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Phillip Island: My Crisp White Sheets Theory

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I find that a change of scenery and some quality time with Hubbster and the kids is often all I need to recharge my batteries when they have been feeling a bit depleted. On Saturday morning we headed down to Phillip Island for a weekend of fresh air, beautiful beaches, and more fun than we could fill a weekend with. (More about the fun stuff later!)

Our first stop was Anchor Belle Holiday Park to unload our luggage before we headed out to Panny’s Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. (More to come on that too!)


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The playground


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The indoor heated swimming pool


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The 3 bedroom two story townhouse we stayed in (with lock-up grage).


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A private courtyard with table and chairs, BBQ and a washing line.  The house also has a washing machine and  dryer, so no need to go home with a suitcase full of washing if you were staying for a few days.


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Be still my beating heart…it’s a kitchen…a lovely clean kitchen, WITHOUT any cups or plates left on the tops or in the sink for me to wash!  I had begun to give up hope that these actually existed!  And look…not one crumb under the table!  SWOON!


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I love that the starirs has a lockable child safety gate on it.


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The Woo and Foghorn shared this room.  2 single beds and 1 trundle 


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Lucky Bubble got a Queen bed…or ‘a princess bed’ as she called it.


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And my bed…or mine and Hubbster’s I should say.

I don’t know about you, but for me there is just something so inviting about climbing into a freshly laundered bed that a) you haven’t had to wash b) you haven’t had to iron, and c) you haven’t had to make. (Yes, I am a woman of simple pleasures). For me, you can times that fresh-bed charm by ten when the sheets are crisp white cotton. Mmmmm…love.

It’s enough to make a girl race to the bathroom and shave the winter fur off her legs just so she can feel the soft slipping of them beneath the sheets.

It’s not just the getting in bit I love, (now, now, let’s keep it clean girls), it’s the waking up too.
It is hard not wake up, snuggled in clean white sheets and feel all kind of buffed and fluffed (It’s true, there is something about them that invites you to imagine yourself waking from your sleepy slumber looking glamorous, even though in reality, (if you are anything like me), you have big black panda eyes (because you forgot to take your make-up off), hair like Marge Simpson and morning breath from hell thanks to the curry you had for supper. Think Princess Fiona v’s her green ogrey self.  

Try it next time…my white sheet theory I mean, not the Lamb Rogan Josh.

But even my early morning reflection wasn’t enough to spoil the mood created by waking up in a beautiful clean, uncluttered house only 100m from the beach, with a full day of family fun sprawled out before me.


Anchor Belle Holiday Park is situated in Cowes 100m from the beach and 2k from the main street, and  has accomodation to suit all budgets: tent and caravan sites, cabins and townhouses.  With a wide range of amenities available to visitors, it is easy to see why this holiday park is a favourite with famiies staying at Phillip Island.

For more information about Anchor Belle Holiday park visit their website by clicking here. 

For more information on Phillip Island go to


Disclosure: My family and I received a complimentary nights stay at the Anchor Belle Holiday Park.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.


Have you ever been to Phillip Island?  What was your favourite attraction?  I’ll tell you all about mine this week!





Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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