“Time spent amongst the trees is never wasted time.”
So last week was my fortieth birthday and to help me ease into my next decade, my best friend decided to whisk me away to the south coast of NSW for a four-day girl’s weekend away. 2013 had proven to be both stressful and busy for both of us so it was fantastic to take some time out so soon after Christmas and before the last days of summer left us.
Several months before, my bestie asked: “What do you want to do for your birthday?” After 24 years of friendship, we know each other pretty well and when I moved home to Australia six years ago, we started taking these birthday weekends away together to celebrate in the way that only besties can. The deal is that we each get to plan the other’s birthday weekend, so these weekends are always a bit of a secret and the challenge is to let nothing slip. Zilch, nada. Read more