Tagged with Australia

May we all have our hopes, our will to try – New Year’s Eve in Sydney, 2006

Not only did I spend Christmas 2006 in Sydney, Australia but I spent New Year’s Eve there as well. Sydney is known for their spectacular fireworks, so my friends and I decided to picnic by the observatory near the botanical gardens where we had a good view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We arrived as … Continue reading

Christmas in Sydney

I didn’t mean for so much time to go between this post and my last one. Hopefully in 2015 I’ll get better at posting regularly! It’s Christmas Eve and I’ve been thinking about past Christmases. My family isn’t very big on Christmas. We did the presents and everything when we were kids but as we … Continue reading

Are we there yet?

My friend Kristen is preparing to go to Australia for a month and she is so excited.  I love Australia and would return in a heartbeat.  In preparation for her trip I’ve been giving her tips and hints on what to do, where to stay and just general knowledge that will come in handy (what … Continue reading

Revisiting Rick Mercer's rant on Weather

When I lived in Australia, their weather reports completely confounded me. I remember one week the weather was “Fine” every single day. What does “Fine” mean anyway? I didn’t understand (if it was going to rain it would say “Rain”). That’s when I first became conscious of how weather obsessed Canadians are (myself included). We … Continue reading