Wednesday, 21 December 2005

Debra's Birthday

On Saturday it was Debra’s 23rd Birthday so we all decided to go to Dreamworld for the day. After eating seafood and having daiquiris the night before I thought best to go easy and not do too many rides. So we started on the wipeout and moved from there. We decided it was getting a bit hot so we ventured towards the water rides. The first one being the rapid river ride, the other guys were saying how last time they rode this ride they didn’t get wet at all. This didn’t match up with mine and Debra’s recollection of the ride and by the time we were finished Tobi, Che, Debra, Kevin and me were saturated! Rachel and Cam went in a different boat and again didn’t seem to get wet.

We then thought well we are wet already lets go on the log flume ride. Rach and Tobi dodged the waves as we went down the ramp, again me and Kevin got saturated. It was so hot though and had been raining also, so decides from the wet undies we were doing alright. We ended up going on the giant drop three times in a row as the line was so short it was fantastic!!

Towards the end of the day I had decided that I had reached my limit and was prepared to take on the photographer role. Debra had decided to join me, as she also had enough. So as I was taking photos of Tobi and Che on the Wipeout Rach, Cam and Kevin were on the The Claw. Debra decided to push the limit and go on one more ride. That is a decision she ended up regretting. It wasn’t her that was sick but some little 10 year old boy throwing up what looked to be hotdogs or some other nasty orange spew onto her white skirt and between her toes. Lucky it was the end of the day!

For dinner we decided to try out Cav’s Steak house.

We had a fantastic dinner and even got free bread rolls. Definitely somewhere we would bring guests when they come to stay.

After dinner we headed back to our house for a spot of singstar and ended up playing that till the wee hours of the morning. Lucky the neighbors had moved out!!

After an action packed day on Saturday we decided to lay low on Sunday and went down to the beach. As we were heading into the water I saw this dark object with a firm swimming in the waves, my instant reaction was SHARK!!, which I said quietly (as I didn’t want to cause a commotion) and was ready to bolt back to the beach when I quickly realised it was just a dolphin. I call tell you I almost had a heart attack!!

Will put some more pictures in the photo gallery

Anyways, its back to normal life now and catching up on much missed sleep!! Till the next lot come!

Tuesday, 20 December 2005

What a week!!

This past week has gone in a whirl. We have been hanging out with Rachel, Cameron, Tobi and Che and have been so busy. Its really hard trying to keep up with people on holiday. I am looking forward to resting this week before the next lot come.

On Tuesday night we took them all to our ice skating lesson. Fortunately for them the rink wasn't like a lake like the week before. I think they each managed to fall over once as did me and Debra but had a good time all the same and even managed how to learn how to stop, I think!

On Thursday night we went around to their motel again for a bbq. We cooked so much food and had a good night. It great hanging out with friends again.

On Friday night I had my work Christmas do. We dressed up and went to a swanky seafood restaurant at Marina Mirage. Now for all of you not in the know, “Marina Mirage” is where all the upper class posh people hang out, very swanky. Donald Trump was staying at a motel along there not long ago. We ended up getting heaps of seafood platters. I was feeling really tired and not in the mood so didn’t drink that much or eat to much because I also knew that I had to go to Dreamworld the next day and drink on Saturday night.

Tuesday, 13 December 2005

We have some presents

Desperate Housewives and Singstar

The last few weekends have been dedicated to getting up to date with the first season of desperate housewives. As unfortunately for us we left New Zealand half way through and Australia had already screened the first season. But we watched all 23 episodes and very excited about the second season.

On Sunday, we meet up with Cameron, Rachel, Toby and his sister Che. We went swimming in their pool and had lunch at Pacific Fair. As the afternoon progressed and everyone got a little sick of playing poker we decided to head over to our house and get some dinner and play singstar. We piled four people in the back and me and Debra in the front. Looking every which way for a cop on the way home cause as well as being overloaded we have been over here for three months and our licenses have expired. We have got the road code book, buts its as thick as and haven't really had time (or be botheredness) to study the road rules.
We sang to our hearts content and maybe drank a bit to much for a Sunday night, but had a good time and will be doing it again on Saturday as its Debra's birthday and she turns 23!
I got an email from Dreamworld today and me and Debra are going to Screamworld tomorrow night. It has all the dreamworld rides completely in the dark and entertainment.

Friday, 9 December 2005

Yah, its Friday

Apart from the fact it the last day of the working week. I am highly exicted its Friday because today the rental people have answered our prayers and brought our AIR CONDITIONER in. I plugged it in and tested it out at lunchtime and hopefully by the time I get home later on, our house will be a cool oasis. Also along with the airconditioner came a much needed kitchen applicance the microwave. No more takeouts if I forget to get the meat out of the freezer and reheating will be so much easier.

Thursday, 8 December 2005


We put up our Christmas tree on Monday night. Doesn’t it look pretty? All we need is some presents to put under it!

On Tuesday night me and Debra went on our weekly ice skating adventure. We turned up at the ice rink to find that instead of clear, nice, smooth, easy skating ice there was about a 2cm thick layer of water on top of the ice. Apparently the power went out a couple of times over the last couple of days and melted the ice. So we skated every so carefully as falling over would mean that our clothes would be drenched as well as coming home with a few bruises and bumps. But as the classes go on, we are starting to do more difficult stuff therefore falling over was inevitable. Debra was the first one to hit the ground front first and saturated her front and then she fell over again on her arse. She was drenched and could literally squeeze water out of her pants. The lesson was almost over and I wasn’t getting one of the moves and was getting rather frustrated and you know when you are so frustrated cause you can’t do it and other people are like try this, try that, and its just makes your more frustrated! Anyway so I tried in on the other leg to see if it was easier but then I fell face first and slid into a big pile of water. You know its time to stop when you are covered in water and only have yourself to be mad at. We are learning cool things though, we have learnt how to skate on one foot, drag a leg behind whilst skating on one foot, ski skate, and are in the process of learning how to spin and do cross over things with our legs.

Monday, 5 December 2005

Another week in Australia

This week was a little more eventful that last weekend. On Thursday and Friday night we went and saw Louise and Simon who were on the Gold Coast for a Holiday. They were staying at the Bel Air resort. We went over there to have a bbq and to use their facilities (ie. spa and pool). Unfortunately the weather had been a little chilly during the week so the outside pool wasn’t so warm but the inside one was. But I don’t know about the spas in Australia they all seem to be a bit chilly. After a swim on Friday night we decided to crank out the ole singstar and proceeded to sing our hearts out. After about an hour of singing we felt it was time and called up Kim to see what she was doing and to dedicate Shannon Noll to hear. She was most impressed I am sure.

The rest of the weekend was spent basically complaining about how damm hot it was. I think it was the hottest it has been, so hot in fact you can’t even sleep and end up dehydrated in the morning. Last night I ended up spraying myself with a water bottle just so I could sleep. We also went down to the broadwater by our house. They have a nice little area there that they have netted off so that the sharks don’t come in and we dipped down there for a few swims.

Cam and Rachel and their friends are due to be here tonight, we have brought a bbq pack and will be calling them asap to see if they want us to visit and ask if we can use their facilities.

I have had a few requests to write my address again to send Christmas cards, etc to so here it is

Toni O’Neill
1/37 North Street
Queensland 4215

Better get in quick. Only 20 days to go.

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