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Poppy's Awesome Adventure- TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

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Thursday, 08 May 2008

Location: Mission Beach, Australia

im all well, just a quick one to let you all know by the time you read this i will ahve done a 14,000 ft SKYDIVE!!!!!!!!!
im sooo excited.
cant wait.
love to you all, only 3 more days left in oz-sob sob, i dont wanna leave
xxxxxx

Monday, 05 May 2008

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia

hello all. Thanky ou all soo much for the birthday messages, i had the best birthday ever!We were on Fraser island which is the biggest sand island in the world, we were on this self drive tour and we drove around the island and camped on the beach was soo much fun, we went to a beautiful freshwater lake on my birthday, was heaven.Im so sorry for lack of communication and pictures, we ahve just been so busy.Today we got back from a 3 days sailing tour of the Whitsunday Islands which are a group of 74 islands in the great barrier reef, was amazing and so beautiful.Having a ball, only 6 days left adn i am so sad to leave oz, i dont want to, but off to vietnam i go!I thought i left cairns on the 12th but realised today that i leave on the 11th! oops!i'll post some pictures up soon but it takes so long you need a couple of hours, ill so it when i ahve 72 hours in melbourne and singapore's airports!woooo.
love to you all, i am safe,
xxxx

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Location: Rainbow beach, Australia

Hello.
I am currently sitting in an internet cafe in Rainbow beach sweating like i have never sweated before!!!
Back to the journal, we left Noosa on Thursday and arrived at rainbow Beach which is sucha TINY town, its mini. It constitutes of one road where there are shops only on one side, there are 3 cafes, one surf shop, a bakery and a couple of fishing shops!funfunfun. However the beach is beautiful, there are massive sand dunes behind it and is gorgeous. So we have spend our last few days sunning on the beach to try and get a tan, then for the other hours in the day we have spent them eating!There is one restaurant where we ahve spent all our time in, the menu is huuuge and has indian, chinese, italien, american and loads of other types of food, i have had a curry there a burger and a pizza ooh and panckes and milkshakes.So as you can imagine the tummy is growing!ops. im hoping the new fat will fall off when i go to vietnam as the food there is all steamed and full of vegetables!mmmm.We are off to Hervy Bay today and staying there for 1 night as then it will be my BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!and we are going to Fraser Island tomorrow which is one of the biggest sand islands in the world.We are doing a 3day 2 night self drive tour where 10 of us will drive a jeep round the island and camp!there are loads of beautiful freshwater lakes on the island which sound amazing, its gona be ace.
i think thats it really for now.
Hope all is well for all of you, whats the weather like?
all my love
xxxxx

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Location: Noosa, Australia

Helloooooooooooo, right, i ahve saved 10 minutes for a speedy update.Sydney ended well,went for a lovely meal with Nicki at an Irish pub!yum yum then boared the coach the next day where we met our friends to be-mole, chops and tits!(dan, mark and tom!)We cruised the highway with a truck obsessed driver called Forest.We then went to surf camp where we had an awesome party on the beach then had to wake up at 5 in the moring to ahve brekkie and start our surf lesson and oh my god it was sooo cool! I actually managed to stand up more than once!!!! woooo. The sun was shining and it was so much fun, swallowed waaay too much salt water but what the hek!After we got on the coach again and ended up in Byron Bay in the Rain!!!!!Not good, luckily for the guys we were sharing a room with them! we were obviously the quietest and neatest room mates they could possibly have, lucky things! Byron bay was oh so wet for the 5 nights we were staying there, and because it was a beach town there wasnt a huuuge lot to do. We attempted boady boarding but the sea and currents there were sooo strong we were too scared to even go deeper then our knees, the rain then started again so to the supermarket we went to stock up on some food and pig out in our room listening to music. It was also really good as me befriended this couple who were living in an apartment in the complex and they had a tv so we watched many films with them.

Since arriving in Sydney we had heard many stories of a bar called Cheeky Monkeys in Byron Bay, nicki loved it and so did many, however when we saw it it looked awful, cheap and really tacky, we swore we would only go there once, fuunily enough we ended up there everynight!!!!!hahaha. There was a coyote ugly night, and each night envolved lots of games which encouraged nudity, this guy even tryed to persuade us to enter a wet tee-shirt competition.....we declined!The only reason we ened up there was that it was literally accross the road from us, we could see it from our dorm window.Saying all this, we actually had loads and loads of fun there.

