For those of you who don't know, my lovely mumsy did a walk in Brazil a few years ago, which raised $3,000 for Breast Cancer (isn't she a clever girl?). Anyway, she's going one step further and is taking part in an expedition through the Himilayas in March 2007.
Just wanted to let you all know that she is hosting a fund-raising event on Wednesday 1st November at our house (Guildford). It goes from 1pm-9pm i think. It's a bit like a craft fair with lots of bits and bobs from various companys with stalls that have agreed to come along (there's even one stall that is selling jewell-encrusted bra straps!!) - but there will be everything you need there for xmas prezzies etc. All money goes towards Breast Cancer Research, so that's definitely an inccentive.
As i'm in a different hemisphere(!), i unfortunately can't be there to support her, so i'm just doing the publicity bit!!!
Best of luck, Mumsy - you are an inspiration. (Jackie too!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NONNIE!! Have a lovely day.
Love you and miss you lots,
P.s. Please thank the rest of the French crew for the lovely postcard! it came today - i love getting post, so it made my day!
Had House dinners last week! Great fun! I managed to put a costume together last mintue, using bits and bobs from people around the boarding - i managed to look the most outrageous (as per usual). Also managed to somehow win the house trophy for Quiet Achiever (not quite sure how that works!) Was a great evening though. Hope everyone is well. My flight is now booked for 12th December! Not long now! xxxxxxxxxxx
Wow! What a superb 2 week holiday! Was definitely jam-packed:
I stayed with Lucy Summers at her house on the Gold Coast and wound down - sunbathed, swam, went to Byron Bay (a hippy little place - a bit like Brighton in a way, just much smaller), bike-riding, boating with their friends....lots of fun.
I flew to Sydney with Lucy S and we stayed with her Auntie and Uncle in a town called Avalon (situated on the northern beaches of Sydney - about an hour's drive from the city) They live on the beach that Home and Away use!! How cool is that!!!? we didn't see any of the cast as we went on the weekend when they don't film but we saw Layton Hewitt and Bec Cartwright's house so that was rather groovy! Most days Lucy and I took the bus into the city and walked around the shops (trying to find sales!!!) Only made 2 purchases (bargains of course!) - a bikini top and a smart/casual little number- neither exceeding $30! (£12!) We went out for rather a lot of meals, including sushi (my new favourite!), thai, amoung others...definitely the cause of the hole in my pockets!! One day, we went on a ferry from Manly to Circular Quay (where the Opera House etc is). We sat outside on the top deck and it was lovely..until a mammoth wave completley saturated us!!! It was actually hilarious! We then realised why the majority of the public had situated themselves inside!! We also went and watched a jazz festival in Manly which was very idyllic.
I flew to a town called Dubbo (1 hour flight from Sydney) and stayed with my Godmother, Claire, her Partner Poss (actually called Kim, but then Possum as a nickname as he is a night owl - he's a roo shooter -apparently they are pests, as well as a sheep shearer!) They have a little 2 year-old girl called Maisy, who is adorable - we got on like a house on fire! We went to Dubbo zoo, i did a bit of sheep shearing (extremely hard!), met the majority of the suburb!! everyone is just so friendly and welcoming! I went tenpin bowling with Claire's family and that was lots of fun. Had a few moments there where i thought i could actually live there - the way of life is just lovely and simple! It was awesome to stay with my Godmother, as the last time i saw her, i was about 7!! Was definitely one of the highlights of my holiday. So much so that i even bought a 'I heart Dubbo' t-shirt - a replicar of the 'I heart New York' ones!!!!It was very sad to leave, i must say.
Back to the Gold Coast and i stayed with Katherine Livingstone for the last weekend. We sunbathed and sunbathed and swam and did some more sunbathing!! Was great fun! Also watched the whole of season one of Grey's Anatomy...do you have it in England???? seriously the best thing since sliced bread! makes me want to be a surgeon!!! also did a lot of running that weekend (trying to burn off the afternoon tea cakes that they almost force-fed me in Dubbo!!) We stayed at the guy's beach house on the saturday night as there was a little gathering there so that was nice. anyway, i'll keep you informed more often this term - got more time on my hands! hope you are all well,
love you greatly xxxxxxxxxxxx
Helllooo! Sorry it's been a while! It's the last day of school for Term 3, which means i've only got 3 weeks more of learning!! and then 2 weeks of tests and then my ma and pa will be here, school formal, graduation, schoolies (1 week long 'piss-up'!!!!)...so it's all go!!
I've got a 2 week holiday now. I'm staying with my friend, Lucy S and we're going to Sydney together for a few days before i fly to a little place in the middle of nowhere called Dubbo, to stay with my Godmother - so thats rather exciting!
I hope all is well with everyone. How did the A level results go??? Everyone at uni/gap year/recoring studios (especially personalised for Hol - she's the only one who leaves me messages!!!) now?? I'm probably flying back to Engalnd for the last time (!) on 12th December, but still not finalised.
