Isla’s First Visit to Bunya Red Farm


Last long weekend Isla and I took a road trip to my folks place at Bunya Red Farm just outside of Kingaroy. It was our first overnight experience away from home plus a long drive in the car. We had a great run up to my folks however the way home was tedious with the long weekend traffic – yes even in the country there are heaps of people on the road. Most with caravans, trailers, horse carts and well packed SUV’s.

Nothing beats cabin fever than leaving your home. Isla and I have done many trips out of the house towards the coast which is about 40 minutes away. Staying away for two nights was just what we needed. My folks got to have plenty of hugs with their first grand daughter who was lapping up all the attention. She has just learnt to smile and the cooing is just adorable too. Perfect state to hand her over to some loving arms.

I packed up Isla’s bed to take with us as I have heard that it helps with the little one’s sleep while she was away from home. She actually didn’t mind being away from her usual place. The sound of the voices were familiar and being outside is her favourite place. This enabling me to do some work for my folks while I was there.

Missing working outdoors I jumped at the chance to lend a hand. Isla got all the love while I was close by encase she needed a feed. My folks had to plant another 100 capers over the long weekend along with 3 kilo’s of garlic. I got my hands dirty and got to do what I love best playing in the soil. Isla also got to go for her first tractor ride while I walked alongside her.

Where did you take your kids for their first overnight adventure?


 Grandma & Isla


Garlic ready for mulch


Isla loving the back of the tractor


Granddad & Isla


Isla and I, feeling a little bit country.


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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at

8 Responses

  1. Look at that smile! As you know, we went camping for our first over night trip and had planned to do more since but sadly have run out of time. Oh well, I’m sure there’ll be another trip soon.

  2. Lovely photos. Looks like you have a very contented easy-going baby. Our first trip away with our first-born was horrendous! We went to see the in-laws. He screamed from about 4 pm until 11 pm the first day. I was beside myself. My husband had to take him out in the car to try and get him to sleep. We had virtually no sleep in the hotel that night as he was so unsettled. Then the next day he was good as gold and smiling at everyone. We can laugh about it now, but it wasn’t funny at the time. This was 11 years ago!

  3. How brilliant that Isla is such an outdoors girl already. My 6 year old daughter introduced her city cousin to strawberry picking in the garden & snipping flowers with her scissors today. Our first trips away from home were to grandparents too.

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