We are all big fans of the cold. We love snowboarding, skiing, ice cream and Disney’s Frozen. In celebration of some exciting news brewing behind the scenes AND the Queen’s birthday, Drew, Ethan and I decided to spend the long weekend in the beautiful village of Thredbo.

We discovered on the drive down that McDonalds now have magical robots that offer you a ‘build-your-own-burger’ service. We generally try and avoid fast food stores (especially on tour) but I must say, these new burger designs were excellent and incredibly tasty AND they created around 1500 extra jobs.

On the first day, Ethan and I set out to hike to the highest point in Australia on the glorious Mt Kosciuszko. The hike was 15kms long on a constant incline, covered in copious amounts of snow and surrounded by mighty views and landscapes. I wore the complete wrong shoes, tripped and twisted my ankle (multiple times) and narrowly avoided frostbite on both feet. ALAS, we made it to the top and it was well worth it. As we stood there taking in the views and drinking our juice boxes, we realised the chairlift back down left in a very short amount of time and it was starting to get dark.. We made the chair lift with literally 60 seconds until shut off and enjoyed the scenic but slow ride down to the base.

Afterwards, we met up with Drew who had gone snowboarding (or as I like to call it; ‘snow falling’) as he had an impressive array of bruises and cuts on his body. He assured us it was only one major stack but I find that hard to believe.

The night that followed was great. We had a BBQ and many drinks as we watched the flare run, fireworks and The Preatures perform all from the comfort of our apartment balcony.

I have a feeling this may be one of the last full weekends we’ll have free so we definitely savoured the taste. We’ll have some announcements very soon. Our debut album is finally here..