My lovely friend Seana, who you might know…… she blogs over at Sydney Kids Food and Travel, offered me her gorgeous beach house in Jervis Bay last week. Mr D didn’t have any leave left and Josh just wanted to hang out with his friends at rugby camp, so it was just me and the girls who took Seana up on her fantastic offer. I felt a bit funny leaving the boys behind, but Mr D assured me they’d be just fine. I didn’t think I’d be ditched by my boy this early on, but took it on the chin.
I decided to invite my girl friend Amanda and her two little ones and make it into a Mummies trip. The morning we left was pretty hectic. Firstly I dropped Josh off at the wrong holiday camp (poor kid, but at least dad was available to come to the rescue). I then had a manic trip to Woolies where I couldn’t get a trolley, so had to carry ALL my shopping in a single basket as well as carry a kid on my hip after an epic tantrum. The icing on the cake was when I got home and opened the boot……….. and all the shopping came tumbling out and smashed on the driveway. It looked a bit like a murder scene (except with eggs and pasta sauce instead of blood).
Thank god for ipads though, as it kept the girls quietly entertained in the car while the long, scenic drive through Kangaroo valley calmed my nerves.
The next morning we woke up to bright blue winter skies, crisp air, and tonnes of sunshine. All calm was restored. Seana’s house is right on the beach and it’s one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Even though it was pretty freezing, the kids didn’t seem to care at all. We just hung out for ages, watching the kids play and ‘putting the world right’ with endless and very therapeutic girls talk. We also went on some beautiful long walks, visited the Huskisson cinema (which is so cute), played in the park, had fish and chips at the local pub and even went for a horse and carriage ride through town. Of course there was also lots of cheese and wine and even more nattering every night once the kids went to bed.
As far as holidays go, it was one of the most relaxing I’ve had in a long time.
The one thing we did every evening was go to the beach to watch the sunset. It was so spectacularly beautiful that I became a bit obsessed with it. I took so many photos, that you’re just going to have to see them. I think Jervis Bay is my new most favourite place EVER. I will definitely be back, but hopefully when it’s a teensy bit warmer.
Have you been to Jervis Bay?
Are you obsessed with beautiful sunsets?
P.S. If you’re reading this Seana, THANK YOU so much for letting us stay in your gorgeous house.