It was a very spontaneous last minute arrangement to go away for the weekend. Seeing as our kids were having a week long mid term break from school, and we haven’t actually been on many date nights this year, I had the brilliant idea of seeing if we could get away for a couple of nights. Well, lucky for us, granny was ok with it so quite literally on Wednesday we booked accommodation and were off the next day to Greyton. The older our kids get, the less we feel we need to ‘prep’ them for us going away and they love sleeping at granny so it was great to be able to be so spontaneous.
We stayed at The Post House which is a lovely hotel right in the middle of town. When we go away we tend to normally stay out of town as we like being in nature in the mountains somewhere but seeing as it was so last minute and we didn’t feel like looking around for accommodation too much, we just tried our luck at The Post House and got in. It was actually great staying in town as it meant we didn’t get into our car for 2 days which was so refreshing and felt good. I won’t give away too much about The Post House but I will just say that they are definitely doing the whole service thing right. Their attention to detail, the little surprises that one gets all contribute to being made to feel special. I just love it when establishments do that well. It really makes such a difference to one’s experience.
Right, so what did we do for 3 whole nights and days without the kids? We ate, we slept, we relaxed, we played pool, we ate some more, we walked around town and went into all the little shops, we went to the very well known Greyton Saturday morning market, we went for walks in the mountain, we held hands, we laughed, we ate some more, we chilled, we talked about moving to Greyton (not likely), we talked about buying a house in Greyton (dreaming big!), we did whatever it was we felt like doing and it was great!
Seriously guys, if you can get away without the kids, do it! It was so good to be able to do what we wanted to do, when we wanted to do it without having to take our kids into consideration. I say that in the nicest way possible 😉 The day after we got there it was raining. If we had our kids with us, we would’ve had to think of ways to keep them occupied, entertained and happy. With just the 2 of us, we could do whatever we damn well pleased and it was lovely!
Our weekend away made me realise how uptight I had been feeling at home. How it feels like I have been holding my breath. Between getting kids ready for school, constantly repeating myself the entire day every day, negotiating fights, standing my ground when asked for sweets, treats, anything, being told that’s not what they want for supper, feeling like I’m being pulled in so many directions, it is constant and it is exhausting! It was so good to be able to breathe. Just breathe and not wake up to a whole lot of frustrations that come at me in the day. It was good for all of us to have a break from each other, and of course good for hubby and I to connect without having all that stuff get in the way.
In saying that though, it was also great to miss them and we of course spoke about how they would love it there. We scoped things out with them in mind as we will definitely be returning with them next time but this time around, it was about US!
Greyton is such a beautiful little town. I had been wanting to go there for a while as the last time we were there was before we had our kids and I’m so happy to have rediscovered it. Whether it’s just the 2 of you or the whole family, I urge you to go and discover it for yourself. It is truly a gem of a town.