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Taking it Easy!!!!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 11 October 2007 | Views [587] | Comments [1]

Hey People,


I’ve now been here for two weeks now and settling in well. So where do I begin. Last Saturday England were playing in against Australia in the Rugby World Cup, So we all headed off to “the Gaff” were we get free beer for an hour before the match. It was a brilliant atmosphere in the pub. Lots of banter. Typical Aussies. Thought they were going to win and the boys done us proud. Final score as you would was England 12-10 Australia. Me and Dom stayed out till about half5 in the morning downing Sconers all night. Had such a hangover the next day. Last thing I remember was doing loads of shots. But somehow only managed to spend about $5. Dont know how I managed that because we were drinking all night!

This week we have all been taking it easy. Monday was a really nice day so we headed to Darling harbour for a few drinks. The weather this week hasn’t been that hot. Been in the early 20c’s but mostly cloudy.

We’ve got these two crazy American and Canadian lads staying at our hostel. First time they have been allowed to drink as the drinking age here is only 18. You wake up for breakfast and there drinking bottles of Rum. They keep falling a sleep on the floor and in the laundry room. Talking about Laundry this weekend is going to the first time ive done all my own laundry. This is when Mums come in handy. Also out here Ive got learn how to cook more than Pasta, and Noodles. The other night was the first time I made mash potatoe. Quite proud of myself but did need some help.

This week we also met up with Kim. So was good to see her. They have now left Sydney to Coffs Harbour, but they will be returning to Sydney in time for Christmas.

Slowly getting to grips with Sydney, as in where to go and where things are. The problem is that you are always drunk walking to a pub so it’s hard to remember how to get back. Not like Felixstowe when everything is on your doorstep. So I got up one nice and early one morning with a map and walked around Sydney discovering new places and getting familar with the place.On Tuesday night Becky made us a big healthy dinner. Probably the best food I’ve had since I’ve been here. Last night we done quiz night and headed out to Sidebar. Had a live band there playing some classics like Oasis and The Killers.

Been to Hyde Park a few times this week sun bathing.(when the suns been out). It was out today. Hitting 29c today for a few hours.

Tonight I’m meeting up with some lads from School. Ashlee and Bradley. Going to Darling Harbour for a few drinks and catch up really.

Tomorrow a few of us are going Surfing tomorrow. It’s about an hour out of Sydney, Can’t remember the name of the beach but will update it tomorrow. Its about $65 for a whole day of lessons. Should be great fun. Really looking forward to it. Early start @ 9am.

This weekend were all going out to watch the England Footie and Rugby. Footie starts @ midnight here and Rugby about 4am. So it’s going to a long night, especially if we win against France. The barmy army will be out in force.


Anyways got to go. Will update date my surfing pics and other stuff I’ve done this week at the weekend.

Take it easy everyone.



Tags: Party time



Hi Austin. We knew you would like OZ plenty to see & do . Pleased you liked Manley ,the ferry boat trip & the walk from the ferry to beach is great all differant shops & food places to eat. Went to see Dad last weekend we had a chinese watching England & France ,keep our fingers crossed for tonights final .Try the trip up centre point terrific views from the top.We know china town & Hyde Park because we got lost around there in a lovely rain storm. Lovely to hear how you a getting on. love nan & grandad xx

  NAN &GRANDAD Oct 20, 2007 11:36 PM

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