Good bye holidays, hello crazy life!

Hey!

4 months of holidays down, and it seems that my list of holiday activities barely got touched – what a surprise. At the start of the holidays I said I was going to watch as many Disney films as possible…I never quite got there. I did however manage to tick a few off my list including the awesome new Disney film – ‘Frozen’. I absolutely loved it, and felt that it was a traditional Disney film, with great music. Definitely my new favourite Disney film – well maybe…Lion King is pretty good! Anyways, I also vowed I would run every day…as per all fitness regimes, that never happened. I did however cook plenty of food, including my life long ambition to bake a lemon meringue pie. Not only did I bake, but I also managed to sew a skirt, much to the surprise of any relation to me. I also said I would learn to surf, yet failed to realise that this including taking my surf board down to the beach more than once. I do suppose however one good thing comes out of failing to do everything I had once planned to do in the holidays – I now already have a list for next holidays! 

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And now 3 weeks into uni and it feels like holidays were ages ago! No longer are my days spent reading books, going to the beach and drinking coffee. Now they are filled with riding to uni, endless lectures and well, still drinking coffee. Once again, tiding my room seems like the most important thing to do, definitely when compared to sitting down and writing study notes. I had so many ‘going back to uni resolutions’  and yet as per usual, none seem to be actually happening. I was going to become a morning running person – yeah that has only happened once. 

One thing that I have actually done (once) since starting uni is starting to learn Danish. I can now say ‘Goodmorning’, ‘Hello’ and ‘Good bye’. As you can see I will soon be fluent…it just depends on your interpretation of the word ‘soon’. 

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5 ways to have the best holiday!

I have now been on holidays for 3.5 months and I am loving it! At the beginning of the holidays I excepted to get bored, have nothing to do, and just sit around doing not much. Surprisingly however, I have managed to keep myself busy, to the point where I dream of having just one day at home.

1. Catch up with as many friends as possible

Holidays is the perfect time to see your closest friends, and even those long lost friends. Why say no to an opportunity to catch up with someone,when in reality, what else do you have to do?

2. Be spontaneous!

These holidays I have done so many things on the spur of the moment. Just the other night, a friend came over to watch a movie. It was completely unplanned, yet it turned out to be a really nice night. We watched a movie with great scotish accents (such a quality accent!), and ended the night with some completely unplanned ‘moon gazing’. No not star  gazing – moon gazing (there weren’t many stars). Despite our countless attempts to take perfect photos, unfortunately this was the best we could produce. Moon

3. Cook!

What a better way to pass time, become obese and eat some tasty treats. Helpful hint: If you just want to cook and not eat all your yummy food, become known as the kid who always brings home baked goods wherever you go. I have got quite into the whole cooking thing lately, producing some (surprisingly) good food. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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4. Get outside and enjoy that lovely thing called the sun

Basically nearly everyday these holidays I have gone to the beach for a quick swim. You have to pick your time though – it is never fun swimming with the rest of Wollongong  whilst simultaneously getting burnt. Bushwalking is also a great way to get outside (and potentially get burned). Right near my home, there is a National Park, with the most glorious beaches and bush walking tracks. A group of my friends and I spent the day up there a few weeks ago. Just make sure you have an endless supply of sunscreen, food and water!

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5. Have a picnic

In my mind, this is the best way to eat a meal, especially with friends. No washing up (well minimal), unlimited number of people can come, and you get to eat everyone’s food on a cool little picnic blanket.

Summer Joy

Considering it’s my last summer in Australia for a while, I have been cherishing every moment. Summer in Australia is something special, and to me a time to spend with friends enjoying the great weather!

Just a few weekends ago I went to watch the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in The Domain. Sitting outside (with thousands of other people, but we’ll forget about them), under the stars listening to my favourite orchestra was wonderful. It was a beautiful night, and was topped off with some fireworks. Image

Then the other morning I went to watch sunrise with some friends. An early morning yes, but it was worth it.  Whilst multiple fitness groups worked out, we sat on the beach just enjoying the serenity (and the humorous motions of the fitness groups). We finished up our morning with a picnic breakfast. Now this wasn’t just any picnic breakfast. We enjoyed it on a wharf, with tea, eggs and muffins. To think this was all before 7:45!! Image

Lastly just yesterday I went to the beach with a friend and our dogs. It was so much fun. A golden retriever aged 2 (Buddy), and my golden lab (Ellie) aged 7 on a beach is quite a sight. Whilst Buddy tried to adopt multiple new owners,  Ellie decided that she would much prefer to live in the water. It is safe to say however, my car is now covered in sand…but then again, that is summer right?ImageImageImage

My Disney mission

Hey!! It has been made clear to me that I was deprived of my childhood simply by not watching Disney films. Truth be told, I haven’t watched the classics, and just the other night I found myself sitting down to enjoy The Hunchback of Notre Dame for the very first time. So I have set myself a challenge;

“Watch as many Disney films before semester begins”

I have two months, so I think it is definitely possible.

So far I have got off to a pretty great start. (I think?) I have enjoyed the wondrous music of Hercules, and the mind blowing creations of those amazing little ants in A Bugs Life. I feel that through watching these films post childhood, that I am truly appreciate the magic of Disney. I mean, those ants in A Bugs Life are amazing!

Disney has so many truly magical creations, and I cannot wait to become an expert on every Disney film. Who knows, maybe all those deep Disney morals, and moving love stories will come of use to me this year! More updates to come on my Disney Mission!

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