Saturday, 15 February 2014

Our summer holiday

Once again, it has been awhile since I've written. I thought I'd share a little about our family holiday that we had in January, after I recovered from my post Christmas hangover. We stayed at Lake Conjola which is near Mollymook Beach - one of our favourite places on the coast. The water is so incredibly clean, sparkly and transparent blue.  There is also a plethora of funky vegan/gluten-friendly/super food cafes throughout the area which I LOVE. Our favourite cafe to hang at was Pilgrams in Milton where I am in complete heaven with a lentil burger & a dandelion latte. There is also the endless number of eclectic vintage shops and beautiful hand-made clothing and jewelry stores. I am in heaven!

We got to spend a 10 days here this summer, which is the longest holiday we've had together as a family of four. I was a little nervous about how the kids would cope being away from home that long and also whether it would really be much of a break for us. However, with my hubby's family staying near by and the kids kept entertained by all the beach has to offer, we really enjoyed it! We were able to get out for a date one day and also had a couple of boys nights/girls nights with those in the family. I wouldn't say we rested but we had fun. There's not much lazing about on the sand reading a book when you have two very active kids to chase after! Yet, we were able to switch off from work commitments and tight routines to mentally recover from the year just been.

So, here's a few happy snaps from our holiday for you to enjoy. I also want to know whether you enjoyed your holiday with kids this year? Do you actually feel like you get a chance to rest and enjoy it? I hope so! x

Isabella popping her head up while the rest of her body was buried underneath the sand.

Family love on Mollymook Beach

Isabella swimming in Lake Conjola. Such a water baby!

Finlay looking admiringly at Pa who is taking him on his first boat trip.

Luke, Fin & Issy taking a walk on the Lake Conjola boardwalk
My little man & I
Finlay enjoying the sand & surf - he also loves the water!