01 Feb 2016
in blogging, city life, country life, diet, holidays, Masterchef, Me, reality tv, sport, sports, tennis, tv
Tags: Australian Open, country life, Masterchef, me, Novak Djokovic, reality tv, tennis, travel, tv, weight loss
Well everyone while I’ve been not blogging a fair bit has happened…
- I completed my 2nd Masters degree…4 long years of doing 2 subjects a semester is over…now I was planning on having a break and not studying for a fair while, if at all…except I have to do studies in Religion this year.
- I’ve still been losing weight…I’ve lost over 43kg (over 95lbs) since the start of 2015…so in 13 months!!! Oh and before you ask I will put a photo up…later though, this is a relatively quick post before going to bed.
- I happened to run into Novak Djokovic whilst walking down a laneway in Melbourne a couple of days before the Australian Open started!!! Yes I definitely got a photo of him.
- I went to the filming of Masterchef and saw Nigella and then went to see her talk at a different event.
- I decided rather randomly to buy a new car.
- I’ve had my first ever sporting injury as part of the whole losing weight thing…which has been the world’s most annoying injury!!!
05 Oct 2015
in Australia, country life, Me, rugby, sport, travel
Tags: Australia, country life, me, rugby, sport, travel
Sorry it’s been quiet on here for a few weeks…things have been rather hectic with work and uni.
Then thankfully the last two weeks have been HOLIDAYS!!! The first week I did a bit of a road trip, 2870km in fact from Country Town 2.0, to Brisbane and up to the Sunshine Coast for dinner one night. Then down to Coffs Harbour via a few random places along the way, then on to Newcastle via a few more random places and then back to Country Town 2.0 via a few small towns.
The past 10 days have been 10 glorious days relaxing at home, going out for breakfast, lunch or coffee at the pub, going to the rodeo, watching the AFL Grand Final and somehow remaining slightly calm with Hawthorn’s amazing win and watching last night’s thrilling NRL Grand Final.
Tomorrow is back to work…but here’s some holiday snaps for you to enjoy.
Treasury Casino – Brisbane
With James O’Connor at the rugby
With Jono Lance after the rugby
With Karmichael Hunt after the rugby
Mooloolaba Beach at night
At Surfers Paradise
Frozen banana at the Big Banana
Feeding some penguins at Coffs Harbour
Dolphin at Coffs Harbour
Penguins at Coffs Harbour
Turtle at Coffs Harbour
Oh by the way I’m terrified of snakes!!
I’m also terrified of crocodiles!!
24 May 2015
in #fmsphotoaday, AFL, Australia, city life, country life, food, Hawks, holidays, Me, music, photo challenge, Reds, sports
Tags: #fmsphotoaday, AFL, Australia, city life, country life, food, Hawks, holidays, me, music, photo challenge, Reds, sport
Day 131…upside down…stalactites in Mammoth Cave, Western Australia.
Day 133…hands…Quade Cooper getting ready to kick
Day 135…I found this…falling down three stairs onto a cement floor hurts like all hell and bruises like all hell!!
Day 136…clean…Josh Gibson wiping all the sweat off his face during training in January.
Day 137…home…Tai-O fishing village in Hong Kong
Day 138…musical…NKOTB on the American Idol finale
Day 139…my mood today…this day I could hardly talk (I still can hardly talk)…so it is the sun resembling my voice trying to get through the clouds.
24 May 2015
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Tags: #fmsphotoaday, AFL, Australia, city life, country life, cricket, food, Hawks, hawthorn, holidays, me, photo challenge, Reds, travel
Day 121… I want…on that day I wanted to read my birthday signed cookbook, but was stuck doing uni essays.
Day 122…faceless self portrait…another day on uni essays.
Day 123…a cup of…tea latte…yummy, yummy, yummy
Day 124…today I saw…obviously I had a blonde moment and didn’t realise until just now that it says day 104, oh well, anyway it is a raspberry Tim Tam
Day 125…red…my favourite Red…Beau Robinson
Day 126…10 o’clock
Day 128…4 things…4 sports, AFL, soccer, rugby union and cricket
Day 129…peaceful…Bussleton in Western Australia
Day 130…playground, the biggest playground in the world…Disneyland
26 Apr 2015
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Tags: #fmsphotoaday, Australia, country life, food, me, photo challenge, sport, sports, tv
Day 110 – this happened. Yes Telstra puts step 3 on their internet instructions…even when it says there is no step 3.
Day 111 – season. What else but footy season???
Day 112 – mess…a girl should never hold onto her hair while reading or this will happen!!
Day 113 – snack. Nothing like a nice cup of milo while watching Survivor.
Day 114 – Fill the frame. A beautiful sunset photo from Country Town…and it hasn’t even been adjusted, this is how it was.
Day 115 – I sat here…last night I had the AFL on the tv and the rugby union on the laptop…seeing as I now have more than 15GB a month internet again…oh it is the small things in life!!!
Day 116 – 4 o’clock – strangely enough 4 o’clock today was watching another rugby game on the laptop.
19 Apr 2015
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Tags: #fmsphotoaday, food, holidays, me, photo challenge, sport, sports, travel
Like I said before these have all been on my personal facebook, twitter and Instagram but life has been rather full on lately. So here they are.
Let’s start with the March collage which was completed at the end of day 90.
Day 91 – lunch…that day I forgot to take a photo of my lunch that I ate, but managed to get a photo of the drink that I opened, which I didn’t finish until some ridiculous time later…like a couple of hours at least.
Day 92 – building…a view of the top of the Empire State Building from the observation deck.
Day 93 – this is good…of course holidays are always good. They started with a 4 hour drive straight on the Thursday after work. Then a flight from Dubbo to Sydney and then Sydney to Melbourne on Good Friday complete with a run through Sydney airport.
Day 94 – I stood here…this was in Melbourne on Good Friday on the way to the rugby.
Day 95 – egg…on Easter Sunday I was wondering what came first, the chicken or the egg?
Day 96 – a shape…the goal square of the MCG taken on Easter Monday during the Hawthorn v Geelong game.
Day 97 – beauty…a tree I saw in Central Park that I thought was quite beautiful.
Day 98 – breakfast…that morning breakfast was eggs and baked beans.
Day 99 – inspired…recently I’ve been losing some weight. So going shopping and knowing that I was XL and then buying a L jumper and then a few days later getting M and it fitting was rather exciting and inspiring.
Day 100 – dark…The Art Centre spire in Melbourne taken from across the Yarra River one night.
19 Apr 2015
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Tags: #fmsphotoaday, food, Hawks, hawthorn, holidays, me, photo challenge, sport
Day 82…too much T2 tea, but is there such a thing as too much of that??? Plus after trying a tea latte from them in Sydney in the holidays I think I’ll definitely be trying that at home.
Day 83 – handmade…my hand-blown and hand painted Ukrainian Easter egg that I bought in New York and painstakingly carried it back and got through customs as it is a real egg shell that’s been blown clean.
Day 84 – half…half past eight on my watch.
Day 85 – I love…a beautiful sunset from the first place I lived in when I moved to Country Town 2.0
Day 86 – something white…the angel I got in the secret Santa last year…which I love and think is beautiful.
Day 87 – gift…my yearly gift to myself. A membership for Hawthorn Football Club.
Day 88 – Zen…nothing is more peaceful and more zen than travelling in a car on your own on the road with the music going.
Day 89 – on my table…can’t say I had a table where I lived before. So I used the couch…that day it had my dinner plate, the weekend papers and uni work.
Day 90 – two tone…my beautiful doona cover. I love the colours of it and the pattern and especially love the price I managed to pay for it.