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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Take a break - Snowtime and the Hunter Valley



I've just had two weeks off for the school holidays, keeping off the internet (which unfortunately meant I missed an invitation to Singing in the Rain, but you can't have everything). It's not been that relaxing due to teen starting work at 7.30 am, and taxi duties still fell on me, and the renovations required a lot of time and labour at the house.



However, we did sneak up for an overnight getaway to the Hunter Valley, for the annual Snowtime festival. It's great fun for all ages, and the sun came out for us in the afternoon, so we even managed to swim (or in my case, read my book in the spa with the sun on my face). It was a divine luxury! For 24 hours I was truly loving life!




Did you make the most of the holidays? What did you get up to?





For further reading on Snowtime adventures:


http://sydney.kidtown.com.au/snowtime-in-the-hunter-valley-gardens/
or
 Overnight Adventure: Fun in the Hunter and Newcastle

28 comments:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful 24 hrs !!
    TGIF xox

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  2. I feel like I should put the Hunter Valley's winter festival into my calendar for next year. It looks like lots of fun - and something we could handle with a four year old, a two year old and a one year old {or at least I hope we will be working towards 'coping'}.

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    1. Perfect for that age group - my tips: Go late in the day and for the evening, as the crowds drop signigicantly and go overnight staying Sunday-Thursday, when the accom prices also drop significantly and you can get 1 night only. I love the Hunter but it's unkind to your wallet!!

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  3. I really must make time for this next year, it looks great!

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  4. This looks ace. I'm a big kid so this is right up my street. It's a pity you missed out on Singin' in the Rain but I bet that digital detox was just what the holiday doctor ordered! Despite the early mornings, renos and taxi driving, I hope you had a good break and are feeling refreshed and recharged :)

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  5. Looks amazing, I have just been relaxing in the country and not ready to return to city life!

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  6. Every year so many of my friends who live northside of Sydney go to the Hunter for the winter festival. I keep meaning to go. You've reminder me to put it on the calendar again! Bummer about the invite to Singing in the Rain.

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  7. I always make time for the holidays . Fenchie Mummy with #KCACOLS

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  8. Well that sounds like fun!
    Thanks for joining the Lovin' Life Linky!

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  9. Sounds like you had an awesome time anyway. I so admire anyone who can digitally detox for any amount of time. My limit is when I am asleep...LOL

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  10. Sounds like such a great time! And as for keeping off the internet- as hard as that sounds I bet it was a nice break! Kim from My Mom Jeans #KCACOLS

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  11. Looks like you had a great weekend!
    We are in the Hunter Valley, next time we will have to catch up for a coffee :D
    #MummyMondays

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    1. Sounds like a plan! Probably not until Xmas lights - I like to try to overnight it for those too...

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  12. Ooh the Snowtime Festival sounds like such fun! #MummyMondays :)

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  13. Great shots!
    Thanks for joining us at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/world-war-ii-memorial-washington-dc.html

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  14. My boys went back to school this morning and there was a huge sigh of relief! We went to the Gold Coast then spent time with my folks. It felt a LOT longer than 2 weeks, that's for sure!

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  15. The Snowtime Festival sounds fantastic! Shame about the early starts getting your teen to work (but gee can I relate)!

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  16. It looks so much fun. My boys would love it.

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  17. Oh wow this sounds absolutely amazing! Such good fun! Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS We hope to see you back next time!

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  18. Looks like you enjoyed the break completely! #KCACOLS

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  19. Every year I forget about this! I have a friend that goes to the Hunter Winter Wonderland every year they love it! Glad you had a fun time!

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  20. Wow that place looks incredible! I'm so jealous , brill pics #KCACOLS

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  21. Wow this looks amazing! Holidays have only just started for me but I'm so looking forward to doing fun stuff with the kids!! Great pics by the way #KCACOLS

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  22. Looks like a lovely holiday to me. #KCACOLS

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  23. Oh wow. Gorgeous! #KCACOLS

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  24. We most definitely had a jam packed holidays, on the weekends anyway. We played in the snow too :)

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