I'm here in Noosa, having an absolute ball. It's actually early on Day 2 at the moment, so I'm a day behind on here already. I was just too busy having fun to fit any blogging in yesterday! I don't have much time now, either, as we're about to head off to brekky and then to our morning activity which is a group cooking activity at a a restaurant...Masterchef here we come!
Yesterday we arrived at the airport at 10am and it wasn't long before we bumped into some other excited Demos. The Perth girls (Ngaire and Makeesha) were already there, and so was Teresa Dabrowski from Canberra with her guest Tanya. I was lucky enough to sit next to Ness on the plane and we had a lovely chat. Linda Higgins, Georgina Martin (her guest), Jayne and her hubby Gareth, as well as Aaron and his wife Karen and Dave Baugh (sp?) and his wife Jennifer and Emma Parkin-Wilson were also on the plane with us.
It's only a 90 minute flight to Maroochydoore, and then a 30 minute bus trip to the Sheraton Noosa. When we arrived at the Hotel, we were greeted with a refreshing drink in a half coconut:
Then it was up to our rooms to settle in...pretty swanky, and sooo spacious:
On the table there was an orchid in a vase, which is actually a water bottle etched with our Stampin' Up! Noosa label.....cool!
This is the view from our balcony....not bad!! Dave and I spent a leisurely afternoon, acquainting ourselves with the surrounding area, and picking up some essential supplies (a bottle of bubbly, cheese, dip and bickies!). We had some lovely guests in our room for pre-dinner drinks, and lots of chats. The lovely Kim Gavarra joined us, along with Robyn Lawton and her guest Sharon, and then Teresa D and her guest Tanya.
This is me, Teresa, Sharon, Tanya and Robyn: Then it was time to get ready for the opening night dinner, which was a casual affair in the Hotel ballroom. We could all mix and mingle and have some delicious nibblies first. This is Jayne's hubby Gareth with his harem...me, Kerri Hunter, Yvonne Campbell and Jayne:
I just had to take a pic of the dessert buffet. It was AMAZING. What to choose???
It's an apron, a chef hat, and red mini hat box. But the best bit?? The handmade, hand written card by Shelli! I'll take a closer pic of that later today when the light is better. Her handwriting is just amazing!