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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain









I was lucky enough to have a girls weekend last weekend. It's my first break from the family all year (like everyone else in the world) and it was so great to have time to do nothing.







We went to a friend's beach house at Culburra and just took walks on the beach, read, talked and relaxed.







I managed to write my second story for the NYC story contest, which fell due that weekend too. It's always a great feeling racing against the clock.







It felt so good to be removed from my normal head space, and the change of location and dynamic really made all the difference.



Just love the golden light





I made a detour on the way home and had lunch with two more friends that I hadn't seen in a year in Bowral. It was lovely to catch up, as I'm pretty useless on keeping in touch.


So thankful to friends and to natures beauty and the sun shining at the right time.




“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
― Jim Morrison  



What are you thankful for?

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25 comments:

  1. What a wonderful weekend to recharge with friends. My kind of weekends.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Wow! You were quick. I was still editing it! Ha!
      You too!

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  2. It all looks idyllic. Just getting away from your everyday helps the headspace...

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  3. Looks like a beautiful and refreshing get-away. Just go book the next one in your calendar. #lovin'lifelinky

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  4. Sounds like a fabulous getaway! My husband and I went on short motorcycle ride this evening. I’d love to take a motorcycle trip. We had one planned last April, but.... Thanks for sharing your beautiful views!

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  5. How fabulous to have a girls weekend away and the photographs are gorgeous. What a lovely idyllic spot to go. So uplifting!

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  6. How lovely to get away and to clear your head - something we all need to do more of these days. The photos were such a reflection of the good time you must have had and I pinned the lovely pink sky/sea one :)

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  7. That looks like a fabulously relaxing girls weekend!

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  8. I was curious when I saw the Culburra Beach pics and so glad to know now, you had this weekend for you! I've been to Culburra a couple of times and found its ambience very relaxing. Catching up with friends. How delightful! Denyse

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  9. It's always good to get back to nature, recharges your batteries. So much to be thankful for right now, but for me I think I'm mostly thankful that I'm in a great place both physically and mentally right now. With a wonderful husband beside me (who I'm also thankful for!).

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  10. wonderful pictures
    a great weekend ;)

    greetings
    Rosi

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  11. What a landscape and relaxing with your friends with the walk on the beach! Ilove the sea. Great that you could finish writing the story!
    A happy weekend, Elke

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  12. Beautiful photos and I liked the quote too :-)

    Have a beachtastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  13. Lovely beach shots! Live IS good when you can relax and enjoy life guilt free.

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  14. Such beautiful beach views! I'm glad you were able to spend some quality time with friends

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  15. Beautiful nature photos!
    it must be wonderful to be able to live in such an area.
    best regards

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    1. If you like, you can also link this post with me.
      The link party goes on until Friday night
      The party reopens every week.
      I would be very happy
      Der-Natur-Thursday

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  16. I love the ocean. Anywhere with water is calming for me. - Margy

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  17. It sounds divine. There is so much we have all missed this year and going away with friends is something I am desperate to do. Living in hope!

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  18. Great photos! They remind me how much I miss the beach.

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  19. Good ol' Mark Twain. How lovely for you! And how nice is Bowral. Great detour to make.

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  20. Lovely photos and nice quotes! I’m glad you could enjoy nature and friends. Thanks for linking on Amanda’s Books and More!

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  21. Great shots and words! Pelicans always make me smile :)

    Your link at 'My Corner of the World' is greatly appreciated!! I'm glad to see you this week!

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