Monday, 31 October 2005

Day Two Detox

We managed to get to the supermarket on Sunday and spent an hour, maybe more, buying all the food we needed. I think we brought almost every fruit and vegetable variety the store hand!! Our fridge went from nearly empty to full and cost us an arm and a leg to do.

Yesterday, I have disgusting crunchy wheat free, gluten free, taste free museli with natural youghurt and berries. The museli was so crunchy and chewy that by the time I have finished my last mouthful I could hardly talk. It was not as good as mums. Debra make some pumpkin soup for lunch yesterday as well. I don't like pumpkins anyway but this browny-yellow soup tasted worse than the museli. So instead of having that for dinner I eat gluten free, and whatever else free bread and carrot sticks. Debra agreed with me on the soup and we are going to throw the rest of the spew soup away.

On our shopping trip we also brought some Carrot, Apple and Ginger juice. Wow... there are a whole bunch of flavours in there that SHOULD NOT ever be mixed together. After two mouth fuls I was dry reaching and decided not to have anymore, but I think Debra is purservering holding her nose and doing a chaser of orange juice. I am not sure what is worse the bitters or the juice!!!!

Yesterday, I spent most of the day with a massive headache and cravings for chocolate, which seemed to have continued onto day, but otherwise am feeling good.

Oh, and the other night I found this on the carpet. Thank god it was dead. I'm not sure I could have handeled an alive one! Look at how big it is!!! This is the front and back of the little blitter!!!


Sunday, 30 October 2005

Detox Day One

Me and Debra decided that we needed to cleanse out our systems so we decided to go on a ten day detox diet. So we went down to the health food store and brought the blackmores ten day detox kit. We then went home and put all the "naughty food" away (which left the cupboards practically bare) the naughty food in on the last three shelves and the food we are allowed to eat is on the second shelf, basically it was two pots of fruit and potatoes!~ and set about writing out a shopping list of things we needed to get at the supermarket. We then proceeded to go to the supermarket but ran into a small problem, the supermarkets in Queensland close at 6.00 on a Saturday, ITS THE LAW!!!!!! so we didn't end up going shopping. I can tell you that's just another thing to add to the list of things that we are disliking about Australia. Other things on the list include :
- Bats, Magpies, the heat, cockroaches, stupid clickie things on the petrol pumps don't work because of stupid Australians pulling them away before the petrol has stopped, supermarkets closing early on the weekend.

Nothing unrelated to detox but me and Debra went to pac fair yesterday for a spot of shopping and got thoroughly excited when on the shelf a gaming shop was "Singstar 80's" we quickly snaveled that up and proceeded to the counter in so much excitement that we could hardly contain our selves and talking about how much fun we were going to have tonight singing, Eye of the Tiger and other exciting 80's songs only to have our hopes crushed when we got to the counter buy the teller who said that it had not come out yet (which we knew ,but thought that we might have been wrong) and they had put it in the wrong section!!! But idiots, how could they do that to someone. We promptly left the store, I didn't feel it was appropriate to throw a tantrum there and then. Anyway it comes out around November 11 and we will have to wait to then. We might have some friends to invite before then because Debra is sick of me betting her and its just not that fun we its only two of you!

So today we started the diet, after waking up at around 9.00 this morning (after having a few drinks last night). The last thing I felt like drinking was a SOY MILK BANANA SMOOTHIE, quite frankly I felt like a big fat piece of steak!!!!!! But before I could enjoy my smoothie I had to have the bitters. You are supposed to take then 15 minutes before breakfast to prepare your stomach for breakfast. Well... I have never had anything that tasted more like arse in my life. It was disgusting the gagging reflex was there and the only thing to disguise the taste was to suck on a lemon. Ew!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After recovering from the taste, Debra wipped up the smoothie and it didn't taste that bad, but soy milk it no cows milk!!!!!!

We are now on the way to the supermarket to get our groceries. Some of the things on the list include vegetable juice, wheat free bread, and lots of fruit and vegies.


Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Since my last post

I have posted a Home and Away update below.
On Saturday, one of the hottest days ever!!!, I decided I couldn't wait any longer and went out and brought a PS2 that came with ........... Singstar Pop. It is soooo cool. ON Saturday night me and Debra sung all the songs on it. After we sung all the songs, some more than once we decided to go down the road to the "Working Mens Club". We want to become members to get cheap food and they give discounts at the movies. So we bowled on down there. After losing some money on the damm pokies, we settled in front of the Maori band and had some dacaquris. Six dacquiris later each (they are sooo yum and only cost 2.90 each) and after the band had stopped singing at 11pm. We headed home for another round of Singstar. Being the Nanna's that we have become then went to bed at around In our defense though. Surfers would have been hideously busy because of all the Indy people.
On Sunday we decided to head out to the beach. We went to the beach in Broadbeach so lots of the roads were backed up and closed. We stayed at the beach for a couple of hours and only ventured into the water once cause the waves are quite big and frequent and its takes way to much concentration. We decided we are going to have to get some boogie boards. It then started to rain so we headed home.
Last night, we had a massive storm in the Gold Coast. Lighting, thunder like you would never beleive and lots of rain. This is just a test of what is to come in the summer season. If you go to this website you can read about the lighting hitting this building eight times and it has a really cool picture. This building has a rod sticking out the top in case it does happen. It looks pretty cool.
Anyway thats all for now. Please sign my guestbook.


We have had a few requests to update everyone on what is going on in Home and Away and since Debra types as fast as a snail, I am allocated to the job. I will tell what I can remember.
Amanda, Scott, Hayley and Kim
Well, can't remember what I have said but.
Kim and Hayleys wedding is off. Hayley still loves Scott. Amanda and Scott broke us because Scott loves hayley. Amanda was mad so she pretended to be pregnant to Scott, then Amanda had a miscarriage. Then last night Josh (new evil character) told Scott that Amanda was faking that she ever had a baby and Scott was real mad and now everyone in summer bay hates Amanda. Kim is mad with hayley and so is Amanda so hayley decides to go away for a couple of days and last night went into contractions in a caravan in the wops were no one knows where she is. She might die, as she is having the baby this week ..... Kim still doesn't know the truth about the baby. Josh is the new mayor and Amanda owes him lots of money from LA, they are now planning to do something evil together.
Flynn is dying and has decided to not go on with the chemo because it is makin him to sick so he has gone back to work and is living life as normal.
Rick and cassie are back together and very upset that flynn is dying. They had their HSC last week and rick brought a copy of a maths exam from another student. He lied and said he didn't but we saw it. We are yet to find out whether he may get in trouble for it.
Beths dad has come back for some reason. But nothing really exciting has happended for the other hunters.
Jack, Martha and Cory and Irene
Cory (is a new character) and Jack are police partners. Martha and Jack broke up and Martha started going out with Cory. Irene started going crazy after Cory came to the bay. Cory moved in with Irene and Cory has been poisoning Irene and she went crazy and had to be sent to a crazy house. Cory decided to leave town (no one knew about the poisioning) and martha went with him. Then Jack discovered that IRene was on the jury that put Cory's father in jail and that is why he is poisoning her so Jack went and saved Martha as Cory was being scary and stuff.
Leah and Dan.... nothing really there. I think LEah is to busy with Dancing with the Stars to have much scenes.
I can't really think of anything else at the moment. Ask me some questions if you want.
This week and next week..... for the tv mag
Will hayley survive ......
Will Kim die ....
Martha shoots Ric .....

Saturday, 22 October 2005

Some pictures

I don't really have a lot to write since my last post but thought I might put some pictures on.

This is a package which Zac sent me in the mail. I found it like this at the front door of our house. So when packing all my christmas presents, make sure that they are well packaged and anything fraglie is packed in about 50 layers of bubble wrap!!!!!!

