Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

No 1 Way to Capture a Girl’s Heart

Be a cute baby animal.

Not all of our Hen’s weekend was spent chopping wood, watching and cooing over animals and creeping up on Kangaroos.

We went to the beach, climbed some rocks, visited a winery or two, the cheese factory, the chocolate factory and feasted on some amazing fresh food. We watched Disney movies, got Pygmy drunk (ha ha she thought she only had one glass of wine, meanwhile Sarah kept on filling it up), talked R Rated material and then politics.

The highlight was definitely Saturday night fro aroun 11pm till 2am, when a sight never seen before occured.
Ongy and myself strangely were both wearing tight lycra pants under our jarmies, and lycra singlets under our tops.
Best friends think alike much?

So we stripped down, till we were shiny and tight and looked particularly heinous – apparently my shiny silver tights won award for worst item of clothing. All we needed now, was Pygmy in her baggier and less lycra tights, the Bride to be, and some amazingly awesome eighties music. It all started off with some dirty dancing…

“I’ve had the time of my life”

Too many leg kicks to count, too much laughing, some interesting smells.. ha ha.. some towel whipping and thankfully a pygmy who couldn’t put the flash on (YES – No one will ever see).

Oh.. and we also had a feast!

If only it was still the weekend…


Our tradition..

Not much longer now, till we fulfill our tradition of going down south for our core group’s HEN”S WEEKEND.

The first one to get hitched was Chantelle almost 3 years ago.
This is the tour of our pad!

Clare, you’re next!!

Road trip

So I write this from my mobile, at my last day of work.
I’m currently head first aid at bickley outdoor adventure camp and have had my work cut out for me.
It’s been good though. Straight after this I head off to the airport to catch a flight to Melbourne where my next adventure begins.

This morning I took my last shower for what will probably be the next two and a half weeks and you’ll see why.

Just after midnight tonight, I’ll be meeting up with the skate 4 cancer team, headed up by rob dyer and we’ll be doing the next leg of their “across australia” skate.

Our destination is Adelaide and it should take us about 2 weeks to complete.
Weather wise I’m not sure what to expect as I have been spoilt with warm Perth weather since October last year (the only Exception being “the great storm”), but I imagine it’s going bbbbb to be colder and wetter than what I have been accustomed to.

My last holiday was spent surfing spots along this route, so it’s going to be good going back a mere 2 months later.
To keep updated on our adventures you can view the weekly videos posted on you tube (search for skate 4 cancer) or the official skate 4 cancer blog.


I fell in love

With this guy and his dreamy dreamy voice.
We never caught his name.

It was like he could read my mind, every single cover he played was songs I knew and loved.

Why Swine Flu Why?

So we just got an email from the Department of Health with the following points.

Effective immediately, school closure is not advised in response to reports of one or more suspected or confirmed cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) in a school setting, and
The previous advice to voluntarily exclude for a period of 7 days, students and staff who have travelled to affected countries or Victoria, is also no longer appropriate.

No! That is not acceptable. I now lose my extra 1 week of holidays (aka Quarantine) which coincided with my best friend from Chicago coming to stay, and instead I not only have to go to work, BUT go to a boring PD all day workshop with the Board of Education. They want me to help coordinate and run it. UGH!

So not keen. So off the Department of Health right now.
In other news, will be applying for Medicare this week!

Victory is Mine

For once, Immigration rules. I just got back from the city to see them.

They have just granted me a travel visa from now until early January. This means I get to go home for Christmas. AND SEE MY PARENTS!! Last time was in 2002, 6 looooong years ago.

I am the happiest person alive right now.

So Christmas looks like this. I will be going here.

Doing my Christmas Shopping here


Eating at places like this

Remembering to drive on the other side of the road, and following road signs such as this.

Realising once again that this is the only green grass (and only grass really at all) in the country

Visiting our pet camel

And ahem… trying to remember all the arabic which I used to speak 6 years ago.

I can’t wait and had to share.

I enjoy fire.

Here is one we made in Catherine Hill Bay in July. This is day three in the life of this fire. It continued to burn for another week.