Sydney|Harbour Ferry

On our last full day in Sydney we decided to take the boat ride

we got the tickets with the bus tour.

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Sydney Opera House

This was the first thing I just HAD to take a picture of from the water,
it just looked so magnificent.

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Sydney Harbor Bridge

This also looked incredible from the water and we actually went under it
and could see the people who had just climbed it.

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An old church

I  was in love with the old building flittered around Sydney.

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The City Skyline.

it looked really cool from where we were.

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Luna Park.

I was devastated I didn’t have enough time to go, next time though
I did get too see it from the water which was really cool, we actually saw it all lit up at night too
but there were way too many ships to get a good picture.

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Luna Park <3

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Pretty Island.

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This is going under the Harbour Bridge.

also you can’t see it but there was a baby seal in the water.

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Fort Denison.

people thought this was a prison but it actually wasn’t used for that
I didn’t get time to go onto it and have a proper look though I really wanted to.

Sydney was incredible, these are the last of the photos and the last post for my trip,
I could not have picked a better place to go on short notice I had the best time with some really great people
&
I indulged myself in my love of history as well, now it is back to reality.

Peace Out

xx

Sydney|City Tour

We spent Friday on a hop on hop off tour bus around the city of Sydney

learning a heap of fun facts and seeing some beautiful sights.

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Kev was our tour guide for the day.

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St Andrews Cathedral

I saw this Cathedral from the plane and was dying to see it,

I am not religious but I am a sucker for these gorgeous buildings.

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Monumental statues around the city.

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Up close to the Opera House.

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The Famous Coke Sign.

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We found a gorgeous little Cafe tucked away in the same alley we had the

Amazing Italian food, this was the most amazing breakfast I have ever eaten.

The tour around the city was so totally amazing, we actually had the best time learning,

we laughed and looked in wonder and learnt things they never taught me in school.

I would seriously recommend doing one.

Peace Out xx

Sydney|Part Two|Kings Cross

We arrived in Sydney at around 8am so we basically had the whole day to explore.

but we walked 50ks instead and then caught up with friends.

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Sydney city from the plane

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This way a gorgeous little alley off Kings Cross

It has restaurants all down it.

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We found this gorgeous Italian place, it was seriously adorable,

if you get a chance I would highly recommend visiting it. It’s located in Kings Cross.

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Amazing and I mean AMAZING pizza that we ate, I could have eaten the whole menu.

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Kings Cross<3

we were staying right above the cross it was amazing, also the glowing sign in the last picture

I was told has been featured in fat pizza and houseos.

we explored mainly the cross for the first day and caught up with some friends.

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This was the gorgeous View I woke up to to start my next day of exploring.

Peace Out xx

Sydney|Part One|Imats

I am back with a heap of photos and fun things to tell you all about my recent travels, beginning with the fact that I had an amazing break and Sydney was absolutely beautiful.

For those of my readers who didn’t know I went to Sydney for IMATS which I was so excited for I really thought it would be amazing and I have to say it was kind of a disappointment it was a room filled with maybe twelve stalls and girls lined up everywhere around the room, you had to fight your way into lines and wait ages to see even the products so to me it just wasn’t my scene. I did pick some things up from the lime crime booth though which was exciting and then the highlight was meeting Karissa (satnightsalrite) outside the venue and getting to have a chat with her and get a photo, honestly nicest girl so down to earth.

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I got three LimeCrime nail polishes & one lipstick

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Once in a Blue Mousse

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Milkyways

<3

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Airborne Unicorn

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Karissa :)

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In the Social Eyes bag Karissa was giving away

so generous of her and her team <3

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Candy Yum Yum

Rebel

<3

These are all the products I picked up whilst I was in Sydney and at Imats

I was a little disappointed with it, however now that I am home I

am ready to do some exciting things

xo Peace out xo

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Things I learnt being a kid

I have just entered the “official” age of adulthood, cool right? well yes I am happy that I am now taken seriously as an adult on the issue of age however there are things from my childhood that I am reluctant to let go of on the basis I think they will help me continue to grow and mature without becoming condescending and “old”.

I never want to stop learning new things until the day I die because learning something new is fun an exciting however just as visiting something done before is comforting and reassuring in times of stress. I still watch cartoons I loved as a child and I still watch cartoons full stop, some I find I could not watch on a consistent basis whilst others I think I could watch more re runs of that friends these shows from so long ago are still reminding me as an adult of lessons I can apply in my everyday life, to treat people the way I want to be treated and to dream big and achieve bigger that every person has their worth and their path, children’s television if you can stand to watch it holds great hidden  messages.

to have fun I can not count on one hand the amounts of times I have been stuck in shitty weather or plans haven’t quite worked the way we wanted them too and yet we still had fun, we got over the fact that things didn’t go to plan and we found something else to do if you are with people you love and enjoy being with anything will be fun. this kind of translates into rolling with it.

