Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1, 2, 3 # 4

I haven’t updated the blog much lately for much the same reason I usually drop off the blogging radar - uni and work. I have exams next week, so hopefully after that I jump back on the bandwagon.
Taken by S
1.    I went to my friend’s engagement party on the weekend which was a lot of fun. S and I knew a few people but not heaps and I ended up making a few friends. It’s funny how people connect and when you can tell that you could get along really well with someone, but well they live interstate which makes it hard. It opens my eyes though; making friends doesn’t end as a kid. Friends come and go all the time and that’s just life. I was told at this party that S and I should start making babies as our kids will be cute. Well, yeah they will…no cuter now than when I am actually ready for kids, so let’s hold that thought shall we?
2.    One of my brothers moved to Lightning Ridge today. For those of you who haven’t heard of Lightning Ridge, it is 10 hours away and in the middle of no-where. He is going to work on a farm that is home to 15,000 sheep, wheat and other animals so have fun with that! He won’t be around for Christmas which will be hard for my parents as it’s been a few years since we’ve all been there (my fault!). I suppose that's what happens when all your kids are grown up though.
3.    The other day at work I asked a colleague if someone was pregnant (she obviously was). She wouldn’t tell me and instead started a three way instant message chat and started the conversation by saying ‘Hey, Rhi has to tell you something’. I nearly died and had no idea what she was doing. She went on to say ‘yeah, Rhi thinks you’ve put on weight’ etc etc and I am sitting there thinking omg, she isn’t pregnant, why is this floor not swallowing me right now? Turns out she is pregnant and they were both sitting there laughing at me knowing that I was going bright red and having an almost-heart attack.
P.s - I hate posting blog posts with no pictures, hence the random ones that I stick in there.

Friday, November 15, 2013

From a few weeks ago - Brisbane

A few weeks ago I went up to Brisbane to see my bestie, K. I don't know about you, but I get really emotional at airports. Why? I don't know. I walk through and get the urge to cry almost every time. When I arrived in Brisbane, this was no different. I sat at the 'pickup' area and had tears from families hugging, tears because a dog looked distraught that his owner was leaving and mega tears when a toddler was hysterical because her Mama was going away. I had to put my sunglasses on for fear of people thinking I was a nut job that sat at airports crying. I guess they are not wrong.
To be honest, but I didn't have very high expectations of Brisbane and I was pretty surprised I was wrong. I think I imagined run down, not much happening etc. Well, it is quite the opposite and has many small pockets of areas that each have their own little personality. Case in point, this picture: 
 This is taken from Southbank. Southbank for those of you who don't know runs along the river and is home to many great restaurants and a man-made beach. Yes, you read right. A man-made pool. 1km from the city....Come on Sydney! ( I suppose we have the ivy pool.......)
 Wearing the maroon jeans just like most other times I go out. I really need a new coloured pair of jeans.
A ferris wheel. Permanently...
On the Sunday, we went over to the markets near K's house for crepes and a coffee and a bit of veggie shopping. For small markets, they were really good and had a lot of different things to buy. It seems that most suburbs have little markets on Sundays and it makes me wonder why Sydney only has a few big markets on a Saturday. Afterwards, we drove to more markets to meet up with S's cousins who I hadn't seen in forever. We get along really well, so it was lovely to catch up with them. I got a juice that I thought would cure my thirst but no. This thing had more ginger in it than I need in a whole year. We also went for a drive up to Mount Coot-Tha because when you are in a new place you most certainly need to look at the birds eye view.
Hey look, not wearing maroon jeans and a stripey top!
She's so pretty!
Apart from that, we lazed around at K's house catching up, eating and watching Orange is the new black (my new favourite series). My flight home was only slightly delayed and I did not care one bit because that meant less time at work on Monday!
I am keen to go back to Brisbane ASAP and explore more of the areas I didn't get to see. It is really easy to drive around unlike Sydney and that is always a huge bonus in my books. There are so many different ways to drive in to Brisbane city and that is why I think it is so efficient. Our nav man redirected us like a champ each and every time K missed a turn and you know what, it probably only added 1-2 minutes to the trip each time. I just read this morning that a truck has closed the M5 tunnel in Sydney and I can just imagine what sort of chaos that is causing to all of those people that live South West of the city. Good luck driving to the city today!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