This is a picture of the sky today which i thought looked cool. It was a clear blue sky with this kind of 3d patch of clouds. This was taken in the shopping centre kind of part down the road from where we live.

I went into Kmart today to price out how much a PS2 was going to cost. PS2's were $244.00 but a PS2 with the Singstar Pop pack was only $299.00 i think it might buy it. I am really excited!!!!


Friday, 21 October 2005


Thank you to everyone who reminded me that we have cockroaches in New Zealand. I used to live there.... I KNOW!!!! The thing is that they were just NOT SO BAD and you didn't see them everyday!!!!

Anyway the landlord has agreed to get the house sprayed, so yah.

Work is ok. I am older than 2 out of 3 of the girls there which is quite exciting cause I am never older than anyone its only about 2 months but hey, hows counting.

Its raining today and generally pretty miserable. The Indy has started this weekend and the traffic is just mad. Its a bit sucky weather as well.

As I have nothing left to say, I will leave it here.

Don't be afraid to sign my guest book.


Wednesday, 19 October 2005

Much better day

Yesterday was a much improved day (if that makes any sense) from Monday. I ended up being extremely early for work because I decided to take the earlier bus, but that was ok. I started early and got to finish early and I also saw no cockroaches which is also good.

At work that have a netball and I ended up playing for it last night. Its an indoor netball team but they play outdoor netball just indoor. Nothing like at home where its a completely different game. We only had six people and I ended up playing centre. They also play halves instead of quarters. By the end of the first halve of 20 minutes, I thought I was going to die, my lungs felt like they were going to burst. I think I need to do some running before next week. 20 minutes of non-stop running up and down the court, cause its faster than outdoor, nearly killed me. But the referring was still crap and I don't think she knew how to use the scorer so I don't even know what the score was. I do however have a large bruise on my shoulder from one of the little speedy girls from the other team.

Well that's pretty much all I have to say at the moment.


Monday, 17 October 2005


Anyone who bet that I would be home before Christmas almost made themselves rich last night.
The final straw broke... Thinking I was safe again after having sprayed the small house we live in with six cans of exterminator stuff, you would think that every living thing (except us of course) would have died. Well, I was extremely wrong.

At about 10.30 I decided to put down my book and try (I emphaise try, its a little hard to sleep we you are paranoid about noises in the wall and bugs climbing in your ears) to go to sleep. After tossing and turning for about an hour I heard the noise in the wall, I gave the wall a bang to let those little critters no to go away but then I heard more loud scuttling noises and decided to turn the light on just in case there was something there, I looked up and saw something dark, thinking it might just be a mark on the wall I put on my glasses only to find A GREAT BIG FAT DIRTY COCKROACH ABOUT 1 METRE FROM WHERE I WAS SLEEPING halfway up the wall, it a fit of panic I leap from my bed, managed to calm myself down and ran into the kitchen to get a jar and the fly spray. I ran back to my room and composed myself. I didn't want to spray it cause then it might fall into my bed or behind my bed, so I decided to guts it up go straight towards the bloody thing and put the jar straight over its body I managed to do this successfully and it was at this stage that I realised it was a FLYING COCKROACH. After putting it back on the table I went back to my room and started crying uncontrobally, how can you live or sleep when you are paranoid that you might wake up with a cockroach crawling across your face or in your ears. Ewww. If I had enough money I think I would have packed my bags and left that invested hole. I finally managed to compose myself get back into bed and put the covers tight around me after about two hours, I finally fell asleep only to be woken up a couple of hours later by my alarm.

And if you think that was a bad way to start the day. I was 30 minutes late for my first day at my new job as because of Indy the bus took an hour to get into Surfers. Its supposed to take 10 minutes. I was telling one of the girls at my work about the cockroaches and she said she has seen a great big fat giant Huntsmen spider. WHAT IF WE HAVE HUNTSMEN SPIDERS BEHIND OUR WALL MAKING THE SCRATCHING NOISE!!!!!! How am I supposed to sleep now.