I strongly believe in not dwelling on past things or regretting decisions or choices you’ve made because either way if it worked or not you got something out of it in the end;

personal story time; When I was 17 i moved out of home with a friend and my boyfriend who I had met online, it was going to be amazing no more nagging mother no more fights, I got to be an adult and I hadn’t even finished school, living off social security we managed to secure an apartment and bam we all moved in together I think the relationship lasted 2 months if that and by my 18th birthday I realised  when he walked out on me to run after my friend as he always had done that he wanted her and that was the only reason he stuck around, it was really kind of humiliating what he did especially at a time when your hitting a milestone. I took my family to the apartment and I took all my stuff moved out, rang him and yelled and then never spoke to him again. at 18 years old on my birthday I was shattered hurt and crying to my family because I had reached 18 and not done anything id wanted to achieve and I wasn’t going anywhere. 

the fact that I had reached that point in my life and felt completely wasted was a massive wake up call for me it took some asshole to show me that I had been to busy boozing it up and pretending everything was good instead of achieving the things id always wanted to and because of that shmuck I am the girl I am today that is achieving or striving too achieve the things I didn’t get too, I learnt a painful lesson about boys (not men) BOYS and about friendship as well though that story is for a different time. I take these experiences and I let them build my personality of coarse right after something painful like rejection or humiliation you are not going to see the lesson or the bright side or any positive outcome but whilst your undergoing your sadness and stages of coping your mind and personality are forming around those experiences and then years later when you are a supposed adult you will see the lesson and maybe even the funny side of the situation.

being a child or being childlike does not make you childish, and for those of you that have had similar situations that asshole was one of only the many you shall encounter growing up, they are all lessons and experiences and they will continue being that weather they come in gender specific roles, family members, government bodies or teachers that asshole is in your path to help you and you can chose how they do it.

I love remembering my childhood an sometimes its fun not to grow up, you can always use your childhood and memories to help you carve out your place in the present and future.

for now and hopefully always I am going to enjoy some childlike fun and wonders (aquarium)

Peace out xx

Who wants to change the world ?

I am asking a serious question of the blogging world today, I stumbled my little feet into work even though I had the day off because well I love my job and its stimulation.

I am now asking as human beings devoid of any defining characteristics such as religion, race, sexual preference, age or culture or country to answer  my question how many of you want to make a change in the world ?

how many of you are seen only by your defining category ?

how many of you are feeling isolated based on interpretations or media perception ?

So my lovely blogging community leave me a comment or flick me an email answering these questions and maybe your suggestions on how to approach these subjects.

Peace out

xx

Quick Tips| Packing

I am leaving at 4am in the morning YAY….. so I thought I would share some of my top packing tips.

1. Make a list

I find if I list the things I need it makes it easier to cull items that are just taking up room, also your less likely to forget something.

2. Set a limit

I always need a limit on shoes that I take, on the amounts of outfits I really need and when I set one before I start it really helps to keep me in line.

3. Rolling Clothes

some people like it others don’t I just find this quick easy and space saving.

4.BRING COMFY SHOES

I am so bad at this step but I am slowly learning.

5. Pack outfits you can transition from day to night especially if you have to travel light.

6. Pack things appropriately

if your going to the snow don’t pack short shorts, its not going to be helpful, this also applies in the sense that know the places your going and a general idea of what you are going to be doing, if your not attending a wedding I don’t think you need that gown in there.

These are just a few quick tips.

Peace Out xx

Guest Post – Behind the Book “He Was Weird”

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What is your opinion on bullying? On school shootings? How do you react when you see someone who is “obviously not right in the head?” If you have any opinion at all on any of the three questions, then you should read my book, “He Was Weird.” Those questions have been going through my mind for many years and led me to write this book.

Nearly every time I read about a school shooting, (Dunblane, Scotland and Newton Connecticut being the exceptions), the first thought that pops into my head is, “This could have been me.” Statistics suggest that seventy five percent of school shooters were victims of bullying and had I carried out a school shooting, I would have been included in that group. For three years, from the October I was in fifth grade until the same month of eighth grade, I lived in a town were I…

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Respect| RTB #1

Hey there,

if you are reading this something caught your attention I titled this respect because everyday I am finding respect for new things, people, places and thoughts. Today Respect became a very prominent thing and I wanted to write something since I haven’t posted lately.

