Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Time away.

We've spent the last few days at the beach.

The five of us.

Not a proper holiday, just a couple of days to mark the end of the busy season and the start of the quieter season on the farm.

We've eaten yummy food, drunk lots of coffee, scootered, knitted, op shopped, read, played schools, celebrated Mothers' Day, watched a few episodes of this and played at the beach.

We haven't collected eggs, done the farm chores, carried wood and kept a fire going, or done any deliveries. Its been lovely.

We have lots of decisions to make before the new season starts, but for now its been great just to take some time out and relax and enjoy one another.

We're going home in the morning. I think I'll leave a little sand in my boots just to remind me.

33 comments:

  1. Looks like you've had a lovely break.

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  2. What a lovely holiday - hope you are feeling relaxed x

    ps - a late Mothers Day celebration?

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  3. We all need a little down time to take stock - and what a lovely way to spend yours!!

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  4. The children look like they have had such a lovely time!

    Hope you have had a great break away, even for a short time.x

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  5. It actually looks warm-ish.

    I hope you've had a lovely time. X

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  6. Sounds wonderful! It's so important to take that time to sit, relax & spend time together without the familiar surroundings of home & the everyday things to do, even if it is just a few days..enjoy!

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  7. Sounds great and good to see you got to spend a little time in the lovely winter sunshine!

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  8. 'Cuse the french but shiiiit, did I miss mother's day? I don't recall getting anything and I certainly didn't do anything for my mum. Someone put me out of my misery and tell me Mother's Day hasn't been in the last 2 weeks. Maybe you were referring to it figuratively and not the actually 'Mothers Day' - more like, it's felt like 'mother's day' every day that I've been holidaying with my kids over the school holidays. Beach shots are beautiful by the way and glad to hear you've relaxed. But I'm so confussed.

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  9. love seeing you guys at the beach. enjoy.

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  10. Oh the beach looks lovely and sounds so relaxing. My MIL lives at Port Arlington and it reminds me of that, wish she wouldnt go on holidays so much so we could pop down and visit the beach too! Enjoy the rest of the school hols!

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and putting me at ease - I was sure I'd done Mother's Day but I'm a shocker at remembering dates despite the family wall calendar. So, happy belated Mother's Day to you (should be every day really)and I hope you got spoiled.

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  12. lovely.
    keeping house is so tiresome, isnt it. (i love a fire, but man its work)...

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  13. I'm so pleased you guys you got a bit of break, if anyone deserves it you guys do! Glad it's been a lovely time too and very different to the farm.
    Did you like Friday Night Lights? I really enjoyed it. I got the series out from our local video store and liked it more than I thought i would xo

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  14. Ahhh so nice to get away from it all and what better place than the a beach. :-) x

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  15. Those photos look so relaxing... You sound like you enjoyed your break and Im sure you really deserved it!

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  16. I am a huge fan of going to the beach in winter!!! For starters its less crowded!!!! & there is something truly psecial in your "moments" captured on film!!!

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  17. Hope you've found the headspace to make those important decisions and regroup as a clan. It looks like a gorgeous spot to do so.

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  18. ohh, lucky guys- nice way to unwind:)
    we were down at Sorrento/Portsea on Saturday dreaming of buying down there- mind you we are 5 min from the beach as it is- but it feels more like holiday mode further south!!

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  19. Ahhhhh for a born and bred Bondi girl it looks like heaven to me ... I can smell the salt air and feel the ozone sending my hair curly from here. So thrilled for you to have such a gorgeous time together ~ wonderful bliss. XO.

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  20. Love the middle daughters outfit! Handmade skirt and crochet beanie? Gorgeous beach shots, looks like so much fun.

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  21. Just seems like a perfect break.
    :)

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  22. "Two weeks away it feels like the whole world should've changed
    But I'm home now
    And things still look the same
    I think I'll leave it till tomorrow to unpack
    Try to forget for one more night
    That I'm back in my flat on the road
    Where the cars never stop going through the night
    To a life where I can watch sunset
    I don't have time
    I don't have time"
    - Dido

    Your post has reminded me of one of my all time favourite songs EVER! Do you know it?

    Glad that you've had such a wondeful time. Take care to keep taking care.

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  23. We love having a break away at the beach as well....the boys love the rock pools and all the different treasures that they can find.

    Enjoy the down time :-)

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  24. So well deserved Kate. Looks and sounds like you all had a nice time. Lovely photos. xx

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  25. Well deserved break.Great photos.

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  26. Sounds amazing! I miss the ocean so much.

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  27. Looks and sounds like a great break for all of you.

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  28. Hey kate! How great was this post...Such beautiful innocent simple photographs of your small people. Reading this and looking at it makes me exhale. Lovely. I hope you keep the feeling for a long while. Peta

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  29. Sounds like you had a lovely break. The photos are lovely.

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  30. Glad to see you had a nice time away in a totally different environment. We are doing the oposite next week. We leave the Peninsula which has had some superb days these holidays( glad to see you were here for them) and heading to the farm to chase soggy sheep.

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  31. Kate what stunning photos! I especially love the one with the boots in the foreground.

    So glad you guys got a little mini break xx

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  32. I love those discarded gumboots too. Get thee behind me, farm life... hope it's fun being back in the thick of it again!x

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  33. nothing beats a well earned break. looks like you all made the most of it. bravo

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