Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Four women and a beach house

Remember that I went away, I have barely blogged since my return due to being a bit over committed, but I have barely stopped thinking about it, we just talked and talked and talked.

The cast of women included Ms Never Sleeps, Ms Never Late, Ms Always Smiling and Me. Four women, each with two children, all working within the Marketing Arena in some way. All eagerly awaiting a weekend of calmness, space and good company all at once.

Together we enjoyed the benefits of sipping wine and champers all weekend without getting smashed. I concocted a cocktail of sorts with lime and mint and we sat about reading papers, eating cheeses and fixing the problems of the day. We lunched, we cooked, we tried out the local counter meals and slipped home to more wine and more gossip.

We celebrated With Ms Never Late as she got the call confirming they just bought a house at auction. We drank to Ms Never Sleep for reclaiming her name and moving one step closer to her new life. We encouraged (ok, nearly forced) Ms Always Smiling to re-enter the world of dating.

We confirmed that we are all looking bloody great, because wobbly bits don't count anymore (mainly just on me, but they were nice enough to try and point out their own wobbles).

We had calls from husbands and kids to confirm they were all perfectly fine and then headed off for some amazing beach side walks. Beach walking on a perfect day must be the only exercise I love to do, I never wanted the beach to end.

We learned that Never Late walks around in her undies alot and is not good at finding the keys. Never Sleeps actually seems to rarely even go to bed, falling asleep on the couch both nights. Always Smiling will drink any concoction I make her and has renamed her car the Craptiva (this made me giggle, even while squished in with the car seat we were too lazy to move). And that I was possibly addicted to Twitter.
We headed home from the beach for massages we had ordered previously...true dinks, I was in heaven.

I didn't even stress about being away from the kids for three days. I was so relaxed and SS had it all under control. During one of my dips into the freezing water I found two shells and decided the girls would love them as a little gift on my return. I washed them out and took them back to the house...and look who popped out a few hours later....

This is not a sponsored post, but if you need a place for a getaway, with family, friends or even on your own grab a house from and soak up the good life.


  1. Sounds divine. And obviously was, which is why little shell creature tried to crash your party!

  2. Girls' weekends are good for the soul :)

  3. What a lovely weekend! I'm glad it was so enjoyable and fun :) Beach walks are just the best.
    Heidi xo

  4. What a lovely weekend! I'm glad it was so enjoyable and fun :) Beach walks are just the best.
    Heidi xo

  5. sounds AMAZING...

    What a great few days to spend in the lead up to the lady chatter and chilling out

    And what happened with the little guy in the shell? i always expect this to happen when I bring home a shell from the beach but it hasn't yet...

  6. Sounds like the best weekend, lucky girl.

  7. Sounds awesome!, glad you had a good break :)


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