Saturday, September 30, 2006

Claire's letter


Today's BBQ went well (pictures soon). People turned up (that's always a start) and we sat in sunny shade in the great outdoors on picnic rugs! Two great social achievements were seeing David, a friend form uni who I have not seen since we both deaprted on exchnage, he was in Virginia while I was in France and my good friend Ben who was my housemate in Lyon. Seeing him was great and he came bearing French cheese, Comte, oh the memories, oh the cheeeese!!!

The weather was amazing! Perfect! Our warmest day yet in this fast approaching summery weather I think! Couldn't have ordered better weather myself! I can't wait until I can sit outside, guilt free and not thinking I should be studying the replication cycle of polio or learning how the Adenovirus protein assembles...very useful for later on in life I am sure you will agree!

I will leave you with a letter I received from my dear friend Claire who was a teacher at Camp America and is at this moment discovering other parts The States. She will soon head off to Europe and she wrote me the following which I thought I would share. To me it is beautiful and cherished:

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to reply, but the last 3 weeks have been spent crossing this BEAUTIFUL country, so far I have seen many broadway shows, ridden on the maid on the mist at niagara falls , visited art galleries and blues bars in chicago, went horse back riding on the badlands at sunset, visited both yellowstone and yosemite national parks, taken a thousand photos on the corn palace (in north dakota) seen Mt rushmore and the crazy horse monument, slow danced with a cowboy in Jackson hole Wyoming and saw my first snow fall. I am now sitting in a bar/internet cafe in San Francisco!!!!

Cara, you come from an incredible country!!!!!! The people are amazing, generous and kind and I have never seen such beauty in my entire life. I miss you like crazy and think on you every single day.

Love you, Claire bear

Nice hey? Goodnight. Sweet dreams of the wide world and it beauty,
Cara =)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

RANDOM EVENT...your presence required!

Hey all!

We are having a RANDOM EVENT picnic/BBQ this Sunday (October 1st)!!! The weather forecast is fine and 25 degrees!! YAY! And yes, you're invited! Go to Chelsea Bicentennial park (Melways: 93 D12). Starts 1pm till late!

BYO: food (munchies and/or thangs to BBQ), friends, frisbees (any kind of outdoor toys and games), alcohol, rugs.....dogs!

IMPORTANT: BYO friends (the purpose of random events is to have fun and the more the merrier! To meet randoms you need to bring randoms to share! Bring fun people that you never get the chance to catch up with, or new people who you'd like to get to know better through work or uni or socially or good friends or family or.... if in the end its all to hard you wont be penalised if you bring yourself!)

Cara =)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What's happening!

On a completely different note....I have been fine....dandy...? Im on holidays from uni so things are a bit calm. Found some motivation lying around somewhere too and bought a cap and goggles the other day and am turing acquatic! Well I have only been once but tomorrow is looking good!

Friday, September 15, 2006

My favourite place...

Mordialloc might not be anything special to many but I love it. It is a special place....the place for sunsets, breathing in fresh air, looking out at the endless horizon and having deep conversations with my soul. I must admit that I missed it while I was away. I never found anywhere (in Europe or the States) where I could look out at the sea and feel as content. xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Photo from a friend!

My freind Ivan, whom I met on my flight from Zagreb (Crotaia's capital) to Hamberg (Northern Germany) and who kindly showed me the best parts of Hannover (south of Hamberg, has just finished cycling around Croatia with his brother! He took this photo for me! I love it! =) It's fabulous!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tahiti photos

Greetings and Welcome to Bora Bora!

Going into Papaette

Swimming...or floating with my cousin Kaylen! Look at the colour of that water!!! Paradise!


Today the air was warm, still and fresh.
Today, for the first time since I have been home, I opened the door to let the fresh air in.
Today I smelled summer.
It is coming. It might rain next week or in the near future but it is coming.
Today I smelled Australia.
I smelled the gum trees, the red dirt, the kangaroos, the cockatoos.

Several days ago I went to the Dentist. The waiting room is full of all kinds of posh magazines. I read an article on the current Chilean president, a single Mother of 3, a pediatrician, who was imprisioned, tortured and exiled (to Australia) after the military coup of 1973.

'Because I was a victim of hate...I've decided to dedicate my life to turning hate into understanding, tolerance and - why not say it?- love'
-Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

'They can cut all the flowers, but they cant stop spring'
-Pablo Neruda, great Chilean poet.