I will take lots of piccies this holiday - been a bit slack recently (had A LOT of work this term, so had no time for much apart from work really). Anyway, please please leave me a message and i will definitely reply!!
Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
What a superb weekend.
Went out with Annie, and we went to a stand-up comedy club, called 'The Basement' on friday night, which was so good and extremely hilarious! Had hockey on saturday morning (we lost!) and got wacked in the chin by a stick - bloomin' painful if you ask me! I've got a lovely grape-like lump bruise just under my chin now, and my jaw feels like its stuck together with toffee! Had a nice stress-free afternoon and then got ready to go to Emily Cooper's gathering at her house - parents should go away more often i say! (haha! 'course i'm joking ;) ) Had a great time though. Then we taxied it to some TSS guy's party - was pretty dead! By this time all i wanted to do was go back to my lovely warm, cosey bed, but if you didn't know, annie's a pretty hard partier, so we walked another 2 miles to surfers...Annie and i ended up just clubbing together, which was actually very fun! Eventually got into bed at about 4. (Thank goodness for that!!!!) I definitely couldn't do that every weekend! (2 nights in a row - pretty intense for me!!)
Homework day today (sunday) unfortunately...lots and lots and lots of assignments. so i'd better get going.
Well, I'm back in the Merry Old Land of Oz - the last time until i come home FOREVER - how scary is that?! I've got to buckle down and work hard this term, as this term is extremely important in terms of my final overall position...I seemed to get over my jet-lag pretty quickly this time so that's good because it means that I can get stuck-in straight away. I'm playing hockey this term - had my first match this weekend and it was sooooo incredibly fun! It's my new favourite sport! I played Right-Back which is a bit like RD in Lacrosse. I get to do lots of tackling - whoo! I'm also the defence that has to sprint out to the player with the ball on short corners and i'm basically in the shooting space where i can easily get knocked out! so it is rather scary!
I went on leave with Lucy Summers after hockey, as it was her Cocktail Birthday Party. We all had so much fun - sipping pina coladas, margaritas (not too fond of them!), pimms (i brought some along to add a good old taste of Blighty), singing karaoke and cooking pancakes this morning! Definitely a superb weekend.
Anyway, i hope everyones holidays are relaxing and enjoyable. It was immense to see those of you who were around when i was home. Good luck with AS/A Level results, gap years, uni, jobs etc etc. May it all go as planned. Much love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Howdy! This will be my last entry before i'm home! ahhhhhhh! Yes, i fly home on wednesday night and arrive thurs arvo (english time) for those of you who didn't know. I'm extremely extremely excited!!! Finished test block, so all is great! Had my hair done on friday - seriously blonde! Wasn't really intending it to be that blonde! Slightly blinding, but getting used to it...slowly! Went in at 9.45am and came out at 3pm!!! didn't even get a cut! goodness knows what they did to me! My bladder was the size of Brazil when i came out! not to mention how hungry i was! Made up for it though and had the nicest lunch - avacado and smoked salmon on rye bread!! AMAZING! We then had a girly get-togther at annie's that night. Went into surfers and we were contemplating on going on the 'Sling Shot' - an extreme ride where they shoot you into the air about 200 feet high...hmmm we thought not.
It is rather cold here at the mo - i have to wear bed-socks! Oh yes, i had to catch a bus by myself to get to the hairdressers on fri - so there's litttle me sitting at the bus stop waiting for a bus for over half an hour - turns out the bus i'm waiting for comes every 10 mins on the other side of the road...good one, chloe. Never was good with public transport - goodness knows how i manage to get from Engalnd all the way to Australia! Ooo yes, forgot to tell you all that i ate kangarroo the other night (UNINTENTIONALLY!) It was at school and i asked the lady if it was lamb and she did that nodding thing when you don't really hear someone, so yeah...i ended up eating what i thought was baby sheep, until someone goes, "Oh, Chloe - you're a true ozzy now - eating roo..." HUH??! Couldn't sleep that night! haha!
anyway, i'll leave you on that chirpy note. Anyone who wants to go clubbing in london when i get back - let me know...we can crash at my bro's flat after! I'm sure he won't mind! I'll get him to bring some uni mates along if you like! hahaha!! (just joking Ma and Pa!) ahem,
Love you muchly,
The Sixth of The Sixth 06!!!
I've been waiting for this day all year!
Sorry i have not written for so so so so so long!! I've been a bit of a busy bee! It was my daddy's bday on 28th may, so..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!
