This morning, as I did a little stretch and a squint of the eyes to see what time it was, I did an internal little happy dance. It’s Monday. But feels like Sunday. Because it’s Easter Monday.
Got to love that feeling.
It’s a feeling that’s been repeated here since waking up on Good Friday with the realisation that that long weekend feeling was going to stick around for four more days.
See, that long weekend feeling still catches Mr Styling You and I by surprise.
We are former journos and as any journos – former or otherwise – will tell you, a public holiday was just another day on the roster and the most exciting thing to come out of being rostered to work on one was that you were able to wear casual clothes and that someone invariably ordered pizza for lunch because the cafe across the road was shut.
The four-days-off-in-a-row-thing only happened for us when we got off the newspaper merry-go-round.
It’s a new thrill and one that we embrace wholeheartedly with good wine, good food, good friends and good family.
And we embrace our location.
As thousands battle the highway from Brisbane to grab their four days of fun in the sun (and yes, shock, horror the Sunshine Coast actually has had sun this weekend), we are already here.
We can pop our heads up in the touristy areas for a quick surf club meal, a beach swim or coffee and then retreat back to our little home, pour a glass of something cold and whip up something nice to serve with it.
The words food coma may or may not have been over-used and frequently inter-changed with wine fuzz around here since Thursday night … but that’s ok …
I got online last week and ordered a Urban Remedy juice cleanse for this week.
Thus nature and good times balance themselves, right?
PS. Hope you enjoy my equivalent of a ’70 slideshow night. Let me know what you’ve been up to this weekend. Do you embrace that four-day-feeling?
PPS. This post was not sponsored by Dan Murphy’s but should have been.
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