Beach Cottage Holiday NSW
Wed 25th, Jul, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage friends, well here we have some more on the recent Beach Cottage goes to the country adventure that we all enjoyed very much, and it seems a lot of you lovely girls like reading about it too!
I love going to the country in Australia and exploring this State of NSW… for a few reasons…I love the air, the different pace and I love to see more of life the Aussie way…
…one of the things that surprised us when we moved from a village on the outskirts of London to a coastal town outside Sydney by the beach, was that this place they call the Lucky Country is not only vast, but diverse, and full of holiday experiences just waiting to happen…you can do it all here…sun, sea, sand, country, panoramic outback settings, city breaks and yes even snow…
I believe holidays to be a very important part of family life…and we like to pack up and go away on our own…just our little unit away from all the comings and goings of home life …sometimes, with the ages of our kiddos at different times, this has been tricky and not all rainbows, buckets, spades and unicorns, but mostly we have a blast…and I think this is sowing the seeds for the future…making memories that will last a lifetime…and like most things in life, you reap what you sow I have come to believe…
Little breaks here and there that we can drive to work well for us at the moment, yep it’s nice to get on a plane and go overseas but for breaks, for us, it’s great to just get out from here and see what is on offer all around us….we like to pack up the car, head inland to the country or off to somewhere new up the coast for us to explore…no fusses or worries about anything much more than whether or not we actually have everyone in the car and a map…we head out somewhere to do not much and see what we might find….this time we wanted Country, I wanted a bit of local history and the kiddos wanted to kick back, eat lollies and hang out…and so we booked a retreat that was five hours north of here and then an hour’s drive from the nearest town…away from it all? Certainly.
We took board games, books and movies and lots of supplies…the boys planned fishing and snooker tournaments and doing those things that boys do, the girls planned walks and chats and movies…and not a lot else…
We spent our days on very long walks, the boys doing those things they love to do, generally playing games, scheming, building fires and making weapons out of sticks and whittling things….what is it with this whittling thing? …at one point all three (not including Barls here ladies) were eyes down intently whittling at sticks they had found…and then comparing notes on them…whatever floats ya boat…if all boys are content in this place, all is good.
and visiting country towns, eating pies, staring at old buildings, fighting over hot chips and watching random cowgirls stopping for supplies ;-)
as long as everyone is happy I say ;-)
There’s always the going home bit though that I don’t like when on holiday and often it feels like just another week away would be oh-so-very nice, wouldn’t it?? …if we had had another week here it would have been sweet…more lazing around, more movies, more fresh country air, more long walks and no schedules and more importantly more making memories and more exploring…
If you are looking to get away from it all, explore and make some memories right now with your little family, Viva Holidays is offering a great deal with their One Week is Not Enough promotion.
Stay 1 Week and Get the Second for just $1!
Take a hop over to the website and have a looksie, second week for a dollar, that’s a pretty good bang for your buck to me my friends… You can also visit your local travel agent or call 1300 GO VIVA (1300 468 482) .
Cheers Beach Cottage girls…what’s your best thing about going on holiday?