Sep 15 2013

Goosewing Cottage Serenity.

Being a business-owner and marketer is a hard role to play sometimes. I am often in a complete state of overwhelm… phone calls to make, client work to undertake, paperwork piling up, social media interactions – and that’s just before 9.00am. But, it has its perks. I can take time out to be with my gorgeous family. My husband Paul had his birthday 2 days after Father’s Day this year, so we decided to make a long weekend out of it and head to the glorious Hunter Valley. I found a lovely place to stay up in Mount View called, Goosewing Cottage.

The cottage overlooks the mountains and even has a duckpond to sit and ponder. When we arrived, hosts Carolyn and Phil had a welcome bottle of wine and chocolates. The fridge was stocked with a all the bits and pieces for a perfect breakfast and the place itself was just divine. It had everything you would ever need in a getaway. (If you are looking for a couple’s getaway, this would be perfect too!)

What an incredible time we had. Our kids, Mackenzie and Fletcher just loved it. We explored the Hunter Valley and everything it had to offer. Did you know that they now have a zoo! Mackenzie even rode a horse. Both mine and Paul’s parents came up for the day on his birthday, which made the holiday complete.

I have to admit though that the best part was just being in the moment. We hung out, we played games, we laughed, we giggled, Paul built a fire (even though it wasn’t really that cold), we roasted marshmallows, made hot chocolate, ran around on the grass, basked in the sun, chased the ducks and Paul even made a swing from some rope and a tree branch … it was just wonderful. We even went off the social media grid and our technology gadgets were at a standstill – pure bliss!

I don’t call our family lucky, luck doesn’t come into it when we work as hard as we do. We know we are blessed and are grateful for each other on a daily basis. But to really step back and drink it in was so incredibly special. I would highly recommend that you take the time to just ‘be’ with your family. As it turns out, I know a place …

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