Greetings from almost sunny Queensland! We are here on holiday at beautiful Mooloolaba, a place we always return to.
My grandparents, Nan & Hume, loved the white sandy beaches and dreamy weather here and holidayed many times in the same area that we now visit.
Our first day or so were a bit flat as it rained continuously and the forecast wasn't looking promising. But things picked up and although it hasn't been super sunny it has still be so pleasant and warm that we are as happy as clams.
Sitting here now I'm listening to the surf rolling in and the native birds calling out, perhaps their message to me is "Relax, unwind, let yourself go!"
And I am.
I'm really enjoying being in a different space, I love the sea, it's so soothing and mesmerising. As a child I spent alot of time with Nan & Hume on the beach, near where they lived, it was one of the best parts of my childhood. Maybe this is why it is such a happy place for me.
It's been great being with Mum too, spending some more time with her has been a highlight. The kids are having a great time, in between a few fights of course. The early waking is a bit hard on everyone so we are aiming for earlier nights. This sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.
Being on holiday can be intense. Away from the routine of home, living in a small apartment, hanging out together all the time, it's fun but also can be tiring.I'm really conscious too of everyone's needs (what's new?) and I'm trying to weave a line between helping & getting them to help themselves. It's such a juggling act trying to keep the ship steady sometimes, but I'm just going with the flow and not stressing too much. They're great kids and just like them, we are continually learning how to get along with each other, respect each other & be responsible for our own emotions.
For the most part it's been fantastic. I love the relaxed pace and I can feel myself slowing down and loosening up in the warmth. Ahh...if only Daylesford could get itself a beach and some tropical weather I'd be in heaven every day.
What are you up to? I feel a bit disconnected from blogland, although I have had a little peek around. Thank you to all the lovelies who commented on my last post. What a fun night that was. I forgot to mention that I managed to put my outfit together on a shoestring. The dress was from Target ($39!) and the cardi was a second from Rivers ($9) & I borrowed my heels from Char. Yay! Anyway, it just goes to show you don't need to spend heaps to feel good. Better skedaddle, hope all is well in your world, see you soon xo