Few pictures from my 27th birthday - dancing in Surfers Paradise.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
After my exhilirating Bungy jump I said goodbye to Jason and Juliet again not knowing when I would see them again and headed back to the batch to have a shower before heading out of town. Before leaving Taupo though we went for a quick walk to view Huka Falls.
After our tourist stop we headed on to Auckland to stay with Daniel for the night before I flew out the next day back to Aussie.
Daniel was staying house sitting (they obviously didn't know Daniel that well! :)) in an oh so fancy house so Zac and I rocked up
with booze on hand and as it so happens Pam was around so the four of us sat around in the spa for hours, and hours and hours, drinking, reimising about the old times and generally having a great catch up.
There were a few minor spa incidents but nothing that couldn't be handled by four drunk people, plastic cups and the first aid kit!!
The camera unfotuantely didn't come out, but maybe thats not such a bad thing ....
It did make me miss my life back in New Zealand though and my old friends, but I look forward to the next one - maybe you could all come over here!
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Sunday 3 April 2010
After saying goodbye to Debra, Jason, Juliet, Zac and I headed to Taupo Bungy!
I had always wanted to do a Bungy Jump, but with my leg never thought I could, I decided to give it a try anyway. As Jason didn't want to do it and Juliet having already done one, me and Zac paid up and waited our turn in line.
As the line got shorter the more nervous I got, OMG what am I doing, ok so I jumped out of a plane - well helicopter actually - I can do this. But the thing with skydiving is that you don't have to push yourself your instructor does.
As I go up there, I was feeling even more nervous, as I got closer to the edge and looked down I thought WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING. One count down goes by with a little nudge from the instructor, before I grab onto the rail, ok, ok I can do this, give me a minute. She tells me its only going to get harder the longer I stand there, but when you are looking down at a little elastic band that is supposedly going to hold your weight and not let you die, the harder it is to convince yourself to jump off the edge.
After a couple of minutes I told myself to stop being so stupid and I couldn't back out, what would my friends say - Wussss - so I sucked it up, did the countdown, she pushed me a little harder this time and wwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - well if you watch the video you know that is not what I said - but it was fantastic, great, excellent and would totally recommend it!!
The videos I have below - one is from the pack I brought and the other one is kindly taken by Jason and Juliet.
This movie is me at the top, getting ready to jump
This is Zac jumping - not quite taking as long as I did!
Friday, 2 April 2010
Upon getting to Taupo we meet up with Debra, who had come from Tauranga and went to explore our abode for the next couple of days. The batch we hired was really nice and if you are going to Taupo let me know and will give you the details. It was a lockwood home but was toasty warm, especially with the fire and had plenty of space. The only thing wrong with it was I am sure there are GHOSTS, there were a lot of strange noises ... although more "less believing" people put it down to the fact that because it was a lockwood home there was a lot of wood creaks especially when it heated up with the fire.
relaxing mud bubble sounds ...