Hi everyone, So can I be the first to say that university is so stressful. Don’t get me wrong, I am definietly enjoying it, I love meeting new people! As well as learning all of… More
January is the perfect time of year for the beach, especially in Australia! If you live near the coast, you’ll find that there are so many beaches to explore, each being unique with something special to offer.
If you’ve been folowing the blog, then you know that I recently went to Coffs Harbour, my home town. It is absolutely beautiful there and I found myself swimming almost everyday! Personally, my faourite beach is Emerald Beach because that was the one I went to in my young days.
When I payed Emerald Beach a visit, the water was so blue and calm. Also, the wildlife is so gorgeous there. I saw so many kangaroos and even a pod of dolphins! It was such a fun trip!
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A year ago today, I walked off the plan from my very first European adventure in the beautiful Switzerland. I participated in a reciprocal exchange, meaning my exchange partner stayed with me for 9 weeks in 2016 and I stayed with her and her family for 9 weeks over Christmas. It was such an adventure and such an enlightening experience, if you are thinking but doing an exchange I would 100% recommend doing so.
Switzerland will forever hold a special place in my heart, and not just for the chocolate (which is out of this world!) but for all the beautiful friends and memories I made.
So today, I went on a super fun drive with my sisters, mum and gran! We started off by heading to McCauleys Beach and I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to take some happy snaps.
After some exploring, we thought it would be a great idea if we headed to the local marina. We decided to cool down with an ice cream (I got raspberry sorbet and mint choc chip), and we spotted some fish and a sting ray.
Just past the boats, there’s Muttonbird Island. I’ve been there many times before and I’m going to go for a nice walk there tomorrow morning.
Following the scrummy ice cream, we drove for a quick minute and went for a walk.
By this point, the sun was irritating my already burned skin. In saying that Mum took us all for a drive to various lookouts in Sawtell.
Then, we bought some hot chips and gravy for lunch and not long after, returned back to my Gran’s house. As you can imagine, I’m very excited to be spending time in this beautiful town!
Tuesday marked the first day of my holiday with family. Approximately a six hour drive to our home town, and destination, we thought it would be a great idea if we made a few stop overs on the way!
We stayed at my Grandma’s night on Monday and little did I know that she lives 20 minutes away from a beautiful sunflower farm, Farm & Co at Kingscliff, NSW.
This was my first time at a sunflower farm and I can 100% confirm that it did not disappoint. There were hundreds of bright yellow, tall sunflowers that you could roam around and take that perfect Instagram photo.
Farm & Co not only had sunflowers, but they grew many types of fruit, veggies and delicious macadamias. They had free range chickens roaming around in a large pen and word on the street is they have a pig. Unfortunately I did not see her/him!
Nonetheless, considering Farm & Co do not have an entry fee, even if they did, it’s important to remember to support farms like these. You could purchase some of their produce or even give them a little tip. It’s places like these where their hard work goes unnoticed, which makes me sad because without our farmers, Australia would be a completely different story.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated about my trip!
New Years happens to be one of my favourite holidays of the year. Why? It’s not because it’s an excuse to get dressed up or party, but rather the hope.
If you strip down all of the resolutions and goals, all that’s left is the prospect of what can be achieved. There’s so much potential and I love the good energy, it’s so refreshing.
In 2018, I will (hopefully) become a much better cook, read at least 1 book a month, learn to play the piano and maintain a healthy lifestyle all year long. Oh and also to stop procrastinating, however, I say that every year with very little success.
Motivation is key! Getting up in the morning and starting off the day in the right way, it could make all of the difference. All it takes is a little hustle and we can achieve our goals! Remember, motivation is key!
I have a very good feeling about 2018. Don’t ask me why, don’t ask me how – it’s my intuition. Hopefully it will bring nothing but joy and happiness to you!
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Happy New Year everyone! I cannot believe that 2017 has gone just like that.
What a crazy, adventurous and rewarding year 2017 was. It was by far my favourite year to date. As it started, I was in Switzerland on my exchange and it sounds crazy to say that was a year ago!
Once I came home, I welcomed some gorgeous new family members, my guinea pigs of course!
Not long after, I began my senior year of high school.
I went on an amazing ecology camp at Stradbroke Island, however we all went home early because of the rainy weather.
Half way through the year, I finished up my captaincy position at school and began to mentor the upcoming captains which was a privilege.
So far, the year had been great, however, when August rolled around I found myself so nervous for the QCS exams and what the rest of the year had instore. The big test came and went and I was so relieved!
Later on in the year, I was able to experience all the exciting senior activities. Formal was definitely my favourite!
Following formal, I went on the theme park excursion which was held at Dreamworld, and the next day I graduated high school.
A few weeks later, I was celebrating with my bestest of friends at Moreton Island, which is always a fab time!
A few days before Christmas I discovered that I had been accepted into my dream course of forensic science at my preferred university. I was absolutely ecstatic – I’m sure you can imagine! I welcomed another guinea pig into the family and quit my job. So 2018 will be about fresh starts for me.
I hope you had an awesome 2017! if not, I’m 100% positive that 2018 will be good to you. Happy New Year once again!
Seeing that it’s December, I decided to share a list of my favourite Christmas songs ever! I lurrve Christmas, so songs and little jingles get me in the Christmas spirit as soon as they start to play.
1. My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears
2. 8 Days Of Christmas – Destiny’s Child
3. Opera Of The Bells – Destiny’s Child
4. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
5. 100 Degrees – Kylie Minogue, Danii Minogue (side note – This is the best disco Christams song I have ever heard!)
6. Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
7. Run Run Rudolph – Kelly Clarkson
8. Wrapped In Red – Kelly Clarkson
9. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Christina Aguilera
11. Last Christmas – Ashley Tisdale
12. Joy To The World – Aly & AJ
13. Wonderful Christmastime – The Shins
14. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town – Jackson 5
15. Jingle Bell Rock – Glee
16. Jingle Bells – Glee
17. White Christmas – Michael Bublé, Shania Twain
18. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – A.Hague
19. Where Are You Christmas – Cindy Lou Who
20. Welcome, Christmas – The Grinch Soundtrack
And that’s a list of my favourite Christmas Songs. More holiday posts are on their way!