What a bloody drive...Crazy, long, boring drive!!! So as many of you know I road-tripped to Sydney last Thursday. There was 2 reasons I went to Sydney and the first one was to attend the Defqon.1 Hardstyles Festival, and the second reason was to visit my best mate Em. So I thought I would share my trip up there in photos and fill you in on the other fantastic stuff in coming posts.
We left Inverloch at about 7:30am and got to Sydney about 7:30pm so it was a long time in the car with many stops. I tried my best to take a photo at each stop.
With the car packed and ready to go, The sun shining down on us and a quick fuel stop we hit the road and headed to our first stop in Morwell/Traralgon only an hour away!
An hour in the car with a big dog is an hour to long in my books! So we dropped him off at the Eastside Kennels in Flynn before hitting the road again at 9am!
That's right... Maccas! About 10:30am we stopped in Bairnsdale for a cheeseburger!
Stop to stretch the legs in Lakes Entrance about 11am. Such a beautiful place!
Drove from Lakes Entrance straight to Cann River before heading to Bombala. Cann River is an odd place. This was out last stop before heading into NSW.
Toilet stop in Bombala, Stretch of the legs... Hmmm.... It was so peaceful out here.
Half way there and its time to stop for a late lunch! Nimmitable Bakery is the best bakery I have ever been to! If you get the chance please stop in and grab a pie. YUMMM
So we didn't really stop for a long while after the last stop. Straight through Cooma and Canberra before stopping in Williamsdale... And there is nothing here except these 2 photos.
Our very last stop was Goulburn and this is what Goulburn is famous for. A giant ummmmmmm Sheep?
From here we went straight to Holsworthy where we were staying! I hope you enjoyed my photos!
SORRY!!!... I'm still here, I've been on holidays and have many stories to share over the next week. I had left my computer at home and didn't access my blog! Please stay tuned to find out about my road trip to Sydney, Defqon 1, Mandurah Update and much more!
Excitement Much....? Yes indeed, actually it's more excitement crossed with nerves. Why am I so excited I hear you wondering? Well I get my braces off Wednesday. WEDNESDAY!!! That is the WEDNESDAY this week. OMG (sorry about the Internet lingo). I got my braces on exactly 2 years ago today and I almost cried when I seen them, Horrible ugly things on my horrible ugly teeth!
I've become very attached to my braces, I mean yes I know they are attached to me but they have became a part of who I am and it will be strange to let them go. I'm nervous, I was not expecting my braces to be removed until at least March next year, and to go in to the orthodontist today only to find out I have to return in 2 days so they can remove them!!! WOW shock and horror, I had no idea what to say or how to act.
I will be sharing many photos after Wednesday of my lovely braces free teeth! Oh I have no idea how to be feeling right now?!?!!?!? I will become a whole new person! CELEBRATION ANYBODY?
Road Trip..? Yes, you guessed it! I'm road-tripping to Sydney from Melbounre this week. Thursday to be exact. Am I excited? Not really because I've done this drive twice in the last 2 years and I usually end up with a numb butt and sore back from driving 10 straight hours!!
So I've decided this year to mix it up a little.... Or at least stop to take lots of photos and share a bunch of interesting little facts on my blog when I return. Plus I'll share plenty of photos from the Defqon.1 festival!!!
We will be leaving Inverloch at 8am, Traveling an hour to Traralgon to drop the dog off at the Kennels then hitting the road to Sydney. The whole 826km drive will be done in one hit. It's actually not as bad as it sounds.
Traralgon, Lakes Entrence, Cann River, Bombala, Cooma, Canberra, Goulburn then Holsworthy(Which is where we are staying). They are only a few of the places we will be traveling through, actually they are the only places I really remember from the last trip! There was honestly nothing very exciting about the drive except stopping for food and a break in these towns! (haha) I will share stories I've heard about some of these places over the next week. Like how Cann River pub is haunted.
IPhone...They are becoming a way of life! I'll admit it, I'm in love with my IPhone and everything it can do. I'd almost call it an obsession. My name is Danielle and I am a IPhone-holic. (Is there any IA(IPhone Anonymous) groups out there?)
My 7 Favorite IPhone Apps
HeyTell- Short voice messages sent from one heytell user to another! I use this App daily to talk to many people.
Instagram- As you can tell I use this app alot. Look through my blog posts and you will find many photos I've taken using Instagram. It would have to be my number one used App! Lucky you can't ware them out!!
Angry Birds- WARNING! THIS GAME IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE
Commbank- Being able to do all my online banking on the go is a great advantage! There has been many occasions that this app has saved me from having to go to the closest bank or even home to sort out my money.
Viber- Free phone calls and texts to other viber users? Need I say more!
Kindle- I love to read and having a kindle on my phone means I can read any time anywhere for a fraction of the price it would cost me to buy a book.
Facebook- Social Networking!!! I also have an addiction to facebook and having it handy all day long is great for me. I love being kept up to date
Howdy Dudey...Lets get all the "How are you? Good thanks, Hope you have been having a lovely time" stuff out of the way. Okay so now we have covered all that lets get to something that is bothering me! Yes, you are right, I'm about to take part in a RANT post. Beware, because you have been warned.
