Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Sydney Day One

I can't quite work out where my head is, one minute it feels completely mad that I am in Sydney with the girls and that I flew out here on my own, and another minute it feels so completely normal to be with these guys that it just feels like we have gone out for the day. Mad! Just feels too normal.

I wasn't feeling too jet lagged really, I was fine as when I arrived it was late evening so we went down to the bar to have a quick drink as we were making too much noise in the corridor squealing (no surprise there!) then luckily it was time for bed. I woke up really early the next day as I just couldn't sleep but I felt fine all day until last night really. We went for a free Sydney tour with our hostel so we walked the sights in about 3/4 hours but it was so, so hot that it just drained us. The harbour and everything else is amazing though and we will go back to do all of it properly. Got a few of my first photos of us all too, madness.

Then last night we went out with Katie and Graham's friend who lives here and he took us to a pub then we ended up in Chinatown, no complaining from me there! But the glass or two of wine really pushed me over the edge and the jet lag set in, so much that I almost fell asleep at the table! We headed back and I literally just flopped into bed and didnt know anything else til this morning.

I'm enjoying being away with the girls but as I said, just feels so normal. The first morning I woke up (i was on top bunk) I just kept looking over to see if the others were awake and waving haha.

More soon... still can't upload those videos they are far too large! But I will keep trying as they are brilliant. Will add photos when I can work out how on this computer...


Monday, 29 October 2007

The best surprise ever!

Well I think turning up in Sydney has to be the best surprise I have ever kept and the girls were truly stunned. And they made it so easy for me!

I'm trying to load up the video clips on the girls blog but it is taking ages, http://www.thegirlsareaway.blogspot.com/. See if they are there when you read this and comment if you think it's funny!

They made it so easy for me. I flew all the way from London to Sydney with just an hour inbetween in Singapore, then got a shuttle bus to the hostel. When I got out I thought I would get to reception then get my camera out just incase. Well I walked in reception, saw the internet computers and they were only sitting there all three of them (Katie, Stace and Deb) all in a row! It couldn't have been more perfect. So I quickly hid behind a post, got my camera out then walked over to them and said 'What do I have to do to get a hug around here?' Well, they turned around and Deb nearly fell off her chair, the others just kept shrieking 'on my god' and they all just sat there not knowing what to do! It was so, so funny they were totally stunned and it took a while before Stace got up to hug me haha. Hilarious, I really hope the videos load up as they are brilliant.

After we settled down a bit, they logged off their internet and I checked in then we went upstairs to surprise Julie. She was on the phone to James in the corridor and I got my camera ready while the others were chatting to her then I walked round the corner filming her. She absolutely screamed her head off! So loudly. It was great. She kept screaming then just hugging me for ages.

Definitely the best surprise I have ever kept! We then went down to the bar for a couple of drinks as we were making too much noise and all too excited. Then thankfully it was nightime so straight to bed! Today we are doing a Sydney orientation walk and the weather is lovely.

Will write more soon, the girls will be updating their blog with their version of events including Julie's arrival.