Location: Tuscany, Italy
Well, I arrived back last night from a week in Tuscany with Dad and Andrew. I wish it didn't have to end! Sooo beautiful there!
We had lots and lots of lovely meals, saw some amazing places and had a lovely time!
Long day for me yesterday, flight was delayed and had to wait around Rome airport for 8 hours! oh dear!
Andrew and Dad continued on to New York and then to Ohio to see Ruth & Dick.
This weekend Ed and I are off to Copenhagen just from Friday night until Sunday.
Next Thursday I'm jumping on a plane to Athens where I'll meet Rach, on Friday and we start our tour of Eastern Europe!! Can't wait.
Will write again when all of those travels are over!
Lex and I had a ball in Amsterdam, some photos are up!
I\'ve been working for about a month now! That went VERY quickly. I can\\\'t believe it\'s May already.
My job is very different to what I\'m used to but it\'s good experience for me and I\\\\\\\'m glad to be amongst the British culture! I\\\'m the only Aussie so it\'s a bit of a novelty for them and me. They love Tim Tams and laugh at how much tea they drink!
I\\\'ve been exploring the many markets of London, Portobello, Spitafields and Borough Markets so far. I love market shopping so much!
Marg & Jeff were over here for a week in London which was great seeing them. They stayed with Ed & I in our apartment. I got to see a bit more of London while they were here. They are now with Ed in Rome for a week!!
Lee and Richard (Hunter\'s parents) have just passed through London too, they were in London for only three days after being in Europe for a month or more. On the Friday night, Sar (Hunt\'s cousin) and I took a train to Colchester where we met Lee & Richard and Bill & Naz (Hunter\'s aunty and uncle) they live in Colchester. We then drove to Southwold where they have a holiday house on the coast. Was great fun, we went bike riding, played cards (I learned a new card game called \'Oh Hell\'\' and relaxed. We came back to London on Sunday. Sunday night we had dinner at Lee & Richard\\\'s apartment with Tariq (Sar\\\\\\\'s brother in law to be), Sar, Lee & Richard and Hamish (Georgie Steele\\\\\\\'s brother) his girlfriend, Fleur (sooo confusing to the outside eye!). On Monday - public holiday, I went and met Lee and Richard at Harrods for the day - was lots of fun. I had never been there before so was a new experience!
So I have REALLY enjoyed having family over here visiting! It\\\'s quite amazing really, I have come at the best time, everyone seems to be travelling this year!
Have been seeing Alexis, Braden, Euan and Hugh for dinner every now and then. Alexis and I saw Legally Blonde the musical the other night which was great fun!
Lex & I have just booked a trip to Amsterdam on the last weekend in May, which is a long weekend. We are both looking forward to that. I have been there before but I LOVED it and really want to go again and I\\\'m sure Lex will love it too.
THEN I meet Andrew and Dadda in Rome to go to Tuscany on 13 June!! THEN I meet Rach in Athens on 1 July to do our Tour of Eastern Europe - very excited for that!! NEW COUNTRIES to explore!
Unfortunately we have lost one of our travel buddies on our tour of Europe. Coles isn\'t able to come anymore due to work committments. SAD! Hoping she will come over at another time while I\'m still here.
I\\\'m not very well at the moment actually, I\'ve got a cold and had today off work - my first sick day, was hoping to have none but what can you do!
I have discovered, thanks to Tariq that I quite enjoy playing badminton!!! I\\\'ve only played once but I\\\'m hoping to play a bit more now.
All aside, I\'m really starting to enjoy myself here in London, very glad I came over. I obviously miss my Huntly very much but we\'ll be together again in no time, if the time goes as quickly as it has gone already!
Lots of love to you all - to the ones who actually still read this! THANKS for checking on me xxxx
Until next time....
Location: London, UK
I just landed myself a job which is exciting! I start on 6 April.
It's with an Employee Benefits Company, so no more legal secretarial for a while!
I haven't been doing much exciting lately, just been interviewing mainly and sorting that side of my life out!
Now that it's all sorted - I can relax and play!
Location: London, England
Sooo last night Hunter left for home! Was very sad..
We had an amazing time in Ireland - would love to do it again in 30 years just to see what's changed!
We spent the last 4 days in London hanging out with Edwina and Tariq and just exploring London! Went to see Sister Act the musical which was great!
I am moving in with Ed in Islington as her flatmate is moving out sometime soon with some friends so that was lucky and good timing really.
Tomorrow Ed, one of her friends and I are taking a trip to Oxford! I'm looking forward to that.
Wednesday is job day so hopefully by next week I'll be working and keeping busy.
I'm overwhelmed at how much there is to do in London and how many people are here - it's crazy!!
That's all for now...
Love to all!
Location: Derry (Lononderry), Ireland
Top of the morning to ya!
We haven't had any access to internet so far (which is kind of nice to be honest!!)...We have a small chance now at the place we are staying. I don't have long to write this though as we are leaving soon.
Arrived in London and it was snowing!!!!! Was soooo cold but I was excited that it snowed!!
After staying a night with Ed in Islington, we hopped on a plane for Dublin...We've travelled from Dublin down to Waterford, across to Cork, Kenmare, around the Ring of Kerry and up throuh Galway and are now in a little place called Moville just north of Derry (Londonderry).
We've driven about 1200 kms so far. Have had plenty of pub meals, lots of beer and cidar and lots of early nights!
We have see a lot of country side and loved it all.
We've been lucky with the weather, it's been freeeezing but the days have been blue and sunny so it makes everything look beautiful!
On to Belfast today via The Giants Causeway...we're running ahead of time so we might stay a couple of nights around Belfast.
Hope you are all well! Will write again when back in London.
Day 1 of Singapore
Hunter and I flew in to Singapore last night. We were very tired.
Got to Andrew's apartment in Geylang, chatted for a while but then went to sleeeep :)
Today we had a bit of a sleep in and then went and had breakfast down at East Coast. We then went to Changi Gaol which was very interesting. After that we took a trip to Orchard Rd and did a small bit of shopping. Now we're back at Andrew's apartment for a bit of relaxation before we head out for dinner with Bec and Adam (Hunter's sister & her husband) down to Dempsey Road.