A little while ago my husband completely surprised me with a relaxing getaway. I had no idea. He organised everthing without me suspecting a thing until he said, 'Pack your bags, we're heading away!' Still I didn't discover where we where going until we arrived. Of course I kept guessing along the way but I never imagined how magical our destination would turn out to be. Hidden on top of a mountain near Apollo Bay, it was perfect. Just what we needed. Relaxing. Quiet. Complete time out. No internet or mobile phone service. Landline only!
It was also winter's end so the air was crisp. We shared lush green grounds with fluffy wild bunnies, birds and kangaroos! Watched the sun rise and set. Made friends with the friendliest neighbourhood Jack Russell. Breathed a tone of clean mountain air. Stayed warm by a log fire and watched back-to-back episodes of Boardwalk Empire. Read uninterrupted for hours. Listened to the birds sing. We didn't want to leave. I almost cried when we did. Sad to leave and grateful for the much needed time out together. Today I'm dreaming of returning or escaping somewhere new.
Wherever you are and whatever you're doing today I hope you take time out, just for you!