Wednesday, 19 September 2007


These past few weeks have seen me back to work, sweating it out in the gym, my head buried in school books and a lack of sleep thanks to social commitments. Two weeks back I visited my second home in Melbourne, more specifically the Smyth household, and walked the pier in Mornington for 2.5hours in very tall heels! Kathy Watt, Olympic gold medallist/professional photographer, took some nice shots along the beach for her portfolio. I’m still alive after three driving lessons believe it or not. The weather was treacherous for my second lesson and I actually rang to get my appointment changed I was that nervous! That wasn’t allowed so I’ve found myself looking at the weekly forecast and picking out the fine days to take lessons, this is dangerous business me behind the wheel.

Seeing as the walking was putting me in pain and the owners of the gym think I'm stalking them, I'm now back on the bike. My first day of training arrived on Monday, and I woke to the howling of wind and the sound of rain, typical for my re-introduction to cycling. I’m destined to hate upon the windtrainer a fair bit this season... Last Saturday saw my ‘farewell party’ from the night scene, now I’ll be in bed with prime possum I assume or babysitting my little niece instead of babysitting her mother while she’s drunk. A mega night, a little messy, but a prompt to my return to training. This weeks embarrassing moment: Having to purchase 660 individual Cadbury chocolate share packs from Safeway supermarket with a total price of $1650 and collecting the 5metre long docket! Most of you wouldn't understand...

Sunday, 2 September 2007

CLUB 21...

It’s Sunday afternoon and I‘m surprised I haven’t spent the day sleeping. The last two weeks have been hectic but I’ve managed to catch up on life. My innocent pizza date last weekend began at 7pm and 8 hours later I finally got to bed. I’d been dragged, under-dressed, into town by my 'pizza date girlfriend' Kristy Timmer, insisting on catching up for a hot chocolate at 10pm… very suspicious. I later found that in her devilish ways she’d given my photo to the DJ! This week I went out to lunch with some teachers from high school, Ian and Jenny, and then found out that I have 2 weeks off work as my boss, Gavan Lack, is heading to Fiji! After assisting Mal at Carnegie racing yesterday for duty I rushed home to prepare to party.

Last night, once again under the influence of Kristy and not alcohol, I ventured out to dinner with some girlfriends to celebrate her 21st. After a few bottles it was suddenly 1am and we were boot scooting to country music at ‘Flannigan’s’ with about 15 of us bearing pink 21st Balloons on our wrists… almost embarrassing! I managed to catch up with my twin, Angie, and about 20 people I haven't seen since high school when we moved on to 'Saloon'... she's dyed her hair dark. This morning I tried to wake early for Father’s Day, fairly excited about giving my Dad his laptop that the family had put money towards. He was impressed, but more curious about how the coffee would taste in the new mug we had bought him... I bet it went down well with the pancakes that Mum whipped up.