How are you? It feels like forever since I last posted! I have been really busy juggling an interstate move, a new full time job (teaching is no joke....there is ALWAYS so much to prepare, so much to do and not enough hours in the day) and I have been working hard at maintaing my 5am starts to ensure I fit in my gym sessions even though it is soooo damn cold here at the moment.
Quick update: My unit is cute and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my sister and my my nieces from New Zealand. 3 more housemates will make the world of difference :) My friend Moala has made it safely to New York. This is her first trip there and I am so excited for her. It brought back all my memories from my trip last year and it is getting me excited for the up coming trip. Only 17 more days until I fly out and it is hard to believe because there is still soooo much to do here. I have to finish teaching this term while getting all my preparation for next term ready (most teachers do this in the school holidays) so the next 2 weekends will be planning and packing. I can't wait to leave this cold weather behind even if it is just for a few weeks.
Excited to see/ meet my NY blogger ladies.
I have messaged a few of you, but if you are in New York and would like to meet some easy-go-lucky Australians then email me or leave a msg. We will be in town from the 28th of June to the 7th of July. What are you all doing on the 4th of July? We were planning on going to the Apollo Theatre for amateur night....if you are not busy come and get dressed up for a night out!
Here is a message from Moala.... Can you tell how excited she is :)
Carmel jean!!!! I love it here so much!!!!! And that video is having me crack up here right (I put a clip from Coming to America on her FB when Eddie Murphy yells out the window "GOODMORNING MY NEIGHBOURS!") now because even thought our appt doesn't have a fire escape Eddie Murphy could totally do it across from us. It is super super brilliant here :):) were in Brooklyn but haven't explored it yet we went into the city today and subway'd like a beech!! Went to this cute cafe place and had breakfast burritos, then went exploring (we made no plans today in case of jet lag) at all the shops. Ate Cinnabon, and fresh macarons then went exploring shops lol cos we recognized them...eg Walgreens and urban outfitters and jamba juice and WHOLE FOODS (omg they make my life complete the sample carts were playing with strawberries today so we got mini strawberry fudge sundaes, strawberry salad and strawberry napoleons) and walked everywhere around times sq and broadway. Then decided to try little Italy so trained it to chinatown..and little Italy street is MAGICAL I am in love!! But hit canal street after that and the kitschy shopping is brilliant guys set up on the street with 'everything 2 dollars! Holla!' signs and all the NYC merch super cheap so played with that idea. But yeah had some fun! I wish you were here to show me what to do!! But I'm determined to learn the subway so will get a weekly tomorrow. We wanna check out Williamsburg (where we're staying) and find more macarons and the city reliquary and go to the hells kitchen flea and maybe just play around here for nighttime if we have the energy. Again I wish you were here I'm super super in love with the place!!! How's the accom looking??
Anyways as the post suggests, I wanted to share these photos. Never could I imagine how cool this place would be. NYC I am in love with you. Can't wait to return to you.
|Floral Wrap Dress: Thrifted $1/ Shoes: Converse / Cardigan : Best and Less|
|My sister and I living out the dream. Too poor for toys when we were growing up but we made it all the way to New York City!|
|Miss Magenta. Mele & Siki-Lou|
|It was an overcast day and we were hanging around waiting to meet Deja so we walked to a diner to get some lunch. Chicken soup and pastrami roll. MEMORIES.|