I’m ‘Captain Boring’ at home, preferring to stick to a semi-ordered state of play when it comes to daytime sleep, dinner, bath, book and bed routine.
But sometimes … you just need to jump off that merry-go-round/ground-hog-day and replenish! To mix it up a bit and have some precious time out with treasured friends and so this weekend was my annual Melbourne trip away and boy-oh-boy, it was so appreciated.
Saying goodbye to our little chickens on Friday morning, I jetted off to Melbourne to meet the girls. Cherida flew in from Adelaide and we had the pleasure of hanging out with another friend for the day, before she returned home to her family. For three days I didn’t have to worry about anyone but myself.
There was no time for thinking – ‘What’s for dinner‘; ‘Have I got enough nappies‘ or ‘I need to make lunches‘. There was plenty of time however for a leisurely lunch at the Dansk Restaurant with a bottle of bubbles and herring! An evening stroll through Emporium Melbourne before wandering to our 8:30pm reservation for dinner at Coda. Yes … 8:30pm, not 5:30pm!
A sleep in … well, a lay in til 8:00am (as I just can’t seem to sleep past 6:30am these days) and then a whole day of following our noses through the city admiring beautiful things and eating amazing food. A sushi train experience for lunch, followed by more shopping and a refresh before heading out to dinner at 9:00pm!
I loved having time out from the ‘home’ routine, but it was so delightful to see my little family pick me up at the airport on Sunday afternoon. I couldn’t squeeze their chubby cheeks enough.
Thank you Nicko for looking after the home-front, and taking our little peeps away on the boat to Bruny Island for the night. Bless. xx