This is Mine. This has now turned into my travel blog. sometime i may not make sense and you will just have to bare with me.. staring at a computer screen is a buzz kill. the photos will be mostly mine.

London. My Home.

a place I would have called home had the reason to stay let me. Romilly. Snow. The house rules- if someone is in a onesie, everyone has to be in the onesie. Our first night playing board games. Nick. Brent. Luke. Dress up parties. Bad flatmates. Friends for life. The 12 Pins. Sunbaking in the park. somehow getting burnt in Finsbury Park. Fights. Making up. East London! That day we drank for 12 hours at Brick Lane. Spooning with friends. Break ups. Hook ups. Brusies. Skype sessions. The monopoly pub crawl. Orgainsed teachers. Football Matches. Arsenal spirit. The feeling of the ball at the back of the net. Getting beer poured all over you. Three Kings. Looking at Moz when a Pulp fiction song came on, jumping on the table and dancing like Uma and John. The olympics. Carlton. My shopping habit. Frank Ocean. Bombay Bicycle Club. Black keys. Radiohead. Theme park. Flume. Alred Hall. £1 Backstreet Boys concert. Getting to red belt in kick boxing. Actually exersising for the first time in my life. Having Dinner at the Waldorf for Jane’s birthday.Mouldy rooms. Bamboo wall paper. Dosers. High tea at the Ritz. Tattoos. One gorgeous black labrador. £10 indian on Brick lane. Everyone coming back to Romily after a night out. the mayhem of fabric.  Stealing props with Rachel at Church. The Sunday assembly- church for athesist. Borough markets and the melted cheese. Camden Lock. Carltons 1920’s christmas party. ½ price yum cha in camden. Ice sculptures at Canary Wharf. Life size stone henge bouncy castle. Brixton markets for lunch. Watching Pearl harbour with the girls. Having my bag stolen for the 2nd time in a year. Dorset with mandy. Newcastle for my birthday. Oxford with Carlie and her Cousins. Brighton with Luke. Bath for my birthday with Luke. Amazing tapas in Bath.sneaking on to the trinity college campus and going to a house party.Walking on Abbey Road. Making  Mexican hats from Dough and pimping my shades.  Group shots- one good, one bad. Snow fights in the park. Snow fights with aggressive 10 y.o who stole chicos shoes while he is in his undies.The 10 pin bowling night that got out of control. Ice skating at the tower of london. Ice skating at Winter Wonderland. Being a tourist with my mum, dad and shane. Ice skating at the london eye. cloud control with Alice! Dancing in a vodka bottle with jane, Carlie and Ben to the spice girls. Matt’s praise board that I lost at constantly. Christmas at broxash. Broxash in general. Waking up at 10 am to find Matt and brendan dressed as women possing for Jazzie who is taking pictures. Christmas with Luke and his family. Turning a shitty pub into a party after a match and getting filmed by the toothless owner. The christmas pub crawl. Dancing on tables- all tables. Returning home from Elk bar in a sheep onsie and lipstick all over my face after we battled the taxi driver when he was driving the wrong way home, having to catch the bus home but playing charades to kill the time. my first aresnal match. The first cuddle puddle in my bed with the Romilly Family. Amy constantly rubbing her fake boobs all over me. Karls  epic photo face. The mega game of jenga in our onsies.Eating ben’s dinner- constantly. The romilly rat killed by karl, a shoe and hammer. The blackstock Mouse that ran in on me on the toilet. Family farewell Dinners. Xmas KK. The Graham Norton show, twice! Maddie’s work fashion launch where I got diamonds on my nails. Charity comedy show with Luke and the crazy viking. Watching Springhealth dominate over Parragon in a football match in the pouring rain.  Listening to Muse from the balcony of Johnny and Kim’s place. Visiting a farm in London. Finding london’s only windmill. Using a permanent marker to colour a tooth in a Ben’s farewell @ the faultering Fullback. £20 Lobster and garlic Butter. The most amazing Nougat at a chocolate fair where Luke and I froze our arses off because spring never came. Seeing the worst musical- Viva Forever with the girls. Dylan’s warehouse party where matt jumped down Carlies throat for a full hour, they had their own bar and laughing gas. Bikram yoga. The international pillow fight in trafalgar square.  