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.
We moved out of our lovely Bayview house during the hottest time of year…
…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).
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.
We finally got to Thailand and I fell in love with the place (and the longtails evidently).
It was our first proper BAEcation (no, I’m not saying that seriously).
We hung out with rescued elephants dressed like twats
…and swanned all over the place on bikes. I even crashed one. *hands over face*
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.
We showed Little Chrissy the sights of The Toon.
I got to see my pals…and get drunk!
The Moseses met The Browns (no,there were no announcements).
After 4 weeks at home we flew back to Darwin and got our own apartment…
Which we chose deliberately for those amazing sunsets!
City life isn’t so bad!
It was sweat season after all so we lay low and took the quad out for a couple of spins.
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!
Little Chrissy played chauffeur and took us to waterfalls…
He also played photographer too!
The following weekend I went down to Sydney. And spent it pretty much drunk.
…apart from when me and Holly climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
I had a work trip to Brisbane and got to stay with Kate and the pooches!
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).
- He also bought a wicked roof tent and we went on some camping trips around the NT.
We had many days out on Old John and getting chucked about in the tubes. SO MUCH FUN!
Manton Dam became a regular Sunday spot.
Those famous Darwin sunsets kept coming…
We missioned about in the bush on the quad some more…getting dirty along the way. I really like doing boyish things!
Then The Moseses arrived in Darwin!!!
It was Territory Day once again – it literally feels like it’s been 2 minutes since the last one!
We did a lot of drinking and being stupid.
Then we flew to Cairns for a week.
…which I LOVE!!!!
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.
But all good things must come to an end and they went home after 3 amazing weeks *sigh*
But I had no time to cry…Chris’s brother arrived the week after for 6 weeks.
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…
…and trekked up Mount Batur.
Once I was back in Darwin, I quit my soul destroying job and took off camping with Chris and Michael.
First stop, Katherine. Where we kayaked the gorges and camped over night.
And then to Kakadu for some sight-seeing, swimming…
…and of course, edgy pictures.
We went to our first Greek wedding which was an experience. Also, free booze! Sweet!
Then we went to Bali (again) and swanned about on mopeds (me not crashing this time).
*I kind of just wanted to put this pic in here coz it’s nice*
…and this one. I LOVE BALI!
We went diving and saw loads of turtles! I even touched one – I think he liked me.
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…
…and having pleasantly pleasant days with friends in the sun.
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!!