‘Tis the season to be jolly

Well Christmas has been and gone! (As much as I wanted to post on the day, it was all a bit hectic and my laziness got in the way). On a whole i’d say the holiday season was pretty good to me. Lots of drinking, friends, iphone raping and awesome presents from here and back home.

Christmas day was spent working, it was a pretty fun day considering. Got up early to make hot chocolates and open presents with my housemates then made our way to work dressed all pretty like in white shirts and dicky bows 🙂 listened to christmas carols, served food and drinks to customers, had a drink with work people, it was pretty chilled. Seeing as we spent christmas day working, we postponed our celebrations to the following day and had everyone over for an awesome Boxing Day Christmas Dinner. We drank (not enough), ate (too much) and played Twister, Thank God You’re Here and some random card games towards the end of the night accompanied by home made red wine!

New Years Eve was a let down, worked the close at work, celebrated by mopping the floor and cleaning the bar top… *sigh* i’d rather not get into it :/

It’s now 8th Jan (one day till my birthday :D) and I have a week off work to do whatever I want! Australia is suffering from a major heat wave with 41 degree heat, zero humidity and 80kph winds…. talk about a bushfire warning! Jeezus!

Stay safe Aussie Land! I’m gonna need you there for me when I get over this place!

Goodnight all xx

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To be fair, with this amount of alcohol, we should have had a drunker christmas

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I patted a reindeer in the middle of town >_<

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Dressing all spiffy for Christmas Day

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Boxing day! and a small percentage of the iPhone rapage

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Manchester Christmas Markets

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Warrington (specifically our driveway) on a cold, foggy December day
*photo courtesy of Mr. Black

 

 

Settling in to my new home

Almost a week into my stay in Warrington, UK and i’m loving it so far! I brought the Sydney weather with me that’s for sure, we’ve had perfect weather since I landed last Thursday. Thongs and sunnies all the way.

Phone was easy as pie to setup, bank account was about 99% done before I left Oz so all it took was a meeting with the bank and BAM I can get my first pay check!

Of course I will need to be working for that to happen.. which, if all goes to plan will start next week! The Looking Glass, the pub I’ll be working at is super cute and I’m assuming will be pretty much a second home to me… I’ve been there about 5 times already and I haven’t even started working there yet!

So far my time here has been spent meeting for coffee, shopping, drinking, too much pub food, train rides, bus rides and more drinking. Oh and Blackpool which is pretty much an entire town devoted to amusement parks, and a promenade complete with piers, ferris wheels, trams, arcades, fish & chip shops and LOTS of fairy lights.

Hopefully visiting friends in London this weekend before I become a working girl 😉

Samantha
xx

Rhode Island Coffee – where the magic begins

The Looking Glass – isn’t it cute!

The Barley Mow pub in Golden Square

Blackpool!

One of the piers at sunset

The Trafford Centre, Manchester – most amazing shopping centre ever

Their food court was Titanic themed! Amazing!

Time to GTFO of Sydney

Sometimes you just need to go for it.

“Stop worrying about what could go wrong and start thinking about what could go right”

I’ve decided it’s time. Time to pack up and leave.

I’ve been wanting to do this FOREVER. I have nothing keeping me in Sydney. Although I adore the city I grew up in, I have faith that it, and the people I love will always be here for me to come back to.

Car is for sale. Sorting out my VISA. Booking my flights. It’s all happening! Moving half way across the world to the cutest place ever – Warrington, UK.

My soon to be new home…

A small town named Warrington. Midway between Liverpool and Manchester, UK

A small town midway between Liverpool and Manchester, UK

ahh snow! beautiful!

Warrington Town Centre

Warrington Town Centre

Absolutely love it! Looks straight out of a Hugh Grant movie ❤

Sorted a place to stay, a job to start, I have friends there waiting for me… Can’t Wait!

Wish me luck!

Samantha xx