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#01 - Wednesday
22nd October to Thursday 30th October 2003
Click the above link for - the flight - arrival at Heathrow - first dinner 'Shepherd's Pie' - meeting people - cold!!! - went shopping to buy coats, hats, scarves and gloves - emailed out her resume - her Australian accent - booked her hostel accommodation - a day exploring Oxford, and saw museums, colleges, and "there is just so much history here" - bought more cold weather gear, some long socks - preparing for the move from Cheltenham to the hostel in London - the trip to London - lugging suitcases and playing tourist!!! - booked into the hostel and checked out it's facilities - looked around Earl's Court - sent out her resume - caught a cold and had a day in bed - visiting Employment Agencies - looking for some cheaper accommodation, such as flat sharing - went to meet The Kangaroos (Australia's Rugby League Test Team), and had her photo taken with fifteen of the players!!! - visited some famous landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square - found a job and starts work on Monday!!!
#02 - Friday
31st October to Monday 10th November 2003
Click the above link for - another long walk around London, and saw Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, Buckingham Palace, the Changing of the Guard, Hyde Park Corner, and much, much more!!! - shopping in the Portobello Road Markets - a visit to Harrods - looked at a couple of 'rooms-to-rent', but found nothing suitable - "House hunting is awful!!!" - started in her new job, and it's "a really nice and friendly place" - moved into a new hostel which sounds great - planning her trip to the Rugby League Test Match - settling into her new home - likes her job - a "step-by-step" walk through her day!!! - Guy Fawkes night, "but fireworks aren't exactly my thing" - after her first wek of work she was told that "they were very impressed with me so far" - could be spending Christmas and New Year in Scotland - excited about the Rugby League Test Match on Saturday - had a fantastic time at the Test Match, during the game and meeting "League Legends" - and enjoyed her birthday
#03 - Tuesday
11th November to Monday 24th November 2003
Click the above link for - routine days, and "not much exciting news now" - got the time off work to spend New Years in Scotland - met a girl from Cairns - planning a visit to Stonehenge - her first pay-day comes up on the fourteenth of November!!! - a footy weekend, with Rugby Union and League being televised, and had a great time - went shopping at The Camden Markets - and paid a visit to the shops in Oxford Street, but "you could barely walk up the street there were so many people" - very happy to be living at the Nevern Hostel, and is meeting lots of people - too busy to watch any television!!! - looking forward to her New Years' trip to Scotland - caught a red-double-decker-London-bus and sat up the top and in the front - has now been in England for four weeks, and there is "...only 100 more to go!" - "The Tube" has had problems two nights in a row, and Tanya is a "cranky arse" here!!!" - another footy weekend, with the third and final Rugby League Test and the Grand Final of the Rugby World Cup - thinking about a ski trip early next year - 4.40pm in London "and it is pitch black outside"
#04 - Tuesday
25th November to Wednesday 10th December 2003
Click the above link for - rain and cloudy days, and very low temperatures - having heaps of trouble arranging a bank account - and wrote this, "but might have a surprise next week for you....maybe" (and we haven't a clue what she means!!!) - doing a bit of shopping in Oxford Street and Camden Town Markets for Christmas presents, and she needs some warm clothes!!! - she has seen some 'weird' fashions around, "but don't worry, I don't think I will bring that trend home with me!" - cold with frost - could have a permanent job, but "there are 'pros-and-cons' to both...Decisions, Decisions!" - had a great weekend with her friends - "I'm sick - I have a cold and I can't talk properly and a very sore throat and swollen neck! - I feel like crap!" - feeling a little better - did a typing test, and "I was timed at 84 words a mintue!" - a visit to the orthodontist - the New Years trip to Scotland called off ($$$'s) and will plan another trip later - still can't shake the cold/flu, and gets a little better then a little worse - very cold but loves dressing-up warm and going out - Christmas presents posted!!! - may have a full-time position which will be for her entire stay!!!, and the interview is on Thursday
#05 - Thursday
11th December 2003 to Friday 2nd January 2004
Click the above link for - has a second interview for the full-time position - still not 100%, and had a couple of days off work - went to see a live band - had her photo taken with the Rugby World Cup trophy!!! - feeling better (after a bottle of booze!!!) - saw a seal out her office window - had a relapse "Sore throat still and now head is stuffed up again - BUGGER!" - got the job she has been interviewing for!!! - relaxing at home trying to get rid of her cold/flu once and for all - A Christmas Email to her Friends, which includes lots of detail on her live, her home, her job, etc and "I am having a really good time over here and really can't imagine being anywhere else at the moment" - Christmas Eve "and I am in London!" - first snowfall in London!!! - all the details on her Christmas Day and the holiday period, and "my Christmas was really good fun" - her plans for New Year - "My New Years Eve was awesome" - going to try ice-skating!!! - went shopping and spent her Christmas present money - planning a few day and weekend trips - and maybe in Paris for Valentine's Day!!!
