Monthly Archives: October 2010

Phoenix, Arizona – the land of the Cactii [Happy Birthday to me]

October 23 Phoenix, Arizona. A place in this country that I have never had any desire or reason to visit, until now. The sole reason for coming to Phoenix was to see a Colbie Caillait concert on my 26th birthday. … Continue reading

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Becoming American… (what 2 weeks in the US of A has done to this Australian…)

I’ve been here 2 weeks now. Two weeks can seem like a long time – just trying to figure out how long I’ve been here I was guessing 3 or 4 weeks, and then realized that it’s only been 2. … Continue reading

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12 hours in The Happiest Place on Earth

Disney World. The two words that could probably excite a 6 year old child more than any others in the world. In the lead up to this trip, Disney was one of the things I was most excited about. Getting … Continue reading

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No good, no bad, just UGLY [Fashion victims of the Magic Kingdom]

Some would say I have my fathers sense of humor. So after writing “The good, the bad and the ugly” about Universal Studios, I couldn’t just leave it there. So on our trip to Disney’s Magic Kingdom yesterday (which I … Continue reading

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Universal Florida – The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly!

Florida was the original anticipated high-point of the trip for me. The Harry Potter theme park, Disney, hot weather – this place has it all pretty much… So Monday was a bunch of excitement when we arrived at Universal Islands … Continue reading

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10 things I am thankful for (a little sidetracking)

Homesickness is rife. I miss vegemite on toast. I miss roast lamb with mint jelly. I miss organic crunchola with strawberry Ski yoghurt. Just to throw something non-food related in there, I miss having a whole wardrobe to choose from. … Continue reading

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Plugged Noses & Mutant Broccoli: Welcome to Florida

I love to fly. Longhaul, shorthaul, even in those horrible little planes that fly out to Broken Hill and bounce around like a goldfish on carpet…. I love it. So to fly to Orlando with Kathleen was a bunch of … Continue reading

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Lazy Days in CT… (Days 6, 7 & 8)

Hello world! Yes, I’m still alive (you were wondering, weren’t you?) I’ve been hanging out in CT the last few days, just kicking back and relaxing a little after my big few days in NYC. Thursday my friend Kathleen had … Continue reading

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See ya soon, not Goodbye (NY to CT in 5 hours…)

Today was my last day in New York City, which made me sad. New York and I have had a little bit of a love affair you see. The kind of love affair that makes you want to climb a … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons American’s are fat (my take on American food on day 5!)

I bet this surprised you! You’re all like, wait, it’s not the end of the day, how can she be blogging already! Here is a list for you of my top 10 foods while I’ve been in New York. Not … Continue reading

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