31 July, 2014

A weekend in the country.

A few weeks back, I had been telling {mostly whining actually} TF how desperate I was for a holiday...but one of those holidays, where you do absolutely nothing. Where you just roll out of bed, on to the sand, and then roll back into bed at the end of the day. One of those. I was exhausted.

I think I whined a lot...because within a few days, he had booked us a long weekend away in the country. Right now we cant get away for longer than a weekend, so a long weekend would have to do. He booked us in at the pet-friendly Stone Hill, just an hour away from us. Our first holiday as a family of four.

I must admit, I was a little apprehensive going away with the pups - worried that we would spend the time running after them, keeping them in check. But, oh boy was I wrong. Stone Hill, is the most awesome place for pets and humans...it was just perfect and beautiful

We spent the weekend...never leaving our log cabin, except to take the dogs on walks. We lived in track suits, we napped, we read, we ate...we had farm fresh bread delivered to our front door. We fed the local ponies that visited our door three times a day. We had a fire going all day. We just did nothing.
As short as it was, it was exactly what I needed...and I don't know who had a better time, us or the pups.
 


PS. Henry was besotted with those ponies...

9 comments:

Belinda Mountain said...

Looks divine! We are off on a similar weekend in about an hour's time...too excited!

Mrs FF said...

I think everyone needs this kind of holiday once in a while! Not too much planning involved - the planning tends to add more stress sometimes

The pups definitely had loads of fun!!!

kbd said...

looks absolutely wonderful! And I just. want. to. cuddle. those. puppieeeeeees!!!

Bo said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous. Those ponies are beautiful man!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I didn't realise how much I missec your updates and your beautiful photos until now. Welcome back Hayley...please stay! Kobus and I have also been totally desperate for a break...we are combining a conference with a week break in Cape Town. For the first time in two weeks I have been without a headache xx

cat said...

Oh my word! Look at that pony/dog interaction. I think our Rufus would not be able to stop barking. We would love that place - my kids would go bananas about those ponies

theclam said...

Looks AMAZING! How well behaved are your boys?? Cutie pies.

MommaSue said...

Gorgeous photos!

Bailey Schneider said...

I'm back in SA and catching up on all my favourite blogs now ;-)
I adore your writing and photography! Happy you're back to blogging :-)
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