#06 - Wednesday
31st December 2003 to Friday 16th January 2004
Click the above link for - more than 350 photos are on their way!!! - all the details on her New Years Eve - attended a New Years Day Parade - going to have another go at ice-skating - shopping at Lillywhites - had her haircut - a trip to Bath, and "it is absolutely beautiful" - starts her new job on Tuesday 6th - first days in her new job - going ice-skating at Somerset House - a visit to Stonehenge on Saturday 10th - fire alarm at her hostel!!! - booked her flights to Turkey for Anzac Day in April - still considering a trip to Paris for Valentines Day - all the details on her tour to Stonehenge and surrounding areas - went to a Justin Timberlake concert - has organised to have Australia Day off work - her trip to Paris is booked and confirmed - ice-skating at Somerset House, and "it was such good fun" - had her first trip in a car since arriving in London!!! - a contract for twelve months employment, and "how nice it will be to know I have a job for the next year!"
#07 - Saturday
17th January to Wednesday 11th February 2004
Click the above link for - making a few tentative travel plans for the rest of this year, and these "could change but I reckon that is the best way to do it" - joined up in a gym - the long range weather forecast is for "negative temps and arctic winds and snow" - her "Twelve Week Anniversary" in England!!! - a few changes to her room at the Nevern Hotel - all the details on her Australia Day celebrations in London, and "it was great fun and Australia Day in London was fantastic" - concerts, pubs, Rugby Union game, and had a meat pie!!! - injured her knee!!! (fell over in a pub!!!) - "I live and work in London and its cold and snowing and pretty and so different to anything I have ever experienced before" - not doing too much at the moment as she wants to save her money for Paris on Valentine's Day!!! - put up a heap of photos in her room - planning a trip to Egypt later this year - went to Greenwich and the Royal Observatory - took a walk under the Thames!!! - "three more sleeps until Paris!" - moving into a flat at the end of February
#08 - Thursday
12th February to Friday 27th February 2004
Click the above link for - "Jumping out of my skin here today, because I am going to Paris...tomorrow!!!" - a fantastic story from Tanya, with all the details of her three days in Paris!!! - back in London and "it is soooooo cold!" - went to a travel show, and now "and I want to go everywhere!!!" - Egypt, Wales, Germany and more! - more cold weather and more snow predicted - booked to go and see the Socceroos play against South Africa - "I walked to work while little flakes of snow floated around me...it didn't settle but was so pretty"
#09 - Saturday
28th February to Sunday 28th March 2004
Click the above link for - has moved into her new home "and it is really good" - settling into her new flat - looking at a trip to Belgium - a day off work because "I had the "spews!" - planning a quiet weekend at home - a nice relaxing weekend with friends - a bit of shopping at Hammersmith - decided to try walking to work - booked her tours to Wales and Ireland - will be visiting four countries in the next two months!!! - "Holy Crapola!" - went to the orthodontist and got good news!!! - looking at more holidays, including a trip to Edinburgh and a trip to Brussells - went to a "School Disco"!!! - out for drinks to celebrate St Patrick's Day - dinner with her work-mates - her very busy itinerary over the next two months - "...it is awful and miserable today" - has now been living in England for five months!!! - "...it was just hailing" - going to the Oxford v Cambridge rowing race - all the details on her recent trip to Wales - saw a friend from Australia - excited about seeing the Socceroos play and "there is now 31 of us going and I am really looking forward to it" - the 'Oxford v Cambridge' rowing race - shopping at the Borough Markets
#10 - Monday
29th March to Tuesday 13th April 2004
Click the above link for - went to the Socceroos Pre-Game-Party-Night, and "I am really looking forward to tonight" - an "awesome" night at the soccer game, and "last night was on a par with Australia Day which I have said is the most fun that I have had here so far!" - a visit to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge - another shopping trip to Camden Markets - went to an Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square - "just-one-more-sleep" before she heads off to Holland! - a note from Holland!!! - "love this place" - "wanna live here" - "everything is so beautiful" - at work again, but "would rather be back in Amsterdam!!" - a day-by-day diary of her trip to Holland
