Well, it’s nearly the end of another fabulous Australia Day for us for 2018. It’s been a bit of a quiet one for us this year. Whilst everyone else in our world seems to be coming back from holidays and enjoying Aussie Day BBQ’s and Pavlovas, we are just about to start our foodie adventures and holidays this week so we have been busy prepping this weekend for some time away from our usual abodes. This comes about because we now have one daughter who is not back at Uni until the end of February, a husband who takes February off over January due to cheaper holiday rates ( aka cheapskate) 🙂 but I love him still anyway (actually the truth be known is that there are other workers where he works who have little ones that can only take school time off so in all fairness, they can have January!) And me, well for now I am officially unemployed for a little while, and so I have this almost luxurious amount of time where I can write and write and write and get my words out when I need to. Yep, life is good.
We head back over to Moreton Island, to Tangalooma, this time next week. Actually this time next week, if the Gods are kind, I shall be sitting on the veranda of our luxurious apartment, cocktail in hand, pondering room service for dinner.
The reality will be: is that it will be the first weekend of one of Queensland’s hottest months generally, being February, so a thunderstorm will be on the cards, we will all be hot and tired from the packing of the car, getting up early, making sure everything is right at home for eight days, the barge trip over, the Middle Road experience ( always so much fun…not!!!) , checking in, unpacking the car, unpacking the suitcases, getting something organised for dinner, mozzies, heat, sweat, is my wine cold yet hun, what, you took it out to fit the beer in??? who does that to their wife??….. GAHHHHHHH!!!!! But you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way.. Eight whole nights to spend on a beautiful sub tropical paradise of an island right on our doorstep, with the ones I love and who love me right back, waking up each morning to the gentle sound of the water rolling in at the beach right in front of us from our own bed, the coolness of early mornings and coffees on the verandas, the silence, the preciousness of those first few hours of quiet and beauty, of wonder and gratefulness.. Yep, nah, we are pretty lucky.. yep, wouldn’t have it any other way!
Enjoy your Australia Day 2018 beautiful people.