THREE WHOLE YEARS!

I landed in Australia 3 years ago today!! I’ll not go into how much “eeee I can’t believe it!!”…because I can’t. And that’s all we seem to talk about these days – how quickly time flies (it seriously does though).

So, as I did for my one and two year Down Under anniversaries, I’m going to make it a tradition…here is my past year in pictures.

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We moved out of our lovely Bayview house during the hottest time of year…

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…and stuck all of our stuff into storage while we had 2 months away (this isn’t all of it but Little Chrissy did a good job).

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Our trip started with a lay over in Singapore where I ended up victim to a strange middle-aged Asian man with a foot fetish. Somewhere in the world, there is a very close up photograph of my feet. It’s a good job they’re good looking feet.

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We finally got to Thailand and I fell in love with the place (and the longtails evidently).

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It was our first proper BAEcation (no, I’m not saying that seriously).

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We hung out with rescued elephants dressed like twats

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…and swanned all over the place on bikes. I even crashed one. *hands over face*

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We then flew home for Christmas where we met each others families for the first time…and my Mam was fully prepared for us arriving with festive wear.

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We showed Little Chrissy the sights of The Toon.

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I got to see my pals…and get drunk!

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The Moseses met The Browns (no,there were no announcements).

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After 4 weeks at home we flew back to Darwin and got our own apartment…

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Which we chose deliberately for those amazing sunsets!

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City life isn’t so bad!

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It was sweat season after all so we lay low and took the quad out for a couple of spins.

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Then Holly and Hanna arrived in Darwin for the weekend. We ended up mortal within a couple of hours of them being here. Standard. But I did make it out FYI!

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Little Chrissy played chauffeur and took us to waterfalls…

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He also played photographer too!

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The following weekend I went down to Sydney. And spent it pretty much drunk.

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…apart from when me and Holly climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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I had a work trip to Brisbane and got to stay with Kate and the pooches!

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Back in Darwin, Little Chrissy got the best reg plate EVER for our car… WEY AYE!! So we took it off on adventures to Jurassic Park (well, I think this looks like it anyway).

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He also bought a wicked roof tent and we went on some camping trips around the NT.
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We had many days out on Old John and getting chucked about in the tubes. SO MUCH FUN!

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Manton Dam became a regular Sunday spot.

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Those famous Darwin sunsets kept coming…

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We missioned about in the bush on the quad some more…getting dirty along the way. I really like doing boyish things!

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Then The Moseses arrived in Darwin!!!

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It was Territory Day once again – it literally feels like it’s been 2 minutes since the last one!

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We did a lot of drinking and being stupid.

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Then we flew to Cairns for a week.

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…which I LOVE!!!!

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I turned 29 (urgh) and jumped out of a plane for the second time…with my Dad. No, that’s not him behind me. That’s just another bald man.

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But all good things must come to an end and they went home after 3 amazing weeks *sigh*

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But I had no time to cry…Chris’s brother arrived the week after for 6 weeks.

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So I let them have some ‘boy time’ and headed to Bali with the lasses for a long weekend; where I got massaged about 5 times…

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…and trekked up Mount Batur.

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Once I was back in Darwin, I quit my soul destroying job and took off camping with Chris and Michael.

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First stop, Katherine. Where we kayaked the gorges and camped over night.

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And then to Kakadu for some sight-seeing, swimming…

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…and of course, edgy pictures.

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We went to our first Greek wedding which was an experience. Also, free booze! Sweet!

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Then we went to Bali (again) and swanned about on mopeds (me not crashing this time).

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*I kind of just wanted to put this pic in here coz it’s nice*

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…and this one. I LOVE BALI!

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We went diving and saw loads of turtles! I even touched one – I think he liked me.

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Since coming back I decided to do something for myself. I started doing yoga and absolutely love it – I have just completed 31 days in a row! So life has pretty much been yoga…and writing…

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…and having pleasantly pleasant days with friends in the sun.

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Finally, here is a pic of me and Little Chrissy looking canny on date night at the weekend.

Shit the bed – I really didn’t realise how much I had done!! I’m feeling very grateful for another amazing year!

Here’s to the next!!! 🙂 xxx

P.S. I really recommend doing this kind of thing to anyone! It’s a great way to practice gratitude!!

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