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Sunday, July 14

This Week

It's been a while since we've taken a holiday together, the last time was several years ago when we went to Tasmania.  We try and keep things interesting around here by doing day trips here and there but there's nothing quite like getting away from it all and shaking up the routine and reconnecting.  A couple of my friends were heading to the snow for the holidays, the budget didn't stretch that far for us but a couple of hours drive south to Stanthorpe gave us the crisp cold Winter feeling I was after and the bonus was that Molly could come too. The nights did get cold, not cold enough for a frost but cold enough to sit by the fire at night getting out the crochet, lots of tea drinking and marshmallow roasting. There was lots to do, bush walking, tasting local produce e.g. dessert for lunch a big favourite, visiting new shops, seeing lots of wildlife, enjoying the peace and serenity and best of all disconnecting from the outside world just for a few days which was just what we needed. We left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and wishing our stay was longer but also wanting to get  back home. Back to school tomorrow....

15 comments:

  1. Family getaways are the best. So glad you had an enjoyable time away together and have returned feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Hope the girls have a good first day back at school tomorrow xx

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  2. I know what you mean, just getting away from the 'routine' can do you the world of good. Your pictures are lovely, I am glad you had a nice time. :) x

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  3. ahh just what the dr ordered!...we had family in Stanthorpe for some years and I always loved visiting there. its an amazing landscape. Al x

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  4. A family getaway is all we need right now. We're planning to go away and experiencing camping with a tent in the South of France. Girls are really exited about this. Your photos are really interesting lately. Have a good week. V

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  5. What a great country atmosphere you've captured in your pictures! There is nothing like a stay in the country to revive your spirits. Have a great week Catherine!

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  6. It looks beautiful. And so peaceful x

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  7. What a wonderful holiday destination that looks like! So wonderful to feel refreshed after a holiday and ready to get back into life again.

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  8. I want some of your photos for my house walls Catherine...stunning! How lovely to get a little family getaway, been a long time since I have been to Stanthorpe but I still remember that cold crisp air!!

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  9. So pleased that you got some time away....it is so refreshing for the soul...I know we are just back from one of the most relaxing , romantic weeks we have ever had.....I did miss the kids though just a little. xxx Looks like a beautiful place to have escaped too. x

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  10. A change of scenery is always good isn't it. Sounds like a wonderful break and your photos are beautiful once again.

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  11. Gorgeous photos Catherine. Thanks for sharing. xxoo

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  12. Beautiful photos Catherine, looks like a lovely spot. Totally know what you mean about pet friendly holidays. The last time we went away, we left the cat with my parents and she went missing for 8 weeks in the bush, before a couple from Tasmania (would you believe) saw my lost note. So hard to leave her lost and travel 450km home wondering if we would ever find her. We haven't been away since.

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  13. looks spectacular, what a great holiday location

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  14. It looks like a wonderful holiday, fantastic photos. xx

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  15. Nothing better in Winter than a little break away. Holiday houses are just the best thing ever in my book! This one looks warm and inviting and with a lovely bush setting. Makes me want to head down to the coast again :)

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