Well here I am, coming to you live from the Mt Isa
International Airport. I was up and at it early this morning, before 4am, to put a bit of face on, have a coffee, throw my bag in the car and hit the road at 4:30am. Just popping interstate!!!
Now can we please discuss travelling on lonesome roads when it is dark. It is pretty eerie (is that even how you spell it – I can’t be bothered Googling it). I chose the route with only 3 gates rather than the one with about 10 because lets face it – opening gates in the middle of nowhere all by yourself is a little spooky. Come on admit it, I am sure I am not the only one who feels like this. In fact, I know an old bushie who has lived out here his whole life and drives a big bad road train who apparently turns the whole truck around (3 trailers and all) at one particular gate so he can shine the lights on it when he is closing the gate… apparently there is a headless horseman who rides the fence… needless to say his truck is called the “Headless Horseman”.
Anyway, it is pretty spooky, I don’t muck around, I get out and shut that gate faster than you can say ProBlogger. I made it to town safely and with loads of time to spare. I have skimped on essentials to fit a couple of bottles of Chardy in my luggage, not to mention my pillow. Yes, I am that person who doesn’t leave home without her pillow.
My blogging mate Kirsten from Kirsten & Co will be collecting me from the airport and I am looking forward to spending the night with her family tonight to celebrate her 19th Wedding Anniversary. I was telling my boys all about it last night to which Tom commented: “That’s a bit awkward Mum, intruding like that”. Don’t forget that we will be coming to you live tonight at 7pm over on the Kirsten & Co Facebook Page for a Facebook Live chat. So have the wine chilled and the kids on mute. We can’t wait to chat to you all.
In other news we have a guest staying with us tomorrow night… Nikki from Styling You will be throwing her Maiocchi Swag on the floor of our room at Rooooooooyal Piiiiiiiines and having a sleep over. What fun!!! She is one of the speakers at the ProBlogger Conference and just an all round top chick.
So that is Chards signing off for now so I can do a spot of people watching here at Isa International. Just at a glance I can see a person of unknown sex sporting a meatloaf type hairdo teamed with a biker style black Tee. Of course you have your regular high vis suspects off set by the odd flannelette shirt and the good old Jogger and Jeans combo or JJ”s as I like to call it. High end I tell you my friends, HIGH END!!!