Winter hasn’t started and I’m thinking about spring. I live in denial of winter. I think if I ignore it, it will simply go away. Unsurprisingly it does… after three long months.
Last night I had dinner with Helen Funkbunny and Lee-anne, one of my sewing friends I’ve met through Instagram. I’m always amazed and grateful for the many fabulous and wonderful people I’ve met through sewing and blogging.
In the last 18 months I’ve ploughed through 25,000kms in my car. Fortunately I enjoy driving! During my many travels for work/family/sewing/social reasons, lots of people have expressed an interest in coming to my hometown. So I’m calling your bluff.
I’ve done some initial investigations. I’ll provide a room for you to come and sew in spring (excessive amounts of chatting & laughter is also welcome). I guess it’s a little Seaside Spring Sewaway – just for fun. You can sew as much as you like. Or sew less & visit our beautiful beaches, enjoy the sunshine (touch wood) and have a nice meal or two. It’s up to you.
Port Macquarie is a popular holiday destination & we have quite a lot of big events throughout the year as well… which means there are some weekends when the town is extremely busy and that means finding accommodation or somewhere to eat can be challenging.
My last two weeks of September is taken up with one of my daughter’s (rather obsessive) dancing commitments.
I’ve been checking the calendar and the best options are
- the long weekend at the beginning of October (3-4)
- the second weekend (10-11)
- the fourth weekend (24-25) or
- fifth weekend (31 Oct – 1 Nov).
The third October weekend is out as that’s a Half Ironman weekend – the town is packed with crazy Lycra-clad people.
From November until late January my work life & end-of-year kids’ activities are in overdrive. Plus it’s peak summer holiday season here – our town population explodes & it’s not as relaxing as a ‘normal’ weekend.
Just let me know which weekends work best for you. Unfortunately I know October might not suit anyone but I probably won’t have another opportunity until this time next year or even later.
I know it’s not the most convenient location but it is beautiful (well to me anyway and I’m happy to share it with you). Port Macquarie is four hours drive from Sydney, six & a half hours from Brisbane – or about a hour flight from either.
Nominate a weekend/s below or drop me an email – you can find that on my ‘About Me’ page.
Sounds like fun! Sure wish I wasn’t an ocean away!
All of October is out for me 😦 but that’s okay; I bet you’ll have a heap of takers and it will be the best time! I’ll come to a future one!
Alas. So sorry. Would love to have you here. I have so few windows of opportunity, there are Melbourne & Canberra Frocktails as well to work around & Port gets so busy with big events that Oct is really the best time. My next free time is April next year 😦
I’d prefer the first or second. The third is my birthday so we will have stuff on at home. But the last also works. if it’s the long weekend I might bring the family for a getaway and just pop in for some sewing as well. The kids would love the beaches!
It’s a lovely old fashioned place for a holiday with kids. Lots of beaches, nothing big and fancy like theme parks, just old fashioned fun. Would love to have you here.
It will be on the first weekend – it’s a long weekend. Easier for travel just need to book accommodation early!
we were there in the mid 80’s. i love the country around there.
It’s very beautiful – we are lucky
So awesome! – What a great idea. Already checking out flights from Brisbane and bag limits! Currently any weekend in October suits me.
I’m thinking maybe the long weekend might be easier for people – just another day up your sleeve for travel. Perhaps post in the Brisbane spoolettes group and see if there is a car pool chance. Would be lovely to have you here 🙂
It will be the long weekend. I’ll write a blog post as soon as I can with more details!
I think long weekends are always best! I’m not sure if I’d be able to make it but I’d love to try 🙂
I’m going to make it a long weekend. Easier for travel! So that’s the first weekend in October. I will write another blog post soon – I’m just a volunteer captain at the upcoming Ironman event in Port Macquarie so I just need to live through that experience!
Well, I think you already know I’m keen to come back to Port! Will need to check care arrangements for my little one and will get back to you 🙂
Awesome! I’m going to make it the long weekend (first weekend) as it’s a bit easiest for most with travel arrangements
Oh I would so love to come but it all depends if I can organise care for the kiddies! Keep me in the loop when you finalise a date & I’ll try to juggle something. 😀
First weekend! Fingers crossed!
Although I was all for this sew away in Port Mac I’m going to have to cry off. My 10 yr wedding anniversary is in Oct and we plan on going away and truly, really spoiling ourselves for first time in such a very long time. Finances just wouldn’t stretch to another weekend away in the same/side-by-side months. But I am guessing I’ll see you in Canberra for Frocktails???
Alas can’t do Canberra Frocktails unless I turn it into a family holiday for school hols.
Any weekend in October is fine for me! I am only 40 minutes away from Port Macquarie. I am the non blogger who commented on your instagram post the other day haha!!
Hi Kylie! I’m curious – are you north, south or west? I’m going to hold it on the long weekend 3-4 October. It seems easier for most for travel reasons 🙂 look forward to meeting you – if you are in Port any time, send me an email & we can met up.
Hi Lizzy, I am at Frederickton, so not very far away at all, and it would be lovely to meet you. I will let you know when I next come over.
Ah, home of the famous pies – I lived at ‘Cres Ned’ for a few years as a teenager 🙂
Hi Lizzie I would love to head north in spring I appear to be free most weekends in October , any excuse to sew is a good one 🙂
Would be fantastic for you to join us. I’m moving it to the first weekend as it is a long weekend. It’s a bit busier in town as it’s also the end of the school holidays… but the extra day off work helps many!
Ack! How I wish I had the frequent flyer miles to make this trip! 😀
me too! How awesome would that be. My husband keeps asking me when I’m going to NY – life has been so busy for me though.
Ooohh! This is a great idea. A real pity that I’m on the other side of the world and that I currently can’t travel due to health reasons. I would be lovely!
I wish we had a tardis machine for everyone!
Totally in for this one! You know Marjorie and I are already planning 🙂
Excellent! First weekend in October & you don’t need cash for fabric as fabric shops are in limited supply in Port!
Oh this sounds lovely and after passing through for a day last year, I am keen to get back. Add sewing… will have to check if it’s my weekend off or not. Why is it a long weekend?? Maybe not in Qld. Small problem!
I think the first weekend is a long weekend for Queensland – so I’ve moved it to that weekend. Would love to see you on my home turf
Ohh, let me see if I can make this work finance wise 😀 Would love to come a calling!
Would love to have you here. I’ve switched it to the long weekend so it’s easier for travel. First weekend in Oct now. Will blog soon. Unfortunately my guest room became my sewing room & the bed is now in Sydney! Otherwise I could host some peeps (although I have tweens). Port has loads of accommodation at all price points.