Good morning everyone!
I'm tired and hungover from what were my birthday celebrations last night! I opted to celebrate one night early as a few of our friends from our bus tour were leaving today and I didn't want to celebrate on my tod with only Peach for company!
We've been trying to be constructive and find a job for a month or two just to top up our funds, but so far we haven't come up trumps! We met some guy about selling a drink called Mona Vie, which will apparently be as big as Red Bull - watch this space. It's coming over to the UK soon so you heard about it here first! We could sell to people via the internet, but we are doubtful any of the travellers we meet will want to fork out such a steep price for some fruit juice that can cure everything and give you endless energy! So that was the end of that. We've handed out a CV but it seems people have heard of us and are keeping their distance so busking could be our best bet - Peach has been singing B*Witched and Taylor Swift constantly on this trip, so let's hope someone appreciates it
Yesterday we had a cheap yet constructive day with our Irish friends. We went to a massive museum, which had a colossal squid and a display case full of childrens voices - they took the object out but left the voices going, which raised a few eyebrows along the way. This museum had everything from New Zealand immigrants to the differing views that a sheep possesses and even an ejaculating helmet! What's an ejaculating helmet I hear you ask!? Well some bird in New Zealand was having breeding issues and the scientists soon found that the male bird could be persuaded to do the deed if it perched itself on a humans head. It had a thing for heads, what can I say? So these scientists devised a hat to collect the 'juice' which could be used for artificial insemination! Crazy stuff eh? Sorry if any of you were eating breakfast at the time of reading this by the way!
We then proceeded to get a tram up to the top of a large hill, where you could overlook the city and tour the botanical gardens. The views were impressive, but my knowledge of plants is pretty limited. After a few snaps and a play in the kids play park we headed down the hill and back to the city. We visited the Beehive, which is otherwise known as the Houses of Parliament. We had a tour with Bill, who told us all about the place, which was interesting for me and Jim, although one of the Irish girls with us was not impressed when Bill asked her to stand on the spot of the Queens throne and pretend to be her majesty. After the tour we got to sit in on a debate over motor vehicle sales rebates - all very interesting as I'm sure you can imagine!!
Well now we get to last night, which I thankfully survived with all limbs intact and only a throbbing head to deal with this morning. Well at the first bar we bumped into a friend from all the way back in Rio, which was a bit surreal - we thought we'd got rid of the guy and all! We then headed over to the only Welsh bar in the Southern Hemisphere for a gander, where we tried to buy some welsh cakes. We failed, but did sign our names on one of the many welsh flags all over the joint. It reminded me of uni and Jim of Maenclochog, where he used to live. Well I had a few nasty drinks along the way including a mystery shot that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. But I awoke this morning to be lead into a room full of balloons and party poppers and cake, which was a pleasant surprise. Then the presents came: Baked beans, cookies, noodles, 1 apple, a pack of cards and a poker set appeared. No expense spared as Jim just told me! So that was a great start to the day apart from hearing about Michael Jackson's death. My birthday has been completely overshadowed by the death of him, but I'll get over it - he won't though!
We're now going to the cinema to see the Hangover - rather fitting don't you think!?
Am off now as my internet credit is about to die!
MJ (the alive one!) and Jim