The Bloke in The Shed and I spent last night at Horizon Deluxe Apartments at Stanley in Tasmania’s far north west – our first night away in three years.

Stanley Deluxe Apartments

That’s not me, by the way. Those photos are to come…

This post has been written prior to us going away, because I wasn’t allowed to take a laptop or iPad with me. So I’m just assuming we had a long, hot bath, snuggled up to watch the sun set and dined on dishes featuring local produce from the exquisite restaurant down the road.

While we were ooing and ahhing over the website photos the other night, Julian piped up with: “On Sunday, I’ll cook you breakfast in bed and we’ll take our time packing everything up to leave.’’

Sounded heavenly.


“Oh, and I forgot to tell you, I’ve signed us up to a big community walk on the way home that I’m meant to be part of.’’
Ahhh….. right!

Blisters on my feet was not how I anticipated ending our relaxing weekend away.

What do you think of Horizon Deluxe Apartments? Who could use a night away right about now?

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9 Responses to Aussie Giveaway Linkup #62: The away edition

  1. I would love to get away with Hubby somewhere like that. It was nice to go to New York by myself, but I missed him!
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    • Kel says:

      I bet, Laney. I admire you all for going off to the US. I am a bit of a sook when it comes to travelling solo – the thought scares me a little. Although, I know you all had each other for support, which would have been so nice.
      It was nice to have a whole weekend of adult conversation, without a small person interrupting, and to just relax! It’s something we want to make a conscious effort to do more regularly now – for our own mental health. We’re both feeling very refreshed and ready to tackle the next wave of parenting/work/life challenges! 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    Winter getaways are lovely! Hope you had a fantastic time.

    • Kel says:

      Oh Lisa, it was fabulous! We didn’t realise how much we needed a break until we actually got away. We’re both feeling so much more refreshed and more appreciative of some of the things we have in life too. Funny how you think differently when you step away from it all.
      Plus, I came home to my Mum having done all my washing! 🙂

  3. Rebekah says:

    Kel, so happy for you! My weekend in Tassie was a work trip… With kids… So exhausting as you can imagine BUT it was absolutely beautiful!!!!! We spent yesterday walking around downtown in the tiny grocers and couldn’t believe the quality of the local produce and products! I can see why everyone always raves about it! It’s like a little Eden. Hope your week goes well and the nice weekend away feeling lingers for you!!

    • Kel says:

      Oh, the weeekend was fabulous, Rebekah. Just about to start writing about it for a post now. I’m so glad your weekend went well too. The weather was just incredible – well, it was up this end of the state! I love your description – “it’s like a little Eden!” So true! x

  4. Lisa says:

    Have a wonderful time! A friend of mine stayed there recently and her photos made me SUPER jealous!
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    • Kel says:

      Oh wow, that’s great, Lisa. It was just amazing! I’m hurriedly trying to get my post done so I can put it up with all the gorgeous photos we took! A magic place, for sure! x

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