling hills...it reminded me of home...

See that first cabin in the row of three? That was our home for a few days.

This was the view that we woke up to in the mornings...

Not a bad place to relax and switch off is it? 

There were plenty of activities to keep the little people happy and Sibs had a fabulous time in the water from morning to nightfall. She was on the go all day and would be asleep within a second of her head hitting the pillow.

Whilst we were there some lovely friends made the journey down to spend the day with us. All in all there were nine children and four mothers. The kids canoed  splashed, swam and generally just had fun all day, and the mother's just enjoyed the freedom to catch up. 

Sibs was first in the queue for the twice daily animal feeding and tried to persuade me that we really needed to give one of the guinea pigs a new home...

Lots of fresh country air did us all the world of good.

For those that followed a few photos of our break through instagram - Sibs overcame her fears and eventually managed to jump from the board!

go girl!
Another spot to put on the list of places to stay.

We stayed at Hosanna Farmstay, Stockers Siding.
Website - HERE

6 Comments and thoughts:

  1. It looks so relaxing! A perect spot for a family break :)
    ps the lotus/waterlily blooms are beautiful.

  2. I was left wondering if Sibs had made the leap and now I know!
    Looks like a truly relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting.

  3. Beth this looks beautiful, I would love to stay in a place like that. Will look into it. And I know what you mean about the weather heating up as we approach Christmas - seems so wrong doesn't it? Fiona xxx

  4. Hello Beth

    What a perfect place with so much to do for everyone. I adore the image of Sibs holding the bird, they look in total communion.

    Helen xx

  5. Great post on journaling, Carrie. I have only tried this after completing my book, usually for character blog posts. Most times my books evolve from an idea or story question, and the characters evolve from that...except with Renner. He was Trey's partner in Journey's End, and I knew as soon as he hit the page that he'd star in his own book.
    Thanks for sharing your method, Carrie. I shall try this. :-)
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