My travels in Oz!
Woo I've finally worked out how to update this!! *rejoices* Man I miss Monty Python. Anyway... So, where do I begin?! I guess I should set the scene really, describe where I am and the main characters: I'm staying at Ivana's house, the girl who I met in America on Contiki last year. At her house live her mum & dad (Lilly & Ivica), her brother (Chris - who i havn't yet met as he's in Bulagria!), her brother's girlfriend, Rachie, and her two doggies Rikki (who is on my lap right now) & Billy. Oh and me too woo! Ivana's house is in Caringbah (a bigger & better Biggleswade), about 40 minute train ride from the City - that's nothing for them!). It is 2 mins train from Miranda (a huge shopping centre that has normal shops, as well as a huge food mall full of fresh food its gorgeous!), and 5 mins train from Cronulla (where the beach is!). However, although it seems pretty bloomin' hot to me, it's not hot enough for the locals to sunbathe, so I can't either as I will just look plain stoopid 8-/ Cronulla is where we take the dogs for a walk along the espliande or however you spell it which is covered (ok, not covered but it's rank anyway) in cockroaches ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! It's amazing here, it's beautiful! It's been so hot & sunny everyday except for Monday, which means nearly a week of it! It's strange to think that I was here this time last week! I arrived at Ivana's house at about 8am, slept for a couple of hours, unpacked, and tried to work out where the hell I was! Friday night we got wine, steak and salad. It was gooood! Then I fell asleep at around 10ish...woke up about 4 the next morning...went back to sleep for an hour then got up about 7am...man I would never do that at home! It was bad enough having to get up by 8am for work most days! Saturday we drove into the City listening to Nickleback who are huuuuuuuuge here (we have a Sydney Song - 'Rockstar' haha) and parked at Darling Harbour. We walked around the Harbour for a bit and had a few photos (as you can see) and walked up to this huge indoor market called Paddy's Market. We then walked down a road of some sort down to Circular Quay (stopping in a few shops on the way, *ahem*), and Ivana was like: "Are you ready Fliss!!" I was like: "Nooooo but if it's not like Finding Nemo I'm guna be well disappointed!!" And then we walked round the corner and it was like OH MY GOD. Hahaha I was there!! I couldn't belieeeeeeeeve it finally I was actually staning in between the Bridge & the Opera House as seen on Finding Nemo. Blimmin' wotsits. Hahahaaa it was so cool :) That's when it sunk it that I was here, at long bloody last! I'd been waiting for it to hit me that I was actually going to the other side of the world, and now it has woo! Anyway...then we had a few pics, and went on a ferry that goes from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. That was so cool, I've been on it since too it's only $5! Then we went home and got ready to go out! Here, their local is called Northies, which is just basically a slightly more upmarket Wetherspoons (well more upmarket than the Stevenage one anyway!) They do trivia nights & kareoke and stuff woo. That's where we went on Sat, they had a live band and we perved alot over the drummer haha. Then we went to this other place, Sting or something coz we were stalking this guy who Rachie was convinced was Daniel McPherson (used to be on Neighbours, then on the Bill) but it wasn't... :( Sunday, went to Miranda, brought some food shopping, came home, didn't do much else that day - it was good! Monday, Rachie & Ivana started their working week so I'm thinking like "What the crap am I guna do?!!" But it's been ok! That day I went to the City by myself, sorted out my bank account and stuff, got huge blisters coz I got lost and walked about 100000000 miles (or kilometers should I say haha). Then we went to the gym, and watched Desperate Housewives (which I'd already seen as we're about 4 episodes ahead - so I fell asleep). Tuesday I went to Miranda, looked around, had lunch, blah blah blah...nice day of not much. I spent most of the day finishing unpacking and tidying up my mess! Went to Northies Tuesday night for Trivia night! It was so fun! We grabbed a couple of guys (one of which looks like a big fat toad bleh bleh hahaaaa anyway...) and made up a team and came 3rd! So yeah that's nice. Wednesday woke up hungover and got ready to go the City again. Got off at Town Hall, walked down George Street, then Pitt Street, then BAM it's the Bridge & Opera House again! It was a gorrrrrrgeous day so I sat and had lunch at one the cafe's and then went on the ferry again and got off at Sydney Aquarium! It was awesome there...so many sharks!!! I LOVE sharks!! it was wicked, and so many times I was like "OMG that's on Finding Nemo OMG" hahaaa. Got home late that night (about 8ish) coz of the stupid trains being so full and stuff so we decided not to go to kareoke and took doggies out for a walk instead on the esplinade thingy at Cronulla. Too many cockroaches ewwwwwww!! Nice walk tho, we were 2 hours! Came home and ate cheesy bread, mmm. Thursday, went back to Miranda (I won't say what for coz it's to do with someone who will read this and it's a surprise!) but it involved going to the post office and talking to a woman who comes from Warwickshire, weirdo ay! (By the way Aussie's say "Ay" after every single blimmin' sentence haha). Thursday night we went back to Northies, expecting there to be a music Trivia night, but instead it was a pole dancing night! hahaaa...! Apparently we're doin it next week (oh god...!). it was fun, I can't believe how they do that stuff they must be so blimmin' strong! We were like "ouch"..."ouch"..."ouch"...haha. That takes us to today! Which has so far been tidying my stuff up again, applying for my Tax File Number, and now doing this. Woo! That's all for now folks :) I'll be again soon, I promise! Fliss xxx