two weeks ago in my Holidays blogpost I mentioned how my friends and I were road tripping and going camping
for a night.
didn't really happen…haha. This post is pretty much going to be a photo diary
of what ended up being our long weekend away.
we got up early, and packed the car (to the brim :P).
with wood for our campfire.
reached the mountains around lunchtime and went straight to the village area.
some lunch, and trialled LOTS
sign was at the chocolate shop:
saying, I feel like I should be best friends with whoever made that sign.
It was a
lovely little town, with lots of little boutiques and artisan shops that we
enough though, it started raining. A fair bit - and the rain had set in.
setting up a tent and sleeping overnight in the rain would not be ideal, so we
contemplated driving back home and just having a sleepover at someone's house.
friend's family has this beach holiday home- so, we spontaneously decided that we would drive 3 hours in the
opposite direction and stay there instead! Hahaha as you do! :P
spontaneous, a bit crazy, but lots and lots of fun! So back onto the road we
reached it was completely dark and still very drizzly, but our very fancy
"tent" had us covered! Hahaha we were so glad that we were in a warm,
comfy, sheltered house with beds - and because the house was empty we were able
to stay two nights instead of the one night we had planned for!
super hungry by the time we got there, so we grabbed our umbrellas and
raincoats and walked to a Thai restaurant nearby to get some dinner.
away our food, came back to the house, changed into comfy clothes, and set up
the dining table. As we sat there, listening to the rain pouring down outside,
sharing lots of yummy, warm Thai food, and talking to each other about anything
and everything - I felt so happy and grateful.
It didn't matter that our
original plans had fallen through, this was the whole reason we wanted to get
away for a bit - just to spend some quality time with each other and create
some memories ☺️
dinner, we just chilled, played some card games, and my friend decided to fishtail plait my
totally didn't realise my hair was this long till now!
H O L I
D A Y S ☀️ Wasn't mad about waking up to this view. Definitely better than waking up
in a soggy campsite haha.
cooked up a nice breakfast (pancakes included, we were pretty pleased with that), and then us girls decided to play around with some
more hairstyles haha (our guy friend was so enthusiastic about this part of the
trip). I attempted a 'Frozen' Elsa Coronation type of hairstyle - my friend didn't take a photo of the finished product, but this
should give you a good enough idea!
too long after…the view changed to this (Can you see the clouds slowly starting
to swirl around?)
decided we better go to the beach before it started pouring again!
walk down to the beach, it went from being sunny…to not very sunny haha. No joke.
When we got to the beach, one side
of the beach looked like this
other side looked like this
smack in the middle, we saw this ☺️
weather, hey!?! Gave me some good photo opportunities though!
The weather constantly gave us different scenery ☺️
one photo I put up on instagram from that day.
I took this photo, thinking it looked absolutely beautiful...
...and approximately 5
seconds after - it started POURING. Absolutely pelted down rain. We inevitably
got drenched, and as we started running back down the beach to the house, the
rain stopped after a few minutes. I really mean it when I say the weather was
the house, in our dry, warm pyjamas, we sat on the deck and took in the view of
the coming storm.
night, we found the marshmallows we had brought for our campfire, so my friends
decided to improvise.
finished off that day by watching a movie, some TV and just chatting late into
the night. With hot chocolate, of course!
The packet called these "MEGA marshmallows", and they were the
size of our fists!
morning we cleaned and packed up to head back home.
On the way back, we stopped
at our friend's grandparents' house and had tea with them. They had this train
track that went all around the outside of their house, two big greenhouses in
their backyard which they maintained themselves (and grew beautiful orchids
in), and a whole room dedicated to sewing and woodwork! They were such a
lovely, and TALENTED, couple - so incredibly sweet.
another hour and a bit of driving in the rain (we wisely decided to fill that
time with some Disney songs), we were finally home!
brings me to the end of our "camping" trip - or our rainy but
cosy beach trip - which was awesome!
guys enjoyed the assortment of random photos!
just wanted to take a second to say a quick thank you for the great response on the
Importance of Positivity blogpost I posted recently, it means a lot. I hope it brought a little more positive energy into your life when you read it ☺️