With summer only two days away by the calendar and swim shorts top of mind, a quick trip up our beautiful eastern coast made it real while Sydney drowned in rain last week. Landed in Brissie where everyone wears swimming shorts day and night and drinks beer with lunch most days. The Queensland vibe rubs off quickly. I sauntered up the coast to Noosa to visit Sandman store and Jacqui and Nat. Noosa memories of being a kid here, riding a mini moke and getting a tan line so deep it lasted through winter. Hastings Street looks a bit different now but the holiday makers still stroll in their beach kit and share the footpath with the gobbling bush turkeys. Has anyone told them Christmas is coming?