Hello there! If you’re reading this on the day it is published, I’m not here. I’m away on a winter getaway! I typed this on Monday and scheduled it to post today (Thursday). Before you start getting too jealous, I’ve been away since Tuesday and will be back tomorrow. I’ll reply to comments as soon as I can after my return.
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE winter! Of course, living in Brisbane means that our winters are mostly very mild. Since our summers are very harsh and very long, I like to capitalise on winters as much as possible. Considering we’re living in a Covid-19 world these days, I feel safest to stick to my own state of Queensland this year so we’re heading to the coldest part of the state I could think of. For safety reasons, I don’t like to reveal where I’m staying until I’ve left, but I will say that we’ll be staying in a cottage on a vineyard in the Stanthorpe region. Of course it’s not a winter getaway unless there is a lovely warming wood burning fireplace which thankfully our cottage will have. I will be taking heaps of photos when away, and will share the exact location and more details when I return.
Can you believe that the weather forecast says that the coldest winter day in Stanthorpe region is Tuesday morning (Min 0° C / Max 9° C) and there might be a SNOW FLURRY!! [See this article] We don’t get there till after lunch on Tuesday! We’ll miss a snow flurry by one day! Drats and bah humbug and all that stuff! Wonder if they get that forecast right? It’d be great if they were a day out and it all happened on Wednesday morning! I’ll let you know in my post when I get back. Meanwhile, here’s the weather forecast for Tuesday through to Sunday from the BOM app on my phone. This is about as wintery as you can get in Queensland!
The plan is to leave home on Tuesday morning and stop in at Warwick for a nostalgic drive around and lunch before heading on to our cottage. I lived in Warwick for a year when I was in Year 3 (went to school at St Mary’s). I also visited Warwick a lot during my childhood because that is where my paternal grandmother lived. I have so many happy childhood memories from Warwick. I look forward to driving around to look at the school, the house where we lived, Nanny’s house, parks I loved to play at, and more.
This trip couldn’t be timed any more perfectly, as I’ve been feeling my anxiety escalate with what’s happening in Melbourne, the new outbreaks in New South Wales, and of course the fact that Queensland’s borders are now open (though not to Victorians). I think these few days away will help very much.
Have you had a getaway recently? Do you need one? If you’ve been away – where did you go?
See you on the flipside!
Ciao for now,