Hi there guys sorry for the long delay on the blog i would say we have been busy but we havent really!!! Anyway here goes............
Today we woke up late and after having a shower and Brunch cos thats how late it was we decided to go for a wonder down George Street (the main street in Sydney). We visited the Queen victoris Builing which is now a shopping centre along with the Myer shopping in centre. We were very pleased to find a shop here which sold English Food!!!! Leanne bought some salt & vinegar hula hoops a yorkie bar and a jar of Hellmans Mayo!!!! Megan on the other hand bought some sweets and a packet of cheese and onion crisps, So for the rest of the day we just sat and munched on our food!! yum yum yum. Arriving back at the hostel we bumped into 2 girls we had met in Cairns back in August (jo & sam)We then got ready to meet some of the girls we had met on the boat on the Whitsundays at Darling Harbour. We walked here and upon arriving took many pictures of this gorgeous place before setting off to find Star City. Agter eventually finding our way we came across the meeting place to find it was a MASSIVE building which was very posh as it was a Casino!! After ringing one of the gils to see where they were we where very disapointed to find that they were in the casino and as we thought we were just going to a normal bar we were no was dressed for such an occasion as thongs are not allowed in the Casino!! How rude we are travellers we dont have frocks with us!!!. So therefore we were not allowed in the Casino and never met our friends which was a shame!! So after walking back to the hostel we bumped into Jo & Sam where we chatted in our room for a bit and they told us all about there travellers where they had been etc which was really nice!!!
After breakfast we headed off to hand in Megans Cv at the Body Shop then find Leanne a camera! After a bit of a search around we finally came across a nice Fuji camera place where Leanne bought a nice new camera for the rest of her trip. With completing our plan we headed off to Peterpans where we used the net for a bit then bought some food for tea. We heard from our friend Leah who wanted to meet in Coogee for a drink as we hadnt seen her in ages so we caught the bus from Hyde Park and met her at The beer Gardeb opposite the beach. After a nice chat and a beer or two Leah had to leave as she had plans for the evening so off she popped and we stayed at the beach for a bit taking a stroll along the beach and taking in all the beautiful views!!! We then caught the bus back to the city had our tea and chilled out in our room for the rest of the evening!!!
Not a very exciting day to report. Leanne woke up with a rwally bad sore throat which was rubbish! We spent today searching for jobs on the net at Peterpans & went to the Travellers at work office to see if they had anything to offer there but to no avail! By this time it was about 5 so we headed back to the hostel had tea and chilled out in the room talking to Eve our German roomie eating strawberrys with Nutella on them yum yum yum!!!!
Woke up fairly early today and went to Global gossip (internet) so that we could both send our Cv's to Julia Ross a temping agency in Sydney to see if we could get signed up for some temping work around the city. After calling Julia Ross and aranging an interview for the both us for tomorrow we went shopping in the serach for some work clothes so we had at least something smart to wear. Leanne went to the Chemist and got some medicine for her throat as she was still feeling rough and knew that the good old paracetamol was not touching. We then had tea then met Leah,Luke,Sara and Sebastian at the cinema where we watched Max Payne which was a really good film! Although not sure if we would sleep well cos of it!
After breakfast we got ready for our interview at the agency with Leanne Blow drying and straightening her hair and Megan feeling very uncomfortable in office clothes we headed off to the internet to check our bus route of how to reach the office. We had to run for the bus in the pouring rain bet were not quick enough and managed to miss the bus, but instead of just thinking oh we will get on the next one us being us we decided to chase after the bus around Sydney waisting yet more time which we could have used to catch another one!!! So there we were running in the rain with mud splashing up our legs Leanne now with Curly hair and shouting at the bus we had missed! Why did we do this??? God only knows but it was very funny!!! After deciding that this was a very stupid thing we were doing running after a bus we caught another one reached the office and filled in forms for the agency which took like 40 mins!!!! After completing this Leanne had her Interview while Megan done her 4 exams on the computer which consisted of a typing test to see how many words you type in 5 mins then a data entry test and then one on ecel and word. After Leannes interview we then done a swap and Megan had hers while Leanne done the tests! After catching the bus back to the City we decided to suprise Andrea (the italian we met in Cairns) at his work in The Strand. His face was a picture he was really happy to see us and gave us a massive hug before offering us a seat to have a coffee in the very posh Italian Restaurant he works in. All we can say is we were glad we picked a day where we looked more like people rather than hippies as the restaurant was crammed with business people all dressed in suits and we would not have fitted in at all in our normal clothes had we have gone in our travelling gear rather than our posh office clothes we had bought.We then headed back to the Hostel where Eve had cooked Spag Bol for Leanne and Megan had Beans on toast. We then all retired to the tv room where we entered into the quiz where we came second from last!! whoop whoop someone has to keep up the rear! With the quiz finishing and everyone going out for drinks we couldnt really be bothered so we stayed in the tv room with our team and played drinking games with Goon (the cheapest wine in the world! 12$ for 2 litres of the stuff! thats 6 english pounds for all that!!! what a billy bargain!)
