Saturday, December 31, 2011

Colours and Promises

1. Beach house key, 2. Callala Bay down the road, 3. Richard, Andrew, Nathan & Long, 4. Rock pools, 5. Callala Bay
For Christmas this year, a long lost family tradition was reignited! We hit the road and went away for Christmas to Callala Bay for a couple of days! The weather was bliss and the beach was so relaxing. It was so great to be able to sit back and catch up with the cousins and just chill. Only thing is turns out I'm extremely sensitive to the sun hence resulted in migraines and my skin becoming red and inflamed, basically a bad sunburn of sorts. One week of living on Aloe Vera and strong antihistamines later, my skin is now in the peeling stage and still red. Never again!

And this, will be the last post for the year and what a year it has been. By this time next year, I would have: graduated, gotten over my ATAR (be it good or bad), grown a little and learned a lot. Get ready for another year filled with blessings everyone. God Bless.

Ps. The super awesome clear DSLR pictures are courtesy of Long & Yvonne ;)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

And so I took my turn

Behind the scenes shots during filming for Swimming Carnival
So it's official, school is out! Spent the last week worrying and stressing over the filming for my house's swimming carnival promotional video! We decided on the house theme a couple of weeks ago, 'Macarthur Marine', everything and anything sea related; pirates, sailors, sirens, mermaids, gods and goddesses of the sea, Spongebob and Patrick etc.Our storyline for the video was based around a 'Jack Sparrow travelling to the swimming carnival fountain of youth. Being able to spend time with the house planning and filming was so much fun, super proud of the result and really have everyone to thank. Can't want for swimming carnival 2012, and to any Hurlstonians reading this, BE THERE!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bring me flowers and talk for hours

1. David Jones display, 2 & 3. 2011 Mock Trial Final, 4. Cake Pop made by Nat, 5, 6 &7. OOTD, 8,9, 10 & 11. Lingerie gifted from Nat
Finally had time to catch up with my old work mate Nat today! She actually had a little tea gathering and we tried nearly all 40 of her tea samples! Was brilliant! She just got back from Vietnam and bought me this gorgeous lingerie set, there's matching bottoms but that wasn't very internet appropriate! Earlier on this week I was lucky enough to be able to watch the 2011 Mock Trial finals, our Mock trial team did so amazing! Made me so proud to be friends with them! Assessments are finished for this term and the next week of school is going to be jam packed with filming for the Swimming carnival promo video! Can't wait!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

This thing ain't been a walk in the park for us

1. How I've been spending most afternoons, 2. House, 3. Side mirror, 4. Thrifted bag, 5. Blocking crochet, 6.Crochet , 7. Oreo, 8. Favourite (out of two) lipstick, 9. VAPD, 10 & 11. Crochet
Started the day with a rescue mission, kinda. Oreo went missing and Mum could hear him whining, turned out he went exploring under the house and couldn't get out! Poor thing! I' currently on the look out for a second sewing machine, either an overlocker or one with a zigzag stitch capability, but since I'm so broke I'm looking for second hand ones, anyone? Overall it has been a stressful week, straight up. So many assessments, let's not talk about legal, ever (really, I'm pretty convinced I should drop legal after that assessment...) On happier notes I finally got around to learning how to crochet! Got the hang of it and even made up some designs myself. All I have is PE and English assessments this week then filming the promo video for Swimming Carnival the week after. Wish me luck! I'm going to go off and make some cheesy potato bake to enjoy while I watch some UFC A.Lo gave me.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sometimes it's heaven sent

1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Dinner at Thainamic for Wendy's Birthday, 6. Late night snack, 7. My homemade Green Tea cheesecake, 8. Dinner (Bun Rieu), 9. New sunnies from Dotti, 10. My VAPD
I found my folder everyone! Big big thanks to the girls at Liverpool Bardot for hanging onto my folder until I came back! They were so sweet as well! Sydney weather has taken a sudden turn for the worst, just as my assessments have begun! I will be (I assume) in a state of stress in the next couple of weeks, I don't really mind having a bit of pressure it's just my habit of turning to food for relief that has me worried :( Furthermore I've been feeling a bit lost with the sudden leave of two of my favourite teachers, hopefully they're both doing well and will be back soon. Oh and it's my little sister's birthday today! So Happy Birthday Sarah!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Passing by with every exit sign

1.Yap Nap Yu-gi-oh card, 2. Mitchel's handiwork on my wrist, 3. After school snack, 4. School tool shed, 5. My study room/studio, 6.Oreo and the neighbour's dog, 7. View whilst on the train home, 8. Path out of school, 9. House Captain result, 10. The boy's new obsession
This was going to be a really happy post, the last fortnight has been quite great. But today when I went to Liverpool in search of a birthday present for Mum, I managed to leave my school work folder somewhere. What's even worst was that I only realised when I stepped into my front door. I just can't explain how upset I am, all my hard work and notes. Onto happier things, I have been blessed enough to be voted in as House Captain for my sporting house! So grateful to all my fellow housemates and we even confirmed our 2012 Swimming Carnival theme in today's house meeting! It's going to be amazing no doubt.