#11 - Friday
16th April to Wednesday 21st April 2004
Click the above link for - booked to go to Stratford-upon-Avon - and going to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to see "Romeo and Juliet" - "Six Months Away" Anniversary on 21st April!!! - the day-by-day diary of her trip to Turkey for ANZAC Day - "I felt so proud to be there, so proud to be Australian and so lucky to have the chance to do the things that I am doing"
#12 - Saturday
1st May to Sunday 16th May 2004
Click the above link for - went to Stratford-upon-Avon, saw a lot of Shakespeare, and went to a performance of 'Romeo and Juliet" - thinking about a trip to Belgium, and then booked it for late May - also considering spending Christmas in Switzerland - dinner at Fifteen The Restaurant - spotted a celebrity on the Tube!!! - heading off to Ireland - a day-by-day diary of her trip to Ireland and "it was great fun and Ireland is a well worth a visit"
#13 - Monday
17th May to Thursday 10th June 2004
Click the above link for - back from Ireland and "had a great time" and soon off to Belgium - going on a Summer Boat Party with friends from work - MAJOR NEWS as her braces are coming off on 16th June and "I am very excited!!!" - her friend Amanda is going away soon for two months - registered with a doctor and National Insurance - went to a Test Match at Lord's Cricket Ground and "it was awesome!!" - might try to get a few nights per week work at an "offy" - is going to watch the replay of the State of Origin - thinking about buying a bike - back from her holiday and a day-by-day diary of her trip and "Belgium was lovely - very beautiful!" - weather is nice in London and "it is almost summer!" - had a hair cut - bought a bike - going out with her friends - rode to work for the first time and it was "so fast and so much nicer than the hot stinky tube! - this was a great idea!" - going to the 1st Birthday party at the Nevern Hostel - saving for a "Bus-A-Bout" tour of fourteen countries that she is "anxious" to do some time next year - temperature reached thirty degrees!! - is going to look around the "London Open Gardens and Squares Weekend" - had a "stack" on her bike!!! - booked to see "FAME The Musical"
#14 - Friday
11th June to Monday 12th July 2004
Click the above link for - won tickets to go to the "Toast Life" Australian Festival - a party for the Nevern Hostel - a walk around London's gardens - went to the tennis at the Queen's Club and was on TV - really enjoyed "FAME The Musical" - a bus ride through London and "I was sitting there thinking to myself - I live here!" - braces coming off - arranging to go on a "Monopoly Board Pub Crawl - walking with the "Hari Krishna" - going to Wimbledon and hoping to get in - "the weather is a bit yuck" - some of the famous names she saw at Wimbledon and "I wouldn't like to be on the receiving end of any of those serves!!" - a boat cruise on the Thames - but feeling "a bit spewy" so may not go - England lost their soccer game and are out of Euro 2004 - going to see more tennis at Wimbledon - "the Summer Boat Party was fabulous!" - back to the tennis at Wimbledon, which was a rain-out but saw lots more famous faces, and "there are photos of me eating strawberries and cream at Wimbledon!" - wore her Bikini Shirt "and watching people do double takes on us was very very funny!" - saw part of the Olympic Torch Relay at Wimbledon - and then a "lazy day" watching videos - another visit to Wimbledon - a tube strike and "I will definitely be on the bike tomorrow!" - walked to work for a change and "it was really nice" - the 'pub crawl' is on this weekend - going to book her trip to Egypt!! - went on the Monopoly Board Pub Crawl and was "totally fine, maybe a little tipsy!!, but most importantly there was no hangover" - went to Hyde Park to see the new "Princess Diana Memorial" - then sat and read a book in the Park and "it is a lovely place to be" - tried to see the Formula One cars but there was far too many people - caught up with a friend from Australia, and went to watch Game Three of the State of Origin Rugby League and "we were all "pretty pissed" and having a good fun, rowdy time!!" - had two more "Celebrity Sightings!!" - met a dental nurse who commented "You have really great teeth" so "I'm definitely glad I spent the money now!" - went to see "Oleanna" at the Garrick Theatre and "it was so good" - tried to see a few celebrities and the "Spiderman 2" movie premiere, but too many people to get close - "I stuffed myself silly" on a Chinese buffet