I don’t believe I have actually told you as my wonderful readers what I actually do with my life, as well as this blog and my countless amounts of social media I am a community worker- volunteer actually as well as a student  [click the link to see what i study] I have worked in this sector for close to 2.5 years at the same place and I can not begin to describe the amounts of things I have learnt from co-workers, managers and clients as well as social media, family and my school it is incredible however that isn’t what this post is for. I am writing this because I have noticed more and more people following my blog and that is amazing I really appreciate people reading what I post and I was talking to my boss today about my future and where I want to go and she told me that even though I am only just beginning my university degree and study that I should also make a name for myself sending letters to MP’s and editorials regarding the issues I find in the community and what I think needs addressing to make a name for myself to be known and I realised that I have began to do that with this blog and where I go with this I have a small name for myself and this will be an accessible source for people to understand my personality and my view of the world, which is really shocking to me considering not many of the people I actually know in my inner circle have any clue about this blog. I wanted to write about this particular instance because as of today I noticed that I have a diverse range of people following my blog from lifestyle & beauty to political blogs which is crazy and yet as I went through them and checked out all these other amazing talented people that I didn’t yet follow and also the people I already follow I realised I have a lot of respect for this community as much as my physical community and my social community they are all on an equal level of importance to me.

I know this post is kind of all over the place what is new I do write a lot of my opinionated posts when the thought or urge strikes. I recently was enjoying a youtube video and I saw people arguing in the comments over cultural appropriation and respect for cultural aspects and I realised that whilst they were defending the rights and meaningfulness of one culture they were completely dismissing another and disregarding it’s importance or role in the video and I was kind of annoyed by this which is silly because well its not my video however I do believe in respecting all cultures and religions and all people on a whole, I don’t dislike any race,religion or culture (other defining factors do not bother me either) my biggest philosophy in life is that we are who we are and we do what we do at the end of the day the stuff we use to categorise people is not who they are it does not define there every action,word or stance in life and nor should it. Humans on a whole would function a lot better in my opinion if we looked at culture, religion or race as an indifferent thing that is there for each individual to enjoy and take a part of or learn not as a tool or mechanism to judge, excuse or dismiss someones actions as an actual person. I look at it like this those people that have performed terrorist attacks didn’t do it on behalf of a god or greater being, they did it based on their extreme interpretation of something, they did it because they chose to because something inside there head told them too ( i am not saying they were right, it is very wrong) however a religion or race should not be condemned or hated because of a group of peoples actions not just that but also based on media depiction I hear people following the media like gospel, these corporations are a business they need to make money they will sell you a story anyway they can to try beat their competitors this doesn’t always mean they show you the whole story or the whole facts, though media is a helpful thing it is also has a negative impact on our views.

I live in Australia as I think I have mentioned before and so many times through out my course I have been asked to identify my culture or my idea of what being an Australian is and it wasn’t until recently that I finally decided on my answer and my opinion (I have always just glided over it with a vague responses) I have decided that to me personally being an Australian is someone that was brought up in a country built upon by different cultures being brought together to make a country thrive, to me being Australian is having the ability to enjoy different cultures of the world and having a history dark or not that revolves around and includes many different cultures & I am proud of that, not to say because I know this will come about that I am proud of some of the decisions that went into making the country I live in today but I am proud to live in this country with different cultures around me and too me if you embrace and have a similar loving concept then we should be friends :). I think respect is something that is sometimes lost or forgotten in this technological era and that saddens me because even though I don’t personally know all the people I am constantly reading from I respect their posts and their views and the different places they come from and more than that I respect blogging on a whole for giving people of the world a platform to come together on to voice opinions and thoughts and to help build each other up.

I love and respect all of you and thank you so much for following along and reading my life and my hobbies this blog is just a virtual extended part of me that I am super happy to share :)

Peace Out xx

P.s the RTB means random topic blog :)

21st Birthday

It was an interesting point in my life turning 21 not because of the age as such but because this birthday has been the best in close to 6 years that I have had, I was surrounded by people I love and love to be around and people that genuinely love and support me which was a great relief and just amazing.

My day started with a coffee thank you Zaraffas :)

My day started with a coffee thank you Zaraffas :)

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This was my morning spent at work with two of the most wonderful women I have ever known,

they are truly my inspiration in life & the gifts and joy they bought me were totally appreciated.

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as much as i loved the gifts it really was about the people I spent my time with and as cheesy as that sounds

I am sticking  to it :P so enjoy the photos I will catch you soon

Peace out x