FR Berry Reserve. Just the name makes me smile. Actually being there eases every ache from my heart. This is my depression free place.
Once upon a time a couple found a book in an op shop. Family walks in the Perth Outdoors…
Ok that couple was hubby and I. But in my heart finding this book was the start of my fairytale.
We come here multiple times a year. After the winter rains and at the start of spring are the best times to visit.
This is why…Most flowers aren’t out yet but little Miss 3 found a carpet of trigger flowers…And Mr 4 found some ‘rainbow’ sundew which took me right back to my fairytale.
See the granite outcrop way up high in the top left of the photo? We trekked up there once with our dog and a backpack with a ‘picnic’. On top of the world hubby went to find me a piece of ‘rainbow’ and came back with the string of sticky flowers and a little box with a ring.
Every story needs a twist… This memory has one too. After a picnic of sandwiches and chocolate cake (and lots of champagne!) we got lost in the bush! Two young lovers drunk and happy. In that moment we didn’t care less that we were lost in the bush because we were together.
At my worst, highly depressed and struggling to walk with an autoimmune arthritis I grieved this special place. I didn’t think I’d ever get to come back.
But here we are.
Our kids love it here too. I am reminded no matter how bad I feel there is always a place I can go where every step is a reminder of a happy memory.
Thank you for letting me share my favourite place in the world.
Do you have a place you can trust to make you feel safe and happy?