Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Best of August

Its say goodbye to Winter and welcome in all the things we love about Spring! Today is officially the last day of Winter!!! It's so exciting, I love everything about Spring time, the birds chirping in the mornings, the flowers and trees blossoming, the paddocks full of adorable baby lambs and most of all MY BIRTHDAY! (But that's on the last day of spring!)

I thought today would be the perfect day to share my most popular posts over the last month. August has had alot of wonderful posts and I'm stoked with all the views and comments I have received off you all. Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you!

Top 6 Post in August

Sunday, 28 August 2011

New Look..

Hey Guys.... I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. The sun was shining, birds were chirping and I actually enjoyed doing nothing (Strange for me)! It was surely a wonderful one spent around great people...

Okay I'm sure by now you have noticed a small change to my blog! Well I decided that it needed a new & more suited look. I'm about to start a whole new chapter in my life and thought a fresh looking blog would go very nicely. I really hope you all enjoy the new look as much as I do!

Only 33 more days until I set off on a new adventure to the other side of the country! EXCITEMENT!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

A Sense Of Me Saturday!

Each Saturday from today I will answer one Question about myself that I have been asked. "A Sense Of Me Saturday!" has officially began! I hope you enjoy and feel free to use any of these questions.

What do you like most about yourself?

Physically I like my hair! No No I lied, I love my long red hair. Over the past few years I've made terrible mistakes with my hair as I'm sure most females have at one time or another. Bleached it, Cut it, Dyed it to many times to count trying to cover the colour I was born with. But not now, I love it, women pay hundreds of dollars to have red locks and I was grateful enough to be blessed with them!! YAY for me!

Mentally what I like about my self the most would have to be my ability to see things from someone elses point of view. Don't get me wrong I jump to conclusions alot, this I am guilty of. But when it comes down to it I always think of where someone else is coming from, Take a walk in their shoes and imagine seeing things through their eyes. I know alot of you are sitting there thinking "Yeah I can do that too! Everyone can"! This is not true, I've have came across alot of people who don't have the ability to even imagine what it would be like to see things through the eyes of someone else.

I hope you all enjoyed my first "A Sense Of Me Saturday!". If you have any questions you would like to ask me please leave a comment or contact me any which way you like.

Friday, 26 August 2011

How can we be expected to decide between right and wrong ...

...when we can’t even decide what to have for dinner?

Answer me this; Who decides what is right or wrong? The government, tradition, religion, Queen, culture, our families, ourselves? When you are young it's our parents, teachers and other grown-ups. They believe there decisions will make us a good person and help us get on in the world. But throughout our lives we will be put in situations, learn our own lessons and make mistake which make us question certain rules.

Later in life it's the government, tradition & culture. But the problem is obeying rules doesn't always work. Good people make bad choices and bad people can make good choices, no one is perfect and it's just the way the world works. Who can say they have never done something "wrong" to satisfy others?

When it comes to the government I believe we do have to follow laws, rules and regulations. These are for our own good and to keep ourselves out of trouble. Why do we do this? For some, Because of the fear of fines, prison etc. We follow the law so we don't get punished, Just like we followed our parents/teachers rules. For most the law is a set of rules, by which we as a society agree to abide, which then allows us to function as a group.

Personally I believe I have a good idea of what is right and wrong when it comes to family & society, But this is not something alot of people understand.The fact is that the line between right and wrong has become so blurred today that many people wonder if there is a difference anymore.

No one will ever come up with a concrete conclusion to how we can decide between them. It sounds so simple, but if you sit down and think about it, all the fundamentals, its very complex. And as much as people say there is a right and wrong choice in every situation, I believe there is also alot of grey area.

What is your take on this??

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Mandurah Update

I'll admit, I've been slack with updating you all with my plans of moving interstate. I'm so very sorry! I've been flat out trying to organise everything, engagement parties, day trips, catching up with family and much more. Now I just have to find where to start...

My flight is booked as many of you know by facebook. I'll be flying with Jetstar on Friday the 30th September and yes I know this is AFL grand final weekend (as I got informed 10 minutes after booking my ticket by my best mate Stacey). Lucky for me I my wonderful Aunty Vicky has offered to pick me up from the airport and offered to let me stay with her for a little while. I really did not want to be a hassle on anyone, but trying to find a house from here is becoming impossible (to say the least)!

