On Monday 11th January Gina went out to hand out her CV to retail shops around Sydney and then she went to see Sherlock Holmes at the Event cinema in George street. After seeing the film she managed to sneak into another film called It's Complicated without paying. Its quite easy to do this as there is no one around to check your tickets. Alex wasn't working today so in the afternoon we walked to Crows Nest for some coffee in a cafe. She had been working on some uni work and needed a break. I was very naughty and bought myself a chocolate brownie to go with my latte. It was very yummy lol. It was nice to get to know Alex. On Tuesday 12th January Gina, Alex and myself went to Chatswood shopping centre. We walked to St Leonards station and got a train to Chatswood station. It was only two stops on the train. We had a look in the shops and Gina handed out loads of CV's. We went into Target and I bought some work shoes for $20.00. Bargain. There are loads of cheap clothes etc in this shop. Its similar to Primark or Matalan in the UK. After we had finished in Chatswood we went back to the apartment and watched Twilight. Everyone raves about the Twilight books and films and I have never read the books or seen the films. After watching the first film I thought it was really good so I definitely want to read the books when I get the chance. In the evening Gina went to a recruitment evening at Rebel Sport retail shop in George street. It went really well for her so hopefully they will contact her regarding work. On Wednesday 13th January I had an interview with Carlson Marketing at Pyrmont. It was at 2pm so I left the apartment around midday and got the train to Town Hall station. Then I walked towards Darling Harbour and crossed the Pyrmont Bridge. Once on the other sideit was about a 10 minute walk to Saunders street where Carlson Marketing was located. They have a travel department and customers call up to use points they have been rewarded for any kind of travel. I met with Donna the manager and another lady who was the team leader of the travel department. The interview went really well and should hear back by the end of the week as the job role starts next week. I got the train back to North Sydney and realised that I had left my keys in the apartment. I phoned Gina who was on a bus to Wynyard so I got back on the train to meet Gina at Darling Harbour. I waited for her to arrive sitting by the water soaking up the sun. She was with Kerry. Kerry mentioned that she was enjoying working at Peter Doyle's restaurant but it was very busy all the time. I got Gina's keys off her as Bruce and Alex were at work and headed back to the apartment. Kerry and Gina were going to the Maritime museum. On Thursday 14th January I heard from AA Appointments to say that I didn't get the Carlson Marketing job. Anita said that I had done a really good interview but they needed someone with Amadeus experience and local knowledge. They probably chose an Australian resident for the job. On a happier note I have an interview with Qantas Holidays tomorrow so fingers crossed for that. I would love to work for an airline and it would be a great opportunity for me. Saying that I know how hard it is to get a job with an airline so I am not getting my hopes up. On Friday 15th January the time had come for my phone interview with Qantas Holidays at 2.30pm. As they are based at Mascot near Sydney Airport they were conducting phone interviews with all candidates they had chosen to speak with. I was put on loud speaker as two people were doing the interviews at Qantas. The phone interview was around 15 minutes long and I felt that I answered all the questions the best I could. Some of them were quite hard. I should hear what happens early next week. Late afternoon Gina and I decided to go to Town Hall station so we left the apartment. We walked along George street and then along Pitt street to enquiry at a few hostels about working for accommodation. We passed the hotel Ibis where I had stayed the last time I came to Sydney. We went to Hyde Park and saw the massive fountain and across the street was St Mary's Cathedral. We then walked along Oxford street ending up at Circular Quay. It was nice to walk around the city and see a few things. We had a few drinks at the Opera bar waiting for it to get dark so that we could see the Harbour Bridge and Opera House lit up. It was amazing. Around 9.30pm we went back to the apartment. On Saturday 16th January Gina and I went to Darling Harbour and got free entry into Sydney Aquarium with our Aussie Specialist cards. Entry is usually $40.00. Its a very small aquarium compared to others we have been too but definitely worth a look especially as it was free. We saw sharks, stingrays, different kinds of fishes, turtles, pengiuns etc and even a massive alligator was there. After the aquarium we crossed the Pyrmont Bridge and then the bridge was closed off in order to show people how the bridge moves. It was amazing how this was done. Then we met up with Kerry and got some picnic food from Woolworths to take to Hyde Park. It was sunny today and we spent most of the afternoon here. Then we said goodbye to Kerry as she had to work and headed back to the apartment for a BBQ with Bruce and Alex. On the way we stopped at a bottle shop in North Sydney and bought two bottles of wine to say thank you to Bruce and Alex for letting us stay at their apartment. Jenny and Duncan came over for the BBQ as well who are friends of Bruce and Alex. They were really nice, friendly people. Bruce cooked the BBQ for us and we ate it out on the balcony. It was really tasty food. After Jenny and Duncan went home we all watched a film and then went to bed.