Life with/without wi-fi

by jackieballantyne

We spent three weeks over Christmas and New Year in our holiday rental house in Mount Martha, on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne. See Martha’s Hideaway at!beachhousestays/zoom/cee5

For the first two weeks we had no wi-fi.

We did, however, have birdsong, sunshine and gentle breezes in the mornings, beach walks and salty swims after breakfast and long naps after lunch. We had pre-dinner drinks on the upstairs balcony in the treetops where we were entertained alternately by some very ‘cocky’ sulphur crested cockatoos and our delightfully engaging grand-daughter.

We read books, met up with long-standing friends, ate far too much (probably drank far too much), laughed and occasionally sang. Sometimes we just lay about doing nothing.
Eventually we had wi-fi connected – seems wi-fi is essential for beach house rentals on the Mornington Peninsula!

I don’t claim to know a lot about holiday rental properties – but I do know a thing or two about rest and relaxation. Both are better without wi-fi.