Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I am now back in the UK so my travels have finished for the moment. Therefore this blog will be put on hold until I head back out on my travels. I will start another blog while I am back so please feel free to read that one though I cannot be sure it will be as adventureous as this one. xx

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Its been too long

Sorry its been a while since my last post. I went away on a East Coast Contiki Tour for two weeks and had a lack of internet. I wrote a kind of journal so if you are still reading this blog then I will be updating my blog with what i wrote in my journal. It may take a while but you will def be able to read all about my travels and fun times.

It was amazing. I miss everyone there and the places I went. I am not sure if I am ready to go home yet thou....which sucks as I only have 2 weeks left!!!

Updates coming soon - to flickr as well xx

Friday, January 2, 2009

Old Year and Old Adventures, New Year with New Adventures to come


But before I talk about NYE - Merry Christmas to everyone too!!!!
My Christmas Festivites included a hangover in the morning, drunken phone calls from the boyfriend and the parents - what with the time difference and all, opening presents, a BBQ -yes a BBQ, a walk down to Bondi to check out the "worlds best party for orphans" and then a flight to Melbourne. I have to say - it did not feel like Christmas what with being with friends and not family, being in the sun and not the rain and being on the beach not wrapped up in a million blankets in the house, but all in all i had a good day. I got some photos on Bondi to remember it all by and it was just the best Christmas I could of had here - thanks to my BFAM and his brother and his brothers girlfriend I was happy and festive and it was a little like a family :-)

I hope all your festivites were as good as they could be. Mine were awesome but when you are in Sydney for NYE for pretty much the only time in your life you kinda splurge and this year I most def splurged and it paid off......NYE I spent NO money (due to the fact that I already spent a ridiculous amount on the event itself) and so it was all worth it.
I spent my NYE on a BOAT, on Sydney Harbour. My boat was called the Blue Room and we were in the Light Parade and so got prime location for the World Famous $5 Million Fireworks - and man were they worth $5 Million. The went off the Bridge and the buildings and the water and just WOW - I am pretty sure that nothing will ever again compare to it. Unfortunately my camera and the rocking of the boat did not lead to producing photos that relay quite how amazing they were. I tried thou.....I have put the best one up here.

Talking of cameras -before I had my awesome NYE I went on a little road trip with a friend. And i say little road trip but i dont think it was. For the road trip I drove (well i was the passenger) the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The Great Ocean Road is excatly what it is, a road by the ocean. I got to see a lot of famous places - Bells Beach (famous Surf Beach) Tweleve Apostles, London Bridge, Shopping in Torquay, Port Campbell, the list is endless. What I did do was take over 300 photos in 4 days. It was amazing, taking my SLR for that little holiday was like taking a jaguar or a ferrari for its first drive after you bought it, where you are pressing all the buttons and trying out every possible setting to make sure that you get the best photos. I put them all up of Flickr - took a whole day coz my upload speed on the net SUCKS!!! but they are up there, so if you get a chance (all three people that ready this) check them out and tell me what you think.

FINALLY I GOT TO GO SHOPPING!!!!! Everytime i check out the clothes I always change my mind and think that the money can go on travelling but the parentals gave me some money for Christmas so I can go shopping and I bought a whole heap of new stuff, stuff I can wear in UK like coats and hoodies and new thongs etc and a new hairdryer as mine decided to break about 3 weeks ago!!! such fun.

They were my last years adventures - now for this years!!!!

On wednesday I am taking my flight up to Cairns for the thing I have been looking forward to most since i got to Australia - QUEENSLAND COAST!!! I head up there for a couple of days before my organised tour just to check out Daintree, Port Douglas and Green Island just before I do the rest of the stuff below Cairns. I really cannot wait to go, see all the Queensland beaches, Whitsundays, Surfers Paradise there is sooo much to see. AND THEN....when I get back, at long last Gary is coming out for a visit. Been waiting for months for this and now its actually getting close - Scary.
But on the down side, Gary getting here means that its close to me coming home. Although I miss my friends and family in the UK and am looking forward to catching up with them ... im not sure if ill be ready to go!!! hehe typical huh, well my flight is booked and my course is applied for but just watch out people, i may be grouchy for a few weeks after i get back.....BEWARE!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Surprises are the Best Invention EVER......

