Saturday, July 31

Photos from My Holiday (a.k.a. My Trip)

I'm back! Well actually, I was back late Tuesday night. Wanna see some photos from my trip? I want to post photos because otherwise this will end up as a long boring post like some others. ANd photos are more interesting.

**NOTE: I did NOT take all of these photos myself. Mum took some, Dad took some and my brothers and sisters probably took some.**

So we set out driving on a Thursday. I wanted to leave at 5 in the  morning, except we still had to pack and Mum likes to come home to a tidy house.

On the way, we drove past a wind farm.

*Taken  by Dad*

We stopped at a town on the way and stayed there on Thursday and Friday night. On Friday morning, we had breakfast at a cafe with some friends. I had some average pancakes with delicious blueberries and yummy sauce.

Later that day, we went rock walking at a place where ther was lots of rocks.
This is my favourite photo from the whole trip. I like the colours. Don't you think it looks a bit like a layer cake that has collapsed?
*Both taken by Dad*

The next day (Saturday) we left that beautiful town and drove. And drove. And drove. Until 6 at night when we arrived at our final destination.
Driving *not sure who took this*
We did lots of fishing at the back of the reef, and almost as much snorkeling. I saw 2 stingrays {which I'm absolutely terrified of}. Don't you hate it when you're snorkel ling in a big group, and someone kicks you in the face? We caught a MASSIVE mackerel while trolling  in our boat. And then a shark swam up behind it and stardted chasing it then bit half off. Evil Shark. It still fed all of us + some friends though.

Some other photos.

Termite Mounds while driving. Mum took that photo. The face isn't edited in... *Mum's photo*
An emu just next to where we were staying. *A sibling's photo*.
The lighthouse just behind where we were staying. *My Photo*
*Not sure who took this*
*My photo*
*My Photo**I think*
*My Photo*
*Mum's or brother's photo*
Whales. We saw them almost every day. I think that photo is zoomed. *Not sure who took this*
5 Things that I Did/Saw That I Have Never Seen/Done Before
  1.  Passed the Tropic of Capricorn
  2. Saw termite mounds in person
  3. Snorkelled the Ningaloo Reef
  4. Seen a shark/stingray/manta ray that's not in captivity.
  5. Gone the furtherest north I've ever been.
I'm sure there's more but I can't think of any right now.
 My siblings had a rest day on Wednesday, but I - Being the nerd I am - went to school. I was nervous, as if I was starting a new school. 

What do you think of the photos? Let me know.

P.S. I'm keeping my name as Frangipani the Fish (Thanks Braceface for your input :D) and do you like how I re-did the blog? Not design or anything.

Thursday, July 15


... for now. Until the 27th, I probably won't be able post. Or have internet (Oh! The horrors), and even if I do I won't be posting unless I have something major to tell you. I'll try to take some photos and post them when I get back.

So, Ciao for now!


P.S. This Blogger names not doing it for me. I'm gonna try to think of a name while I'm gone.

Saturday, July 10

Why Spain Will Win the World Cup... and Other Assorted Paragrpahs

...because Paul the Octopus said they would, and Paul's always right because hes an octopus. So I'm going for Spain so I can rub it in every ones face *if I want* (not that I would) when Spain wins.

Now onto some other nonsense I want to clear up...

I really couldn't care less for AFL, except I *do* go two teams. (It's always been true). Lets call the teams from my state team #1 and team #2. I go for #1 because my sister goes for #2. I support two teams. #2 and whatever team #1 is playing. I just had to add that random snippet from my mind.

Also, have any good songs or movies? I need at least 2 more hours of songs or movies on my iPod for this "holiday" next week that's a 14 hour drive. (Our friend, who lives about 3 1/2 hours south of us would get there before us if we both left at the same time). I don't like long drives.You've probably realised that I don't really want to go. I don't because I miss out on 1 and a half weeks of school. I ALWAYS miss the first session of this dancing course everyone does. Normally I hate it, but the year 7's always get the best song. This year, that means me. Also I have photos to check out from our class party that have yet to be downloaded. Maybe I can get my friend to email them to me.

That reminds me. Has anyone downloaded iOS 4 yet? (for all the iPod touches and iPhones out there) It's awesome. Much better than the last operating system. You can put your apps in folders. Get this... I had 8 pages of apps, and I narrowed it down to 3. It's amazing!

Now only 2 more paragraphs I wanna write.

Today, we went to this electronics store to "stock take" the electronics we would need for our trip. a.k.a. replacing headphones that always go missing. You know how there's always displays of the stuff? Well my sister and I found two iPads that were demos. Now I'm addicted. I <3 the keyboard so much. But it's sort of clunky.  Next to the iPads, there was a Mac (not sure what type) and the screen was like, as big as my TV. There were some TVs across the aisle and the Computer screen was even bigger than them. ANd it had good sound because iTunes was open and I clicked on the Owl City folder and I blasted it throughout the store. *wopps :P* Then we found the massage chairs on demo and the Wii that was also a demo.

Last weekend there was nothing on, so I switched it onto Oprah, where the Twilight stars were being interveiwed. I went along with it and watched it, even though I hate Twilight as much as it's possible. Then my sister did the unthinkable. She put the Bali copy of Twilight we had on. I protested but she wouldn't budge. Now I'm scared I'm turning into a Twi-Hard, because I loved it and now I want to rent New Moon. Please NO NO NO. I get Google Alerts for Harry Potter and it came up with an article titled something like Hermione vs Bella. It's very interesting.

If you have read everything I have said, I applaud you. Well done.Thankyou. Sorry for the long post.

I like: Hannah Montana season 4, episode 2. Yes, call me a baby. I don't care. My army of teddy bears and Playschool toys will come and get you.
I feel: hyped up. I don't know what over though.
I can't stop playing/listening to: Airplanes by BoB.
I want to tell you: I really want at least one Australian follower. Pretty Please? *Puppy Face*

P.S. When I started this post, I was all hyped up, now I'm tired an not hyped up.

Thursday, July 8

5 Reasons I Love Rainy Weather

1. Perfect movie weather
2. It's not to hot
3. You can sit at a window and stare out
4. The sound of rain on the roof
5. You get to dance in the rain.


Currently obsessing over: Rain
Currently reading: Nothing! I finished all of the books I had :D
Can't stop playing/listening to: and a song stuck in my head called Dynamite by Taio Cruz. **BEST song EVERR**
Wants to tell you: 90 km/h winds and hale are forecast for tonight and the might go out for a couple of days like it did in March, so if I don't post, you will know what happened :)

Saturday, July 3


Is it already the beginning of July? Half way through the year. I clearly remember last July. It's gone really fast. And now semester 1 is over, and I have 6 months 'til high school. 6 months left of my awesome teacher. 6 months of seeing my friends at school. Scary.

Normally I find class parties boring. Who doesn't? We normally just watch a movie and eat bad food. Today though, with my awesome teacher, we threw a party for two good friends who were leaving (one to America, and one to a school closer to where she lives) *sob sob*. We also had free dress, to make it even better.

In 6 months, I'll prpbably be blogging to tell you about my worries going into high school. Time Flies.


Currently reading: Nancy Drew #2 in the Eco-Mystery Triology
Can't stop playing/listening to: If I Had You - Adam Lambert: #1 fave song at the moment.
 Wants to tell you: I have Baby permanently embedded in my head.*uggh*