Another exciting thing (well exciting to me) is that my Dad has offered to pay for my car to get freighted over!! This is not only saving us alot of money, he has also found a boutique courier that is willing to let me pack my car full of all my lovely belongings! 99% of couriers say no to allowing you to pack your car, So this is a huge bonus!!!!

Now all there is to do it organise, pack and visit everybody before I go. So if you want to see me and I haven't already contacted you PLEASE do!! (I'm so forgetful lately)

[Edit to Post] Note: As something has came up, I am no longer able to stay with my Aunty Vicky at this stage. So its time to try and find somewhere new. STRESS levels are up!!!! Wish me luck

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

BBQ Etiquette

We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh our memory on the etiquette of this outdoor cooking activity.

When attending a BBQ:

First thing first, Never turn up to a BBQ empty handed! It is an Aussie custom to bring some food and/or drink when attending a summer time Barbe. A slab of beer, pack of snags or a salad, Just don't arrive with your hands hanging.

Secondly, if you are a big drinker bring an ESKY!!! I can not count the number of Barbes I've been to where we have ran out of room to keep the booze icey cold. Last thing you want is a warm beer on a hot day.

Lastly, ENJOY it, eat up & drink alot!

When hosting a BBQ:
What you will need...

CHEF- The chef is usually the man of the house, but this duty can be shared with the "mans" mates!
Meat- Snags, Steak, Chops, Hamburgers, Chicken etc
Non-meat- Onions, Bread(You can't have snags without bread), Tomato and BBQ sauce, Salads(optional).
Other- Plastic plates, plastic cutlery, Esky's
A BBQ(Just about every home in Australia has a Barbe, it's the "norm" when it comes to household furniture_
Alcohol- Beer, Beer & Beer.

A Barbe usually works in this order. Drink, Cook then Eat...

There is nothing more Aussie than the Summer/Spring time Aussie Barbe. It is very much part of our way of life and is enjoyed all over Australia and at all levels of society.

I'm off to my first BBQ tonight! It's been way to long.

Why I Started Blogging?

I started my blog when I ran across A Quirky Girls Thoughts, I fell in love immediately. Jacques blog looked like fun, I had to find my own way, a powerful way to tell/scream out my own stories, A space to write what ever flows out of me. So that is what I did, I found a place were I could say what ever I wanted when ever I wanted, while keeping 1 thing in mind; "If people don't like what I have to say, They don't have to read it".

Another reason behind why I started to blog was stress relief or a type of therapy I guess you could say. Lets put it this way, I can't sleep very well at night time, My mind starts to go 100 miles an hour. I think about anything and everything to the point that I am wide awake. It's amazing that typing out my incoherent ramblings night after night can actually help me sleep.

All I have left to say is that I promise to keep this space, my space, as honest as possible. I'll always speak my mind, have my own opinion and share my own stories. I can only hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy sharing them.

(Please take a moment to check out Quirky Girls blog! Jacque is amazing, so positive and vibrant. I idolize this woman, her out look on life. When ever I am feeling down the first thing is I is check out whats new. Seriously she is just amazing!!!)

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


A. Three names I go by...

Bitchy Bitch

B. Three jobs I have had in my life...

Console Operator
Cafe Assistant

C. Three places I have lived...


D. Three TV shows that I watch...

Winners & Losers
Law and Order

E. Three places I have been today...

Asleep (haha)

F. Three favorite foods...
Nan's roast

Mum's roast
Ham and cheese sandwich

G. Three things I am looking forward to...

Getting my braces off
Bali next year

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sunshine & Weekend Adventures

What beautiful weather we have had over the weekend!!! It's wonderful to have a taste of Spring/Summer, and it surely is getting everyone out and about. The Boyfriend and I went down to Melbourne on Sunday, Checked out the Zoo with about 2000 other people (very busy day at the Zoo),  Went and had a play at the Casino (No we did not win), Wonderful dinner at The Pub at Crown and chocolate fondant dessert at Leftbank (OMG)!

Right now the sun is shining again, I can hear it calling my name. So it is time to close the lap top, go outside and get my daily dose of Vitimin D! I'll leave you all with some photos from my lovely day out yesterday.

Now get out in the sunshine!!!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Zoo Zoo Zoo

Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo...
How about You, You, You...
You can come To To To...
Going to the Zoo Zoo Zoo...

