little girl overseas

i always dreamed about travelling overseas since i was a little girl and it truely has been the best thing i have ever done. i've grown in ways i would never have dreamed, seen some extraordinary places and met some wicked people ... dream it, do it.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

been awhile since i last blogged .. mm where to start. August I went to Egypt with Kelly for 2 weeks, definately recommend going maybe just not at that time of year. Its like being in an oven with no escape even in the shade. Our guide Hani was brilliant and so passionate about Egyptology that you soon craved to know more and more. I finally got my dream of me with a camel with the pyramids in the background at sunrise (not sunset like I had dreamt of).

Little Bean turned 1 in October, scarey how fast that year has gone. He is now talking and walking - ma/pa put him on webcam for me so I can pull faces at him, he has a silly Aunty heee hee. Just hoping he will recognise me when he sees me again.

A few of my friends travelled home for good end of the year, which was a bit sad but exciting for them. All new adventures for them to discover. I still wonder when I head home and as I always say to myself ... end of next year .... one day I know that when I say that it will feel like its sits right and I will just know !!

Christmas was a little wild, had an orphan one with some friends from work. Was 2 days of heavy drinking, eating, napping, watching movies and dancing around to music. Unfortuantely no snow .... does it even snow in London at Christmas though.

New Years the Minowski gals went to Las Vegas .. Kelly also celebrated her birthday whilst we were there. I had terrible jet lag the 1st day urgh ... or could be old age starting to kick in?? We dressed as little bunnies and had singlets made up for Kellys birthday and went to the Palms hotel as Kelly is absolutely obssessed with "the Girls of the Playboy Mansion". New Years we went down to the Belagio dressed as "little devils" and spent the night on the strip with what seemed like 2 million others. The fireworks werent as great as I thought they would be and only went for about 5 minutes. I was pretty cold, colder than London at night but not so bad during the day. Our hotel New York New York was pretty cool, the inside where the casino was, was themed as Central Park, all the restaurants were in a little cobbled street area it was well cool.

Been up to Aberdeen a couple of times to see JP play in his band The Lorelei... I have turned into a little groupie. The band are great guys as are their wives and wee ones. It snowed on the 2nd trip which turned me into a little kid.

Thats it in a brief nutshell..... till next time.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Alex and I went to Lake Garda, Italy .. was just stunning. Weather was ah 15 degrees hotter than London and NO RAIN !!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

FCUK BALL - 07 July 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Shouv, Meshall, Alex and I drove down to Bristol for the long wkend to stay with friends. We had hoped for summer weather, but alas it bloody rained all wkend !!! Roy introduced us to Wii bowling it was wicked ... I was rubbish but did however kick arse in the shooting !!??!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Me, the bridesmaid

Penelope and Sacha 15th April 07

xx kiss kiss xx

Penny Hens Night ... all the old gang together again

the Little Boy takes me for a spin on the bike .... eeeeek !

spend 4 days down the batch in taupo .. yes caught 2 trout !!

The Palmer Clan has expanded .... welcome to Laura Elizabeth born 4th April.

April 7th, Caelans 1st birthday and takes his 1st steps ... nooo hands mum ... !

April 5th ... I arrive home to Auckland and a couple of new faces !!

Me, Ruth (sister inlaw) and my new nephew Andre 5 mths.

Me, Andre, Saffron, Caelan (1 tomo) and Chris

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Guess whose in print again .... ME !!! Went to the BMI launch of their new Moscow route ...... intending to not have that bigger night (yeah right) I got home at 3am and had the sorest head the next day.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

new york, New York, NEW YORK !!! oh yeah it rocks .... we only went for 3 nights, but you definitely need at least a week there to see it all and shop, shop, shop and shop some more. We flew over on Continental £160 incl taxes baby, love being in the travel business some days .... and they are pretty good to fly on. We got in about 2pm and caught a YELLOW CAB from EWR to the city - was $57 incl the tolls. Kelly had booked us into the wicked place although Paul and I did start to worry when we walked into reception and saw it was a hostel, my backpacking days are numbered and I was not wanting to do that in NYC, but trust me she said and trust her we did and she sure came through check out the one with the spiral staircase. The room has a massive king size bed that the 3 of us could have slept in comfortably, a big plasma screen, kitchen and my room had a double bed and a deck off it. So much cheaper than a hotel and you got loads more for it. Kelly had booked us to see the Knicks play that night and boy was it cool - only prob was it was at 7.30pm US time but 1.30am UK time and after the first quarter I could not hold my eyes open and slept through the rest of it. Paul and Kelly had a great giggle over that and of course at taking pictures of me asleep oh and they said that I had gotten on the big screen "asleep" and of course I believed them for 2 days doh. NYC is so alive, so many people, so many yellow cabs, so many bright lights, so much noise, the freaky steam coming up from the man holes, the constant beeping of horns, the noise and vibration of the subway as it goes under you, the buildings are enormous and actually so are the people - but in height too haaha. Its very easy to get around and being a grid system there is no way you'd get lost. On the Saturday night we went up the Empire States building at night, this was my favourite part of the trip. It was so quiet up there and had an eeiry but peacefulness to it. Was only $18 to get up to the top and we all took loads of pictures, luckily we went up that night as it was really clear the next 2 days were really foggy and you wouldn't have seen a thing. We went and looked at the World Trade Centre site, there is a lot of construction on for the new freedom tower which is due for completion in 2012. They have massive pictures up and a time scale of the hours/minutes leading up to the event. The area is absolutely massive and it really does leave you with sadness to know that so many people died in that very spot. On our last day we caught the ferry over to Statton Island which goes straight past the Statue of Liberty, its a free ferry and runs every 25 minutes .. bargain. It was still really foggy that day and when the ferry came back into the city it had gotten foggier. On TV the statue looked so big, not saying it isn't but I thought it would be bigger, still was a wicked site to see though. The city too looked incredible with the fog hanging low over the buildings made for some great pictures. It was such a fun trip and cant wait to go back again.