#15 - Saturday
17th July to Wednesday 22nd September 2004
Click the above link for - "I rode to work today in shorts and shirt, and it was 12 degrees!" - bought her Mum's birthday present, and "Mum, it's a big one isn't it?? - fifty!!" - making plans to have a "proper English afternoon tea" at the end of July - walking, bike riding, and going to the gym and "I am feeling 'pretty bloody good', let me tell you!!" - going to the Park over the weekend because "the weather is fantastic here at the moment" - contemplated a swim in the Thames but "I reckon it would actually be pretty gross!" - won tickets to a DVD Launch with "salsa dancing with cute boys and sangria cocktails!" - booked to see the Wallabies play Scotland during November - the Olympics are over - was going to get a hair cut but bought a hair straightener and "it is fabulous!!" and "needless to say, the hair now staying long!!" - Brett arriving in London soon and "I am so excited that Brett is going to be here next Tuesday!! - I absolutely cannot wait!!" - a tentative sightseeing and travel plan with Brett - going to see the Kangaroos play in the Tri-Nations during October - "needless to say I am pretty excited today and I'm really looking forward to having 'my visitor'!!" - added all the emails from Tanya and Brett sent during their holiday together in London, Rome and Paris plus five 'preview' photos - "back at work!! - don't wanna be!! - wanna be on holidays still!!" - "it is freezing here today" and may have to buy a new coat - working late at work - riding home in the dark but "it is much better/easier than I thought it would be"
#16 - Friday
24th September to Friday 22nd October 2004
Click the above link for - working late at work and doing a "yucky job" - still looking for a winter coat - an early morning to watch the Australian Footy Grand Final - cancelled her Rugby Union trip during November - went out for coffee at a florist - a 'false alarm' at home but "it was quite scary and took me a while to get back to sleep" - bought some shoes and a winter coat and is going to "pack my summer stuff away" - won £49.00 in a lottery at work!! - bought a pair of boots with her winnings - "having a bad week at work!!!" - sorted out her wardrobes and "out with the summer stuff in with the winter stuff" - a "crappy" day at work and "I am feeling like I might be getting a bit sick" - still shopping and looking for some work pants - wants some "withdrawal symptoms" treats sent over - winter's coming and will be getting a flu shot - raining and will have "to get some proper gear if I am going to keep riding all through winter!" - went out to the Park Lane Hilton and "it was very posh" - got a sore throat at the moment - the rain is "absolutely-peeing-down" - "I am still sick and feel crappy" and having a quiet time - off to Norway and Denmark soon (cold and raining) and then Egypt (sunny and perfect) - cold getting worse but the weather getting better - Capsticks organising their staff Christmas Party - going shopping for "winter cycling gear" - bought some "very bright" bike riding clothes - and some winter socks - looking at a few trips for next year - twelve months anniversary coming up soon - feeling better but "but still not 100%" - will be in "freezing" Norway and Denmark on the weekend - rode to work in her new gear - and went to the gym - may go on a Scotland tour over Christmas because there is "a chance of snow" - a visit to the orthodonist for a checkup - teeth are "really good" - picked up her Egypt visa and "can't wait to go!" - expecting to be very cold in Oslo and Copenhagen - photo coming of her "fluro yellow bike riding gear" - "Byeeeee!! - I am off to Scandinavia!" - the trip to Oslo and Copenhagen "was tops and had a blast" - added Tanya's three-day diary of her trip - but tired now - the "treaties parcel just landed on my desk" - "Twelve Months Away" Anniversary on 21st October!!! - going to the Rugby League Tri-Nations and is going to book to go to another soccer game and the Ashes cricket
#17 - Tuesday
26th October to Thursday 2nd December 2004
