Monday, May 23, 2011

Discover Scuba Dive

Hey fellow ETD readers. Sorry we've been lacking in posts recently, we've got alot going on, towards the lead up to heading overseas.

Gaffa and I had our last day at our engineering jobs. Gaffa's was a little less eventful than mine. He got Domino's Pizza, and a farewell gift of an Australian flag and a pack of Sydney playing cards. Whereas I had a 3 course italian lunch - including a delicious dessert called 'three minutes of pleasure'... and my colleagues bought me a necklace, matching scarf, beret and gloves set, perfect for the UK summer!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Put Another "Shrimp" On the Barbie...."

So ETD Readers, today I want to talk about something very special to me:

Friendship. Friendship and what it means to me. In my world, friendship is more than just hangin' out with the lads or going shopping with the girls. To me it is a mutual equilibrium that knows no distance or time. There is no expiry date on friends.

Over the past few years I have moved around somewhat (to put it mildly), and during this time I have maintained as many friendships as I can, and I have made some very special friends - which has been the saving grace for me! My time overseas wouldn't have been anywhere near as fun, interesting or memorable without each and every one of you and what we have shared together. It truely makes me sad to say goodbye, but rest assured the GAFFAtron will return.

"..Cos, I've had the time of my life, and I owe it all to you..."

And just like the song says, my time has been exactly what I needed and you've all made it special....even all of you annoying, smelly friends! ;-)

There is something I need to tell all of my new friends, and something I'd like to remind all of my old friends. I Love You ALL. I just needed to share that with you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How To Pack Your Luggage: Part 1 - The Packing List


Welcome back to Eat Travel Dive, to all of our loyal blog followers. With the ever nearing date of mine and Winnie’s departure to travel overseas, I thought now would be a good time to start a blog series related to that woeful task of Packing!

Is this your Family Car on the way to the airport?

Is this you on your last trekking holiday?

I’m not sure I know anybody who actually enjoys this process, but needless to say it is an essential part of any traveller’s itinerary. Boo! I hear you all screaming, but fear not, I am about to try and make life easy for everyone.

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets - Darwin

Hey hey! Gaffa and I are in our last week of work! YAY!!! Only 3 days, 7hrs, 13 mins to go... haha I'm not counting down the time, I swear!

Anyway, Gaffa is working on his packing posts, so I thought I'd sneak one in about the markets in Darwin. We were told about these markets by close friends of Shrimp Dog and Shrimpette who use to live in NT. While we were travelling up through the National Parks and working out our itinerary for the last week, we found out that they were on Sunday and Thursday nights. So we had to rearrange our visits to Litchfield and Kakadu so we could visit the markets. Lucky enough, Kakadu was a quick visit and we made it to Litchfield and to Darwin in time for the markets on a Sunday night - yipeee! I love markets!!

Mindil Beach sunset
WINGAZ 01/05 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Product Review - Lululemon Run: Speed Skirt

Hey hey there! Sorry haven't posted for past few days, Blogger was down yesterday...
As you can see above, I love to do jumping photos, and I'm wearing a funky skirt/short/skort....

My first product review of a Lululemon item - the Run: Speed Skirt. If you read my previous post about Lululemon, you would have known that I got given this skirt as a gift from the lovely educators that were working that day at the Ivy George St. store =D

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Walking in Outback Australia - Part 1: Uluru

For today’s post, following on from yesterday’s inspired post I have decided to talk about something totally different. I would like to start over a series of blog posts to talk about the various walks, hikes and treks that Winnie and I did whilst we were on our Road Trip from Adelaide to Darwin. I will only cover the walks that we actually did, and give an honest appraisal of them. To do them justice I will cover one walk each time I post on this subject – so stay tuned for the other walks!
No discussion of the Red Centre of Australia would be complete without a mention for that big old red rock that millions flock to see each year – Uluru, or as it is also known Ayers Rock.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Keep Breathing

Howdy Peeps!
To all of our fellow Eat Travel Divers!

I'll start with what I found to be an inspiring photo, and YES I took it, but with Yummy Mummy's camera during her PADI Advanced Open Water Night dive... The following photo was taken in the worst possible conditions and during a night dive, with poor visibility - why bother some would say (in most cases I would have agreed). BUT, with no editing at all, the image came out like this; which just goes to show that something beautiful can come from the worst of conditions....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Welcome Back!

Sunset at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT


Gaffa and I are back from our 2 week Outback Adventure! After 13 days on the road, 5224 kilometres of driving, over 4,000 photos, only 2 or 3 days without showers, a lot of sweat, about 50km of walking/hiking, a million flies and mozzie bites and sleeping in an airport... we are back to work for 12 days and then off on our travels again. Yipee yi yo!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...