Friday, July 18, 2008

Home Again. The Fiji Experience Part 1

"I don't want to go home!!" Is what Jane heard the most on the last two days of our holiday.
Fiji is a great place to visit and we had a great holiday.

The plane flight over was another story. Everyone told us that the midnight horror flying Virgin Blue was indeedly horrible! People said it was freezing cold and most uncomfortable. We found it too warm, and were peeling off the jumper and any other possible layers. We had blow up pillows, so the comfort factor wasn't too bad, but we also had a guy, a couple of seats behind us, intent on keeping everyone awake! Jane got up and told him off, saying it was 2:30am and people were trying to sleep, could he keep his voice down, THANKYOU!
As most people know, Virgin doesn't serve you food unless you pay the extravagent prices for it, so we brought our own snacks with us.
This is a picture of Jane preparing our bread and cheese (very tasty bread and cheese I might add) snack food at the Domestic - International Train station at Brisbane. Local time - 6 am. WA time - 4 am or thereabouts.
Many hours later and we were off to Fiji. This plane flight was a lot better, I got a lot more sleep, and the view of the islands and reefs as we were descending into Nadi (pronounced Nandi) was spectacular!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

2 - 1

"2 down, 1 to go" is the current phrase in use in my family.

Out of all us three kids, I'm the only one left in the state and by Sunday, my brother will be the only one left in the country.

Peter - my youngest brother flew out to the UK last night!
Mum, Dad and I went to see him off at the airport. Parting is always hard. Now I think Mum is counting down the days till he comes home...
Peter's the one who will be gone the longest. He's got a working holiday visa for 2 years! I guess that means that we're going to have to go and visit!

Andrew is over in SA working on a mine somewhere there (he did tell me, but I've forgotton) so he can travel around the world...

I'm only going to Fiji for 12 days. A very short amount of time in comparison, but enough time to get away and relax.

One more sleep to go...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Can't Hardly Wait

Yay!! Only 2 more days till Jane and I fly out to Fiji!!
Can't hardly wait, been looking forward to a holiday (a real holiday that about relaxing, seeing the sights and being with friends) for a long time.
We're flying with Pacific Blue to Fiji, I'm usually a QANTAS girl, but cheaper prices have seduced me away from tradition.
We're travelling around Fiji with Intrepid, a great organisation that allows you to see the country and experience the culture. This will be for 8 days, then we've allowed ourselves 4 days to relax and do whatever it is that we want to do...
Personally, I'm looking forward to spending most of the day on the beach, either in the water snorkelling or swimming or in a hammock with a good book in one hand and a pina colada in a coconut shell in the other.