Escape

It’s been over 2 weeks since we got back from our summer break up at the farm and since then it seems like it’s been an endless time (and what feels like an uphill battle) to get the kids into some kind of routine before the School term starts. Trying to get them sleeping better – we can continue to dream – trying to get them a little less over tired, a little less feral and in between greeting an endless stream of visitors stopping in for a night, or a few, or just an afternoon. I’m really tired. Properly tired.

On Monday we are heading to the Snowy Mountains to a wee cabin in the middle of nowhere for 3 nights. Just the four of us. No TV. No computers. Just wide open spaces, stars, creeks to explore and nature to be in. Will it drive me crackers? Probably. But I can’t possibly be any more frazzled or tired so bring it on! I have visions of us sitting by the fire playing boardgames, then Rob and I enjoying a simple fish supper I have cooked from his catching earlier in the day. I know the reality will be kids saying they are “Bored” and Rob pissing off and fishing for hours at a time while I wonder what the hell I can do when we have discovered that’s there’s not much else to do besides pick wild flowers, but I can’t help but feel a little excited about a change of scene. And somewhere I have never been before too. The mountains! While there won’t be snow, I know there will be pretty. And there will be the four of us. And with just over a week before School and the year “properly” starting…bring it on.

I’m not sure I’ll get a post up while we are away (what with the whole no computer thing I have said just before) but I’m sure I’ll be on Facebook or twitter recounting just how much fun! We! Are! Having!

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

    Oh Beth, I hope you have a wonderful time. You deserve it. I know that frazzled feeling, was totally there before we left to go away.
    You’ve been in my thoughts the past few days. I know how endless, draining and plain exhausting the sleep thing can be. Hope the mountain air is a tonic to you all. Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09703082768846184281 ::The Beetle Shack::

    oooh have fun my friend. take pen and paper. Inspiration always strikes when the computer is missing.

    oh and the playdough- always take the playdough.

    xo em

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10085079211685079914 Mili O

    Wow, looks like a magical spot. I’m hoping for you some of the dreamy days, slowing down and catching your breath before it all starts again. Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    I will come too?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11748693883918173837 Lipstick and Licorice

    I think everyone needs some kind of peaceful sabbatical to enjoy before the new term begins. I really hope you have some family fun and create new memories. I am heading in another direction, The Hunter Valley to get me some peace and tranquility before the mayhem of “School” takes over. It’s just me, Mr Fabulous and wine.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05905293950305147061 Danimezza

    oh cabin website please? Sounds perfect, let us now if you recommend it, we need to find a hideaway spot.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05955412787148833024 Jo – Dusty Plum

    wishing for you a great local pub ;) to escape the peace and solitude.
    it looks seriously beautiful and quiet, enjoy.

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

    It looks beautiful. Serene and peaceful. I hope it helps everyone unwind. My kids are in a similar out-of-routine-frenzy… I’m looking forward to hearing if time out in wilderness works!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06333858903359349225 Deb

    If you’re near thredbo, take the girls up the chairlift. you can walk to koz, but its 6kms there and back, so not recommended with little ones!!! But the chairlift is an adventure.

    there is also an indoor pool/waterslide there too if things get drastic in the cabin!!!

    I am hearing you on all things feral. I am looking forward to going back to school. Give me 22 children over my 2 little ferals 24/7 any day!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    Sounds lovely Beth!

    You know I am a mountain girl, through and through.

    Jindy is sweet and the locals are lovely.

    Tumut is tiny but really quiet and peaceful. Great fishing here.

    Thredbo is where it’s AT! Bobsled track, lesure centre with pool and waterslide, bushwalks, bike hire, so much for kids here!!

    If you have time, a drive to Khancoban is amazing. Windy roads, lush green trees, and a teeny tiny little town when you get there.

    Relax, unwind and drive safely. I hope you get the break you deserve hun. Nothing beats fresh mountain air!

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13802344259857914538 Sannah

    Oh Beth! That sounds wonderful, inspiring, and seriously terrifying all at the same time!
    It is something that I would love to try with my little family, but not quite sure whether I am brave enough yet!
    When we go to the farm to visit the In-laws, I find that hard enough! They have internet, but only satellite so it is seriously slow :)
    Hope it is wonderful for you!
    xx
    Sannah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    Looks ideal….where is it? Would love to go! Email me details

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08110730276139946737 Peta

    Wild brumby distillery is calling your name.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01274301364405703281 Rosie

    Oh feeeeerrrrrrrrck. That place looks Amazing. With a capital A! Enjoy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01274301364405703281 Rosie

    Oh yeah, and the Snowy Mountains are beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    I think you’ll LOVE it. I did the no computer, ‘virtually’ no phone thing while we were away and it was fantastico! Have fun and take LOTS of photos :o) xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13933191141338188027 stinkb0mb

    um yes i’m with Danimezza, i’d love the details too!

    enjoy!

    ~x~