Category Archives: Special Events

Putting my camera into manual mode [My very first photography class]

Five months ago I became the owner of my first DSLR camera. And in those 5 months I have taken a handful of ‘nice’ photos using the camera on its automatic setting. But that’s it. Six weeks in NYC is … Continue reading

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A new addition [welcome to the world ZGP] <3

Just over a week ago a very special event happened in my family. My sister Jazmin, and her husband Jason, welcomed their first daughter, the first niece for myself and our sister Amy, the first granddaughter for our parents, and … Continue reading

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Crazy experiences with Intercourse [PA, that is]

I went to Intercourse this weekend. It’s somewhere that I’ve always wanted to go. I mean, how could you not want to go there? Are you snickering yet? On Saturday morning I flew to Philadelphia to meet up with my … Continue reading

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It’s not hard to ruin an Ariel cake… [sorry Birthday Girl]

My host girl (Miss 3, as she is affectionately known) is turning 4 on Friday. FOUR. That is insane. When I first met my host family (in our unconventional matching situation back in December 2010) she was two and a … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Birthday, Ted!

On April 21, Ted celebrated his 1st birthday. Ted doesn’t show his face in my blog very often, but that doesn’t mean he’s not well known. Actually, Ted is quite well known amongst my close friends, if not for his … Continue reading

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Florida Vacation – Day 6 – Universal New Years Eve

Do you remember that one time I went to Florida? Yeah, me either. It was so long ago. I was just thinking about how I have finally passed the 8-month mark of my time in the US, and realised that … Continue reading

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She said ‘I think I’ll go to Boston’ [the weekend that was]

The majority of my blogs have been about places I’ve travelled, things I’ve experienced away from my ‘home’ in the US, and concerts I’ve been to, but I’ve neglected to blog much about my day-to-day life and experiences here in … Continue reading

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Coming Face to Face with Magic [an evening with Jodi Picoult]

As some of you reading this will know, I love to read. My mom always tells me stories of how, as a young child, I would sit on the potty with a newspaper. Between the ages of 8 and 13, … Continue reading

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OH CANADA! [One short day in Quebec City]

I signed up for a class with Mass Bay community college back in December. For the au pair visa, you need to take classes worth 6 credits to fulfill the visa requirements. A lot of au pairs take English classes, … Continue reading

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Happy ‘Stralya Day [from the other side of the world]

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me! … Continue reading

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