Last Friday I told you that we had been offered the use of a friend’s beach house for a few days. Well, we arrived back late yesterday and I am so relaxed now that I’m having trouble getting back into all things blogging related. I completely disconnected from the online world (I didn’t even use my mobile phone)and it was fantastic, just what I needed. I am so grateful to our wonderful friends, I will never forget their kindness. I think because it was impromptu and so completely unexpected that made it all the more enjoyable for us.
Rainbow Beach is a sleepy little beach town, just under 2 hours drive away from home. Far enough away to feel like you’ve been somewhere, but without the need to book a flight. Days spent sleeping in, lazing about reading books, no internet, no phone, red wine at sunset and falling asleep to the sound of the waves – heaven! I even worked up the courage to wear a bikini on the beach – the first I’ve worn since, well… since before I became mama to my two darling girls. I looked around the beach and there were plenty of women in bikinis and so I finally realised that it was only my own insecurity that was keeping me from wearing a bikini. Once I accepted that, I threw off my beach dress and well, my girls and my husband all loved me in my bikini, and frankly, who else matters?
We took ourselves on a few walks while away, one big long one to Lake Poona that saw us walk over 4 kilometres. I was so proud of Chloe and Annabel, they never complained and chattered away the whole time. They were so entertaining, singing and la-la-la-ing all the while.
Another walk was to see Carlos Sandblow, a natural wonder or in Annabel’s words – “it’s the desert!” With 360 degree views, it is a unique mass of sand named by Captain Cook after one of his deck crew. It’s pretty amazing and the views breathtaking. It was also a great work out walking from top to bottom and back again. I played around taking pictures of my shadow and of course, the girls made obligatory sand angels.
And so I came back to the world of blogging today and realised this is my first post for a new month – is it really April already? It doesn’t feel like mid-Autumn here, I mean I just spent the last 5 days on a beach, the weather was hot, the water was warm and the sky a constant shade of bright blue. This is why Autumn is my favourite season.
It’s Easter this Sunday and hubby and I are trying to work out how to set up a chocolate egg hunt for our girls without our two labradors getting to the eggs first – wish us luck!