1 week till xmas!

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pacific island festival in darling harbour. good weather, good music, very chilled afternoon.

i arrived in melbourne yesterday in time for the robster and christmas. oh, and did i mention that i'm going to the ashes?!! unreal, well i would have been if at the time of writing it looks like we've lost the ashes anyway! ah well, will be a good experience i guess!

so what have i been up to in the last month? well heaps, and not much at the same time! ive been busy working full time at the same childcare centre which has been nice to make some new friends. i moved into a slightly nicer (and cheaper!) hostel for longer term travellers. its been good to make heaps of new friends and get out and about. ive had to endure the girl on the top bunk having her wicked way with some guy (yes, it was traumatising!), drinking lots (including spilling a glass of red wine down the front of my jeans! luckily the pub is across the road from the hostel!), had a work night out (very posh hotel for dinner then karaoke!), found out that im getting some tax back (woohoo- shops watch out!), carols in the park (not me singing them, you understand! a proper concert thingy), and not much else! phew!

the weather has only just started to warm up heaps so i havent been to the beach or managed to work on my tan, so no comments about my white skin when i come home! i did sunbathe properly once last week and have a nice white stripe  across my back! yes i did where suncream but you have to trust whoever does your back that its even- obviously not this time!

but THE most memorable event so far of the last month has to be my close encounter with the robmeister himself (see what i did there? do you? his tour is called close encounters.

ok, so you can kinda see they are pigs? yes, well done. but what are they made of? the red rind on mini babybels! sculpted by my very talented room mate sally.
.....ah, there it is!). i was on the crew to pack up his sydney gig last sunday. yes, ME! mainly biker guys with long scraggly hair and just a handful of girls on the crew. and what job do me, gemma (roomie) and 1 other girl get? the job of packing up the robsters dressing rooms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW! im guessing your not as excited as i was but pretty jammy ay?! so we get taken in half hour before the end of the concert and get to watch it from backstage. well, it was at the side really but only us in there. that was awesome in itself. so we head upstairs to his dressing room, obviously nearly wetting myself incase he's there. unfortunately he isnt, but i was still like a little girl at a tweenies concert! so we work for about an hour putting stuff in boxes, folding drapes, pushing boxes around and then james, the guy who dresses the dressing rooms, says theres nothing to do for half hour so chill out! grab a drink from the robsters fridge and chill! another half hour work then another 45 minute break! cushtee job or what! we go sit in one of the dressing rooms, watch some tv, sit on the balcony watching all the other guys do the hard work on stage! once our stuff was packed we did have to go help downstairs but only for an hour, then we finish at 3am! and can you believe i got paid to do that? i would have paid them to go in his dressing room! ok, so i'm becoming slowly obsessed with this guy.
shanna, jen and me at carols in the park.
and no i didnt nick anything! nothing really to take, and too hard. couldnt really fit a pair of mahoosive addidas trainers down my pants.

so thats where i will end this blog peeps. i cant believe its christmas in one week. its hard to get into the spirit when the weather is so nice! sorry guys! although i did get a little chrismas-emotional when i saw my friends room yesterday, all decked out in tinsel, a tree and lights!

i hope you all have a very merry christmas! x

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