Let's set the scene for shits and giggles. It was a bright sun shiny day with birds chirping, flowers blossoming and the waves gently crashing on the soft white sandy beaches of Inverloch. (Truth be told I don't recall if any of that was true, but just go with it okay!)
It's 7:50am and I'm nicely curled up in my big warm bed when I get woken from my slumber by a loud "KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK BANG" on the front door. Jumping out of bed with messy bed hair and twisted PJs I answered the door to find the strangely happy postman standing there with his scooter helmet on and a letter in his hand. Not even bothering to ask what the letter is I sign my name, collect the letter and close the door. (I'm not the politest person when I've been woken up)
I walk to the lounge, throw the letter on the couch, grab a drink from the fridge and take Quinta (the dog) out to the toilet before I return to the couch to open the letter.
This is where we get to the start of my rant:
Breach of Duty
Dear Peter & Danielle
I believe you have breached your duty as a tentant because people walking past the property are getting scared as the dog is barking continously at them.
The loss or damage caused is interference with peace. You have used the premises in a way that caused interference with the peace, comfort and privacy of the neighbours.
I require you to remedy the breach within 14 days after receiving this notice by having the dog registered as a dangerous dog because of the breed.
Okay! Here we go... This letter is the most ridiculous thing I have ever received in the mail for a number of reasons. First of all DOGS DO BARK!!!! Just because we own a big dog and he has a bigger bark than our neighbours little yapper does not make him dangerous. To all those who are reading and don't know our dog he is a Rottweiler cross Doberman and his name is Quinta.
I bet some of you are thinking that maybe he should be registered as a dangerous dog because of his breed, But we have looked into it and have found out that he would have had to of attacked, chased or intended to attack someone to be classed dangerous.
I just can't get my mind around who would complain that we owned a dangerous dog because he barked??? The neighbours? Well if it was them then there is some serious issues there! Each and every morning they walk out on their belcony, which does cause Quinta to bark.... But.... He barks because everytime he does they give him a treat! YES a treat!!!!! They are rewarding him for barking at them. Mind you may I add he sits on our back step and waiting for them, then he has to sit before he gets his treat.
I know this rant is a bit of a muddled up pile of dog poop (haha), But I really needed to get it out of my system. I just wish people could mind their own business and not judge a book by its cover or in this case a dog by it's bark!!! I will keep you all updated on how we go seeming we can't register him as a dangerous dog... Wish us Luck!!!
Happy Monday...Hope you all have had a lovely weekend.I surely did and still am thanks to all my lovely readers!!! SoI've been blogging about 7-8 weeks now and I'm shocked with the amount of traffic I have had. I don't usually check my stats but today I did. All I can say is WOW, I must be doing something right! 1,576 views in 7 weeks, That's 1,576 times some lovely people have stopped by my blog to read what I have to say!
Okay so I know thats not a great deal, but seeming I only advertise my blog on facebook and to family and friends I was a little shocked in the high number. All I want to do is say "THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU" for taking time out of your day to see what I've been rambling on about. I can't wipe the smile off my face. (Proud as punch)
I promise you, my readers, my friends and my family that I will keep it up and try to keep it interesting. I'm very grateful for all your support, But I am sad to announce I will be cutting back to about 5 posts a week. It isn't that I'm running out of content or bored of it, I just want to give you, my readers some time to catch up. I've got a considerable amount of content now so I am happy to cut down 2 posts.
Welcome...This is the second edition to A Sense Of Me Saturday. I hope you enjoy and remember to keep the questions coming! Every Saturday I will choose one randomly and answer it. This weeks Question:
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food, well that's a tough one because my taste buds change all the time. At the moment I'm loving Chinese food. The first thing I like to check out when moving to a new town is their Chinese!! Oh yum Chinese....
Due to this question I'd like to share and very yummy recipe with you. I haven't made these in a long time, But after this post I think I'll definitely be setting off to the kitchen to give it another go.
Sweet & Sour Wontons
Cooking Oil Spray 24 Wonton Wrappers 100g Chicken Mince 200g Peeled Uncooked Prawns, Deveined 3 Spring Onion Sliced 2 Teaspoons Finely Grated Fresh Ginger 1 Clove Garlic 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 2 Tablespoons of store bought Sweet and Sour sauce Plus more to serve
Preheat oven to 200c/180c fan forced.
Spray 2x12-hole mini muffin trays with oil.
Press wonton wrappers into holes.
Spray with oil.
Back for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven, Transfer wonton wrappers to serving platter.
Use a food processor and add mince, prawn, onion, ginger and garlic using the pulse button until smooth.
Heat oil in wok or large fry pan over high heat.
Stir-fry mince mixture for 5 minutes or until cooked.
Stir in sauce, season.
Spoon mince mixture into wonton cups.
Serve with extra sauce.
Note: To make traditional wontons brush edges of wonton wrappers with a little water, top with filling then pinch wonton to enclose filling. Steam or deep-fry.