Today we got up late as we had had a late night with the goon and drinking games and decided to have a relaxing day not doing much at all. Leanne watched a film with a couple we had met last night Karen & Chad. Megan in the meantime went to her Bodyshop interview all dressed in her office clothes ready to sell herself! After the film Leanne battled with the horrible wind and rain to get to Peterpans where she satyed for the next 3 hours updating the blog for you lot at home! Leanne then returned to the hostel to be very suprised to find James our friend we met in Byron in our room! After a bit of a catch up with him a few of us headed off to an Indian for a meal on Oxford street we had a right laugh scoffing our faces with a meal we didnt have to cook! What a bonus! After the meal we then went back to the hostel and watched yet another movie in the tv room! What a nice day had by all!!
Went shopping first thing as we had no food then headed off to another agency to register for some work only to be told that there was no point and with our background working history they wouldnt be able to offer us anything and so they wouldnt even put us on the books (this did annoy us slightly) so we headed off to use the net again in search of jobs we are very determined now! After about 2 hours of searching and not finding anything for short term work we decided to go for a pic nic in Hyde Park which was nice. We then went for a bit of a walk around the city where by accident we stumbled across the Sydney Harbour bridge and Opera house where we took many pictures before heading back to the hostel.We went back to the hostel where we just hung out with Eve chatting all about her night out where she pulled a hot Irish guy! Oh and we heard back from Julia Ross who want us to go in on Monday and tuesday to the office to be the morning temps which means we have to be there for 8am dressed ready for work so when a company rings in wanting someone they can just send us straight away! Bonus is we get free breakfast so if we dont get work we get free food everones a winner!!!
This morning we woke up early to buy the newspaper as were told it had loades of jobs in it only to find they where all for high appointed jobs for permanent postions which obviously wasnt for us!!!We then caught the bus to Bondi where we were invited to a birthday party of a couples (Moira & Sean) little girl (Darcy) who used to live in Chippenham but moved to Sydney 3 years ago. We helped out a bit with the Halloween themed birthday party that they held for Darcy before we retired to the house for a cup of tea and some food. Sean oreded in Pizza and Thai and we sat around the table eating and chatting about their move out here and our traveling stories as had many to tell. We left here at 11pm and got home about midnight.This was when Megan started to feel ill so we both had a hot shower and climbed into bed.
Today we had arranged to meet Andrea for the day to go to the beach however Megan still feeling ill stayed in bed but Leanne went and had a fab day.Leanne met Andrea then met all of his Italian friends where we decided to buy some food for the day and then head off to a beach.After arriving at Palm Beach and Leanne being very excited as this is where home and away is filmed she made Andrea go for a walk along the beach so Leanne could find the surf club and take loades of pics. After being here all day it started to cool down a bit so we caught the bus back to town where Leanne left Andrea and headed back to the hostel to find Megan still in bed feeling even worse than she did before!!
Today was the day for us both to go to breakfast club for the first time however Megan still not feeling well Leanne went on her own. After arriving and making breakfast using the free internet a job soon came in where leanne had to go straight away. The job was working in Surry Hills for a company called News Limited which is a company that produces the 3 biggest newspapers for Australia. After a bit of confusion as to where she was ment to be working she eventually settled in at reception for the day signing people in for meetings with editors calling taxis and answering the phones. Over the day Leanne started to feel a bit ill but tried to shrug it off but come 6 when it was time to go home all she could think about was crawling back into bed which is exactly what she done!
