Saturday, 30 June 2007

Byron Bay

30 June 2007 - 1 July 2007

This weekend we decided that we should do some more exploring and headed down to Byron Bay as I had been told it was a nice spot and its only about an hour from the gold coast.

We made it up there with no car troubles!! Woo hoo and checked into our cute B & B with a spa bath in our room. They are on level 1 water restrictions in New South Wales so didn't feel guilty about filling up the bath and having a relaxing spa.

We then headed back up the main street. Byron Bay kind of reminds me like Raglan or Wainui, a laid back hippi beach town with botique little shops that contained many rainbow and tie dyed things. Everyone seemed to have a relaxed outlook on life ... if you know what mean :)

On Sunday we headed to the markets for a look around and then headed to the icon of Byron Bay, the lighthouse. It was a nice view from the top and sometimes, if the time is right, you can see whales passing. Unfortunatley we didn't see any whales, but I did find out that the piece of land by the lighthouse is the most easternly point of the Australian mainland.


Saturday, 23 June 2007

Partying like I'm 21!

On Saturday night, was my old work mates Laura's 21st Birthday.

So we got all dressed up and after a few vodkas at home, headed down to the Rowers Club to participate in the celebrations.

The night started all right with a few champaynes and us having a great time being "21" again. And then it turned oh soooooooooooooo bad. I am not usually a champayne drinker and I think I am going to stick to that policy in the future.

I will only go as far as to say that I am glad that Darryl had cleaned the bathroom because me and Mr Toilet got quite friendly. I probably haven't been that sick since before I turned 21!!!!!

Here are some pictures before me and Mr Toilet became BFF's!!!!!


Monday, 18 June 2007

Queens Birthday Weekend 9 – 11 June 2007

As we were going away for the long weekend to Coffs Harbour and I hadn’t been busy at work I decided to take the Friday off and do some thing I needed to do before we went away for the long weekend.

Who was I kidding!!! I did nothing that I wanted to do.

My day started with taking our kittens out to the vet to get the chop, then I had to drop of Darryl’s tyre to a tyre shop to get fixed. Whilst there I decided it might be a good idea to get him to have a look at my tyres before the big trip (4.5 hours). He recommended that I get two new tyres. All right I say and can you have a look at my breaks whilst you are under there. Two tyres, two break pads, two other break thingees, some beltie thing, 4 hours and $370 later my car was ready and my day off almost over. I had time to rewatch Shrek 2 before heading off to Shrek 3 that night.

Mini Shrek 3 review
Um, undecided what to say about this one.
It was good, but not as good as the first ones I don’t reckon.
I would give it 2.5 out of 5

On Saturday we headed off in my car around 11.30 it should take us around 40 minutes to get to Tweed, in traffic it took about 1.5 hrs and then my car started shuddering! We kept going for a week bit, had a look and it looked ok, kept going and then it stopped on a hill. Lucky we were able to pull over, but I had no idea where abouts we were. Luckily!!!! I got RACQ (AA) about three weeks before because my car wouldn’t start at all. The man came and said you might need this but im not sure you need to get it towed and because we were in NSW had to get it towed to Tweed. All I could see were more $$$$$ coming out of my bank account to fix my car (that was working fine on Thursday) straight after it had come out of the shop.

I convinced mum to battle the traffic to bring Darryl’s car over and go back on the bus to allow us to carry on with our journey.

Yah, we made it to Coff’s Harbour without anymore dramas and went to Darryl’s parents, friends, sons 21st.

On Sunday we went for breakfast at the clog barn and I saw how clogs were made then we drove around Coffs, saw some markets, had lunch with Darryl’s parents and then we all went go karting. This was real fun. We got to go around the track about 11 times and had to hold on hard because they vibrated so much. I didn’t come off the track and managed to overtake a few people even though I started last as the man forgot about me.

On Monday before we left, we headed to the Big Banana. Australians are fascinated with "
Big Things"

We went on the Toboggan Ride and went ice skating and then headed home. Not before stopping in Ballina to see the “Big Prawn”.

All and all after the dramas on Saturday morning and $120.00!! more dollars on Tuesday it was a good weekend.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Funny email

This is a funny email I got today so had to share
I think we've all been here....

