Life lately

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.

Stradbroke Island
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?

Linking up today with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.

11 comments on Life lately

  1. Simone
    April 25, 2017 at 11:03 am (2 years ago)

    I love April and May for all the holidays we get here! I will have a 4 day week until end of May due to so many public holidays. We have also been enjoying getaways, they are so rejuvenating and it is so hard to first get back into work mode and then all to easy to get out of holiday mode!

    • mummywifeme
      April 25, 2017 at 11:45 am (2 years ago)

      So true!!! You guys look like you’ve been having a wonderful time making memories. Keep enjoying those four day weeks xx

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    April 25, 2017 at 11:59 am (2 years ago)

    With all these public holidays as well as being on holidays for a couple of weeks ourselves, I’ve really got no idea what day it is half of the time! We’ve certainly been taking things slower over the past couple of weeks and I hope this continues for the rest of the term. So glad you guys had a great time at Currumbin and Straddie x

  3. Robyna | The Mummy & The Minx
    April 25, 2017 at 5:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m loving all the short weeks and the adventures it’s allowing us to have. Camping over easter was splendid. We tried to sand board using the body boards at Straddie last trip – didn’t quite work.

  4. Denyse Whelan Blogs
    April 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I am so glad you got some great family experiences on board after a pretty hectic start to the year. Now, unfortunately, it is back to the work/school thing and then before you know it, little Miss will be off to school. Hey, let’s stop for a bit and breathe!! Take care of you wont you!! D xx

  5. Tonia Zemek
    April 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh those beach pics look lovely Renee. I love Easter (…did I mention I’m still working my way through a huge chocolate rabbit) !

  6. Tash @ Gift Grapevine
    April 26, 2017 at 1:24 am (2 years ago)

    Love the holiday pics! We’ve had a great chance to wind down- holidaying down the south coast of WA. Back to school and reality now (and way too much washing and ironing!) xx

  7. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    April 26, 2017 at 5:23 am (2 years ago)

    I don’t think I could ever describe myself as a pro and sand boarder in the same sentence! I’ve loved seeing snippets of your adventures on the socials – it all looks such jolly fun! We too have loved the short working weeks and long weekends, if I was PM, I’d make it law that every weekend should have 4 days!

  8. Natalie McNamara
    April 26, 2017 at 8:42 am (2 years ago)

    I loved seeign your pictures as I was stuck at home and thought I might as well enjoy the holiday life through other people. We have had a quiet start to the year but I was a little tired so that works well. #teamIBOT

  9. Jodi Gibson
    April 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s been a great extended school holidays & easter hasn’t it? Looks like you guys made the most of it. We hung around home for the most of it and did some day trips here and there. It was fun exploring the world near by that you often take for granted. And then I managed to get away for five days all on my lonesome at a writing course. Must say it was rather nice! Back to reality now though lol

  10. Bec Senyard
    May 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve never been to Straddie! This post makes me want to head away to the beach.


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