A vision lodged itself in my mind, it keeps calling to me and the idea grows. I dwell on the thought and want it to become reality.
So I take action and suddenly, that thought, that idea becomes reality.
We are going back to Tenterfield. NEXT WEEK….
Do you remember on the last day of our stay in Tenterfield, only 2 weeks ago, we visited Stannum House. From the moment I stepped through the front door I felt the aura of this magnificent mansion. It enfolded me in to its history. I imagined ladies in sumptuous ball gowns sweeping down the stairs and gay parties gathered around the dining table. The intrigue and plotting of rich people as they planned to make this place the seat of power.
A guest we met in the car park said “if you stay here you will never want to leave”. I immediately tried to book a night, but, sadly, they were fully booked. As I left I picked up a glossy brochure.
It was a week after returning home that I found that brochure under a pile of maps and other memorabilia and took it out onto the deck, with a cup of tea to read it.Let me share it with you…Now I really would like to go back for another look. What tipped my desire from thinking to doing was the fact that “art in the mill”, a unique art display, in what was a dilapidated old shed, is on over labour weekend, May 4th – 7th, in a village near Tenterfield. With 14 local artists, as well as paintings and drawings the A Case of Art in the Mill exhibition features sculptures, metalwork, ceramics, timberwork, glass and silk. I checked it out on Google.
I rang, full of anticipation, but, again, that weekend is fully booked, my heart sank. “But I have 2 rooms available Monday 7 to Wednesday 9” I was told. The art exhibition is still on till 4pm on the 7th so, to get there, we will have to make an early start, and not get lost!!! Then we will still have time to look around the exhibition before it closes.
I immediately said “YES! I will take it”.
So it is back to Tenterfield next Monday. I hope it is not too cold. And the trees should still be resplendent in their autumn foliage. (I hope).
This is the room I chose…Notice the unlimited free WiFi…
Cathy of “Wander Essence” is an amazing lady who carefully plans and prepares for her many trips. Her description of the planning and then the journey is riveting to read. She invites you to join in with her adventures telling her about your plans.
“ANTICIPATION & PREPARATION” INVITATION: I invite you to write a 750-word (or less) post on your own blog about anticipation & preparation for a recently visited or a future particular destination (not journeys in general).