Monday, May 28, 2012
On Friday we skipped the whole school thing and ran away to the coast. We were tired, sick of our relentless daily routine and personally, I needed to get out of town. I took a leaf out of Kate's book, bundled the boys into the car and hit the highway. The weather was terrible but we barreled along in the rain to the Gold Coast to have lunch with my little brother and his girl who were holidaying from Melbourne. I haven't seen my brother for about 18 months so a catch up was long overdue. We ate toasted sandwiches and coffee and milkshakes, and finished with a serve of ice-cream for the five year old. Simple and satisfying. Heading home the boys both caught up on some sleep in the back of the car and arriving home mid-afternoon we flicked on the heater and got cozy inside to while away the last few hours of our day. A day off well spent in my book.
On Sunday we escaped again and had a lovely morning tea with friends and their brand new baby, decided going home was the least desired option so grabbed some lunch at a cafe and finished the day up down at Sandgate. There was lots of rock throwing and splashing about, even a little bit of crocheting on top of the sea wall. With the tide going out you could look like you were walking on water.
The afternoon weather was beautiful, definitely one of those days to appreciate all over again the place where you live. Nothing like starting a new week refreshed in mind, body and spirit.