Its the day before my Christmas festivites begin and I am sitting at my desk trying to find some new music to listen to. I find loads by the way. There is a knock on my door and my housemate comes in with a massive, and I mean massive, bunch of lillies. "kayleigh, these were left outside for you" - who would send me flowers in Australia. ....

Yep they are from Gary.

There is a card and everything telling my how long until he arrives in Australia. It was the nic
est surprise I could of got what with a long week and the Christmas Cheer depleating from my emotions the closer Christmas Day gets. These Lovely flowers are now sitting in my room, the buds still closed and when I get back after my Christmas Holidays they will be in full bloom. ooooooo i Cannot wait.

And...its Christmas Eve tomorrow. It def does not feel like it. I have my presents and I have to pack them to take to Bondi where I am spending Christmas. I also have to pack for my Ocean Drive which commenses on Christmas day evening. I cannnot wait for all these adventures. Christmas is going to be strange thou, sunny (hopefully) no turkey sit down dinner, no family except my BFAM, and no crappy weather that makes you stay inside all day long. I hope its a good day thou, last year I had a hangover and this year could quite possibly follow suit....we shall see......BRING ON THE FESTIVITES

Monday, December 15, 2008

Canberra, Christmas Cards, Wollongong and Walking.....

Its getting near Christmas, I have recieved a couple of presents from Gary and I have even recieved some Christmas Cards!!!! Mostly from Gary's family, my parents and a couple of friends from uni - I love them. Thanks so much guys - means a lot to me.
So, its getting to Christmas and I do not feel festive, it must be the lack of cold weather coz it def isnt from lack of rain. It has been peeing it down all week here and I was worried that my "tan" would look the same as when I left but its all ok, the sun came out today and is apparently going to come out tomorrow.
Last weekend I headed to Canberra, I knew what I was getting myself in for so I was not disappointed but I was not aware of how much I would have to walk. Canberra consists of one main street with an awesome shopping centre and then a lot of museums.HOWEVER - the musuems just happen to be placed at opposite sides of this main street to trying to fit everything in in two days take either a lot of enery - or lots of taxis! I took the option of walking on the first day and taxis on the second. It was good fun. My fave place was the War Memorial. So quiet and reflective and I just thought that it was so interesting to look at and see all about the different wars.
This weekend I headed to Wollongong to check out a comedy show called Spicks and Specks - I think its similar to the UK Never Mind the Buzzcocks and I have not laughed that much in a long time. Fantabulous. Wollongong is not bad either, nice little seaside town. A bit far from Sydney but still the kind of place I could see myself living. Beaches, Shops, Bars and Relaxing - what more would you want.
Today me and my housemate did a 10KM walk from our house to Manly on the Senic Route which was a lovely walk followed by lunch in Manly, a coffee on the beach and then a beer by the pool. I had the most amazing day to day and after Friday - I get to do it every day that I dont have anything else planned.
3 Days left of work, then Wayne Brady on Saturday and then tis allllllllll PLAY from there xx

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Tree is Decorated in Festive Spirit

Just to let you all know.....this is now what my tree looks like

I had to haul all the decorations from the mall on the bus along with this weeks food shopping - crazy. Anyway, ENJOY I know I will. I just need to get presents to put underneath them.

Christmas Time in the Summer

Heya peeps, (all three of you that read this!!)
So....although it will seem obvious because my pics are up on both facebook and flickr - i put up my christmas tree on friday, unfortunatly being the unorganised people that we are, we had no actual christmas decorations so we had to make do with the stuff in the house. Me and Laurana contributed some things from our room to make a lovely tree with a Manly Sea Eagle Scarf, a fascinator, a flower and a Christmas Koala - I have to say the tree looks lovely though not quite Christmassy. I will be off to day to get some real decorations no fear and by the end of the day our tree will have lights and tinsel!!!!

We also didnt have an angel - so Bob the Builder stepped up and agreed to be tied to the top of the tree for us....

Canberra weekend update to follow..xx