At least once a year we take the 10hr drive north to holiday with my mum and Tony, where they retired on the South Coast of NSW. The kids love it. We love it. Everything moves so much slower — time, people, cars — the kids even sleep in for no apparent reason. There is just something in the air that makes it feel like a true break. New Years Day was over 40 degrees, so after a very early morning beach swim we set up the paddling pool on the back porch to cool off.
Here is the beach that we always swim at. Mum and Tony’s fave. They come here every other day, set up their chairs under the trees (where I have taken the photo from) and do their Suduko books. When the weather was good, we did the same (minus the Suduko).
And sometimes the ice-cream van turns up. Have you seen a cuter little butt?
And after dinner, just before the storm began…
Every Summer holidays, a carnival comes to town for the month, and we love that too. Will with Uncle Mike.
From the top of the ferris wheel.
Feeling so refreshed from the break and ready to tackle 2011 head-on. So fortunate and blessed and grateful and ready. Ready for you 2011. Let’s go!