OH MY GOSH !!
The moment a wish came true......
This is how the story goes.......
I tried to get tickets to Oprahs shows in Sydney on the 14th Dec
( everyone I know applied so I had a greater chance of going)
Now if I got the tickets I was going to have to cancel our holiday on Hamilton Island
that I booked back in August (yes I was prepared to do this !)
Sadly no one was successful in obtaining any.
Some friends asked on facebook if anyone had got tickets , it was a big NO from everyone ,
Except I added "I know I am going to see her while she is here because I can feel it "
So we arrived at Hamilton Island on the 13th December
not knowing THIS.....
Oprah arrived the day after in a private jet.
The island was buzzing with gossip this morning , rumours Oprah was flying in. No one seemed to know what time , so how did I get this shot ?
Just a feeling , we were out in our buggy going to get some lunch when I said to hubby , just turn off to the airport & see if there is a private jet at the airport & we will know if she is here.
As we arrived in the carpark the Oprahs jet come into land (apparently it was 1 1/2 hours late )
The universe was hearing my wish .
Standing at the gate trying to catch a glimpse , thinking they were going to come out of the gate we were at because there was a tv camera crew there , but no they turned off across the tarmac & left through a different exit.
So the great buggy chase started......
Something overcame me we made it to the little roundabout before they got there
where I proceded to jump out & stand on the road jumping & waving wildly as they past , just hoping
she would wind down the window & give a wave
but that was not to be.....
past the local school on the island
up & over hills following the silver vans with the blacked out windows ,
have you got any idea how slow a golf buggy goes up a hill ?
You can run faster !!
Down the hill towards Qualia
where Oprah was staying
They were already through the private gates
Oh why hadnt I booked the from $935 a night accomadation ?
(Probably because it wasnt in our budget )
It was so much fun to let go & be" silly" at my age .
Hubby was slightly bemused at my excitement.
We heard more rumours she would be going to whitehaven beach that afternoon
While we were relaxing by the pool , I was secretly putting it out to the universe I wanted to meet Oprah.
At 2pm we were in our room letting the kids chill out when I said ti hubby "Im just going to pop over to the Marina , if Oprah is going to Whitehaven she would have to be leaving soon to get there.
On the way there were a couple of camera crews & handful of people standing outside the wildlife park.
I came to a scretching halt , parked the buggy to find out Oprah was arriving in about 10 minutes for a private visit.
My OMG moment had arrived
I have on video a lovely clear & unobstructed view of Oprah driving down the steep hill with Gayle by her side. Then it was running over to where she stopped to talk before driving in , where she had her photo with' Elvis the koala'.
I was very impressed she drove the buggy herself , shows her relaxed
which us Aussies love !
I went up to a side entrance , we called out to her as she went through & she said I will come over
after I go here.
About a dozen of us waited & true to her word , she did.
Thankyou Oprah for making my day !
I am now going to pay it forward & do something for someone in need to make their day.
Its funny peoples reactions , it seems you either get what Oprah is about or you dont.
I am not going to apologise for admiring & respecting her or being a fan
(I have seen people roll there eyes at the very mention of her name & thats O.K we are all different)
Twice in my life I have dramatically changed things in my life due to watching her show ,
I will always be great full for this
P.S Now I have to put it out to the universe to get tickets to the show in Chicago for the final season.
I am determined !