We arrived home from our summer holidays in Geelong a week ago today and I’m still adjusting back to normal life. 5 weeks is a long time for a holiday and it’s taken me longer than expected to bounce back. That being said, it feels really good to be home. I never thought I’d be able to truly call Townsville home, so this is a pretty big milestone for me. I’m currently feeling the most profound sense of being torn between two places, it’s bittersweet but I’m trying to embrace it. Here are the rest of my highlights from the last couple of weeks.
On the first weekend in January we headed up to Tallarook (which is near Kilmore, where we used to live) to visit our old pastor and his family in their house on the hill. How stunning is this view? We fantasise about living here all the time, maybe one day…
What a lovely spread.
Evie’s current fascination is dogs or “goggies” as she likes to call them. So cute.
That same weekend we headed to Wah Wah Gee for a lunchtime catch up with my cousins.
I loooove these interiors. Although I must say, I did feel slightly reminiscent for the Smorgy’s that used to be here.
I had been craving Town & Country pizza since our arrival, so it was pretty necessary we have a family takeaway night involving multiple large pizzas.
We finally got to take Evie to a real beach and she absolutely loved it! Even if we did forget to bring her bathers…
I was lucky enough to be able to catch up with some of my close friends a few times while we were down. Saffron and I had a lovely afternoon together on a particularly beautiful Saturday.
We had Boss Burger for lunch and it lived up to all of our expectations.
Forever taking photos of flowers in suburbia.
I have never felt more like a tourist in my hometown until this trip. Geelong is such a beautiful place. I truly took it for granted when I lived there.
Evie and I had Sunday brunch with my best friend Luke and his mum, Iris. It was another perfect day and it was so nice to be back in the house I spent so many of my teenage years in.
Until next time, Geelong. Hopefully COVID will allow us to visit again before the next summer holidays! Missing you all back home xxx