Thats a lie, I've already been to the Zoo today, hence why this is my first blog post!
Zoo, Casino, Dinner, Dessert... BUGGERED... BED!!!

Will be sure to update tomorrow with lots of lovely photos!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

10 Things That Make Me Happy

Accoding to alot of blogs I follow, It's good to remind your self of the things in your life that make you happy.

. Friends, old ones, new ones, they all make me happy!

2. Compliments, and I've been getting alot lately. Goes to show a positive attitude does great things
3. A book I can't put down, there has been many!
4. Pete, even when we do fight I still seem to look back on the funny side of things.
5. All my new shoes, I own way to many!!
6. Kieley! She by far makes me the happiest! I find it difficult to be unhappy around the little terror
7. Chocolate Milk!!!
8. My Iphone
9. Reading comments on my blog from my lovely readers.
10. Stupid day time sit-coms!!!

What are 10 things that make you happy?

Friday, 19 August 2011

The Grey Man

About 6 weeks I was in desperate need of a new book to read, scanning the shelves of every book store in a 50km radius, I was finding it impossible to see a title that jumped out at me. After hundreds of dull, boring & uninteresting titles I seen it, "The Grey Man".

Okay I know "The Grey Man" is not an exciting title but a bell went off in my mind, I had heard of this book somehow, for the life of me I could not remember where. I snatched the book off the shelf, scanned over a few pages and was out of the shop in 5 minutes with -$25.95 in my pocket.

What is "The Grey Man"? The Grey Man is a book by Founder John Curtis, His undercover was against the child sex trade in Asia and the story of how The Grey Man organisation started. I must say what this man started is amazing  extraordinary! My jaw was literally on the floor. But more to the point is this post isn't about the book itself but the international organisation this man started, with his own money, in a strange country, leaving his whole life behind!

"The Grey Man is an international organisation dedicated to eradicating the trafficking and exploitation of children. Our main role is the rescue of children from traffickers. However, early on we realised that rescuing children was not enough. Once they enter sex work they can become socialised to their life there and it becomes difficult to convince them that they deserve something better. Many of them will be physically or psychologically damaged and face the prospect of death from AIDS. We realised that we needed to stop them from entering the sex trade in the first place. Based in Brisbane, Australia our activities are focused on the countries of South East Asia."

I have a great amount of respect and admiration for what John Curtis started. It proves one person can make a difference in the world. Now he is the founder of an amazing organization doing all they can to try and put a stop to child trafficking throughout the world.

Their operations always remains covert, they never record any of the rescues and only ever publish blanked out photos of the children. These people do not believe in exploiting the children in the media for fame and glory as hero's. Generally everything they do is "under the radar", unlike the dramatic raids of other organisations. Though their preferred mode of operation is to win by stealth rather than by force, recently they have become involved in joint operations with the police.

This organisation puts their own people in harms way by going into brothels to get kids out. Some of their people are former special-forces soldiers, some are ex-police but they also have journalists, bikers and academics. In fact, anyone can be a Grey Man. All it takes is to make a stand for something, to declare ‘If not me…then who?’ and most importantly, TAKE ACTION!

We can all make a difference, all it take is one person. I will give you some information from their website on how you can help.

In Thailand right now, young hill-tribe children are being trafficked into prostitution. We have found that the best way to protect these children is to give them an education combined with support for their families in terms of basic staples such as rice and other essentials. This assistance is conditional on the family keeping the child in education. This approach works very well to prevent trafficking.

To provide education for a child and support for the family costs around $400 per year. This is a small price to pay for the life of a child.

You can be a big part of this effort either by making a donation yourself or joining together with a group of 10 friends and contributing $40 each. This donation will put one of these children into education for a whole year. Any amount will help though so feel free to contribute what you can afford.


Thursday, 18 August 2011


Being unemployed has given me way to much time to think. Over the last few months I've realized alot of things, and now I'd like to share with you:

1. I've come to realize that my boobs...
...are never going to get any bigger!!

2. I've come to realize that my job... non-exsistent at the moment and I hate it.

3. I've come to realize that when I'm driving...
...I'm in my own world and very calm.

4. I've come to realize that I need... put myself first for a while, get my life on track and be more positive.

5. I've come to realize that I have lost...
...some good friends in the past due to being young and dumb. Its time to mend broken bridges

6. I've come to realize that I hate it when...
...people refuse to see the other side of an argument. You don't have to agree as long as you look.

