Mar 28, 2016

Easter, road trips and things making me happy about long lazy weekends by Amy Andrews

Firstly - Happy Easter from me!




I'm on a road trip this weekend to visit my daughter who's moved almost 1000kms from home to mid western NSW - that's about 5 hours west of Sydney. It's a long drive but hey, I spent most of it in Scotland (well France, actually) with Jaime and Clare and other times I've just marvelled at my beautiful country. It made me feel happy and very very lucky!

I love the way the light falls on the land during different stages of the day in the vastness of the outback.

From early morning light -















To the bright light of full day.























I love windmills.


And grain silos. And road signs.


My hubby loves to snack on road trips while I try not to.... It took me 4 days to succumb to the bright napalm orange of the humble Twistie. But it didn't really feel like a road trip until I had been seduced by the intoxicating carbohydratic (yes, not a word) goodness.


We visited the zoo. These monkeys made me happy.


And this Galapogus tortoise made the romance writer in me thrill. Looks like we all love a little bit of petting, right?


And if that wasn't enough, this was my lunch view yesterday, lazing around under lovely shady trees listening to the drowsy hum of bees, eating cheese and drinking wine.


And my two travelling companions always make me happy. Tink and Wonder Woman - the soft and the hard of me.


How did you spend your Easter weekend? Was it lazy and indulgent like mine or was it a busy family affair?

Got anything making you happy at the moment?


12 comments:

  1. Hi Amy

    Oh I do love road trips we have one daughter who lives in Wagga Wagga now and that is around 6 hours and it is fun unless I have the two grandkids in the car LOL.

    Love the country side and sites that you see we hope to get back down there during the school holidays again fingers crossed I am plodding along still being pretty good although there has been some chocolate this weekend not trips though I have got some reading done

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Reading is a damn fine way to spend any weekend I reckon, Helen! :-)

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  2. Sounds like a fun trip (especially the wine and cheese part!) I'm so jealous of all that glorious sunshine. Lovely views you've got there ;)

    We had a super lazy Easter weekend. Lots of seafood, wine and reading. In other words, perfection :)

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    1. Your weekend sounds pretty damn perfect to me, Stef :-) Maybe it was slightly colder though....

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  3. Like you and Helen, I love a road trip with good company (and carbohydrates!!!) I'm also a fan of the Dubbo zoo although it is too many years since I have been. I need a road trip!

    Our Easter was a lazy break at home, with family and chocolate and wine and a rematch of a favourite movie or two. Plenty of favourite things, right there. I'm also loving the change in the weather, this gorgeous gap between needing air-con and needing the heater.

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    1. Oh I do love a good movie session, Bron!

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  4. What a great road trip, Amy. We had friends staying. Catching up is always fun, especially with these two.

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    1. It is fun, Sue! One of these days I'm going to head to your neck of the woods - be afraid ;-)

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  5. I'm happy as larry at the moment, AA because my nest is full. My boys came home on Easter Sunday and it's been lovely catching up with them.

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    1. Aww, that's lovely, Louisa! Was nice to catch up with my girl too x

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  6. Amy, your road trip looks like it would have been fun! Not so sure about the Twisties though... now if it have been plain Red Rock potato chips I would have happily indulged!

    We had a very laid back social Easter catching up with friends and family on Saturday and Sunday and making a conscious point to stay off the roads for Friday and Monday!

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    1. Oh yes, those roads were a little on the busy side, Sharon!

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