This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Carer's Break Away!



A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to participate with other Carers a trip to the 
Snowy Mountains of New South Wales 
A pic of sunset at arrival


DS trying out a tandem bicycle he has purchased to take JoJo for rides with Mr Armchair assisting


The welcoming fireside at our venue Rydges Snowy Mountains


A cushion I purchased........as if I need a new cushion but this was TOO hard to resist


the back


The Sun coming up over my view at Lake Jindabyne




On the last evening there was a Masquerade Ball and I wore an authentic mask and cape purchased in Venice by DS


The Menu for Dinner but of course I had the gluten free version


A most interesting dessert


One of the beautiful prints on display


The next morning we were in for a treat
I knew we were going to Thredbo but I didn't know this included going on the chair lift
A W E S O M E


Going up

On the way up some parked machinery


A quick selfie......and I was loving the cold
whoever thought I would miss it lol
1 deg celsius up top




Up the top


and coming back down

Thank You Carers ACT
I had the best time

Now back to the business of caring and working out this new NDIS scheme
(National Disability Insurance Scheme)

13 comments:

shez said...

Hi Dzintra what a lovely place to go,love your new cushion and what a great bike for JoJo and Mr Armchair.xx

Terry said...

Glad you had a nice break. Great scenery.

Fiona said...

lovely trip.... I think you are very brave going up in the air... I would be far too scared...
Hugz

Susan said...

What a great destination for a well deserved break. Gorgeous cushion and scenery. I have only been to Thredbo in the summer, but the chairlift was still great fun.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweetest Dzintra! What a lovely outing, and before I know it, I'll be back on winter's schedule, but for now, we are enjoying the sweet climate of Carmel. Having a grand time here! Much love, Anita OH, good luck with that scheme....

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful place and a perfect getaway to rejuvinate. I can see why you had to have that cushion, it's so sweet, and plus it's always nice to get memento from a holiday.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

What a wonderful getaway for carers. Love the idea of the tandem bike for Jojo, hope she enjoys the rides. Who doesn't love a new cushion.

Happy days.
Bev.

Susan said...

Sounds like a lovely and relaxing time...love your cape!

Astrid said...

That sounds like a wonderful and well deserved break. I don't blame you for buying the pillow, I love it! Such great idea of the tandem bike for JoJo, I'm sure she loves it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kath said...

How lovely that you had such a good time. You deserve it. I love the photo of you wearing your warm hat, you look so pretty x

Nat Palaskas said...

Glad you had such a good time. You deserve a break from daily caring routines - Hugs Nat

Lucy Mathieson said...

How brilliant! Everyone needs a break now and then. It sounds like you had an amazing time. Oh and that fire... gee I love a fireplace!!!!

Janice said...

What a wonderful break away. It looks like you had the best fun. We have one if those lovely snow gum prints in our office at work, that my boss bought down there. I bet Jo Jo has a ball on the new bike.

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