Checking In At: Gold Coast, Queensland…

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I’ve moved on from Brisbane for now… But i’m not done with it yet don’t you worry. I’ll be back there just next week!

Until thenĀ every morning I wake up and I get to look outside and see this spectacular view…. Please… don’t be too jealous…
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I’ve been incredibly lucky with the weather so far, Queensland’s winter is kicking England’s summer’s YouKnowWhat! Today was the first bit of rain and cloud since I arrived on Thursday last week, which means i’ve had lots of sun to spend my days walking around enjoying the sights in my shorts and sunnies. Here’s to you Vitamin D!

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Can anyone who’s been to the Gold Coast recommend a trip in the surrounding areas? I’d love to hear about it!

xoxo

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Checking In At: Brisbane, Queensland

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I’ve spent the past couple of days enjoying Brisbane with old friends and new. The days have flown by and I don’t think i’ve even seen half of this lovely city so I will definitely be back for another visit!

I arrived at Brisbane Airport Thursday morning… my luggage however did not! I handed in my details with the lovely staff, who helped me along with a washbag and a bit of cash for essentials and off I went not knowing when or if it would arrive… Amazingly it arrived only hours later at my AirBnb!! I’m not entirely sure what happened there, as it seems to quick for it to arrive on a seperate plane, so maybe it had got caught up somewhere… but I am extremely lucky and thankful that it turned up so quickly!

The evening was spent with my friend Elise who I met at work in London when it was her turn to travel to the otherside of the country. It was so nice to see her and have a long overdue catch up in person! We strolled along Southbank, eating delicious discoveries from the current Noodle Market they have there… FYI I didn’t actually have noodles, cheesy chicken spring rolls which taste like a cheeseburger! And a waffle on a stick!

It gets dark here really early! Considering it was a BEAUTIFUL day, sunny and at least 23 degrees, by 5.30pm it was pitch black. And it does this all year round because they don’t have daylight saving here… so now it is winter, but even during summer it’s still dark at 5.30pm. I find that odd! It feels like your day is cut short and that you should be heading home to bed. On the other hand it is light at 5am. But considering I am no morning person, i can’t see myself getting up that early too often!

Thursday night I slept… and considering there was an 18th birthday party going on upstairs, I slept solidly and soundly (with the help of earplugs) right into Friday morning.. where I also slept for a long while…. I needed that sleep! And I don’t want to jinx it, but it seems that that is as far as my jetlag goes! I actually feel really good! … I think it will be a whole other story when I get back to England.

I think i’ll leave this tale here for now… or this post may get really long… so… To Be Continued…

xoxo

TTBT… A Weekend In Durham…

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The day after my job finished I headed straight to Durham to visit family and see my (not so little) cousin head off to her prom! I didn’t get a chance to show off how beautiful she looked… So this weeks Travel TBT is in honour of her and my time in Durham.

The weekend was filled with popping into shops, eating cake, and drinking champagne whilst watching Emi-K get made up… It was simply lovely… but I was rather envious that I didn’t have a special event to get dressed up for as well.

It was so nice to be able to spend some time with my family in Durham before I leave. And I am thrilled that I got to be there as Emi-K went off to her prom!

xoxo