Monday, June 25, 2012

a short break





 















Firstly I wanted to say thank you for your kind and encouraging comments on my last post. Each and  every comment was very much appreciated. I am hoping that the issues that were worrying me last week have been resolved.

At times like these, when you feel you really need a break from your everyday life, the idea of getting away from it all, if only for the weekend, can be very appealing. And it's something that we don't usually do. It's a little too cold to take out the camper trailer. But at the last minute we booked a holiday house on the coast and packed the next morning and left.

We stayed in a unit which was part of a hundred year old or so large house. The kitchen overlooked a beautiful harbour. We went for drives. We went to the beach. We ate (proper) pizza out. We ate pasta in. We read and watched movies from the shelves. It was good to spend time together without the usual distractions and jobs to do. We went out for breakfast and bumped into my brother's family (who were in the area for a soccer match) at a local cafe. A happy coincidence. On the way home we stopped for lunch. I met a lovely reader, Liz.

There is always something soothing and contemplative about the ocean.

I'm looking forward to the week. I'm wondering what each new day will bring. Hoping to finish the beanie that I started on the weekend. Looking forward to the coming school holidays. And I'm feeling happy to be back in this space here.

23 comments:

Veronica said...

happy to have you back here too tania. an impromptu holiday sounds like what you needed. some lovely time spent their with your family. and by the coast...perfect! i don't think anything compares to a good dose of salty air to clear your thoughts. hope all is ok on the school front. holidays soon. i think many of us are looking forward to it. xo

Tammi said...

I can tell that the break away has boosted your spirits Tania..sometimes a break from the monotony of the everyday is just what we need, it helps change our perspective.
The ocean is so meditative that I have found myself drawn to it more and more lately.
Gorgeous images, welcome back :)
x

Jess B said...

An impromptu holiday - what a wonderful idea. Sounds like it was divine. x

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Zara said...

A couple of days break from the normal routine can make the world of difference.
The unit looks very cosy and homely.
x

Jode said...

You often inspire me with your family trips away. I feel a little guilty that we are yet to take the twins anywhere and the teen will be flying the coop soon if we wait much longer...i just wonder about the stress of it all to be honest. Your time looks like it was most restorative though and in a lovely spot...so glad for you xx

Belinda said...

Hello,
I have just found your blog and haven't yet read the post below. I will.
We're getting away in a few weeks for the weekend and I cannot wait. I agree there is something so soothing at the beach and walking through the sand.

Belinda said...

Hello,
I have just found your blog and haven't yet read the post below. I will.
We're getting away in a few weeks for the weekend and I cannot wait. I agree there is something so soothing at the beach and walking through the sand.

Anonymous said...

oh you're back!! We missed you!!
Sounds like a quick trip away was the refresher you needed! Lovely pics by the ocean, its amazing the effect it can have on you!
Here's to a hot cuppa and a good refreshed week ahead!
Lauren
x

Bungalowgirl said...

There is nothing better than breathing in that salty air and gazing at a sea (even in winter) when you need a break. Hope your head has cleared with the change of scene, there is nothing worse than lying awake at night ruminating over your children and things that go on when you are not with them. Hope you have a better week. melx

Brydie said...

There is something incredibly restoring about being by the sea.
Glad that things are feeling better Tania.

Brave New Fiona said...

It is good to see that you have recharged your batteries. Your photos are lovely, thanks for sharing them. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tania, You have the most devine blog and I missed you while you were away. It looks beautiful and I would love to know roughy where you stayed for you impromptu holiday. Looking forward to hearing and seeing what you get up to over the holidays with you beautiful family
Take care.
Rosie xo

The Teaching Of Thom said...

Yay I'm glad you took some time out...nothing like breaking the routine and be someone else, somewhere else at least for a little bit.

Can't wait for the school holidays to hit. I always find this time in the school year like hump day. Kids are tired, the mornings are cold and nobody wants to get out of bed...sniffles are rife..


I stopped writing as everything I wanted to say felt awful. I live an honest blog but sometimes it's just too hard to put it all down...writing it makes it real and sometimes I prefer to be head in the sand kinda of a girl for a while...

BLD in MT said...

I hope your holiday brought you much rejuvenation! It looks breathtaking. I can't imagine living so close to the beach. I bet it fills one with peace just to watch the waves. We do that here, but only escape to the simple solitude of the mountain instead of the sea.

Deanne said...

looks like a lovely break away, the beach can be fun in winter!

Becky said...

Thank you ever so much for sharing your weekend get-a-way. I am longing for one as well but finances just aren't there at the moment. It truly is amazing what one or 2 days away can do for a person's mental state.

Dee said...

this is exactly what we're doing - except we're totally spoilt and are getting a good 2 months of it! isn't it wonderful?? not missing home at all yet.
we have beaches 5 mins to the west of us and 3 mins to the east of us at the moment. i want to open my pores and soak as much in as possible so i can store it up for when we go back home.
am popping in to your blog still, but don't have much time to comment. enjoying it as much as usual though xo

Elizabeth said...

Hi Tania, it was a pleasure to meet you on Sunday! Having followed your blog for a while I felt like I knew you when I came over to say hi!! It seems as though you had a lovely break and are now back into the swing of things at home. Always nice to have a break, isn't it? We enjoyed our break away too, and are now back home in the routine. If you are ever travelling further north on your travels, you would be most welcome here for a cuppa, slice of cake and a chat! Kind regards from Liz

amanda@Live Life Simply said...

Hi Tania. I just caught up with your last post and I am sorry to hear that you have worries in your life. Life can be challenging as a parent as the years shift and change. I have been going through some really bad times with my family too, some really personal and tragic things that I can't share on my page. It is hard to stay upbeat. But my families stories aren't mine to tell so I keep going. Good on you for sharing that your mind is troubled and I glad you got away for the weekend. I hope it was the medicine you needed.

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Glad you are back and feeling better.

Bee Girl said...

So glad to hear that you took some time to be kind to yourself :-) Enjoy your week!

Fiona said...

What a brilliant idea. So glad you had a change of scene and pace and unpressured family time. Take care!