The title of this post was inspired by a blog post by The Plaid Cupcake. However, because I have a Mac, the command sequence is slightly different when forcing a program to quit. The word 'escape' might be better suited than 'delete' in a force-quit, and more appropriate for this post. Strangely enough, as I went to write about heading to my parents place to get away from the business of daily life, which I had done that day, Patty had written about her family cabin she goes to 'restart'. We must be on the same wavelength, even though we are so far away from each other.
I should introduce you to Patty actually. Patty, from The Plaid Cupcake, is my sewing buddy. She lives in America, and is very creative and talented. You should check out her blog, as well as her etsy store.
Escape - To break loose from confinement; get free.
When things are becoming to much at my place or I just need some time away, I go to my parents' place. My parents live in Kaoota. It is about a 25min drive out of Hobart, on a hill facing north (the all day sun in winter is great), with no close surrounding neighbours, and has a beautiful view of Mt Wellington. It is quiet, out of the way and best of all relaxing.
My Dad spent a lot of time on the property when he was a boy, and when my parents were newly married they bought the property. My Dad loves this place. My Mum does also, but she doesn't have the same affiliation to it as my Dad.
When I was about 5 my parents decided they wanted to leave Tasmania for a short time. As the two years they initially decided to go for turned into 13, I know that my Dad continually thought and dreamed about being back at Kaoota. It wasn't that he was unhappy where he was, it was just that so much of his life was was tied up to that property and he found it difficult to be away from it. It's a part of him. I doubt he will ever leave it again.
He reminds a little bit of the father from the movie The Castle actually, who stands at his door, admiring his surroundings, and says "ahhh the serenity".
Anyway, Kaoota is a great place to disappear to and forget about the rest of the world... partly for the peacefulness, but also because my parents live there, as does my sister and her family. I love finding the time to drive up there, sit in the house, staring out the window, knowing that I am in the best place ever.