teaonthestairs: ([dr who] gas mask)
I spent New Years watching the world spin. there was alcohol involed. also a ferris wheel. but mostly i think it was the gravitron. the spinny, spinny ride that seemed liked a good idea at the time. 

afterwards not so much. but i was able to unhuddle myself to watch the midnight fireworks over Cardiff Castle.

oh i'm in cardiff by the way!

but HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope 2009 is what you hope it will be and if you can be bothered having them, you fulfil your new years resolutions. 

oh, opps. not the first of Jan anymore. but still! 

(Message to London: you are really like an epsiode of the Bill! AMAZING! Your police men and women are very nice, though the inside of your stations, the multiple i saw, leave a lot to be desired. Also it would be very cool if you stations were open 24 hours, because crime happens! But I think you are very cool) 
teaonthestairs: ([bsg] six //)

I'm in Spain! Hi! From Spain! I've been here a week, down on the Mediterranean coast doing the roadtrip thing with my parents and sister. My dad took a week off work (big thing for him!) so we could do a family trip. It was enjoyable - except the part where I got sick. Seriously - why now!?! I had to spend a day in bed being grumpy and sleeping and then a couple of days being snotty and grumpy. But at least, what with traveling with the parentals, I didn't have to pay for anything and we had a car. Though driving in Spain - insane, the streets a smaller then the car, well that’s what it seems like!

The parents left to head back home to Geneva this morning, saying goodbye at a horribly early 8am. I just grunted at them and went back to sleep. Little Sis and I moved out very, very heavy bags out of the expensive hotel and into the cheap youth hostel on the other side of town, by foot! We are too cheap to do the bus thing. We got lost and I nearly died. But the dorm is nice and we went to the cathedral and played 'spot the horrible fashions, the children dressed exactly the same and the fake designer bags' for an hour - because we were too lazy to line up to go into the cathedral. 

Seriously - the parental need to dress kids in exactly the same outfit is fairly strong in Spain or maybe just Europe in general? We saw like 16 pairs (sometimes three kids!) in matching outfits! Why? Why!?

Okay, onto other adventures


Involved a Sound of Music tour and lots of bad sing, dancing and posing for pictures in ridiculous positions (mind of the gutter! this is a PG movie!). There also might have been some skipping. We saw first snow! it was pretty! and cold! until it was just cold and inconvenient (like when we trudged for three k in the snow looking for McDonalds) There was also Christmas markets and playing H&M vs. McDonalds (McDonalds won 5/7), eating chocolate crepes for dinner two nights in a row (shut up) and also the Opera.

Look a my cultural creds! We saw Salome and it was beautiful and the singing was so pretty and we had little screens with subtitles in English so we knew what was going on! and we paid less for the tickets then we paid for Breakfast - 3 Euro! So worth it!


Well, really it’s been less travelling around Switzerland then bludging in Geneva at my parents. Comfy beds! Internet! Shopping! It's been so fantastic seeing my parents, it’s been like 11 months! I have missed them so much and it so great just to see them every day! And speaking to them! Plus mum's cooking! How awesome! But it is kind of weird coming 'home' again after living nearly, kind of, independently for a year. I don't think I could go back to living full time with mum and dad, I like doing things my own way to much! Luckily what with Sweden and then the end of uni when I get home, and mum and dad mostly certainly staying in Switzerland for another couple of years, I don't think this will happen!

Hmm, that is the end of my adventures so far - I mean not really, I haven't said much about Spain, but  whatever. Little Sis and I are off to Madrid tomorrow, and the France next week. Then Germany, then back to Switzerland for Christmas and then England for Hamlet! And then Cardiff for New Years and the Sweden! for uni. Whoo!