7. I've come to realize that if I'm drunk...
...I'll be anyones friend, as long as I'm not drinking Tequila

8. I've come to realize that money... evil, but we need it to get through each day.

9. I've come to realize that people.... to judge me before they actually know me.

10. I've come to realize that I'll always be...
...who I am, I've accepted my self, faults and all!!

11. I've come to realize that if I drunk dial people... is usually my old friends from Perth!

12. I've come to realize that my mum...
...always knows the outcome to a situation before it happens.

13. I've come to realize that my phone is... life line.

14. I've come to realize that when I woke up this morning...
...with a mouth full of blood, that my orthodontist may have tightened them a little to much.

15. I've come to realize that before I go to sleep...

...I should not facebook as it keeps me awake!

16. I've come to realize that right now I am thinking about... to tell a few people in my family that I'm moving to perth.

17. I've come to realize that my Dad... helping me out alot with my plans for the future.

18. I've come to realize that when I get on Facebook... takes hours of my day away.

19. I've come to realize that today...
...was a fantastically unproductive day.

20. I've come to realize that tonight...
...I will take pain killers and hope for a painless sleep!

21.I've come to realize that tomorrow I will...
...not be eating any food as my mouth will be twice as sore as today. I'm really hoping that tomorrow really never comes!

22. I've come to realize that I really want to... happy and move away from home.

23. I've come to realize that the person who is most likely to read this will be...
...facebook friends who have nothing else to do with there day.

24. I've come to realize that life... mine and I need to start living it.

25. I've come to realize that this weekend...
...will be nothing but packing and sorting house hold stuff.

26. I've realized the best music to listen to when I am upset... anything that will make me smile.

27. I've come to realize that my friends...
...are always and only a phone call away.

28. I've come to realize that this year...
...has been a big year of personal growth!!

Why am I moving?


As you all may or may not know I'm moving to Mandurah, Western Australia on the 30th September. That is 43 days away, which is so very close. I've had many question to why I'm moving away, why have I decided to do it so soon & what am I going there for. You're at the right place to find these answers.

I've had alot of time on my hands these last few months, alot of time to think about where I want to be in the future. Every time I think about my future I don't picture it here in Victoria. I've always loved Mandurah and as my friends and family know, I've previously lived there for a period of about 4 months.

The reason I've decided to go so soon is I need to work. Inverloch has nothing to offer me, It's a town for old people and hippies. Plus the fact that I want to just live on my own for a little, not have to worry about picking up after anyone but my self while I do some study. ME TIME!!!

So the reasons I am leaving is Work, Study & Future. They are my reasons and I'm happy with them. To all my friends, Please don't think yous are getting rid of me that easy. I'll be back late November & over the Christmas holidays, and I'll be using this time to catch up with all of you. Lucky for us in this day and age we have facebook, so I'll be up to date on most things.

Please come visit! Mandurah is a BEAUTIFUL place and I'll always have a spare bed..

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Moving To-Do List UPDATED!

Moving To-Do List:

  • Pick date (between last week Sept- first week Oct) = DONE! 30th September
  • Book flight = DONE! 30th September I'll be flying away
  • Enrol in OH&S course (correspondence) = DONE! on 1/8/2011
  • Find a affordable house
  • Decide if I want to do Cert.4 or Diploma = DONE! (Cert.4)
  • Organise basic furniture (Bed, Fridge, Couch, T.V)
  • Car insurance
  • Pay car rego
  • Credit my Phone-bill = DONE! $350 in credit!
  • Get car fixed = DONE!!
If you think that I may have forgotten something important please let me know. I'm a bit of a scatter brain lately.

Rocky Road!!!

I {heart} Rocky-road

Fun, easy and very tasty, Rocky-road is sure to temp the taste buds of any sweets lover!
Another bonus with rocky-road is that you can switch and swap ingredients to suit your tastes.

