Today I am linking in with Kirsty from My Home Truths for I Must Confess ............. because I can !
I have had my share of hair disasters !! I have absolutely straight hair and, for many years, I would have
But, today I want to confess, that I do like to go away for a weekend - especially a long weekend.
Back in the good old days before we all moved to Australia, BIL and SIL and A and myself went away for a couple of weekends sans children. We would find a place about half way between where the two families lived and meet up there. Invariably, there would be lots of laughs, a fair amount of drinking, a small bonfire or three and a great time was had by all.
Of late A and I have been making a concerted effort to get away for a weekend every 3-4 months - to be able to reconnect and be together without the distractions of a 20yo (yes they can be very distracting at times !!!), house work that needs to be done, stuff in the garden that needs to be done and the day to day grind.
After our last weekend away (when we got stuck in Stanthorpe due to the floods), they said we should go away together again. And so the idea was hatched. Decisions needed to be made about whether we were going to go up the coast, down the coast or inland. We finally settled on Lennox Head because we found a good deal for accommodation there. We all put in for leave for Friday as Thursday was ANZAC Day and a public holiday over here.
We had such a great break. I cannot believe how quickly those 4 days went. We talked, we laughed, we went for walks along the beach, the girls chatted, the guys chatted and sometimes we chatted with our significant other away from everyone, we ate, we laughed some more, we drank (not nearly as much as we used to !!), we watched Suns beat GWS, and SIL and I had a massage and facial special that we found at a local spa.
We ate at some amazing restaurants / cafes - and I found some really good gluten free bread at the local IGA that I think I may be able to get up here. I had packed a heap of snacks for me so that I didn't get caught short being out and about and not having anything to eat and it worked out really well - I didn't feel like I was denying myself when everyone else was eating - it made all the difference to the weekend for me.
Yesterday we packed up and went to the Bangalow Markets on our way home and had a great wander around there. I found a stall that sold dairy free, gluten free and sugar free goodies - it was very exciting buying one of a few things and then getting home yesterday to have a taste and see which I liked (for the record - chocolate and avo cake is to die for, chocolate and beetroot cake, not so much - I think maybe if the beetroot had been grated a little finer it would have been nicer).
We all had such a great time that it looks like this may become a twice-yearly outing for us.
Do you go on holiday / away for mini-breaks with your family ?
TFTD : Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps - David Lloyd George