After 5 nights at Byron and tons and tons of rain we boarded the oz bus which took us to Brisbane, we got there at 7 at night, got ready and then proceded to drink Brisbane dry of its beer!it was the last night we were gonna see the guys so we had to make it a good one, the last thing i remembered that night was saying goodbye to mole at the club then the next moment i was being woken up by my phone ringing, i though it was my alarm so tryed to press snooze as i wanted to test it out, as my mind slowly woke up i realised that my phone wasnt ringing for the alarm but someone was trying to get hold of me, i looked at the time, it read 6.36am, the coach we were meant to be getting was at 6.30am!!!!!!!!!!nooooooooo. i jumped off the top bunk and shook hannah(who can i say is the worst person when it comes to sleeping, she just does not wake up!)i thought that maybe i didnt change my phone time and that maybe it was all a mistake and that it was still only 3 in the morning.I decided to ring rach(who was staying ina different hostel) and she informed me that they were ALL on the coach and leaving!!!! but thankfully the driver was gonna come back for us if we were ready in 10 minutes. i shouted at hannah to wake up and we both manically packed while being in hysterical laughter at whats idiots we were!thankfully we made it, after running up a steep hill with our huuuge rucksacks on. I think the alcohol hadnt worn off from the night before so we were still rather drunk so we found it oh so funny!

We are now in Noosa where it is hot hot hot, just visited the national park of Noosa and we saw a KOALA!!!!!! wooo, was sooooo cute, we aare staying in this really cheap place out of town where we have our own APARTMENT!!!!! for only 10 pounds a night!!! double woooo. Off to Raindow beach tomorrow then to Fraser Island for my BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

hope all is well for all of you.
missing everyone.
big hugs
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Sunday, 20 April 2008

Location: Byron Bay, Australia

Hellloooooo, in Byron Bay at the mo, its our last day here though, off to Brisbane this afternoon which should be good. Im so sorry for lack of blogging and this can only be a short one, we are just having waay too much fun, the weather is wet wet wet so we ahvent been doing much, just eating and watching films and drinking australia dry of its alcohol!oh and lots of dancing on tables!i'll write a more detailed entry soon.
miss you all
xxx

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Location: Sydney

HELLO ALL!!!!
I am in Sydney at the mo, today we are having a relaxing day, emotions are high so a break from it all was needed. Trying to sort out my pictured but just buggered it up and ahve nearly lost them all!!!!! fingers crossed i havent, eeek!Sydney has been really fun though, we are staying at this really cool hostel called the Pink House, its like a really big house witha kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms.Im trying to think what we ahve done here in sydney, its mainly been walking around, exploring the city. We went on this really cool mega fast boat ride around Sydney Harbour which was ace, we got soaked but the views were amazing, we went right out to the sea, we got it only for $20 instead of $55!!!what a bargin!Syndey opera house and the harbour bridge are cool but the opera house isnt as big as i thought it would be, still rather spectacular though.We have also had a couple of really fun nights out. There is this bar near our hostel called the World Bar and they do tea pots of shots!We also get loads of free beer as we are members of the Pink House.The first night in Sydney we went there and Rhianna, Carly our new found friend Sam and I did kareoke!!!!was sooo fun, after we stumbled back to our hostel and stayed up to the wee hours of the moring answering trivial pursuit questions, i learnt a lot!The other day was the best day so far, we got up early and got the bus to Coogee beach where we had a scrummy lunch, ice coffee then sunbathed on the beach for a bit as it was hot hot hot, we then did the coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi beach, the views were spectacular, the weather was lovely and we had sucha laugh, we all got a bit burnt though!!!! oh well. Nicki is down at the mo which is amazing, so surreal to see her but so fun, hopefully gonna go out on the town tonight for our last night out as our coach is at 6.10am on monday!! wooo.
miss you all.
email me, would love to know whats happeneing back in england!
xxxx

Monday, 07 April 2008

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Its our last day in Melbourne today, but its defo time to move on, our flight to sydney is at 6.30 in the morning so we need to get up at 3!! gonna be a bit of a mish but i guess thats what travelling is all about.Yesturday we went to this beach about 30 mins outside of Melbourne called St Kilda, the weather is getting hotter here so was really nice to have an ice lolly in the sun! It was bloody windy though so no sunbathing for us yet. We then went for a Chinese in the evening, god i felt pregnant afterwards, we ate sooo much but it was yummy, loads of the chinese restaurants had live lobsters that people could pick to eat but we passed on that one, We then wet to this really cool cocktail bar called Polly's which Hannah's sister reccommended to us. They were pricey but the bar was amazing, kinda burlesque and gothic and we sat in these huuge leather armchairs, we looked rather out of place, us scruffy back packers but what the hek!Today we went shopping and bought some more clothes as we LOVE carrying a heavy backpack, i needed to kit myslef out with some more tops, i dont want to get all smelly. Right need to shoot off and upload some piccys, I hope you are all doing well at home, I heard its snowing heavy, you lucky things. i'll message some more when i get to Sydney, Love to you all, miss you xxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 03 April 2008