Click the above link for - had a good time at the Rugby League game - booked a ticket to see "Kylie" in May next year shopping for her trip to Egypt - out to dinner for Karen's birthday - will be catching up with Brenda, an old school friend - "Egypt soon! just two more sleeps! and I am starting to get really excited!" - out with friends to celebrate her birthday early because she will be in Egypt on the ninth - back at work after Egypt and is "starting to fade a bit now!" - bike in for a service - went to the Socceroos game - "and my belly is still a bit funny after Egypt" - feeling better and is back at work - going out with a few friends who are heading home - snow all over England except London!! - "I still have 'the runs' and what a crock!" - out with Jamie Pearlman for his birthday - "ate dinner and we danced the night away and it was fun" at Bar Salsa and got some very nice compliments!!! - at work, but "still not better and really really tired" - ready to do her Birthday and some Christmas shopping - "I am feeling much better today" - could be a few changes at her work - trying out online grocery shopping - job situation now seems okay - "I am very excited about shopping tomorrow!!" - her Christmas is getting organised - going to house-parties at Amanda's and Karen's - Christmas shopping all finished - has decided on her birthday and "the present is going to be a new backpack" - missing her friends and new babies back in Cairns - going out to dinner with Karen for her "going home for six weeks" dinner - looking at travel plans for next year and maybe Iceland or Monaco - down to four degrees in London and "that's really really cold!!" - Christmas lights are up and "it's just lovely" - 5 degrees but felt colder - got a Christmas card - visiting Amanda tonight before she goes to Egypt - "dinner with Karen was nice" - posting presents tomorrow - still deciding between Iceland and Monaco - Karen's birthday card finally arrived
- Friday 3rd December 2004 to Friday 21st January 2005
Click the above link for - "it was 2 degrees this morning!!" - going to dinner with Tamara and ice-skating with Claudia - "shopping with Jason on Sunday for my birthday present" - a few snorers in her room at the moment!!! - had a "great curry dinner" - planning her trip to Europe which will be in mid-2005 - went ice skating and "it was great fun" - went shopping and bought her birthday presents - going to her Capstick's Department Christmas Party - eating chocolate each morning in bed!!! - temperature is down to two degrees "and crikey its cold today!!" - feeling a bit crook - snow is predicted for Scotland just before she gets there - left some of her work clothes at home when she rode to work - still not 100% fit - saving madly for her holiday plans for next year - maybe Iceland and maybe Africa - "save save save!!" - weather has warmed up to ten degrees!! - "just eight days til I go to Scotland - how exciting!!" - Capsticks Christmas Party and "I am going to look fabulous tonight!!" - "really cold and the puddles by the river were frozen" - had fun at the Capsticks Christmas Party and "I got lots of comments!!" - going to see a Bridgett Jones movie - organising her packing for her Christmas in Scotland and "I am so excited that it is going to snow" - taking the 'birthday' backpack - "feeling a cold coming on" - a nice Christmas present from her boss at Capsticks - "a quite balmy thirteen-degree day" - planning a quiet-stay-at-home New Years Eve - then shopping!!! - won fourty-nine quid in the Capsticks' weekly draw and "Happy New Year to me!!" - - Tammie Thornton arrived safely - went out to dinner with her and Jackie - has organised a new job starting in late January and "I am so excited" - house-hunting with Tammie Thornton and "we found one near her work and it is really nice" - then went to the Walkie Pub to celebrate - windy in London but still riding to work - late for work because "I stayed up reading really late last night!!" - received confirmation of her new job - and has planned out her bike route and is going "to do a test ride" - a night at home and she "made a nice dinner last night" - "it's a glorious day" in London - "another lovely day here - freaking cold again tho but love the blue sky!" - out with friends for dinner - did a test-ride to her new employer and it's "a twenty-two kilometre round trip!!!" - tried out a new 'sausage recipe' and "it is really really nice" - was given some nice "leaving presents" from her work-mates at Capsticks - busy on her last day there and "then off to the pub!!"
