I’m talking about the weekend I spent in Dromana with fellow bloggers Iolanthe, Leeyong, Cecylia, Candice and Stasia. I shared our first day and night here, but then stopped... because the weekend was something of an eye opener. And writing about those is not always easy!
It was a good eye opener – a great one – and it happened on the Saturday. It wasn’t one particular event but a series of them. The first was our outdoor yoga, at 8am in the lush grounds of the Peninsula hot springs. To be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to it at first – early! yoga! ouch! – plus I’d done some yoga years ago and found it really boring (I know, it's cool thing and I shouldn't say that, but it was just so dull) – but decided that this could be different and to give it a good try. I got a colourful, comfortable yoga outfit together (a tracksuit!) and, stumbled, squinting, across the dewy grass to our spot.
And I loved it.
The yoga itself was very gentle. I just loved being outdoors, in the wild Victorian countryside, on a clear sunny morning. A duck waddled over to see what we were up to. The magpies were also curious and sang their familiar warbly song at us, which I now know is the bird noise between the scenes on Neighbours. It’s gentle and nice and I realised how much I missed being outside, and just how indoors-y I’d become. It felt so good to feel the tough grass under my bare feet and the warm sun on my back as I tried to follow the instructor and turn in the right direction at the right speed. I was reminded of how different the trees here are to home – home home, England – and how beautiful they are in the early Autumn.