Location: Melbourne, Australia

SHE HAS LANDED!!!!
I arrived safe into melbourne yesturday. The flight wizzed by and was supprisingly fun! me and han watched endless films and tv shows-trinny and suzanna!Qantas were amazing and gave us loads of food and drink.Now in our hostel in the centre of Melbourne, got stuck with a really loud snorer last night but luckily they have gone.We went to Victoria Market today which was really cool, loads of food, meat,fish and clothes stalls, bought some apples to stay healthy!we are spending the afternoon napping due to a bit of jet lag but tonight we are going to a bar where there is a free bbq! and loads of jelly vodka shots! its gonna be MENTAL!!!
gotta go, time is running out.Love to everyone, missing you loads but really excited about it all, there weather is a bit dull, rained today, but hopefully when we get to sydney it will brighen up.
over and out
xxx


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Recent Messages

From WICKED STEP M OTHER
WHERE ARE YOU WORRIED SICK LAST CONTACT 1 WEEK
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Response: sorry.
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From Wendy
Hi Pops
Just to wish you lots of luck and fun on the next stage of your adventure - have a great time in Vietnam and Thailand. So glad the sky dive went well - it sound amazing! Have fun - I'm sure the others will miss you loads. Lots of love Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Response: thank you so much.vietnam is amazing, rined today but itsbegining to be the rainy season so thats to be expected.im missing the others though.weird just travelling with one other.hope all is well in brighton and the good weather is keeping up
xxx
From naughty aunty sophy
oh my god happy birthday, did think of you on day, but writing obviously helps! Sounds like you are having an amazing time. have a great time in Vietnam, loads of love Sophy,Bill and Albert xxxx
Response: hehe dont worry about it, i was on the largest sand island in the world so had no time to check the internet any way!\
But thank you so much,im having the time of my life, held a snake and a koala yesturday!send my love to the boys and of course to you!
xx
From DAD
Dear Poppy

It sounds as though you had a great Birthday. Enjoy your last days in OZ. Doesn't the time just fly by.

Love DAD XXX

Response: oh god dad its going sooooo fast its scary!! only got 3 days left!!!! its mad, gonna miss the girls but excited about vietnam, gonna be ace, i'll try adn ring before i leave cairns.
miss you
xxx
From wicked step mother
darling poppy
so glad you are having a great time in aus and have done all the things one must do
just got back from a long weekend in frsance 4 days of blue sky
all my love
v
Response: oooooh france sounds lovely.Australia is amazing, we held koalas and snakes yesturday which was really cool,the weather is still hot hot hot so all is goood.
missing you
xx
From rosie
i know it sounds weird, but if you see a ridiculously cheap hed kandi chillout album in vietnam can you get for me pleeeeease? merci x
Response: yeah sure, i will try and remember.
peace!
xx
From grandma and valerie
Hi Poppy, I bet you could do with some stuffers! Is the surf any better than Polzeath? Gorgeous at Polzeath, freezing cold and wet. Happy Birthday!!!!! Grandma xx
Response: oooh yeh some stuffers would be yummy!!!!the surf is incredible here, the current is so strong and scary, we are by the great barrier reef now so there is not more surf, nothing can beat polzeath though!
cant wait to see you hopefully in the summer.
all my love
xxx
From peckham tilsons
happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear POPPY
happy birthday to you

lots of love
jake
jeff
hannah
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Response: wooooo thank you, i miss the musical birthday phonecall from you all but thank you so much, the presents came in so handy, the towrl is a life saver.
all my love
xx
From wicked step mom
happy birthday to u
happy b day to u
happy b day dear poppy
happy b day to u
grandma here today have a great day
love v
Response: hope you had fun with grandma, i had the best birthday was so much fun, all my love
xx
From rosie
fraser island is IN-CRED-IBLE! go to the dingo bar. and the freshwater lake is amaaaaazing! happy bee-day! x
From Wendy
Hi Pops
Just wanted to wish you the best birthday ever - hope you're having a fab time in the sun. Enjoy Fraser Island - we're looking forward to seeing the next round of piccies. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Lots of love Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Response: thank you so much.This past week has wizzed by, we have been having sooo much fun, my birthday was amazing,pictures will hopefully be coming soon.Hope all is well in brighton
xx
From DAD
Dear Poppy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a great day. I'm not sure what time it is there but it's 8.50am here Monday morning.

