i know i'm in my own world - it's okay, they know me here.

Friday, April 28, 2006

April in April

beach dancing
thongs for ears!
aussie flag performance
captain australia!
biker chick
aussie surfer!
doin her bit for the country
new 'Target' model
surf chick
model extraordinaire!
loving some Coke

As it's nearly the end of April (the month!) and because I miss this chick so much, I thought I'd dedicate a blog all to beautiful April!April was the most photogenic person I met in Oz which is just as well as I did take a tonne of pics of her!She enjoyed making a toast and indulging in some scones with jam and cream - and a cup of tea of course!!

My favourite April quote was on Australia day on the way to the beach when she said:
"even the sound of surf makes me happy" - now that's a true surfer!

Apes,I'll never forget Australia day and our dancing, doing shots of diet coke,making lots of toasts,taking ridiculous photos and just having lots of fun!I miss you soooooo much and I hope I can see you again REALLY soon!it will always be 'all at heart my dear!'.love you xoxoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

And then there was Cairns...

So,from Darwin I flew to Cairns and I loved it!I'd stayed up the whole night in Darwin as my flight to Cairns was at 6am and I'd checked out of hostel so didn't have anywhere to sleep.However,the Easyrider crew arrived in Darwin that night so I got to reunite with them and have a bit of a dance at one of the local pubs!I wasn't able to check into my new place in Cairns until after midday so I remember crashing in a park in Cairns for a while,must've looked a bit dodgy!Anyway,that avo I cruised around Cairns and happened to notice a very interesting deal for a skydive and bungy jump!I took the leaflet with me and pondered it for a while because they are 2 things i've always wanted to do.At this stage I was totally on my own as I'd left the crew I'd been with and my dad was coming to see me in a couple of days so I thought I would just take the plunge and do it!the next morning i was jumping out of a plane at 14,000 ft and an hour an a half after that i was bungy jumping off a 150ft tower in the middle of the rainforest!it was an adrenaline filled day!the skydive was just amazing,we free-falled for a minute and the rush was incredible,seriously I was so in awe i didn't scream or anything!then the parachute came out and we slowly glided back down to earth,that took about 5 minutes and I got to steer for a little while!on one side of me was the rainforest,on the other was the great barrier reef - amazing!i was far more scared doing the bungy and for a wee moment wasn't sure if i could do it.however,after a brief counselling session from the 'bungy guy' i looked towards the horizon and jumped!oh it was amazing!

while in Cairns I also got to travel through the rainforest on a train and travel above it on a skyrail.then more amazing times came when dad and i went snorkelling in the middle of the great barrier reef and i finally found Nemo!!!

Cairns holds heaps of great memories for me and was definitely one of my favourite places.

The pics are of my dad on the boat going out to the middle of the great barrier reef,me with my attractive stinger suit on ( i might as well embarrass myself a bit more!), me bobbing about in the water over the reef,me after jumping off the tower for my bungy and me rigged up to do my skydive!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Happy 19th Birthday Lizzie!!!

A sensible pic!wee lizzie all grown up along with ali.
Dr. Evvvviiiiiillllllll!
Banister dancer!
America's next top models.
No idea what's going on here!
Gonna vom!
A younger lizzie and heather,trying to strangle their big cuz!
Bottoms up!
Baby lizzie with a little jayne
Lizzie,me and ali - these girls used to show me some respect!ha ha!
ali and lizzie - girls with attitude!

This blog is dedicated to my beautiful cousin lizzie because it's her birthday tomorrow - Mon 24th April!So,here we see lizzie through the years from a little bub to the beautiful 19 year old that she is now.Lizzie's always been an awesome chick,and even though she'll always be my 'wee' cousin I see her as an amazing girl who I'm really proud of for taking the scary route of moving to edinburgh for uni, and it's developed her into even more of an awesome chick!

Lizzie,I LOVE the laughs we have and the ridiculous dances and photos shoots and girls nights out and how you make fun of me and get away with it and the deep conversations and just hanging out in general - I just love ya!!!I love being your big cuz!Happy Birthday dahl!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

The race for 4th place...

What an avo!seriously,it was a rollercoaster ride!anyone who knows me knows that I'm a mad Spurs supporter,have been since i was 9 years old.well they were playing arsenal today and it was a huge match as they're both fighting for 4th place in the league,which would mean they would also play in the Champions League next season.anyway,arsenal are a huge team and it's been like a million years since we beat them on their home ground,so it was a MASSIVE game!spurs played the best in the 1st half,with quite a few chances and then the moment of elation arrived when in the 2nd half we scored - YAY!!!!i actually physically lept out of my chair and my dad and bro were going crazy too!arsenal brought on 2 new players and we managed to hang on until about the 83rd minute when Thierry Henry,who you have to admit is bit of a genius player,did the dreadful deed of scoring.1-1 and then Edgar Davids got sent off for us and arsenal piled on the pressure some more,i swear i thought i was going to have a heart-attack!we thankfully managed to hang on until the final whistle and i was never so glad to hear it!2 games left in the season we HAVE to win them both!oh the emotions involved in being a football supporter.

And finally!

All the photos i've put up are from australia.The kids are my second cousins,a couple of my bro and the others are friends with a few random shots added too!They're not the best pics but I thought the black and white added a different view when looking at them.

And some more...

Bit of grey...

I was feeling a bit grey tonight so I ended up printing out some of my pics in greyscale,just thought I'd share them with you!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Onto Darwin...

I lost track of the aussie trip there for a couple of blogs,so now I'm back in Darwin!Well,Darwin wasn't my favourite of places,I mean it was grand,I did like it to a degree and am glad I visited it, but it's not a place I'd put at the top of my list to go back to.For starters you can't really go into the water without fear of getting eaten by a crocodile,you can't even lie on some of the beaches in case they're lurking there!I didn't get to do much in Darwin and it was one of those more lonely places.I have to say that the Mindil markets were great,the food was awesome and had some fantastic street performers.I also got to watch the sunset on Mindil beach with a few hundred other people!The 'jumping crocs' and getting to hold a couple of snakes were the highlight - oh and I did also eat the green bum of an ant!it tasted of lime!

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I was looking through the category of my 'random' photos earlier and found this one i'd taken on one of the beaches in Oz,it reminded me the 'footprints' story so i thought i'd post it as it's just really awesome!it never fails to encourage me so hopefully it'll encourage anyone who reads it now,even if you've read it a million times before!

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way.But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied:
"My son, my precious child,I love you and I would never leave you.During your times of trial and suffering,when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Reunion with Reuben...

Tonight I was reunited with my good friend Reuben!if anyone ever met Ruby the duck while on my travels in Oz,reuben was the one who gave me ruby and named it after himself!so,reubs told me he wanted to see my aussie pics - i think he got a tad scared when i showed him how many there were!the pic above shows my albums and bear in mind that i only put my best pics in them so there are many more photos about!it is always good to meet up with old friends and find that things haven't changed even though it has been a very long time since you've seen them.reubs and i tend to talk A LOT when we're together so we had to break up the conversation and promise a continuation at a later stage,otherwise we would have been here all night!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Awesome event on Good Friday...

It's good friday and again we're reminded of the absolutely amazing thing Jesus did for us. I mean it just blows my mind that He went through such a horrific ordeal just for us.I could write heaps about it but it comes down to being the most incredible act in history and I just think it's awesome and I'm so glad I have Him in my life.