"Mum, that's where I want to stay for my birthday! " said my excited 10yo as she was looking through accommodation options. Not wanting to be short-changed on luxury, she searched hotels from Canberra to Batemans Bay, and everywhere in between. I encouraged her enthusiasm and was willing to travel up to 3 hours as long as she kept the budget under $250p/n.
Usually, we would have a small party and a few presents but this year she decided on a one on one weekend away. The idea of spending an uninterrupted weekend away for just the two of us was more than money could buy… it was precious time together.
"You're in room one, sorry it's just me today and your room isn't ready but you can chill in the common area if you like?" She said in a slightly panicked voice.