When you have to visit a public loo there is invariably a line of women,
You smile politely and take your place, it finally gets to your
turn, you check for feet under the cubicle doors. Every one is
occupied.....but eventually a door opens and you dash in, nearly
knocking down the woman leaving the cubicle.

You get in to find the door won't latch. It doesn't matter, the wait has
been so long you are about to wet your knickers!!! The
dispenser for the modern "seat covers" is handy, but empty. You would
hang your handbag on a door hook, if there was one, but
there isn't - so you carefully, but quickly drape it around your neck,
yank down your knickers, and assume " The Position."

In this position your aging, toneless thigh muscles begin to shake.
You'd love to sit down, but you certainly hadn't taken time to wipe
the seat or lay toilet paper on it, so you hold "The Position."

To take your mind off your trembling thighs for a moment when you reach
For horror or horrors an empty toilet paper dispenser.
Your thighs start to shake more. You remember the tiny tissue that you
Blew your nose on yesterday - the one that's still in your
handbag which is now burning your neck & shoulders with the weight. So
you contort your arm into a very unnatural position and
start to fumble around in the deep dark depths of your handbag for that
small crumpled 'used' tissue no bigger than your thumbnail.

Someone pushes your door and because the latch doesn't work it hits your
head which is bent over from holding the hanging
handbag, and you start to topple backward. "Occupied!" you scream, as
you reach for the door and drop the precious, tiny,
crumpled tissue you had only just retrieved with your index finger into
an unknown puddle on the floor.......if that isn't enough
you lose your balance altogether and gravity pulls you down ......down
..... directly onto the TOILET SEAT. It is wet, of course, you
bolt up, knowing all too well that it's too late.

Your bare bottom has made contact with every imaginable germ & life form
that lives on the uncovered seat. By this time, the
automatic sensor on the back of the toilet is so confused that it
flushes, propelling a stream of water like a fire hose into the bowl
which sprays a fine mist of water that covers your bum and runs down
your legs along with the various life forms and down into your dishevelled
knickers which have now dropped down to your ankles. The flush somehow
sucks everything down with such force that you grab onto the empty toilet
paper dispenser for fear of being dragged in too.

At this point, you give up. You're soaked by the spewing water and the
Wet toilet seat. You're exhausted. You try to wipe yourself
with a piece of gum wrapper you found in your pocket and then slink out
inconspicuously to the sinks. You can't figure out how to
operate the taps [new obviously from's whatever],
so you run your hands underneath it grateful for the 2
drops there, then around the basin itself. You go to the towel dispenser
past the line of women still waiting, where of course there
are no paper towels so you move over to the hand blower, which, yes
you've guessed it, also doesn't work.

You are no longer able to smile politely to the women, but there is an
unspoken understanding between you all. A kind soul at the
very end of the line points out that you have a piece of toilet paper
trailing from your shoe. (Where was that when you NEEDED
it??) You yank the paper from your shoe, plonk it in the woman's hand
and tell her warmly, "Here, you just might need this."

As you exit, you spot your hubby, who has long since entered, used, and
Left the Men's. Annoyed, he asks, "What took you so
long, and why is your handbag hanging around your neck?"

This is dedicated to women everywhere who deal with public loo's. It
Also finally explains to the men what really does take us so long
and also answers their other commonly asked question about why women go
to the loo in pairs. It's so the other one can hold the
door, hang onto your purse and hand you Kleenex under the door!


Ladies if you are good looking please free to use the Gents as there will always be a helping hand.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

A post for the sake of a post

Hi Everyone

Noticed I had not updated my blog in a week and even though have lots of pictures and stories to tell, probably won't do it until this weekend and didn't want you all to feel neglected. So a big hi to everyone and stay tuned for there are stories about cars, go carts and big bananas on the way!!

A picture of Katie sent to me by Kim.


Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Bored at work

My boss has been away and I have become somewhat totally bored and unmotivated at work (just enjoying the peace before it gets busy again) and totally addicted to Bebo.
This site is like a website but you can add pictures, friends, comments, blogs and quizzes and stuff. Its good for catching up with old school friends and things.
As work is boring this site has become very entertaining doing everyone's quizzes and catching up with old school friends.
So if you are bored or have a minute check it out, do my quizzes, leave me a message or picture and start your own.

Friday, 1 June 2007

Exciting News

The most exciting news this week is that I got a payrise.