Last weekend, as part of my ongoing 40th birthday celebrations, I was treated to a weekend at Hepburn Springs in regional Victoria.
I find it difficult to fathom that this place is practically on my doorstep, yet this was my very first visit!
But what surprised me more, was how deep in relaxation I found myself – I’ve never thought I had trouble relaxing, I mean I’m quite happy to have a quiet night in on the couch, but this was a completely different feeling!
Upon my arrival on Friday, I spent most of the afternoon and evening catching up with my good friend K. We made a quick trip out to grab some take-away for dinner, and then I was straight to sleep…for nine hours!
Saturday, we indulged in a late breakfast and a two hour massage before collapsing on the deck to enjoy a cheese platter and cider (it was perfect weather for this too!) – would you believe me if I said we had left-overs for dinner and then I had another nine hour sleep? Oh, yes I did!!
With minimal social media use and flicking through a magazine to pass the time, I didn’t even open the novels I took, and I certainly didn’t read the information I had collected at a training session during the week – I actually found it really difficult to keep my eyes open!
I am positive the quiet rural atmosphere and change of scenery had something to do with this…but I’ve booked in for a mani/pedi tomorrow to try and keep that relaxed feeling, just in case!