1, 2, 3 # 3

totally unrelated photo to this post
1. I am so happy to say that I finished my last ever Uni assignment the other night. I am stoked! The bad news is, when I put together my excel spreadsheet of subjects, I double counted the two subjects I was doing at the time. They were in my completed list AND my 'current' list. So for a year, I thought I was graduating this November. WRONG. When I found out, I was shattered. But it's ok in the end as I have chosen two really easy subjects and will now finish in February. I am even doing a Japanese subject which is of a lot of interest to me, so that's a win. Other than that, I will be spending the next couple of weeks studying for exams so that's going to be fun (not).

2. Christmas is just around the corner people! I am not going away this year (sob), but you know houses don't buy themselves. I am not a huge Christmas lover..stress over who's house to go to, stress over who cooks what, people's too much. S and I have decided we'll see the fam during the day and then have a nice dinner together somewhere in the city. Speaking of Christmas, I saw the David Jones Christmas window displays today and there was a teddy bear spanking a horses bum. I'm sure it's not meant to be but is what it is.

3. I am almost but not quite finished Breaking Bad season 5. Ok, I can't stand Walter anymore... how about you? I am assuming most of you have watched the series, so don't tell me what happens (although, I might have looked at wikipedia). I am getting a little bored of the slow pace to be honest, so I hope it gets a bit better soon!

I am adding a four..

4. What do I buy for my Nephew's first birthday that he will actually use/need? I am a terrible gift buyer.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Noosa with K

When I went to visit K in Brisbane, we decided to take a day trip to Noosa as K had been a few times before and absolutely loved it. It’s about a 2 hour drive from Brisbane, but the trip goes really quickly so we hardly noticed it.
As soon as we got there I was surprised at how many bush turkeys there were wandering around. They are harmless and don’t bother you at all and their colours are really beautiful. We wandered down the main road – Hastings Street and found a little cafĂ© towards the end of the road and we both ordered a coffee and Acai berry with muesli breakfast. The breakfast was fantastic and really cheap. For 2 coffees and 2 breakfasts I only paid $27.

After we walked along the beach admiring the absolutely beautiful views, we found a spot to stick the umbrella in and set up our spot. The main beach at Noosa has a really cool boardwalk that spans the length of the beach, so there’s plenty of spots to settle in for a swim or sunbake or whatever it is you go to the beach for.

Have you been to Noosa?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

(Not so) Weekly 1, 2, 3 # 2

I didn't post this last week or the week before, so here's a catch up.

1. I read a lot about Sukin hair products. I read all these reviews about how good it is, it’s so natural yada yada. I bought the shampoo and conditioner and was pretty excited to say the least. No sulfates, sign me up! (what are they, anyway?). the first thing I didn’t like is that it doesn’t lather. Look, I know no sulfates means no lather which turns out to be a no deal for me. The second thing I noticed was my hair was STILL OILY after I dried it. So I tried again. It’s not me, it’s the product. Thirdly, it makes my hair feel like it can’t breathe.
Is it just me, or do other people not like Sukin too?
2. I am thinking of some small business ideas because frankly, my job doesn’t excite me. I’m not sharing anything yet, but if you have been down that path or are heading there then I would love to hear from you!
3. If you follow me on twitter or instagram you would have seen that I cut all my hair off. I went from hair below my boobs, to hair that sits on my shoulders. I had not even been thinking about it. In fact, it was 4pm the day of the cut when I decided to go wild and chop all my hair off. It took me a week to regret it and while I still love the cut, I do miss those long locks. Lucky for me, my hair grows really fast so there will be no issues with growing it back before my wedding like a girl at work mentioned. Um, ok..not even engaged yet!!