I called up the Real Estate agents and told them that our house is infested and that they need to do something about it NOW!!! This was at lunchtime and I haven't heard back yet, but will be calling them again tomorrow!!!

Oh, and my first day of work was ok. Not sure what I will really be doing. Have just been entering accounts in a place in town.

Anyway, I am hungry and should go home.

Please write to me, I am feeling very depressed and stressed at the moment!!!!!

Love Toni

Sunday, 16 October 2005


For the last week I have been temping. For Monday and Tuesday I temped as a receptionist in a company called Avesco. There organise the V8 supercar meets around the place. That was ok but I don't know nothing about cars and it was the weekend after Bathurst and someone didn't wear a balaclava and people were quite mad!
The second half of the week I worked in a small legal office. The office consisted of 5 females and one very up-himself principal lawyer. He was a prat. He got his receptionist to:
- Make him a cup of tea everytime he bellowed
- Fill up his stapler in the morning
- Untangle his phone cord
- Turn over his calendar
- Get his lunch
- and on Thursdays get his lotto ticket!!
He kept teasing me about my ascent and stuff. I was glad to get out of there on Friday. It was a bit different from NZ offices. They only charge 10% GST and other stuff that is different.

Until Christmas I have temping in Surfers in a construction company. Not sure what it will be like but it guaranteed work and a good hourly rate. Haven't heard back from that firm I had an interview from. What dick heads. Why did they interview people if they didn't really want someone and why haven't they called back and said anything.

Well, I have seen more cockroaches that I have probably seen in my whole life. I think I was up to cockroach number 6 in the house and then I saw one in the plaza the other day ewwwww. SO yesterday we took matters into our own hands and sprayed the house. We arrived a couple of hours later to see a couple of small cockroaches on the ground dead and then, we had left the door open, a flying cockroach came in. Yes a cockroach with wings. How could my life get much worse, but with a cockroach with wings. I hid in the bathroom while Debra braved the situation and tried to get it outside. It flew outside and was dying on the ground. It inhaled to much of our bug spray!! Serves it right.
We went to the movies yesterday while the bug spray was spraying and saw In her shoes. We went to the theatre in Harbour Town and it was really cool. It was a massively big cinemar and the seats were so comfortable you could lift the arm rest and lie down, and thats exactly what we were doing. It was really cool and comfortable. The movie was good also, a laugh out loud kind of movie.

I don't think I really have anything left to write about.

So bye and please send me some emails about what you are doing.


Tuesday, 11 October 2005

Me and Spongie

We went to Dreamworld on Saturday and got to meet and have a picture with SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and PATRICK. Me and Spongebob are real buddies now and he said I could call him Spongie.
I still haven't found out about that job yet. I called them yesterday and they are still deciding. I have a weeks worth of temping this week which is good, so I must get back to work and won't be able to update the site much.
Miss you all.
Send me some pictures.


Sorry, haven't written in a few days have been a bit busy and wanted to put some pictures on.

On Thursday night after we got home from late night shopping I was watching tv and then wanted a drink so I wondered into the kitchen (Debra had gone to bed) and looked on the bench and saw a cockroach!!! I am getting quite controlled at handling these kind of situations so I ran for the flyspray and sprayed the intruder and put it in a jar and turned the kitchen light off and sat back down to watch tv, feeling a little on edge and scanning the room to see if any of it's mates were around. I looked up at the kitchen curtain and saw this dark object, I started freaking out, surely not another one, on the same night in the kitchen. So I turned the kitchen light on (its has those long light bulbs and takes ages to turn on) and there it was the biggest ever cockroach I had ever seen, I composed myself and fought back tears and sprayed the giant thing. It feel into the sink and put this little blitter into another jar. It was twice as big as the last one. How is one supposed to sleep at night with cockroaches as big as your little finger running around. I am at my tolerance level of these disgusting bugs, any more and I might go crazy. So me and Debra have taken matters into our own hands and have brought an extermination kit. This should kill the infestations we have of these critters!!!!!!!