- Tuesday 25th January to Monday 28th February 2005
Click the above link for - started her new job - a very quiet Australia Day over there and "how boring!" - rode to work for the first time - "I get freezing in this office" but "the house is nice and toasty" - joined a new gym - had a hair cut and "it is nice and curly" - riding to work - the weather is warming up and "the temperature is to reach 10 today - double figures!!!" - booked a trip to Spain for July this year and will see The Running of the Bulls!! - booked to see the Kostya fight in June and "it is going to be a cracker! - I am so excited about this fight - it is going to be wicked!" - had her first visit to the gym and "I love it" - having dinner at home with Karen - had a nice at-home dinner with Kaz and Jase - likes her new job and "everyone is nice at work and the work is interesting" - very bad news for one of her friends - gym work going well - out to the movies - "I will have cycled 110 kilometres!!" - enjoying her rides through the fog and mist around Hyde Park - "I have lost three kilos in the last three weeks!!" - celebrating Pancake Tuesday and The Chinese New Year - planning her Busabout Tour of Europe for later in the year - first pay-packet at her new job - "I am going to take a pole-dancing class!!" - more gym work - "Prince Charles and Camilla are getting married!!" - busy at work - received a letter from Aunty Jessie - going out for Valentine's Day - bought some new boots - out for Valentine's Day and "it was one of the nicest nights out I have had in while" - riding to work and going to the gym - "not very exciting my life at the moment" - went and saw the movie 'Oceans 12' and "it was a good movie too" - quiet weekend planned but might do some window shopping for a dress and skirt - snowed a little bit but "I am not excited as I was last year - it's just common to me now!" - freezing cold but still riding her bike to work - booked to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall - really busy at work - riding through Kensington Gardens on her way to work and "the snow was lovely and I am glad I rode" - going to the movies - send-off party for one of her friends - enjoyed the movie - went to the gym - did a bit of shopping - going-away-party for Elicia and "yesterday I was very hung over!"
- Tuesday 1st March to Tuesday 5th April 2005
Click the above link for - has been living in her present house with Tamara for twelve months today - booked to see a Rugby Union match - "I start pole dancing tonight and I am very nervous!!" - had her first pole dancing lesson and "it was really good fun and there was lots of laughing" - temperature is in the minus figures!! - still riding to work and "I really enjoy it and miss it if I miss a day" - flowers are coming out in the parks and "I love the seasons" - snow is "pissing down" - going to the Rugby Union - and then might spend the weekend inside "the nice warm house" - going back to the sixties (??) and "I'm so excited and I can't wait!!" - booked a tour of the Greek Islands for August this year - looking forward to seeing the movie "A Hard Day's Night" and "how cool is that movie going to be?" - "the Rugby Union match at Twickenham was great!" - cyclone around Cairns at the moment and "I will be checking the bloody weather web site all the time now!" - second pole dancing lesson - liked "The Beatles" web page and "I am looking forward to it" - booked to go Cheese Rolling in May - bit of a sore throat at the moment - feeling a bit sick and is using a few home remedies - had "great fun" at pole dancing because she has worked out that "I am a right handed pole dancer!!" - electricity problems at home and "I'm pretty sure it's a fuse" - back at work but "still feel really really crappy" - and hates losing the money because there is no pay for sick days and "half my pay packet will make a dent for the week!" - could not go to the pole dancing class - feeling at bit better but "still not 100% and I've got a crappy cough!" - Busabout Tour of Europe is just about all organised and it is "awesome!!" - weather warming up to eighteen degrees! - will be riding to work again next week - "I am feeling better today" - the "Classical Spectacular" is on tonight and "I cannot wait" - having lunch with Amanda - went to the show at the Royal Albert Hall and "it was fantastic - awesome!!" - still not 100% - booked all her Busabout Tour hostels - pole dancing tomorrow night - feeling better and "it's my second day in a row of feeling good!!" - "I am looking hot at the mo!" - having a pub dinner with Jase and Karen - pole dancing and "I really enjoy it!" - didn't get any Easter eggs!! - a walk with Jason through Regents Park "and it was lovely" - then breakfast in St John's Wood High Street - Abbey Road to see the Beatles movie "and I just loved it!!" and to walk across the pedestrian crossing "about eleven times getting photos!!" - watched the University Boat Race - hassles getting home as Hammersmith Bridge was closed due to an accident - Amanda leaving and "I can't believe she is going home tomorrow" - may have to find new work because "they got someone permanent for my job starting Monday!!" - still a bit unsure about her job - jammed her finger at pole-dancing and "just hurting my finger and not ending up with concussion was pretty good I think!" - looks like her job will be okay and she's "breathing easy now!!" - booked the intermediate pole-dancing class - "sore bum" from bike riding - weekend weather should be good and "I won't mind hitting a cafe or the park with a book!" - was thinking of going to Rome for the Pope's funeral - but will stay for the Royal wedding instead - planning to go to the Camden Markets on the weekend to get her "porn star pole dancing shoes" and "may be getting my tattoo!!" - a few notes on the people at work and "it certainly is a lot more diverse over here that it is at home"
