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Away

Right now is absolutely lovely.

I’m currently on a small trip away from home (about four hours away) just from Friday to Sunday before I go to Brisbane on Monday. Where I’m staying is on this massive property with seven or so cottages scattered around. The cottage I’m staying in has a porch (which is where I’m currently sitting) which rests on top of a hill and overlooks a massive dam. There are trees scattered around in little clumps and flowers over the place.

The birds make different noises to home so it’s a nice change to listen to their odd chatter. (Admittedly, some of the noises are slightly disturbing.) (Sometimes it feels like I’m in a horror movie.)

As I sit on the porch, the temperature is perfect. There’s a slight breeze that calms the humidity and it’s all very spacious and relaxing. I’ve just been for a swim and I’m tired but feeling pretty good. Perhaps a little hungry, but overall content. (Honestly, I can always go for a few slices of brie with a glass of wine, so not much has changed on that front.) (I just grabbed some brie from the fridge so I’m halfway there!)

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I just thought I’d give a little update before I head to Brisbane, where I’m sure I’ll blog too. Get excited for my Brisbane playlist…!

I’m about to start reading a new book, a classic by Henry James, so we’ll see how we go. I’ve had it for about two years and whilst I’ve opened it on many occasions I haven’t made it past the first line. Whenever I go away on holidays I always find it much easier to get through a classic though. I think it’s a psychological thing of “you have the time! You’re on holidays! Go and spend hours and hours understanding this text!” but when I’m at home it’s hard to just sit and read a classic for long. So today is the day! And I can hopefully finish it whilst I’m in Brisbane.

It’s all been very nice. I feel like I’m taking a holiday from an already very relaxed lifestyle. Though it won’t last for long, which means I need to take every opportunity while I have the time! Yeah boi.

Anyway, until I blog next week,

Sarah xx

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