yep, thats my tree.

Wow, what a day! As time passes by and my countdown gets shorter and shorter more connections are happening! Last night my two lovely friends Linda & Stephen drove down from Brunswick to have dinner with me. It took them two hours in traffic, and I am so glad they could make it! I feel blessed that people want to fit in one last meet (after the official one I already had) before I head overseas. It means a lot!

And today meant a lot too! My favourite Aunty and Uncle (Gail and John) had a luncheon for me – Uncle John told me I could invite whoever I wanted. I thought it’d be nice to just have a small family gathering in the spirit of our regular meets. My family is only quite small anyway, so it was perfect! We had delicious food, lots of laughter and good conversation, great company and amazing dessert! I bought two small cakes from Houghtons fine foods – INCREDIBLE!! They were just perfect and you know how I love my desserts! Hehe. I wish I had taken a photo to show you all. I got the chocolate ganache tart and a blueberry & raspberry ricotta tart. To die for!

Just a short one to say thanks to all who came along – I am lucky to have such wonderful people in my life (and even luckier to call them family!). With all the well wishes I have received I know everything is going to be amazing!!!
6 sleeps to go!

I still havent finished packing yet – I have too many clothes that I just LOVE and am finding it hard to part with! But I know that I have to fit it all in and leave room for anything I buy on the way! Haha. Thats what I’ll be doing tomorrow I think! Why is it so hard to decide?!!

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no more reports on a monday

Hello! I still have a little backlog of posts, but I’m trying to filter them through slowly so I dont overwhelm everyone! hahaha.
Monday was my last day at work!! What a strange feeling! I am usually one of the first few people in there in the morning, and I always love that time of day (almost as much as home time or lunch time -free food!haha). It is just so quiet and full of promise. I guess I’m a morning person -or maybe I have just become one! I’ve been at this office for 2 years in various roles and with the company for over 6 years all up. It has been fun!!
Check out my desk 😉

Yes, I have a wide variety of peoples photos on my wall- I guess I like a wide variety of people! Hahaha. And dont hold that photo of you know who against me 😛 Hehehe. Anyway, I have made some amazing friends working here (some of whom came along to my Farewell dinner the other night) and it has been good for me.

Check out the other side of my desk!

You can see one of my creature creations that I’ll be posting a proper blog about soon! It’s a racoon! Haha.

The head boss lady is into art, so the office has different installations and such (and its own art gallery just for staff)- this light near my desk is one of my faves.

So at 3pm I was called for a little afternoon tea and presented with flowers, cake and a big card with a gift voucher to buy some travel goods (I still need a power adapter and locks). Aww! I was so glad to see some of my lovely friends from other departments come along too! Thanks to Lucy, Amy, Jess & Linda 🙂

I think the three most common phrases with everyone else was how jealous they are, how much fun I am going to have and how I need to find a hot canadian boyfriend. People and their priorities! Hahahaha. Hilarious! Here’s a photo of the card.

It was really surreal saying bye to everyone, I dont think it is really going to hit me until I am at the airport.
Happy travels!

a long farewell – part two

My friends are the best! So yes, Friday night I had my going away dinner at de los santos spanish tapas restaurant in fitzroy. It was such a good night! Even though some of my friends didnt know each other everyone got on really well, there was much laughter and discussion amongst the group. I’ve never been one of those people who has lots of close friends, I have been burnt many times and have learnt to choose my close pals wisely. Every single person who came along has been an important part of my life and I feel blessed to know them.

My bestie Kristy took that photo, so unfortunately she isnt in it – but here is one of us together.

I didnt get any real photos of the food but it was amazing! They just kept bringing it out! Cheese balls, chorizo sausage salad, roast potatos, calamari, bread, more salad, frittata and more stuff I cant even remember! Then they finished with churros and choc dipping sauce. My churros came out with a sparkler on them too, which was way too cool. Thankyou, my lovely friends!!

It isnt often that you find people who you can chat about the weather to, and then in the next minute talk about how society is degrading itself in its endless search for perfection. Oh yes, we can go deep when we want to.

I think sometimes you have to go through crap and be let down and walked upon to really pick yourself up and appreciate realness and truth when you see it. I know what real friends are. I have been there and I know.

So it is going to be hard to leave my beautiful friends, but I love the fact that they can keep up to date with my adventures in this blog and we have email and skype too!

Here’s to strengthening old friendships and creating new ones along the way!!