Sunday, 22 July 2012

Taking it easy...?

Ha, ha, ha! This title couldn't be further from the truth. The last two weeks have been...well, hell. That word pretty much sums it up for me. We lost a very near and dear family member, and if that weren't enough, we were in the middle of packing and moving house at the event that couldn't be delayed as our Canberra house had already been leased out. There were plenty of times over the last two weeks when I seriously doubted my ability to get through. Lots of tears and stress...but get through we have...and today we took a couple of hours off and went to find a tranquil picnic spot.

This is what we found...
So.......can you spot the intrepid explorer toddler?

There were flocks of gorgeous green Budgerigars and fabulous little Zebra Finches chattering in the trees. It was sunny and warm and we had the whole place to ourselves. It was a little bit of magic, and it was truly beautiful.

I hope that your Sunday was peaceful, with a little touch of magic too!

Blogged to: MasterChef Australia 2012.


Patrice said...

Oh wow you really are there! I'm so glad you had a few nice hours today. Email me and fill me in on whether Friday went ahead or not?

Been thinking of you lots and lots.


Anonymous said...

This place looks idilic...where is it? It does not look like anywhere around Canberra...or is it? Hope your move goes well.

Paula said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Sam. It was great you managed to take some time out as a family in this beautiful spot. Thinking of you ♥

Karen said...

Hey chicki! So glad u made it safe and sound- what beautiful scenery up there!

I'm so very sorry you've had a terrible time recently! I'm thinking of you:)

Luv k

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Thinking of you guys at this time. Hope you settle in well and enjoy life!

Sam said...

Hi Anon...

Thanks for your message. It is a really beautiful spot, but a long way from Canberra. We have moved to the NT.

We completed the move up over the weekend, just waiting for the furniture to arrive up here now.

Best wishes,

Asha said...

Hang in there, Sam. It'll get better. Sorry to hear about your loss.


Ange Kelly said...

Sorry to hear about your loss Sam, but I am glad you made it through. Thinking of you :) Ange

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Can totally empathise, Sam ... Having gone through the same last year. Big hugs ... And I hope things ease up soon! Hugs xxx

Diane Barnes said...

Oh Sam, I'm so sad to hear of your loss. Sending lots of virtual hugs & prayers to you all.
I'm glad you've safely arrived & had a little time out. I find that spending some quiet time in nature (even with adventurous toddlers) helps ease the mind, so I hope you found some peace in that beautiful place.
Lots more hugs. D

Zippy said...

so sorry to hear of your loss.
You found a beautiful place its idylic. xxx