- Wednesday 6th April to Friday 29th April 2005
Click the above link for - put on "a show" at the final night of pole-dancing and "it was great fun" but now "I've got a massive purple bruise on my arm!!!" - orthodontist appointment - going to see an episode of "Joan River's Position" being taped - hoping to see some television replays of the Pope's funeral - the Royal wedding is on tomorrow and "I hope the wedding is nice" - the Grand National Steeplechase is also on and "I got Innox in the sweep at work" - was emailed a photo of a pregnant-Sonya and "I cried when I saw it - she looks amazing!" - the orthodontist said her teeth are all fine - a visit to Convent Garden "and had a full English fry up" - then some chocolate and "it was really good!!" - and then some icecream - bought new pole-dancing shoes at Camden Markets - found a "great place to buy photos of London" - went to the Joan River's show and "it was a crack up - it was so funny!!" - busy at work - booked to see a Kasey Chambers concert - her 'Kylie' concert tickets arrived - has booked to see an Art Exhibition at the Tate Britain Gallery - "I hit two pedestrians on the way to work this morning - hard!!" and "now I have a sore leg and wrists but I'll live!! Oh...and my bike is okay!!" - having Kaz and Jase over for dinner - Tamara away for the weekend and "I am planning to potter at home" - might watch the finish of the London Marathon - budgeting for her Busabout Tour of Europe - photos and details of the gift from her landlords - "I've got a big bruise on my knee!!" from her bike crash - trying to get used to her new pole-dancing shoes - "I got a tattoo" - booked to see 'Guys and Dolls' - sitting at work on her new tattoo and "it may be a bit uncomfortable" - vege dinner because "I needed a vitamin boost I think!!" - busy at work - there is a sweepstakes running on the election of the new Pope - the weather and "I wish it would get nice here!!" - "Eighteen Months Away" Anniversary on 21st April!!! - going shopping at the Borough Markets - wants to have a swim "but it's way too cold here" - looking forward to relaxing in the park when the weather gets better - going to the ANZAC DAY dawn service and then to a Turkish restaurant for dinner - everything okay at work and "I do like it here" - just ten weeks before Busabout Europe begins - has posted a parcel of presents - Steve's mother coming for a visit - moving house and "what a crazy turn of events that was!!" - went to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and "the service was really nice and as usual I cried" - starting to organise her house move and "I am looking forward to a change actually" - received some baby photos from friends in Cairns - her ANZAC Day dinner was "great" and the restaurant was "really cosy" - looking forward to the Kasey Chambers and Kylie concerts - went to the Kasey Chamber's concert and "she was fantastic, and so Aussie!!" - was very "arsey" and managed to meet her and get an autograph and photo - is now feeling a bit homesick - looking forward to an early night "because I am shattered" - "more dramas" at home but Tanya is going on with her packing - has now received an eviction notice!!! - meeting up with Steve's mother - will be moving over the weekend - going to the Kylie Concert on Sunday - bought a "going away present for Tamara" and "I will definately miss her" after the move
- Wednesday 4th May to Tuesday 7th June 2005
Click the above link for - "I went to the pub last night and drank too much" - final night of packing and then to Kaz's place - Election Day in England - won tickets to see the 'Black Eyed Peas' - booked to watch the Socceroos for the third time - a couple more hassles where she was living but has now moved all her stuff and "I am a little bit sad I guess but not much can be done about it" - looking forward to her first night at Kaz and Damo's place - didn't go to the 'Black Eyed Peas' concert because she was "too shattered after moving everything" - had a good first night in her new place - pole-dancing classes are on again and "I have very sore shoulders!!" - settling in to her new home - road to work from Acton and "it was nice to be back on the bike and it was lovely and sunny" - still sorting out a bit of packing and moving - "having a quiet week" - organising a present for Karen and Damo - seeing Elle at the Camden Markets on the weekend and she will soon be off "so I won't see her again - it's a bit sad" - computers playing up at work and "it's a bit of a hassle" - trip to the Camden Markets was fun and bought a few things - read a book in a park until "three different freaky blokes tried to come up and talk to me" - pole-dancing tonight - booked to see Australia play England in a One Day Cricket Match and "how cool is my June looking for sport!!" - sore from pole-dancing again - very busy at work - received her Cheese Rolling tour confirmation - working out how to watch the Rugby League State of Origin games - spoke to Mark, Nat and Jaylon in Cairns - moving to The Stag on the weekend - the Busabout tour starts in six weeks and it's "three months of no work!! - just holidays and beaches and foreigners!!" - has a headache and "I feel 'shite' and threw up!!" - looking forward to the Kostya Tszyu fight - had an early night - riding to work in the rain - moving to The Stag pub on Sunday - busy at work - has moved into The Stag pub with Lesley - spotted Claudia Schiffer in Notting Hill and snapped a photo and "she was so pretty!!" - a work mate's birthday and had "fresh cream chocolate eclairs - so yummy!!" - another pole-dancing class - very busy at work - wants to watch the State of Origin - went to the pub to watch the Champions League Football Final and "it was a top game and it was standing room only in the pub" - planning to visit Brighton Beach - and a few more Royal Residences - living in The Stag pub is okay so far - the tattoo has "healed fine and it is perfect and the colour is great" - weather is getting better slowly - going to buy some Aussie supporter's gear - long weekend and she "may have broken my leg running down a hill after a cheese!!" - very hot and "it's thirty degrees here" - went to the Cheese Rolling and "it was a very fun day!!" - the famous landmarks she passes on her rides to and from work and "I still can't quite get my head around the things that I go past every day!!" - weather is warming up and is riding around in shorts and a singlet - going out with Jason to celebrate his birthday - now riding through Battersea Park on way home from work - excited about the Kostya Fight - and very excited about Busabout Europe in "just thirty-two more sleeps!!" - busy planning what to see and when to see it before leaving London because "there is just not enough time!!" - the Kostya Fight and "I am so excited today" - organising to have time off work to watch the State of Origin Game Two - all the details of her night at the fights - "getting a little bit of stick" at work because Kostya lost the fight!! - sunny in London at the moment - going to visit Kensington Palace - had a tanning session - "starving at the moment" and looking forward to lunchtime!!
- Wednesday 8th June to Sunday 3rd July 2005
Click the above link for - has a bit of a headache - "a smoothie for breakfast today" - off to the Socceroos game and "it should be a fun night" - going to Brighton Beach - watching a Rugby Union game on television at The Stag - buying some clothes for her Busabout tour - had lunch in the park - had a great time at the soccer and it was "another cracking win by the Aussies" - lots happening next week with 'Guys and Dolls', cricket, State of Origin, and a visit from Rose and Brian - the weather is looking good for Brighton Beach and "and it is meant to be twenty degrees tomorrow" - celebrated Lesely's birthday watching a Rugby Union game on live television - a day at Brighton Beach and "it was a lovely day despite the weather being cold and windy" - a visit to Kensington Palace and "it was another lovely day" - more shopping for the Busabout Europe trip - was planning a trip to Windsor Castle but it is closed at the moment - another busy week ahead with 'Guys and Dolls', a cricket one-dayer and a visit from Rose and Brian - a bit tired from pole dancing - debating 'Work v State of Origin' and "I am leanring towards work!!" - went for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and "it was good fun" - organising bikinis for the very hot weather in Spain!!! - advised work that she will be leaving in two weeks - enjoyed the cricket and "it was perfect weather and I had a great time" and "I still can't believe I got on telly again!!" - rain and thunder today and it's the start of the Wimbledon tennis - offered more work after her Busabout tour - final night of pole dancing and "it was good fun" - speaking Pommy!!! - "another beautiful day here in sunny London" - another tanning session to get ready for Spain - a little bit more shopping for the Busabout Europe tour but is "starting to get really organised now" - 'Tiger Tim' knocked out of Wimbledon!! - more packing and organising for the Busabout tour - having 'A Little Cairns Basketball Reunion' in London - had lunch in the park and "it was lovely - the weather is so good here at the moment" - Busabout Tour and "there are just seven sleeps to go!!!" - "I had a lovely weekend" - caught up with her 'basketball' friends - busy week "seeing people off" and her own "leaving do on Saturday" - the Busabout tour starts very soon and "I am trying to be motivated to work but it is hard!!" - planning food for the bus trip to Spain - "posted Mum's pressie!!" - more going-away parties and "I don't like it!!" - rainy weather at the moment - going out to dinner with Tamara and "I haven't seen her in ages - I really miss living with her" - final day at work and "everyone here is being nice" - dinner with Kaz and Jase - had a look at the pole-dancing videos and "awesome!! - thanks for getting them up - love 'em!!"
- Monday 3rd October to *** October 2005
Click the above link for - how she gets to work and what she sees on the way and "everyone is nice there" - going to see three theatre shows - has a bit of a sore throat