It seems like it’s been one big holiday around here lately thanks to Easter and a smattering of public holidays here, there and everywhere. I can’t remember the last time I worked my usual four day week. How awesome is that?!
Over the Easter school holidays, Dave and I took a week off to spend with the girls at our favourite beach holiday spot, Currumbin on the Gold Coast.
It was a last minute holiday. I’d been onto Dave for ages saying we needed some time out. Dave’s not one to rush into things, so in the end I made an executive decision and booked us in. We couldn’t believe it when Cyclone Debbie turned our vision of a sun-kissed holiday upside down.
Still, we made the most of our time together. Our apartment at the Rocks Resort was the perfect base for our holiday adventures.
The ocean was a little too murky for swimming after the cyclone wreaked its havoc, but the girls had plenty of fun playing in the sand, climbing rocks, and searching for sea creatures. We spent time with friends, walked through Burleigh Head National Park, and had an awesome day fossicking for thundereggs at Thunderbird Park.
Our time away went way too fast and as soon as I felt myself begin to wind down, the holiday was over. Luckily for me, I was able to jag five days off work shortly after. Thanks very much Good Friday and Easter Monday.
And as if that wasn’t enough, last weekend we ventured over to Stradbroke Island for Dave’s best mate’s 40th birthday.
Stradbroke Island is 30 km southeast of Brisbane across the bay and a lifetime away from the rush of city life. We were only there for two nights and one full day, but it was all I needed to switch into low gear and finally unwind.
The beaches on Straddie are ah-mazing! White sand, crystal waters and, last weekend, nary another soul in sight.
Straddie is famous for its sandboarding, so we thought we’d give it a crack. It was nothing short of hilarious. Dave and Miss Six got into it straight away hurtling themselves down a scarily high sand dune, while Miss Four and I eased ourselves into it launching off halfway down a dune. I became braver as the morning went on, but more often than not bailed out before it picked up too much speed. I’m aching all over. Such is the life of a pro sandboarder, eh. Sigh.
All in all, it’s been the perfect way to see out the first quarter and a bit of the year. I wonder how long we can hold onto our holiday vibe for … I’m sure the mountain of washing waiting for me will soon bring me back to life … back to reality 🙂
What have you been up to lately? Many public holidays where you are? Have you had a chance to wind down?
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