YAY it’s my birthday today! For the Australia Day long weekend, we went and stayed at a farm in Maleny (a small country town in Queensland). It was so peaceful and relaxing waking up to incredible mountain views, fresh air and horses neighing outside our window!
It was the first time we took Toby out as well and he had lots of fun running around the countryside. I don’t think he’s ever had that much exercise, and he did incredibly well on the drive up too.
We also went walking at the Mary Caincross Reserve which is a rainforest with lots of protected wildlife and trees. We saw a little wallaby species which they call pademelon, it was so cute!
Other than bush walking, relaxing with Toby and eating delicious food, we didn’t do that much. I had a great time and it’s definitely rejuvenating for the soul!
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I hope you had a really lovely birthday, Jeann. It looks as though you did, from the pictures <3 You said to leave a thoughtful comment, so here it is. . o O (I would much rather be at Maleny right now)
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I know I already said it, but Happy Birthday! Your little trip away sounds so nice, and it is so beautiful, as well! It makes me want to go to the countryside myself, haha. Toby is so cute, and it's adorable that you were able to take him and he had some farm fun, as well 😀
Thank you so much lovely! The countryside is so relaxing and the fresh air omg. Hehe yesss he loved it!
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I know I already told you, but again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Did you go riding?
Thank you Christy! Nope we didn't, but we should have hehe!
Happy birthday! That sounds like a lovely way to spend a weekend. And Toby is growing so big!
Thanks Beth, it was a lovely day and it\’s been so long since I\’ve taken some R&R! It surprises me how big he\’s getting lol
Thank you Cait! It was pretty short but definitely worth going away, Toby loved it too. YEAH HES A MONSTER CAIT. HULK SMASH
Happy birthday! The famr you stayed at looks like paradise. Ahhhh
I know, it was so beautiful! Thanks Braine <3
This giveaway is awesome! Thanks so much 🙂
Happy B-Day! Thanks for the giveaway! Australia seems like such a cool place, I would LOVE to go and see everything it has to offer!
Thank you so much, I hope you get to visit someday!
Happy birthday Jeann!! Looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing the pictures. It seriously looks amazing there! And happy belated Lunar New Year!
Thank you Cyn, it was so gorgeous! Happy Lunar New Year to you too!
What a beautiful place! I hope you had a wonderful day, Jeann. My birthday is coming up as well, but frankly, I'm only looking forward to spending the day in bed. Lol.
Thank you Joy, I had an amazing day! Just went to work, had a nice lunch and a nice takeaway dinner 😀 sometimes the quiet ones are the best. lol
Once again, the best of happy birthdays to you, Jeann! I'm glad to hear you had such a good time, and these pictures are stunning, you're making me even more wanderlust. Hoping to explore the Australian country-side someday! 🙂
Awww thank you so much Marie, you left me the loveliest message! <3 It's definitely a beautiful place!
Aaww that looks so much fun Jeann!! And happy birthday! <3
Thank you so much Bee! It was amazingly relaxing <3
I'm happy that you ended up having a fun, relaxing birthday!
Thank you! I have a party happening next week so it keeps going LOL
Happy birthday Jeann! The rainforest is beautiful:-)
Thanks Tammy, I had a great time bushwalking and hiking!
Happy birthday Jeann! Beautiful photographs. I need to go back to Australia someday soon!
Thank you Ali, the countryside is definitely beautiful!
Happy Birthday, Jeann! It’s wonderful you’ve been able to relax and rejuvenate. Such a beautiful place. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you Ksenia, it was so gorgeous and definitely worth doing once in a while! Good luck with the giveaway.