Thursday, 6 October 2005


I have my most boring work day ever yesterday. I had a one day temp job, which is good as I need some money but basically all it was doing was entering information into a database for 7 and 3/4 hours and it was a very user friendly workspace. The desk was to high, the chair not very good and well it sucked! I didn't even have lunch cause I wasn't sure when I should go and where I could find the person to ask.
I might have a job!!!! I had an interview today and it went really well. Don't want to count my chickens but will let you know tomorrow whether I do or not.
It is so hot today. I am not sure how we are going to survive. It's to hot to be inside and to hot to be outside. I am looking forward to having a job just so that I can sit in a cool airconditioned office all day.
We are probally going back to Dreamworld on Saturday. We are going to see spongebob and hopefully get a picture. Does that make you jealous :)

Tuesday, 4 October 2005


This morning I got woken up at 3.30 by some strange noises. These noises were coming from the wall beside my bed and sounded like scratching noises. I quickly turned my lamp on, got my glasses and jumped over to the main light and turned it on. I was thinking cockroaches or something worse than than. I then ran into the bathroom, where we are now keeping the fly spray, and grabbed it. So I was armed and being brave I got my torch and looked under my bed to see if I could see anything nothing, I looked all around the corners or my room and could see nothing, I then pulled out my bed to nothing. But I could still hear the scratching... It was coming from inside the wall!!!!! What was I going to do, what if I ate a hole through the wall. After about 10 minutes it stopped, so I relutantly jumped back into bed and tried to go back to sleep trying not to think about what the noise was.
I eventually got back to sleep. At about 9.45 I got shocked out of my sleep by my phone blaring at its loudest ring "Jump" after realising what the noise was I dived for my phone to be greeted by someone who was ringing to see if I could come in for an INTERVIEW, trying to sound awake I said that would be good and am going for an interview at 2pm on Thursday. Its working in the Personal Injury Department, I have no idea what that would be like, so fingers crossed.

Monday, 3 October 2005

New Home Phone Number

As per usual nothing really exciting has been happening around here. We have had a few more bug encounters. Two actually. Two COCKROACHES. I am much more frightened of cockroaches than I am of cockroaches. We had one in the bathroom on Saturday night which I think we got as it went under the washing machine and then we saw one in the doorway to the bathroom so we are hoping it was the same one and we sprayed it lots and then put it into a jar. Thank god we brought that fly spray at the supermarket. Not sure what we would have done otherwise. And last night I was in the toilet and saw another one skulking around. So I quickly got the fly spray but before I got back it had gone into a crack in the wall, so I sprayed the crack. Hopefully it won't come out of their again. So last night I went to bed thinking that we have seen two in the last two days. What if there are more? What if they are in my room? What if they crawl into my ears? (I have heard they do that). Fortunately for us though, they were only normal relatively small sized ones.

We went to the "Wollys" last night for our weekly shopping trip and decided to stock up on some things that were lacking at home. So we got a cake tin and some steak knives and proceeded to the checkout where, would you believe, we go IDed for the knives. I couldn't believe it. I just started laughing at the boy who would have been all of 15 maybe and he just stared at us. Do we look under 18 anyway Debra produced her 18+ card, as NZ drivers licences are worth less than chewed bubble gum on the pavement here. We ended up getting a taxi home with the groceries as it was dark and we brought a bit.

Job hunting is going better this week. Went for another interview at a recruitment agency today. As always, hopefully something comes from that. I also got a call from another agency saying they are putting my name forward for an actual job so that is cool and a call today from someone who I applied for an actual job out of the paper. He is going to give me a call on Wednesday to set up an interview. Hopefully this week!!!!

We have got a home phone number.
The number is:

07 5564 0693, plus 0061 (I think). Just bear in mind that we are now three hours behind.

Anyway should go. Ready Steady Cook starts at 1.30.