Monday, November 3, 2008

Refreshed!

On the 7 November 2007, pretty much a year ago I booked the Tamborine Lodge for our Women's retreat. We had been there once before & the location was lovely! The views spectacular! I though it was a good place to have it again!
So for a year I have been anticipating this weekend, planning and preparing. Fifty six ladies registered for the retreat! Awesome number. But that changed in the last week and became fourty six. It was a bit of a shame, but that is life. I was excited anyhow!!
Now in part of the preperation I had purchased some glow sticks.

The reason you ask? Well, the road on which the retreat is located is rather dark at night, and since the retreat wasn't going to start until after dark, it would be tricky for all the ladies to find there way. The purpose of the glow stick was to notify the ladies that they had reached their destination. I thought it was a great idea! .... What I hadn't taken into account was that, friday was Halloween. Now normally us Aussies dont celebrate Halloween. But up on Mt Tamborine, it was celebrated quite well. So when I started recieving phonecalls saying "we are lost! Where are the glow sticks?" I started to get suss.... trick or treaters had nicked them!!! Cheeky little buggers!
There was also a dirty big black snake stretched right across the road out the front, which freaked a few of our ladies out (including moi)...So that was the start to the weekend...
But it didn't set the tone. We had a wonderful time. We laughed. A lot!! Which is good really, because the theme after all was, "she who laughs, lasts!".
People asked me was I missing my kids? I replied with, NO WAY!! Haha... I love them dearly, but It was only 2 days people!!! I enjoyed my break :)
Probably my favourite part of the weekend was the little shopping expidition we went on during free time on Saturday afternoon. There are lots of lovely little shops along the main street. And I purchased a few delightful treasures. I will post pictures of them in another post. I was going to take some pics today but unfortunately it is rather overcast & the light isn't doing them any justice.... I will however leave you with a couple of photos from the weekend....

This one I took out side a wine tasting shop. It was the cutest little rose bud! And it smelled amazing!!
And this one....
Well, I will let Givinya & Crazy tell you about it!

4 comments:

Dee from Downunder said...

Glow sticks are a great idea for finding the way, shame about the tricksters!

Jen said...

I am so glad that you had a great time and girls are so funny. I love the picture of Givinya. And your picture on their blogs is great, that was some laugh. :)

Trace said...

lmao at the glow sticks and eek at the snake but all in all sounds like a great weekend away !!

Leah said...

I love mount Tamborine!