Cue the panpipes

Daisy has been pestering me for weeks to go on a picnic. Which was fine because I thought that we would be able to get away with it in the garden. But oh no, it had to be “in the bush”. So we could “see Koalas”. Hmmm. It’s no wonder I kept putting it off – it can be hard in the week to find time for picnics in the bush when there is shopping, cleaning, washing, blogging a little work and school to do day in, day out. Monday morning we woke to cloudy, foggy conditions which I thought gave us a valid excuse not to go, but when the afternoon cleared, and we had nothing else to do, we just got on with it, packed a basket, jumped in the car and off we went.

Why did I put this off?

Fresh air. Sunshine. Views. Bush. No Koalas. Some afternoon tea. Some time with my girls. And a donut that was dropped and rolled like a wheel all the way off the cliff and into the valley! A perfect way to spend a Monday afternoon.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06282465629949382550 Kirsty

    Lovely! What a beautiful day and the view is brilliant! Hmmm… picnics… I’ll have to put one on the agenda! Thanks for the idea!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10196839875511085475 Sheila

    It’s sometimes hard to find time to do ‘fun’ things when there are so many chores to get through. Usually, if not always, they turn out such fun and we wonder why we didn’t do them sooner! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00187085163513906952 Jo

    mum of the week, for sure!… looks beautiful, and sometimes it’s such a good thing for all of us to take some time out to reconnect. kudos to you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10327661563449068137 Felicity

    What a glorious way to spend an afternoon Beth and those views – spec.tac.u.lar!

    How cute is Harper climbing those steps, I bet it was a very gentle stroll at toddler speed.

    Happy days indeedy….now why do I have “Picnic At Hanging Rock” theme song rolling through my mind?
    Ah yes, because you’re one very devious lassie and popped it there with your clever title!

  • KP

    babymac, seriously stop with the amazing life posts. I am jel. And wishing I was miles away from Sydney this very minute.
    ps your girls are cutiepies x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Gorgeous! What a view. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17598892582207477663 Peggy

    We’re a big fan of the picnic, and we don’t go all out either – just a blanket, some food from the pantry packed into a lunchbox, and off we go!

    I’m glad you did go ahead, and enjoyed it. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12095711205888532123 cheryl @ nefotlak.

    oh lovely! just lovely.
    cheryl xox.

  • Traci

    CUT.IT.OUT – Harper is friggin adorable in this outfit! Very envious of your fresh air, views and picnic. Am reading this from my fluro lit air conditioned office.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    That is too cute, although I had to laugh because at first glance at photo number 5 it looked like your little girl was lighting a cigarette!! LOL. Love your blog xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09345662692259541964 Kymmie

    We LOVE picnics at our place. And do it often. The moment there is sunshine, we’re outta here!

    Glda you had a lovely time. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09048897566683844107 Angie Clare

    Oohhh that looks like such fun! Is that fitzroy falls? I remember going there as a kid but I could be confused. We are surrounded by beach up here in sunny qld which is great for some, but I do miss the bush and mountains. Oh give me mountains! Your girls are divine xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03273633554293833746 Christie – Childhood 101

    Now that is a picnic location!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05422169384250471413 Lib

    Looks beautiful…what a gorgeous outing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16763753472532837764 one claire day

    The view almost makes up for the lack of koalas! Gorgeous scenery ! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

    Angie Clare – NOT bad! Well, not Fitzroy but Belmore Falls just up the road from there!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    what a view! i wouldnt mind a picnic there any day! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09651116248452404269 Jodi @ The Scribble Den

    Fantastic views indeed! Sounds like it was a wonderful time. x

  • http://www.ducksonthedam.com.au/ Alli @ Ducks on the Dam

    LOL your Little is soooo cute. Love it. Make the most of your cruisy days coz it all gets faster once school starts

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17735492770594090264 Belinda

    I say that to myself all the time. ‘Why do I not do this more often?’ fresh air, bush, beach or wherever it maybe that brings that tranquil feeling I heart.

  • Claire T

    How adorable are those little girls with their afternoon tea, poppers and little hats! Too cute.