Can you believe that there were only 45 school days in the first term??? Honestly, it felt like 100 days or more of torture as I saw the kids through various orals, projects, assignments and assessments that drained the life out of us! ‘Cos even though they’re the ones doing all the hard work, someone has to do the running around for all the bits and bobs, charts, split pins and other stuff we don’t have casually laying around the house!! And just when I thought we were about done with projects, there’s always that one teacher who loves to surprise torture us with a last minute dash and scramble…
It was a refreshing break! Embracing the new day with a kind of peace that comes from having nowhere to rush to, nothing to chase. For a few brief days we were enveloped in the calmness of our natural surroundings … and with the luxury of all our every day amenities thanks to our top class accommodation in the Mountain Chalets. For a little while time passed by slower than usual, where an hour didn’t disappear in flashes and lightning bolts. Where we actually relaxed, bonded and enjoyed each others company.
And even once we got back home, the relaxed, “nothing to do” vibe continued…and for the first time in a long time Easter break actually felt like a break! For the first time in a long time I felt like there was a long enough pause to truly rejuvenate body and mind…and for the first time I honestly feel ready to tackle the 50 odd days of the second term of school!
Literally took hundreds of pics in just 4 days and sifting through them all was a nightmare….but here’s a few of my favourite.
|En route…obligatory selfie while the going is good!|
|The last time we were here these private Jacuzzi’s weren’t yet ready.|
|We arrived midweek, so it felt like we had the place to ourselves!|
|Taken by my six year old <3|