I started this blog in 2003 as a sort of travelog for friends and family when I travelled to California for the first time. It evolved in to my online voice after the trip, but has always been the place I go to when I want to document my travels long form. These days I tend to use the social networks of twitter and facebook to get my short communication needs out of the way, but when I want to indulge in some lengthier prose, this is my place to do it.
I spent the majority of my life in Queensland, Australia, but lived in the UK for a year when I was 17 and currently make Sydney my home. Like a lot of people, I love to travel, read, play with computers and swim. I collect Rolling Stone magazines but all they do is sit in a cupboard taking up space ( a habit I’ve had since I was 15).
My claims to fame are:
- I was in a Joh Bjeijke-Peterson ad when I was 12, but got cut off the screen (my younger sister Katie can still be seen however)
- I won a competition in 2006 by making an ad for the Socceroos in the World Cup for National Australia Bank (NAB). It got me a trip to Sydney to watch them play, plus I got to meet them. But the big deal for me was standing in Park Road watching a big screen show the ad to thousands of people who were watching Australia play Italy (yes that match) and seeing my name flash up. I wanted to say that is me, but that would have been weird.
- I am still known by my childcare teachers as the girl who would wear a cowboy outfit underneath my normal clothes just until my mother dropped me off. I would then spend the rest of the day running around childcare as a cowboy.
- I was hit by a car in 2010 while riding my vespa and now have some awesome scars to show for it – the best being a scar in the shape of a vespa key.
- I have the signatures of two members of the band Pavement on a TAB betting slip.
- I own a Betty Boo picture disc of “Where Are You Baby?”
- I met my girlfriend because of this blog. 🙂