I thought I would share one of my favorite rocky-road recipes and highly recommend you give it ago. I promise you will be talk of the party! (if you decide to share)


Basic Rocky-Road


750g Cadbury Milk Chocolate
100g Marshmallows roughly chopped
1/2 cup Unsalted Chopped Peanuts
100g Allens Ripe Raspberries (Lollies)
1/4 cup Coconut shredded(optional)

  • Melt chocolate. My method is a heat proof bowl on a saucepan filled with about 2cm of water. Stir, stir, stir.... (You could always use the microwave option)
  • Once chocolate is all melted sit aside until chocolate feels the same as your body temp.(Don't want to melt all the yummy ingredients)
  • Line a slice tray (16 x 26 x 3 cm) with baking paper, leaving 2 cm hanging over each end.
  • Use scissors to cut marshmallows in half(you could also use mini marshmallows. Combine marshmallows, raspberry lollies, coconut and peanuts in a large bowl. Pour in melted chocolate and mix well to combine.
  • Spoon into prepared tray and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When set, lift rocky road onto a chopping board and cut into any size pieces.

I enjoy to play around with the rocky-road recipe. You can swap lollies for cherries, turkish delight, rolo chocolate or even honeycomb. Ive tried them all and they work a treat. Also, I'm not a fan of peanuts, so you can use any nut's you like. I prefer to replace the nuts with about 8-10 Arnotts Milk Coffee Biscuits smash up to crumbs and chunks.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Memories cont...

Anyone got a Time Machine??...

The Pom... One of my best male friends! Miss the days when he was in Australia and we would go out and run a muck! I am so happy for him and his little "Family" (girlfriend and her son). Can't wait to get my arse over there and run a muck on his turf!!

Random Melbourne trips on any night of the week! Pffft... who cared about work, kids, partners?? None of us did back then... PLEASE turn back the clock, just for another night like this!!!!!

Please find me that time machine!! Does anyone know where it is??  The things I would do to have one more magically night at Kryal castle. Just one night. Words can not describe how magically this place is filled with great music, people and lights. No other event has even been close to this one (for me personally).

Last but not least I wish I could go back to simple times, Times I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING serious. Times when I could randomly call a friend and organise a road trip somewhere and be at the destination the same day! But I've got to accept these times have gone and I'm sure we will all have many more just as wonderful ones. I've really enjoyed reminiscing. I hope those of you who remember any of these times have also.


You know that feeling when you are looking at old photos and you just wish you could go back to that moment? We all do it, but reality is there's no turning back.

If it was possible, these are the moments I'd love to go back and relive:

Thursday nights out with all the girls, Seriously these were some of the best nights I can ever remember.
I'm still in shock when I think of some of the things we got up to!!!

RYE.... Seriously I miss each and everyone of the people in these pictures. Even Emily and Tash who are still in Australia! Yogev, Amir, Kobi, Chicko & Shaun. Serious the best bunch of guys I have ever met! I miss being up the carnival with them. Thank god for facebook, Keeps everyone connected.

The Billy's boy's! I miss them everyday I'm not in Bali, Always feel like I missing so much in their lives. I'm forever getting messages saying they are getting married, having babies etc. Gecko, Ricky & Nick you 3 guys are the BEST!!! Wow still can't believe I've known Gecko for almost 10 years!!! This trip in the photos is one I always wish I could go back to. It was all about fun and friends. Even if my dad did sell me to 3 Balinese! haha
Still on the topic of Bali, I've had some wonderful holidays there. These holidays were spent with my great family, numerous friends & the latest trip was with my boyfriend Pete. Each one I wish I could go back to for different reasons!!
The first time I ever went to Bali was about a year after the Bali bombings. Everyone was worried about us traveling there but I'm so glad we did. It was an amazing eye opener to how other people live. We stayed at Dynasty Resort and met some wonderful people who I still see around the place to this day. Yoji, who was a pool boy there now lives in Australia with his wife and child. Froggy another pool boy is a dad of a few and I've seen him around on previous trips. Also Luke, The first Australian guy we met in Bali, We are still in contact to this day.

This next photo was a trip with Sam, We had a ball, ran a muck and made great friends who I think neither of us will ever forget. Stayed at the Bounty Hotel in Kuta, I was 18 on this trip and Sam got to celebrate her 18th while we were here! Talk about celebrating in style. The hangovers are something I wish I could forget from this time.

This was 100% a trip of a life time. Speaking about hangovers on the previous trip had nothing on this one. I refused to drink alcohol for about 12 months when I returned from this trip. Very hazzy to remember much. Alot of late nights sitting down the beach with Nick and Gecko. Lots of drinking are partying with Jerrie. As well is my brothers getting jumped by a gang at one of the night clubs! Speak about fun, This was one crazy trip I promise you all that much!

To Be Continued....


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