Today Leanne went to Breakfast club again and was sent back to News Limited as they needed a temp again for the whole day. So after having a spot of breakfast leanne headed off into the Centre of the Town to start work. Upon arriving the receptionist informed Leanne that today was a big day for the company as the owner was visiting for the day and when he came in we had to stand up and smile at him until he had walked past reception. Little did Leanne know that the owner was the one the only Rupert Murdoch! The very rich business man that owns Foxtel tv all the newspapers in Australia along with the Sun and the Mirror back at home!Throughout the day Leanne felt like she was coming down with the same thing as Megan with a snotty nose sore throat headache cough and feeling cold to the bones, again she was glad when it came to home time.After getting back to the hostel She had a shower to warm up and then got in bed and that was where she and Megan spent the rest of the evening!
After both having a restless night sleep we spent the day in bed sleeping then reading for a bit before sleeping again. About 2pm we managed to just about get enough energy to eat some food before getting back into bed for the rest of the day. About 5 Leanne went to the Chemist and got some cold and flu tablets to take while Megan had a shower then bought herself a hot waterbottle to help her sleep.We then spent the rest of the night in bed!!!!
30th October-Leannes Birthday!
Woke about about 10am feeling rubbish but managed to have some scrambled egg on toast with Megan before getting ready for the day. As Megan was still not feeling well and James asking if Leanne wanted to join him at the Aquarium Leanne got ready and Megan retired to her bed.The Aquarium was amazing we had a great day watching the fish chatting and taking loades of pics! It was a hot day and so after finishing here Leanne and James had a Magnum to eat on the short walk back to the hostel yum yum.Upon arriving back at the hostel Megan gave Leanne her Birthday presents which were so cool. She recieved a new tootchbrush a gold Koala badge 2 toblerones and a dragonfly bellybar. Leanne then watched a film in the tv room before ringing home and speaking to her mum and sister.Leanne then went on the net where she read all her birthday messages from people which made her cry! Leanne Spoke to Tina on phone which made her laugh and then went to Hungry Jacks for some grub.
Got up late had a shower then went on the net.We then went back to the hostel had some food then sat in the tv room for a bit watching tv till midnight still feeling rubbish.
now from the 1st Nov until the 7th Nov we really didnt do much at all as house sat for Moirs and Sean in Bondi for the week and all we done was use the net and watch tv. On the 5th we had James around for tea to wish him a good flight as he was heading back to the uk the following day. Very sad to say goodbye. on the 6th we met Leah for a final drink as she was leaving for New Zealand the following day so we had a laugh a chat and we all had our tarot cards read in the pub we went to all a bit strange!
Today we had to leave the house and go back to the hostel which was a bit depressing! Feeling a bit down in the dumps we decided to head off to Bondi and do the Bondi to Coogee beach walk which was nice as it was hot and we took many pictures along the cliff walk. We couldnt be bothered to cook tea so we decided to go to the Indian for a meal which was lovely before heading back to the hosatel to chill with full bellys. Lovely job!
Today we headed to Paddys Market which is a Massive market in a building which sells everything from cloths to fresh fruit and veg.Megan bought a dress and Leanne got 2 tops before we decided to buy some fruit and veg for ther next few days. We then headed to Darling Harbour where we went to the Imax cinema which is a 3d cinema. Here we watched a short film about the ocean wearing the big 3d glasses looking like proper geeks but still managed to look cool!!! We then went back to the hostel and some tea and went to bed.
Woke up at 9 had breakfast and went to Town Hall to meet Andrea for the day.We all went for a coffee at starbucks before catching the bus to Newtown where there was a big festival going on to raise money for the community. we loved it here there was 5 stages with live bands playing all day loades of food stalls and clothes shops and the bonus was that it was Really Really hot.We met Andreas friends for a bit before catching the bus to town where we headed for the botanical gardens for a bit then a walk around the Opera House before heading back to the hostel. Such a lovely day!
After waking up late and gettin ready for the day we decided to go to the beach as it was boiling and there is no other way to spend a monday in Sydney is ther??? So off we headed to Coogee beach where we sun bathed for a bit reading and listening to music until all the school kids came down with there parents to start surf club lessons which was nice to watch. How lucky are these kids that live here finishing school then heading to the beach for a few hours we are Jealous!!! We then headed back to the hostel ahd some food then went on the net.
today we got up early and went to the Temping agency where we had breakfast used the net but didnt get a job. We then went to a food court had some food then went shopping where Megan had a field day buying loades of food that she can eat! We then went to the beach for a walk then headed back to the hostel. Went on the net for a bit.
Much the same as yesterday we went to breakfast club didnt get a job had some food then went to Maroubra beach where we had a walk and then headed back to the hostel went on the internet where we met Rachel and had a long chat with her had some food then went to bed.