I’d forgotten how beautiful it is at my parents’ house! They live on the outskirts of Sydney, surrounded by national parkland, and it is so pretty.
I’m only here for three more weeks (finally found a new place to live, yay!), so today I took the liberty of getting outdoors and enjoying my new surrounds by going on a bush
hike dawdle (who am I kidding?!). I had this totally whimsical idea that I’d get down and dirty and reconnect with the natural world! Weeelllll…. it wasn’t exactly the river-hopping, tree-climbing, at-one-with-nature experience I’d imagined… I kind of found myself gingerly picking (read: slipping on the moss and falling into a muddy pool shrieking and swearing) over mossy rocks, sweating profusely in the ridiculous heat and swatting irritably at flies… but once I got into the swing of things it was actually pretty enjoyable J
Every time I heard a rustling in the bushes I had to convince myself it was just one of these little guys, and not something that slithers…
Also, I’ve been enjoying lots of amazing food:
An awesome picnic dinner that I packed for my sister and I as we headed off on a ‘sister date’ to see a play in centennial park.
And below depicts another epic salad dinner I scoffed while enjoying a night home alone parked on the coach. Oh. My. Word. This may actually have been the best salad of my life (big call).
I think it’s going to take some adjusting to not cooking (or un-cooking as the case may be) for myself for a while… I know that my meals won’t always be ‘clean’ or perfectly combined, however I am lucky in the fact that my folks take pride in enjoying high-quality, REAL food on a daily basis. No chicken nuggets or potato gems here!
Short post (for once), I’m off to enjoy our street’s Chrissy bbq and pool party J