Carlie and I Getting a bike ride from a guy at 2pm after we went to a club with free drinks in Soho.Cirque De Solie  but having to leave before it got good. Seeing Queen with my parents. Cocktails on the 37th floor before free popcorn and movies with Luke. Ben nearly burning the flat down when he fell asleep with the oven on for  4 hours. Being apart of the Bloody Beetroots film clip. Providing the Wee tee pee for the park when we didn’t want to pay 10p for the toilets.Seeing thousands Santa’s run for charity at Greenwich. A late night subway visit in turned into putting on a huge milkshake costume.  Notting hill markets and £1 brie. Trying to find a flatmate when all of mine left. Reality tv- Take me out/first dates/ Embarrasing bodies/Beauty and the geek/ Catfish. Meeting up with Cam and Kyle and licking a chicken Nugget. Getting lost, constantly. Watching Brady stay awake at 3 kings by dancing. The day we flew on a trapeze and got caught. Holi festival with Jane and Zoe. Witnessing Margot Robbie lick janes face. Colour fights with strangers. The rooftop cinema in Peckham with Luke. Playing croquet at a garden party that had an orchestral band. Switching rooms to down stairs. Freezing in Regents streets Icebar -7 degrees! Going to the pointless Cables Cars. Getting a couples massage that didn’t last as long as I wanted it too. Seeing the mayor of Scardy cat town. Breakfast for Dinner at The Breakfast Club. Seeing Mandy again and getting surprised with Chloe too. Stonehenge/ Corfe Castle and West Bay with Luke. Accidently arriving in time for the changing of the guard at Windsor castle and then seeing the horticultural society honour the queen for her 60 year with an arch. Saying goodbye to Carlie. Having 1st class treatment at Cique De Soir- Dom Peri and Belvedere Vodka. Watching a Cirque De soeil performance and getting a free dinner too though jonny’s work. The loneliest city in the world. The book or Mormon with Luke. The drowning Man- the best show i have ever seen and probably ever seen. The Folly with Claud, Tash and Mads. A love affair with running. Saying goodbye to a home. Having a broken heart and realising that London is a great town to be single, a couple but awful with a broke heart. The Martin Creed Exhibition. the balloon room. The feeling when the sun starts setting later and you made it through the winter. Putting the winter coat away, finally. Drinks in the park after work cause the sun sets at 11:00. Falling in Love in the best city in the world. Quiz night and pestering the fuck out of Peirs the quizmaster. finally winning something at the quiz. Seeing Leticia in Notthing hill with Graham. Getting a facial and massage in Chelsea- OMG Chelsea, love. Dancing till 4 in the morning at Joe's for my farewell. Having Xmas with Angela. Farewell drinks and Lunch with my Carlton Team who i adore. That really cheap Japanese place in China town right near M&M's. The Scream Gallery near my work. Finsbury Park. All the nooks and crannies- Angel, Stoke Newie, Hackey, Crouch End, Camden, Chelsea, Nottinghill, Islington. Amy and Karl. The Melbourne Crew. Lukes first tattoo and his 2nd- which he said he would get. Too many photos- not enough photos. NYE at Jonny's place with Chris. Flip cup. Beer Pong. my 2nd arsenal match with Jonny. Cheap movies- Wolf of wall street with zoe, Jane and Cam. Walter Mitty. Sunday Assembly with Ami and then coffee. Random meals and drinks with Matt Lewis at his pub.Choccywoccidodah with the girls in Soho. Sunsets behind St Paul's Cathedral. My first night in London at 21st at Bank? - who knows, i was lost. Aquarium surprise but Luke was sick- for a whole month. Catching up with Lauren at the Hard rock Cafe. Mumu times! Street Art in East London. Vintage shopping in East London. Photo booths- all the time. Buskers at Covent Garden. Floating Lanterns with Luke. The best pizza across the road- Luke and I loved eating there but the woman was such a cow. The fresh homemade gelato on the corner next to Jonny Cash, so fresh i found a lemon Pip in mine one day. Fancy Dinner with Carlie in Primerose Hill. NAAN MAN... a very creepy man but god i love that Naan, fresh and hot out the kitchen. Zoo lates with Luke and his friends, Luke and Jonny fighting it out in the oversized boxing ring- Luke winning. Fake eyelashes. Watching my first Kicking boxing fight for Aaudi - it was a draw but he is still world Champ. Too many drugs in the first 4 months led to me stopping al together but i did have laughing gas at Dylans house party where Asha nearly Shat herself when we arrived. Another warehouse party with Jane and Zoe. Dressing as Princess Bubblegum for Halloween. Lady boys when i went to see Mads in Sheffield- Amazing. 
There is more... Surely but for the moment this is it.
I love London. It will always hold a very special place in my heart. It is a part of me. 
What a time and experience to have. I am so lucky.

