Australia: Newcastle

Guys ... I think Ive lost my blogging mojo. I am soooo sorry for not reading your posts in over a week, I have been swamped with going back to work and with my masters ... and lets not mention the severe case of jet lag that I suffered through. I do think that slowly but surely I am back. I just hope you guys stuck through the absence. I do miss you all!

Anyhoo ... on to Australia. I spent four glorious weeks there. Let me just warn you ... there will be several posts with several pictures. I have to detail everything from the random stuff with my sister and mum in Newcastle to my uncles home near the vineyards in the Hunter Valley to my cousins wedding and my week in Sydney .....

My sister lives in Newcastle which is about 2 hours from Sydney and so most of my trip was there. She is currently finishing up her PHD at University of Newcastle and so she took us on a driving tour of the University in the first week. We also roamed the gorgeous downtown Newcastle and went to a popular beach in Newcastle called Nobby's beach. (I actually did a real tour of Newcastle with my mum and that will be a post by itself!)
Forget how terrible I look ... I just travelled for 14 hours ... look at the cute face that met me at the ariport

And this balloon of course


And the first thing we did when I got there? ... hey ... I have a 2 year old niece and a 4 year old nephew

The University my sister is doing her PHD at ...


A portrait in downtown Newcastle. I just loved it! 

This phallic tower .... tell me you didn't think that ...

Stopped for lunch on Darby Street... 

Obsessed with the decor... typical me

Because wine ...

Crappy iphone pic of the sister and I. Love her! (Good luck at your conference sisssy)

Yummmmmm

Just a few minutes from downtown Newcastle is this beach ... I just loved the lighthouse that overlooked the beach and I actually went on a tour of it with my mum one day!


Funny (?) story ... these plants and the fence was put in because this was a popular suicide spot. (Sidenote - sister feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :p)

And that is it for now...  Stay tuned for more. I have plenty more Oz pics to follow....... including one too many pics of kangaroos... I'm seriously obsessed with the creatures. 


Ill be bombarding your inboxes with comments from work today ... BEWARE!!


Have a great day guys!



               

12 comments:

  1. Living vicariously through your Australia pics :). How amazing you spent 4 weeks there!

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  2. So cool! can't wait to see more!

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  3. this post makes me all the happy :)

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  4. Looks like you had a good trip! That salad looks AMAZING! I totally went there with the tower. Haha!

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  5. What a great trip and four weeks - that's amazing!!

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  6. So glad you were able to go and spend a couple of wonderful weeks with family relaxing and enjoying yourself! Great photos. Sounds like you had such a fun and OMG busy trip! Glad you're back though :)

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  7. Love the photos! So awesome that you were able to go visit your family in Australia! Newcastle looks like a really cute town :D That tower though.. I laughed out loud!

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  8. Thanks for the best wishes Hun. Great pics. If I didn't live here I want to after looking at those pics:).)
    Love you x

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  9. Wonderful photos! Your nephew looks so much like your sister which of course makes sense but I wanted to confirm lol. Also, the phallic tower? Shaking my head at your Kay.

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  10. ooh i wanna go back to OZ! and that is crazy about the suicide section, but hey if thatworks!

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  11. Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had a great time with family and site-seeing. Welcome back!! I'm sure you'll get your mojo back. It's hard to mentally go back into it especially after traveling but things will fall into place I'm sure. ;-)

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  12. Beautiful! Sounds like a great trip!

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