(Inbetween various adventures had a breakdown and declared I was not going to Sweden. Stupid mountains of paperwork and visas, and medical tests and police checks and whatever. Am back on track - hopefully another one won't happen until at least Feb) 

teaonthestairs: ([hp] starting out //)

I meant to be good and update and be awesome and stuff. But I didn't which is really to be expected. But anyway, I'm flying out to Europe today, well tonight, to begin a nine month trip of EPIC adventure which starts in switzerland and ends somewhere in sweden where I will be doing the education exchange thing and go to uni.  I'm going to be still around, I'm taking my laptop, and will most likely update just as often - but instead of complaining about uni in Melbourne I will be complaining about uni in Malmo. Wish me luck! (I think I will need it!)

teaonthestairs: ([dr who] this terrible morning //)
Have spent the day in bed - something I would usually enjoy except for the looming exams next week and the fact that I was feeling horrible after spending the night throwing up and not sleeping because of headaches. Am not a happy camper.

I'm getting all excited about leaving! I'm planning my Austria, Prague and Turkey trips - which is all yay! But seeing the parental unit in Switzerland is the most yay of course! I leave on Novemeber 10th, which is so so insanely soon - and I can't even to begin to get ready because of assignments, practical assessments and exams oh my!

I'm waiting for new Bones by watching Nanny McPhee, and not feeling loserish at all! Thats the joy of being sick.
teaonthestairs: ([misc] books)

UNESCO just named Melbourne as its second City of Literature, this makes me so gleeful - and just three days before the Melbourne Writers Festival! I'm having some serious library withdrawals (having been on hospital clinicals for the past two weeks) - especially after this article titled Hot Library Smut. The pictures made my sister and I sigh, and I promised I would drag her to the couple we could get to while in Europe.

Has anyone been to some fantastic libraries in Europe that I must see? Or infact anything I must see? I'm going to be mostly in the Switzerland area, with side trips to the UK, Austria, Prague, Greece and Turkey (again! with my lil sis and mother, but only if there isn't aren't anymore bombings) and then to Sweden (maybe Russia! Poland! Germany!) and Denmark for uni.

I've already decided I am going to do the Sound of Music tour, go and see all the chocolate factories in Switizerland and be a huge fangirl and go to Zurich to find Sloane (I know! I know!).

The thing I am can't!breathe excited about is the fact that I am going to see HAMLET! My favourite favourite Shakespeare with David Tennant. 

[profile] xanya and I will be fangirling it out to the max, and scaring her poor cousin who is coming with us. We are going boxing day and we have our tickets and seriously? Best christmas EVER! 

So libraries?

(Still haven't heard from my uni about Sweden - waiting, waiting, waiting for the go ahead email (go ahead to apply for the uni, unfortuantly not go-ahead to go!) hopefully they will email us tomorrow.)


teaonthestairs: ([misc] be alert but not a liama)
Exam stress and general grumpiness have started to set in! Some inpressive door slamming just happened, even after my sister brought me lollies (lollies that if I eat today will make me through up - Wednesday is 'Eat Junk Til You Feel Sick' Day - six hours of lectures straight in the same lecture thearte does that to a girl) but mum just rang and it cheered me up, after an almost cry to her on the phone. I miss having her around, I loved to rant and rave at her about my lecturers and my assignments - she understood and was always on my side (for other reasons as well obviously!). But yeah, that was nice - parents have been in Russia for the last couple of days and head off again somewhere else in a week! And when they are out of Geneva it is hard for them to ring home - so we haven't spoken to them in a while - I miss them so much!

I booked my ticket to Eruope for November! I leave on the 25th and if I don't go to Sweden I come home on the 30th, with a week stop over in New York! If I do go to Sweden I will most likely spend a month in America in August and be home for school start in September! I'm getting really excited about Sweden, and am wishing and hoping it gets approved - I just have to start my 500 word application statment, which for someone who knows what she wants is surpisingly hard to do without sounding like a hack. 

Okay Eddie is making Pad Thai which is making me happy! It smells yum! And I'm slightly more calm which is nice.  I'm going to eat.


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