Australia and New Zealand

My trip back home for the first time in 2 years was not with out its drama.
I cant say that it was a time i will cherish, i struggled for sure.. that is not to say that i did not love meeting my Nephew for the first time or seeing my family or my friends, rediscovering my home with Luke, making sure that he had an enjoyable time.
I think i also need to stop saying that it was such a horrible trip, i need to focus on the more positive aspects of the trip which we plently.

However in saying that i dont really want to go into detail.
We hit the tourist spots for Luke, and me too.
 Lachy's 1st birthday and naming ceremony, Manly beach, icecream, swimming, ferry rides, La Push, a long stop over in Singapore where we got a free tour of the city, seeing chico at the clock in Surry Hills,  the blue mountains, patersaire schwartz, bbq at Ambers, losing my necklace at Manly :( , walking around the city with Amber before heading to the harbour bridge walk, unsuccesfully trying to catch the sunset at the harbour after dinner with Bone and Carlie,  jamboree, drinks at the lowenbrau with Shane and Cuffy, lunch for blairs birthday, heading to Manyana with the family, Aunty Jan's house and meeting addy, Luke trying to catch a storm but not having any luck,  Luke Buying George when i was upset, Luke's attempt at skim boarding, snorkelling around green island and seeing a huge sting ray, drinks later whilst feeing other manta rays an playing football with the dogs on the beach while the sunset, surfing with Uncle Pete, seeing Luke's first Kangaroos, Melbourne, picking up a car and heading to the Great Ocean Road- it was raining of course, Luke booking the wrong day for the hotel, scrabbling to find somewhere to sleep that night! finally getting to a hotel, resting before dressing up for  our anniversary dinner only to buy take away dinner and eat it on our bed at the hotel, up early to drop off the Car, finding Henry and buying him as a friend for George, checking out the street art, checking into our hotel that we booked incorrectly so we could shower and sleep in the middle of the day, heading out to the airport only to be told that the flight is delayed and we have to head back in the morning so we headed back to the hotel at 1am, slept and went back to the airport for our next flight, drinks in Newtown with all my friends, Matt stripping off and dancing around a pole, Mark joining in and then brownie, the finding a bra that matt put on,  aquarium and lunch with the family, Luke's first Mardi Gras with Ben, Danielle and Matt- not realising how long it goes for,  swimming lessons for Lachy, moving shane to a new apartment, lunch with him and his mates,  Coogee with mum and dad before our flight to Nz, staying in a random camping site with the parents,Puzzle world, christchurch to see Aunty Val, Lake Tekapo,Luke getting sick, meeting mum and dad's puppy, playing pool, seeing django unchained in a car, back to Aus before we go up the pillar on the harbour bridge, oxford street, the coke sign in kings cross before dinner at Ben and Danielles' and then one more day at Coogee swimming before leaving later that day,
My main goal for that trip for Luke to experience and love Australia which i think i did.
The trip was different to me, i had to try and balance Luke, Family and Friends.. i dont think i did it very well but you live and learn. Life is adjustments, changes that we dont realise are happening and how we deal with them.
I may regret some of the things on that trip of the way i behaved but i do not think the trip was a waste.

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