The final one.

2 Feb

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BRRR…it’s cold in here.

2 Feb

An Australian January involves slipping on a shirt, a pair of shorts and some thongs.

A North American January, however, involves a few more layers.

Underwear and ankle socks. Singlet tucked into tights. Thin socks over tights. Long sleeve tshirt tucked into jeans. Woolen socks over jeans. [Depending on how close the temperature is to zero] A thin/thick jumper over tshirt. Scarf. Beanie. Coat. Boots. Gloves. Check.

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A freshman-fifteen fatty.

20 Jan

I love food. I love food so much that i miss Australian food probably more than i should. I love food so much that despite many attempts, i have succumbed to the aptly named ‘freshman fifteen.’

Before i left Sydney i was determined not to get fat. I told myself i wouldn’t finish my plates. I told myself i’d drink water not soft drink/soda/pop. I told myself that i’d use the gym less than 100 metres from my apartment.

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Itinerary

12 Jan

I’ve been getting asked where i was, where i am and where i’m going so here goes:


August 9th – 14th Waikiki, Hawaii with Mum

August 14th – 17th Greenville, North Carolina at East Carolina University

December 17th – 23rd Charlotte, North Carolina with Sara and Mackenzie

December 23rd – 28th Baltimore, Maryland with Becca and the Hartman’s.

December 28th – January 6th New York, New York with Mads, Rachel and AJ

January 6th – 11th Boston, Massachusetts

January 11th Niagara Falls, New York

January 12 – 13th Toronto, Ontario with Phil and Kim Deck

January 14th – 15th Peterborough, Ontario with Jen and Marcus

January 16th – 17th Toronto, Ontario with Roger and Marie-Josee Deck

January 17th – 21st Vancouver, British Columbia with Yorkston’s.

January 21st – 26th? Seattle, Washington with the Thompson’s

January 26th? – 31st Portland, Oregon

January 1st Waikiki, Hawaii

January 2nd Home Sweet Home.

Thank you for those praying for my safe travels. I thank God daily for his provision of continued safety and abundance of life.

Please continue to pray for me, my journey and those i meet.

I’m just a small town girl.

12 Jan

The big apple. America’s Mecca. City of dreams. Crossroads of the world. The city that never sleeps.

And otherwise known as New York City.

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Oh say can you see?

10 Jan

If there’s one thing that continues to amaze me here in the US, it’s pride – American Pride. Whether its flying the stars and stripes in one’s front yard, or removing one’s hat and placing a hand over one’s heart whilst singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ or the huge support military personnel receive in airport lines, sporting games or like today – my Navy tour guide onboard USS Constitution, the reverence of the American people put Australians to shame – no, ‘Aussie Pride’ and Southern Cross tattoos don’t cut it.

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T’was 2 days before Christmas.

28 Dec

T’was two days before Christmas, when all across Charlotte,
Not a plane was leaving with Mel in a spot.
Her bags were packed and tickets pre-purchased,
But there she sat in the airport at her saddest.

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