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Goodbye Sydney

12 weeks been and gone..

rain 15 °C

I know it's been a while, let me fill you all in before I leave for Los Angeles tomorrow. 
On Monday 19th May we all went on a trip to Ikea in Rhodes with the swedish girls because it reminds them of home and makes them so happy. We ate meatballs and they got excited reading the Swedish everywhere. Afterwards i then snuck into the hotel next door to our flat to use the swimming pool and sauna which has now become a very common outing of mine. 
I was then back to work as I did Tuesday till Saturday at The call centre followed by babysitting all weekend at the Rathbones, desperately trying to get some money together. 
The following week was much the same, now I'm settled into the working routine the weeks fly by much the same. I pulled in a few sales and consequently some bottles of wine which went down a treat compared to the cheap boxed goon that has become our new friend. More babysitting followed that weekend and I baked peanut butter and jelly cupcakes with Phoebe and took her out to watch Rio at the cinema. 
The week after that was another week of work and that Wednesday (25th) was the State of Origin match between NSW and Queensland. So quite a big deal for aussies. This meant a BBQ at work (in the rain) and finishing an hour early (unpaid)! All for NSW to lose..
On Thursday Lauren, Edith, Kajsa, Simon and I went to the cinema to watch The Hangover 2. The cinema broke mid-film and after a fifteen minute gap (and alot of complaints) it resumed as if nothing had happened. We got a full refund after a bit of a run in with the manager which we were very happy about, considering cinema tickets, and everything else in Sydney are SO expensive. 
When we got out the cinema around midnight we all had missed calls from our drug dealer landlord Klodian. After ringing him back we soon find out that he's decided to move us out of flat 57 with one days notice and split us up! It was all very traumatic moving 4 floors away from Kajsa and Edith and Lauren and I are still adjusting, although our new flatmates Susie (English) Coralie, Aurilie, Roman and Jeremy (French) and Laura and maritzio (Italian) John (Korean) are all lovely. Flat 43 is alot cleaner, but it's just not the same! Although we do get visits often from the girls and Simon. That weekend I babysat again. 
Monday 30th I was feeling wild, and bought myself an IPad 2 with my savings. Lauren, Kajsa and I went to St Leonards for lunch at Edith's cafe that afternoon where she works and then I went onto work that evening at the call centre. On Wednesday i decided it would be good to transfer my money to my English account, and instead accidentally sent it to someone in New Zealand. Luckily the bank realized and, although I was sweating for two days, my precious money was returned to me safe and sound!
More babysitting that weekend and Ash and jack (from home) came round to the flat on Sunday as we hadn't seen them in ages. We cooked them dinner and they STILL owe us a meal.
On the following Wednesday I had another shift life modeling at the same place as before, all went smoothly this time and the pay was good after 6 hours of being still. 
Breakfast at the flat with Kajsa, Jack and Ash on Thursday morning which was nice, and the boys contributed eggs to the equation. 
It was the queens birthday on the 13th which is a public holiday here in Aus, which I cannot get my head round because obviously England doesn't love that. Everyone goes mad for it. Sydney came to a standstill so not much went down that day.
I booked a tour of California that week, so excited. It's LA to San Francisco via Las Vegas and all the national parks. very excited for 4 nights of camping in the desert! 
I bought a camera on Thursday so now I finally am able to document things for myself rather than having to depend on gabys camera! Anyway I got a good deal with memory card and case included so it's all good! First lot of photos from my last night out in Sydney are now up on Facebook. Last night was crazy, all the girls came out and we met up with all the boys from the flat later on. Such an amazing night, very emotional to be leaving my little life here in the cold Sydney winter! Just been packing my backpack ready for the final leg of our round the world trip. SO EXCITED FOR HEAT AND SUNNN. Lots of love, see you all on the other side!


Posted by Bensten 06:57 Archived in Australia

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