48 Hours in Noosa Diary


I once read an article about top executives who live in Europe and fly to London everyday for work. They catch the 7am flight which gets them to Gatwick airport at 8 and to their office in London by 9.

That to me is the definition of a jet setter.

While I fly no where near that much, I do try to escape home to Noosa whenever I can. Until I bite the bullet and move overseas, Sydney is my London and Noosa is my European-style mini vacation. Here is my 48 Hour Noosa Diary, an amusing routine that I do every few weeks.

48 Hours in Noosa Diary

FRIDAY 5:00pm

I double check that I have all my travel essentials and make a mad dash from work to the airport. Why is it that you can never manage to get a cab when you really need one?

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5:25pm

Rolling my little red suitcase past the lines feeling like a bad ass frequent flyer (I’ve already checked in online). When I’m having a bad eyebrow day I always get pulled to the side and checked for explosives.

5:30pm

It takes all the strength I have to resist the urge to eat McDonalds and instead grab the 1000 magazines for $10 deal only to later discover I’m reading the same thing in a million different magazines.

6:15pm

I’m usually running to board my plane, as the jokesters at Jetstar love to play a game called “let’s just change the gate from 18 to 28 at the final hour and watch her run”.

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6:50pm

In the air and desperately trying to resist the snacks cart. My body says “yes” but my mind says “get those fucking Pringles away from me.”

7:15pm

Land in Noosa (the benefits of daylight savings) the air smells like home and I immediately wonder what mum has cooked for me. Roast chicken? Lasagne? Tacos…

8:30pm

Even though I have lived out of home since I was 17 I still raid the pantry and comment on the smallest changes. “So you’re getting the more expensive chocolate now”. I see how it is.

SATURDAY 8:00am

Mum and I drive down to Hastings Street and get a take away coffee from Sails coffee cart. We hit the National Park walk before it gets busy (before I run into anyone I know).

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Bet my old high school boyfriend wont notice me in this cave.

9:00 am We avoid the touristy beaches and go to Grainte Bay instead. I go for a swim in the ocean to wash away the week and almost lose my bikini and not in a sexy damsel in distressed way, more in a washed up should have done nippers as a kid kind of way.

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10:00 am I get changed at Bay Village and we go to Bistro C ‘on the beach’ for breakfast.

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10:15am I order the healthiest meal and make mum order the naughtier one so I can eat it if I get bored.

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10:30 am Mum and I swap as soon as the meals arrive.

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12 pm Time to hit the shops on Hasting Street. A lot has changed since the days when Hastings Street only catered to rich nanna’s. Check out this little gem Bow & Arrow, created by a lovely, talented lady I grew up with.

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12:30 pm I always end up buying a pair of tan/nude heels. Simply being back in Noosa makes me feel far more tanned than I actually am.

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5:00pm And then before I know it my dad is driving me back to the airport again. No matter how many times I come and ago it always feels like I’m leaving home for the very first time.

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So there you go, it certainly isn’t as glamorous as the lives of those jet setting Londoners but it is a life I feel very privileged to live. Next time I’ll take you on a journey of Noosa’s nightlife and 10 ways to embarrass yourself,  drunk on the beach in front of dozens of your old peers. For me it is a tale as old as time. See you soon, Noosa.

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Miss P
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Heaven on Bourke is a lifestyle blog created by Miss P, a twenty-something author of a Pleasure Guide pamphlet most commonly found in luxe vibrator boxes. True story! She loves to travel between her beachy hometown of Noosa and London's upmarket Notting Hill, where she writes a smut column for a lingerie empire. Off duty, Miss P brunches in the city and dates many interesting characters. All findings on real life, sex and love are recorded in this honest lifestyle blog for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy gorgeous!

2 Comments

raynee
Reply January 25, 2016

I loved this! Made me feel very nostalgic! We were lucky to have grown up with such beautiful surroundings.

    Miss P
    Reply January 31, 2016

    How did I missed this!

    Thank you and yes we are so lucky Raynee. I hope you're well I think about your family all the time :)

    Paige xx

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