Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Family in town

I have my mum and sister in town, which is so lovely. They have been here for about 10 days so I have been kept busy with socializing and hanging out. This week I have a holiday so I can really get to spend some time with them.

We have been to the beach today, yesterday we had crap weather so we went to buy me some fab balcony furniture. Once they arrive I will be able to have people come over and enjoy my fabulous view for a drink and meal cooked by someone else on my huge bbq.

Having people for a visit is real nice, they are the first in a long long list of people that are visiting this Australian spring and summer. I will not have the flat to myself for any extended period of time until mid January. As I haven't lived on my own for very long I'm finding it surprisingly easy and nice to have people around...it's almost like old times.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

killed the keys

After my run on Tuesday, I was very tired, and my arms went funny and I spilled water on my laptop. That lead to three letters dying on my laptop. The funny thing is, these where important letters....at least one of them where in everyone of my user ids or pwd for just about anything. And my admin id...

hence I've not been able to log in to my computer until now when my keys have dried out...

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


I found a really cool lite site where you can map your runs...this route I ran today, 6.3 km and I ran it in 37 minutes. So not a great time. But it's improving. I ran 5 km on Saturday morning in 40 minutes. But then again I had been sick for almost two weeks.

I'm better now, and i'm running again. Only problem I have right now is cramp in the food from dehydration. Can you rehydrate with beer?

Sunday, 3 October 2010


I'm in Singapore, which is lovely, hot and humid. Unfortunately i'm still ill. I think the stomach flu/food poisoning I got last weekend has pushed my stomach ulcer to rear it's ugly head. The continuous nausea is driving me nuts. I feel sick when I don't eat and even worse when I do eat. Which is so very sad as Singapore has great food, particularly great seafood which the thought off eating is making retch.

Singapore as most of you know is pretty much one huge shopping center. So I've done my best, but have come up pretty flat. Did buy a pretty dress and some shoes, and undies, as they do have M&S here. Can't fault old M&S for undies.

Tomorrow my training start, and I was soo exited about this training and I soo wish I was in a better shape for it, I know it's going to be very intense. Hence it would have been great if I was in tip top order. But I guess I'll just have to fake it till I make it.

This last week has been pretty rough as I've been ill and I quickly realized that I'm in a country where I have no family and no old friends. No old friends that you can call and go, -I'm sooo sick can you go and get me some soup, please. It was rather disturbing and embarrassing to have to ask A to help me get some food. Which to his credit he did, twice, which was very kind. It's always hard to ask for help, especially under these circumstances.

Well, I guess I'm just feeling a little sorry for myself today, so I'm gonna go and crash out in my humongous hotel bed. You could fit 8 people in there and have spare room.

Friday, 1 October 2010

sunshine coast

Last weekend I went on holiday with my friends, for a long weekend up to maloolooba. Believe me when I tell you, it's quite a special place. The tattoo ink to free skin ratio is very low. Don't get me wrong. I like tattoos as much as the next person, but tattooing "Property Off" and then the name your missus/mister is a little less then classy in my mind.

The weekend was awesome, included lots of foul language on my part, some people in the group got chucked out from the club for wearing red maybe orange thongs (flip flops).

I even got to see the Big Pineapple. There seems to be a thing here in Australia, for places that aren't really famous for anything to just build whatever they have lots of in that area really big. And then people will go and see it. Just like we went to see the pretty small Big Pineapple. Next weekend I'm going to see the Big Merino. That is not a joke. I will take pictures to prove it. Here is the start of the "Big Adventure". I give you "The Big Pinapple".

I ended up getting really sick however at the end, ate some morton bay bugs and spent all together 3 days vomiting.