…where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. If we do say so ourselves.
This weekend I broke my mother’s Golden Rule (“Never go away on a long weekend!!”) as my friends and I headed down to Kangaroo Valley for a fun, relaxing getaway filled with drinking, shopping, board games and continual eating. So basically the same things we do at home, but this time in the middle of nowhere!
Apart from the inherent newness of staying at a place I’d never been to before, the newest thing I did over the weekend was learn how to build a fire. Now we were staying in a house with a fireplace, so I’m not talking rubbing sticks together in the bush or anything. But still, I’ve never had or used a fireplace before, so my expertise barely extended to lighting candles until now. I am one of those mild pyromaniacs who loves to burn things and watch fire crackle, so that was a lot of fun.
I love being in the country. I can see the appeal of living out there, although not necessarily for myself since I like civilisation and WiFi too much. But it feels fantastic to be somewhere with so much green around, so much nature, so much…space. I mean if I won the Lotto and could live in any house I wanted, I’d head straight for some land and a big, sweeping, Australian-style house way before I’d squeeze into one of the giant concrete boxes that pass for mansions these days. I like houses that spread out, not up. I like verandahs, and backyards, and privacy. I love country roads where the trees are hanging over from both sides.So basically, being able to live like that for a weekend was great fun, on top of all the fun that we had being in each others’ company. I don’t really have much more to say, I’m just in a very warm and fuzzy, “I love everything” kind of mood. Everyone spread the love today!