Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Clearly the whole 'blog every day for a year' idea didn't last long but I just wasn't into writing things that weren't at least a little bit interesting or fun to write. This however, will be a much more interesting thing for me to read back on.

About a week or two ago, Rodney drove Maddi and I to Ararat where we all stayed in a little cabin type accommodation and went on a tour of one of Australia's most famous mental asylums. We got there a few hours before the tour started and filled our free time with walking, taking photos, eating pizza and watching Saw.

Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera on the ghost tour because I wasn't sure if it would be able to take photos in such low light - of course I didn't think about the fact that there would have to be lights for us to see. Anyhow, no one else on the tour had a camera, and I think I would have felt a bit too much like a tourist hehe. People (including me) did take photos on their phone though! And there was a group photo at the end.

The tour was pretty fun - the guides were in character and had great costume dresses on - and some of the things they told us were crazy. Aradale Mental Asylum only began closing in the 90s, which isn't long ago at all. There were something like 68 buildings, 63 of which still stand (don't quote me on those numbers), it housed around 2,000 patients, and the staff there were all so mean to the patients. We were told one story about a patient who refused to eat, so the nurse shoved a spoon of food so far down their throat that they coughed up blood.

We left Ararat pretty early the next day, stopping briefly at a lookout before heading to back home!

-G :)

Friday, 30 September 2016


Today consisted of buying a battery and film for Rodney's film camera, going for a drive and going to work!

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Today was pretty good (aside from one gross thing which was actually kind of funny), we have lots of bananas, two of which I ate with breakfast, yay!

The one gross thing was this: I walked into Foodworks, looked over at the cashier boy and he was FULL ON PICKING HIS NOSE. He was twisting it and everything. And then he served me and all I could think about was how he was touching my stuff hahah. Ew.

Rachael has been very into film photography lately, and she just got a bunch of film developed from primary school, 2013 and 2014.

Christmas before last - Me, Saskia, Anastasia, Juliet
2014 with Jarome the health baby - out to dinner with Rachael and her mum

On my way home from school with Jarome

2013 - Saskia's bedroom


I absolutely LOVE this photo of Juliet and I - I don't even know where we are but it was probably in 2013

This was at either Swan Hill or Sovereign Hill camp in grade 4 or 5 (or 6)
I've now pulled out Rodney's old film camera and am super excited to start using it. I'm going to buy film tomorrow, and surely will need to buy a new battery too, but I can't wait! I'd love to stumble upon the photos that I take in a few years and be totally surprised about what they are - although I probably won't wait that long to get them developed.

End of day 14 x


It's been two days since I made a post on here! I remembered at some points, but figured I'd do it later. I guess it's safe to say that later never came.

On Tuesday, I didn't do much other than go to the city for churros with Anastasia, and it was a lot of fun. After churros, we sat in the library and made a tinder group, and just sort of mucked about a bit.

That's me sitting in a lone chair, for some reason we thought that chair was really funny, all by itself. Eventually she had to leave to go to band practice and I had to go home to make curry. Pretty late that night, I started online shopping for shoes - I think that's the main reason I forgot to make a post.

The next day, yesterday, I was home all day, online shopping - again. It was kind of weird because I'm really not that much of a shopper. I don't often go shopping and buy things if I just don't need them, but I hadn't spent that much money since I got a job and I guess I just wanted to. I have to say though, I'm glad that feeling is gone now. And I have three exciting packages coming in the mail!

Now I have to get ready! Adios, you will see me again tonight. Days 12 & 13 over.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


26th of September = Rodney's birthday!!
I wasn't awake to see him in the morning, but while he was at work I wrapped his present and made him a card and a chocolate cake. The chocolate cake wasn't that great because I ran out of sugar - oops - but he was super happy with his Star Wars vhs tapes and his birthday card. I was happy to see him happy like that. We started watching A New Hope, until he started dozing off. Can't be asleep for Star Wars! We'll probably watch the rest tomorrow or something.

Also I just don't think I should force myself to take photos and post them every day if they're only being taken for the sake of the post? I feel like they're just too pointless and I'd rather not do it. So I'm not going to. I took a photo of the Star Wars box set, but I just can't bring myself to upload it. It's so unnecessary.

Anyway, it has somehow reached 1:04am, and I need to get in bed. Adios day 11.

Monday, 26 September 2016


It's exactly two months until the Gilmore Girls revival!! So exciting, I can't wait - I'm rooting for Team Jess. I was still sick for all of today, although I slept a lot better last night than the night before. Again, I just watched Gilmore Girls all day and ate junk food, there isn't any more to it.

Rodney had work both today and yesterday, so the poor lil' guy didn't really get a weekend, Ray and Darcy came over for a little bit this afternoon and a bird made a crater in our pear.

End of daaaay... 10?

Saturday, 24 September 2016


I missed a post yesterday because by the end of the day I was soo sick! I just had no energy whatsoever. All I did yesterday was work at Judy's shop, alphabetise the travel bookshelf (which made my hands super grubby, by the way) and then come home. I didn't go to work today or yesterday, and I probably won't tomorrow because I don't think it's a good idea to go to work at a restaurant, being around lots of food and lots of people when I'm all germy and gross.

Today (after one of the worst sleeps I've ever had) I stayed in bed literally all day, watching Gilmore Girls. The highlight of my day was when Rodney brought home my fave ice cream - vegan, of course - and I devoured it all in one sitting. No regrets.

It's legit 'so good' hahah
I'll probably spend much of tomorrow the same way, but hopefully I'll manage to fit in a drive seeing as I didn't today or during the week - but we'll see how I feel.

End of days 8 & 9 :)