Taking Time Out

I’ve been mostly absent online over the past few days. I managed to get a couple of posts published on this blog but from Friday, my 48th birthday, until yesterday afternoon, I was spending time with my family in Dwellingup.

Situated in the heart of the majestic jarrah forest, Dwellingup is a town enveloped by earthy and historic charm.

Dwellingup is truly one of Peel’s hidden treasures and a fabulous all round holiday destination for a day, weekend or even longer. Offering an abundance of attractions and activities nearby, Dwellingup is also a popular base for regional touring with the choice of luxury chalets, Bed and Breakfasts and family budget cottages situated in natural bush settings.

The close proximity to Perth provides Dwellingup with a number of scenic entry drive points – one from the foot of the hills through Serpentine Jarrahdale, the other via the coast and Mandurah, both bringing unique driving experiences. – Experience Dwellingup

I can’t remember the last time just the four of us headed away for a break together. We stayed in a cosy A-Frame cottage with a log fire burning constantly. The cottage is set in magnificent gardens and the property surrounded by tall trees and wonderful Western Australian bush.

The few days we were away gave us opportunity to relax, explore, recharge and to enjoy God’s creation in what is surely one of the most beautiful places in W.A. We even took the opportunity to indulge in a little mountain biking on some gravel roads and tracks.

Life starts to return to normal today with Emily and James back at school. I’m still on leave until the 8th of August and this morning I’m happy to be cleaning out my email inbox and tapping out this blog post. I’m hoping to get time over the coming days for some reading and catching up on a few bits and pieces I need to do.

When was the last time you spent time away with your family? Do you like your holidays to be five star luxury or back to basics relaxation? Do you have plans for holidays any time soon?

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • Sounds mighty nice, Rodney!

    I like simple, relaxing holidays. It doesn’t have to be fancy.

    I feel like I’ve had the ‘exciting adventure holiday’ in Sydney where we were rushing around seeing everything. Now I need a holiday from my holiday 🙂

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