Hope you recveived my email which you probably got in the middle of the night!!

All my love, DAD XXX
Response: thank you, i recieved your email, my birthday was amazing.
love you
xxx
From tash
hi
it's Hannahs cousin tash
hey the football match looks great so does that beach
keep having a good time !!!!!!!!

spread my love
me xxxxxxx
Response: the football match was amazing, you would ahve loved it.im l;ooking after hannah well, keeping her away from the spiders!
i heard you are making sushi!would love to try some on our return
xx
From tash
hi
it's Hannahs cousin tash
hey the football match looks great so does that beach
keep having a good time !!!!!!!!

spread my love
me xxxxxxx
From DAD
Dear Poppy

Surfing sounds fun, I must post out what's left of Flotina as there's no surfing like Flotina surfing.

This is your Birthday weekend so I hope you enjoy yourself. Sam's birthday today. I'm taking him out for lunch tomorrow. Hope all is well. Vanessa in Ireland this weekend.

Lots of Love DAD XXX
Response: oh how i miss flotina!
gld all is well with you
xxx
From wicked step mom
hope it gets less wet as u travel north
if you go to reef ,you must do the snorkeling if not the dives
dad going to see sam on saturday .i am off on my once per month trip to breda and paddy
gordon r,s on wen yum yum
love v
Response: no panic, it HOT HOT HOT here in noosa. all sounds good your end, i sent paddy a postcard so should get to him ina few weeks i guess.Send my love to paddy and breda.
xxx
From rosie
i was watching shawshank redemption last night. here is a driect quote from the film (i kid you not..!)

"i nearly soiled myself"

hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!
Response: hahahahahahahahahahahaha
From granny & grandad til
have a great time - we're at jake's (Jake typing) - we've seen all the photos - very nice!
LOTS OF LOVE
granny
grandad
jake
jeff
hannah
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x
From Hannah
Hey it looks like loads of fun love you'r messy hehe dorm xxx
Response: us messy!!!!! NEVER!!
lets call it making ourselves at home!
From wicked s mother
looks great
lots of fun i hope
we were in france for weekend and it was lovely and sunny rosie here agin tomorrow with 9 friends ............
dont forget card to paddy when u get a momemt n
love v
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Response: hope france is gooood, in byron bay and it it wet wet wet!!!im doing postcards today so i'll send paddy one also.
all my love to you and dad
xx
From Davey
hello hello hello! Just looking at your photos, glad to see your already drinking oz dry! It all looks like so much fun, I wish i was there with you all! and do my eyes deseive me or is my bro looking a little on the brozed side?! I will be emailing you shortly my lovely. Love and massive hugs to you my bro and all the girlys, love and miss you, dave XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX
From Wendy
Hi Pops
Just to say how fantastic it is to see your photos and to know that you are all fine and having such a great time. I am so envious of all the beaches - they look amazing! I liked the photo of the hostel ...funnily enough it looked just like Rhianna's room!! (Not any more!) Hope you all have fun on your last night and get ready for the surfing.
Love to all of you and keep safe and have loads of fun
Love & x x Wendy
Response: Yeh we are having a ball, shame about the wet weather but fingers crossed that the weather picks up as we travel up the coast.The mess is all rhiannas, the rest of us girls are so neat!!!Hope all is well in brighton.
all my love
xxx
From wicked step mom
update
rosie coming for dinner tomorrow evening she is in london to go to a play so looking forward to that
marathon party at grs house on sun
hope you are having fun
love v
From DAD
Dear Poppy

Glad to hear you arrived OK. It all sounds very exciting out there. So, have lots of fun and remember,

Love many,
Trust few,
Always paddle
your own canoe!

Enjoy every minute. I'm going down to the bookies now to place a bet on the Grand National!! And with my winnings I'll take the first flight out and see you at the next Party!!

Lots of Love DAD XXXX
Response: oooh fingers crossed for the grand national, Rhianna's horse won! we always at least get 1st, 2nd or 3rd!its all exciting here in melbourne, we went to a footy match which was amazing, off to sydney soon, cannot wait.
Big hug to you, i like your phrase, i will trust NO ONE! love you xxxxx
From Your bro Sam
Sup sister.
Hope your travels are going well.
I've just started my holidays!!!
RAVE.
Hope you're having a great time.
Lots of love
Sam
xox
Response: WHAT!!!!! OH I GOT CONFUSED THERE I THOUGHT YOU MEANT YOU WERE FINISHED FOR THE YEAR!!oops caps lock. oooh well have a RAVING good time.melbourne is going well.
miss you and bob and lily
xxx