And, even if it gets difficult at the time, the effort is made.
My husbands birthday fell whilst we were in Hawaii, so eventually, in the depths of Winter and a very cold Winter it has been this year, at times, they invited us to stay in Chewton at the family home. We've stayed there before, but not for quite a while.
Peter and I drove up on the Sunday, stopping at Trentham for lunch and a wander through the shops and a drink at the pub where a band was playing.
Dinner was to be in Castlemaine at the Public Inn, and a very good dinner by the fire was had.
The morning presented an amazing sight as it gets cold in Chewton and frost was everywhere. Perfect for a quick, it was cold, photo shoot.
As it warmed up, we went for a walk in the bush, lunch in Castlemaine with our friends, then off home. Happy.