There is nothing quite like spending a few days in the country exploring and spending time with family and friends. I’m lucky enough to have spent most of my childhood growing up in the rolling hills of South Gippsland (One of Australia’s best kept secrets in my humble opinion!).
The landscape is so diverse, from rolling hills that endlessly and softly cover the horizon as far as the eye can see, and the remnants of ancient rain forests which are the faintest memory from millions of years ago, too coastlines filled with sandy beaches and weathered outcrops of rocks sculpted over thousands and thousands of years, I am endlessly inspired and refreshed whenever I visit.
My great grandparents farm ‘Arizona’, so named for the canyon that is hidden at the back of the property, which has been carved by the Tarwin river over hundreds of years, is a place that feels settled into the pace of another time. Old trees are scatted along the creek collected and planted by my ancestors who have all had a great love of trees and the great value they bring to not only their place, but to the world as a whole.
As more and more of us move to and live in cities around the world I am remined again and again of the importance of leaving my nest and spending some time away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, exploring, relaxing and reflecting in a place where the air is fresh and you can see the stars at night…