Went out with Shezaroonie this weekend, and had lots of fun - looked after her 8month old niece - so so cute. For those of you who don't know, i'm coming home 2 days earlier now - so i arrive in england on thurs 22nd june now!! (NOT LONG!!) So get ready for some serious catching up!! Hope ur not ALL going to be away!! None of my friends are 18 here, so i'm craving clubbing!! (yes, i am the mummy of the group! everyone even calls me mummy!) anyway. hope all of ur exams are going well. Australian Big Brother is on here at the mo, and they're using all the twists and ideas that were used in the english one last year!! have they got no creativity?! although everyone thinks it's hilarious that there is a channel in england that u can watch big brother live 24/7!! i guess it is pretty sad! You all seen Da Vinci Code?? was ok i thought - obviously not as good as the book, as they had to squeeze it all in to 2 hours. Anyway, i'll stop rambling on. Let me know when ur all free, so we can have a good old catch up.
Love you all,
Hellooo! Sorry i have not written for so so long. It's been rather hectic! I was planning on writing a detailed despcription for each day of the easter holidays, but alas, time caught up with me! So i hope the pictures will give you all an idea of what i got up to!
I keep on forgetting that i am in Australia, because i've been here for so long! Although it doesn't seem that long ago since i was home. I can now say that i'm coming home next month! that's pretty exciting! 6 weeks and 3 days 'til i board the plane back home! I'm having an immense time but i got a bit homesick on the weekend. But i'm over it now i think!! I'm out on leave with a friend this weekend and we're beaching it etc, so hopefully that will help de-stress me! I think i'm just emotionally drained after all of the hard work and hype of the Wizard of Oz. But it was such a fantastic experience - i could have done it over and over again! We're having the big Musical celebration party next weekend, so that will be a good 'letting hair down' moment. Spoke to my parents on sunday, and my mum told me that my brother is going to go for a job with Citigroup (the one that he is working for now as his placement, in London) after he graduates - but the one in Sydney! So that will be amazing, as it will then give me a reason to travel back to Australia, as i can visit Jake and stay with him, but then i can also go back to the Gold Coast and visit all of my lovely friends! So thats tres exciting! It's getting to a point where i'm realising that this exciting adventure is nearly over, but then i remind myself that i've got thousands of new adventures in the future (staying optimistic!) I've been thinking about uni's and courses recently. But i'm still not too sure. I was desperate to do drama, but then i started to think that so many people want to make it, and that there's such a small chance...but now i'm starting to think that why can't i be one of the ones who make it? Anything is possible. I was thinking of going to uni and doing a totally separate course from drama and then go to drama school after, but then i'll be learning for 6 years!! so i think i'm coming to the conclusion that i am going to audition for the drama schools in London that i want to go to, and if i don't get in, then at least i've tried and i know. Because if i don't, i'll always wonder. Anyway, i'll stop rambling on! Hope everyone is tickety boo.
love always xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx- xxxxxx
EASTER HOLIDAYS IN OZZY:
Still on the Gold Coast, we walked all the way from Southport to Main Beach and swam in the sea! Stayed in an appartment in Surfers and went clubbing!
Beach day again. Both put some more high lights in our hair!
Travelled to Annie's country house. Went driving in the ute in the paddock today! 3rd gear - not bad! jogged and rode all the way to have our lunch, then jogged back with a stitch!
Got test block at the moment, which means that we only have to come to school when we have tests - so i'm up 'studying' in my boarding room! No, really i am! I've had english and maths so far and i think they went quite well. Got biology today - my worst. GREAT.
Its our last week until we break up for the easter holidays. I'm staying at my friend Annie's house, as well as Katherine's for a few days. I'm staying with Katie on easter sunday on an island called Couran Cove so thats rather exciting! Then Katie, Annie, Katherine and i are going on our ROAD TRIP to claire's house, in Moree - North Queensland ( right in the good old ozzy outback!) Her family are cotton farmers - how cool is that?! And they have a huge dam, and boats, waterskiis, doughnuts etc etc, so we're going to be very busy!
I had a really nice weekend. I had a new rowers induction training on saturday morning. We went in skulls (singles), which are rather difficult - it's really hard to balance! i fell in once! but i think i'm starting to get the hang of it...slowly! Then i studied on saturday arvo. We all went to the movies on saturday night - saw Basic Instinct 2 - anyone seen it?? i was disgusted - so graphic and couldn't get over what kind of a sick person would think of a story line like it! Made London look so dingy and sleazy! But the guys office was set in the 'gerkin' - looks soo immense inside! anyway, while we were all walking back afterwards, a car drove past and egged us! and then drove past and did it again! luckily i didn't get hit! but loads of littlies did and they were crying etc - quite a scary experience for them i guess!! Then went to the beach on sunday morn - my tan is slowly starting to show!! Oh, i don't know if uv heard about the cylcone in north Queensland?? well it wiped out the main banana plant - over $8 million worth of produce. so the price of bananas have rocketed and won't be back to normal for over a year! which means that we're not going to have bananas in boarding for the rest of the time i'll be here! how sad is that?! just some inside information for you!
anyway, i'd better get back to my studying,