Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Northern Beaches Outing

Right now I am on my way to Christchurch, New Zealand for my two week holiday. I must admit, I am a much better flyer these days however I don't believe I will ever become accustomed to long haul flights.

Last Friday, the Boy and I decided to fly a kite! Especially since watching "Saving Mr Banks" (which by the way is a completely underwhelming film) when I hear the word "kite" I immediately think of the song in Mary Poppins.

We went to Manly, near North Head and we flew a kite! I have actually never had this experience and it was pretty amazing watching it go up higher and higher.

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For lunch, we headed to the Corso in Manly and I stupidly picked the BBQ Prawns without realising that I had to un-shell it myself. D'oh. It became incredibly messy and just not worth the effort. Naturally, the meal was completed with ice cream and sprinkles from Copenhagan.

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Our next stop was North Curl Curl, my local beach. I actually hadn't been to the beach for years; the last time was in 2012 and the time before that was likely to have been in 2009 for my schoolies in Queensland.

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It has been a crazy and intense week with the Boy; we spent around 50hrs together with each day spent togther averaging around 15 contact hours. We are now off on our own respective holidays and we will meet each other back in Sydney in a month's time. It is pretty odd, an intense week followed by a month break. We are planning on road tripping it down to Jervis Bay right before semester starts again which I am incredibly excited about. I hope that I can also convince him to drive a further hour down to Mollymook Beach (Veronica Mars! Although let's be real, the beach that Duncan and Lilly was on looked nothing like an Australian beach).
Thursday, 16 January 2014

Sacrilege

This summer has been completely unexpected and amazing. I had always hoped that I would have gotten an internship. However, I didn't. In the end, I completed a summer school course and also re-met a Boy.

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We went to watch The Book Thief which is actually one of the worst films I have ever seen. On par with 'Where the Wild Things Are'. Sacrilege at the Sydney Festival was the key thing that I wanted to visit and it was amazing. I can't remember the last time I was on a jumping castle and it was just ridiculous fun.
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We finished the day watching the sunset and chatting at Pyrmont.

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Blaxland Riverside Park

Last Friday, I went with a friend to Blaxland Riverside Park. I had always wanted to visit since I stumbled upon it on Tumblr. We drove to North Strathfield to visit Outback Steakhouse. When I was in the US, I felt that I had to visit an Outback Steakhouse at least once in my lifetime since it is such an "Australian" thing allegedly.

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It was a super hot day and yet, when we arrived at the park, there was a lovely breeze. There were also a lot of kids as expected although a lot less screaming and squealing than I imagined.

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Afterwards we headed to Balmain and later on watched the sunset from a stunning location.
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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Hong Kong Pt 1

The flight from London to Hong Kong was 12 hours in total however it was glorious since the plane was half empty. As a result, I was able to sleep however my legs were crammed into the space between the window seat and the side of the plane (I didn't want to block off the aisle access). I believe that I slept for a total of 8 hours.

I have been to Hong Kong many, many times and I never really liked the place. It was too noisy, too humid, too crowded, etc etc.

4th January 2013

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I have been to the Avenue of Stars so many times it is actually ridiculous. Nonetheless, I wanted to visit as I didn't have too much on my agenda for Hong Kong (I am not a big fan of shopping).

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