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Jenn’s Travel Diary

Friday, 23 Jan 2009

Location: Sydney, Australia

MapI put the make up on, the make up slides off. I wash the face, put the make up on, the make up slides off. The make up’s going in the nearest bin! Never been a vain person – but permanent panda eyes and streaky foundation never did a girl any good now did it? And I still have this wretched cold, there should be a law against having a cold in a warm country. They have scented toilet paper in the ladies by the way! Not that I go around sniffing toilet paper – I was blowing my nose! Ah lads – where’s the glamour gone eh? Slide streaky panda face with big red blowing nose! Ah well, you know what they say? Alcohol kills all known germs, and you got it…… Today’s Friday?! Woho! You know the voices? Well as I’m sure I’ve told a couple of you already, their adopting an Australian accent now, which is highly annoying because some of the time I’ve no idea what their saying, anyway right now their telling me “Apples, she’ll be, go have some amber fluid”. Prize for the first person to tell me what that means. Ready, steady, go!

It is gorgeously hot and bright out side, forgot my sunnies (hee hee sunnies – see am integrating myself into the culture!) and everything goes a funny kind of black when I walk back into the office because it’s so bright outside.

Got a taxi yesterday, before jumping in the guy said in an honest to the big man up stairs Aussie accent “G’day” I thought great! An Aussie taxi driver, he might actually know where I need to go – all of a sudden he turns and says “were you wanttogototoday. Lady?” in a not so Aussie accent! Had a rather impulsive urge to say “To Tracey Island Parker, and step on it” but I suppose it wasn’t really the time or the place. And come to think of it, Parker wasn’t Indian… Hm… the mind boggles.

So I’m thinking that I might do something really interesting this weekend, might go sky diving – or rocky mountain climbing – might even go 2.7 seconds on a bull named FuManchu. ;o) Or I might just go for a walk and stop off at a wine bar on the way back (translation, I will probably go shopping and then find a touristy night club!)

Oh so desperate for someone to gossip with. Seriously…. It’s not like I can even start any. Did you hear about Kylie? See – it doesn’t work, you don’t know who Kylie is!

Did manage to get to the office this morning using the bus (without getting lost! Wo ho High fives all round!) Leaves from the QVB for those of you who know the area. It’s not a bad journey to be honest, get to cross the harbour bridge and see the Sydney Opera house each morning / evening whilst the sun is shining and the wind in the hair riding my Kawasaki (ok the bike was a lie, so was the wind in the hair, am on a sticky busy bus!) – could be worse!

Oooh there was a cockroach in my cupboard this morning, I asked him nicely to leave but apparently he’s claming squatters rights – Aussie cockroaches, what can I say – they’ve no manners!

And on that note, I will leave you all with this link of where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing on Australia Day
Please try to be very very jealous, it makes me enjoy it more! ;o)

Miss you all xxxx (no really – I do, I’ve no one to go out with tonight! xxx)