This morning, after dropping 4 of my 6 kids at their new school, my mother-in-law and I took a trip to Samford. Although it is just 21kms from Brisbane city, it seems a world away with big acreage properties and a small community feel. We visited Lifestyle Garden Centre which also has a gift shop, cafe and day spa onsite. I love this tea area where you can tether your horse and refresh yourselves together - although my horse riding has been limited to a couple of pony rides on an English beach many years ago, I quite fancy the idea of riding through valleys and fields for a nice cuppa or a 'skinny latte with one'.
We sat in the cafe proper for our refreshments, but even there we felt very close to nature as these amazingly tame water dragons were scurrying all over the floor while we ate. One even sat on my feet - my MIL and I had our feet up on chairs pretty quick smart after that!
We finished our outing with a leisurely browse through the gift shop (a luxury after school holidays when a trip out meant taking all the kids too). I know I'm super blessed to have such a lovely mother-in-law (and father-in-law) with whom I enjoy spending time with. Does the thought of an outing with your in-laws fill you with joy or horror?