Friday, October 26, 2012

Mumford and Sons

What an amazing concert. 

Found a girl in the Melbourne Au Pairs Facebook group who was wanting to go, so I messaged her and she just happened to be from Grimsby, Ontario :) haha such a small world! I bought tickets and Amie and I met up a week before the concert one night last week. We found out pretty quickly that we have pretty similar taste in music, so that was cool. 
I picked up Amie and we drove to the train station and took the train to Flinders, grabbed some dinner at Grill'd...kinda like The Works at home, but with a ton of veggie burgers as well, which was nice for Amie cuz she's much respect for her, wow, not sure I could ever do that! 
Then we walked to Rod Laver Arena, about 20 minutes to get there. Even though our seats were at the very very top, we were still so pumped because it was like half the size of the Sky Dome, so we still had a great view. Apparently it seats 35,000, Volker told me.
And another incredibly exciting part was the opening band...Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes! How does that even happen?? And before they came on, was a guy named Willy Mason, who was also unreal. So much talent, could barely handle it.
And then Mumford and Sons. Gah. Just blown away by their real talent. They opened with "Lovers' Eyes" from their new album and it was just perfect. 

Laura, the chef

Sorry my blog has been so quiet lately! 

Laura's parents were both busy, so they asked me if I'd like to go to her school and have her make me lunch for her school's "Healthy Restaurant" day. Of course! :) She had made a cute little hat and menu and had to take my order for what I'd like on my sandwich. It had cheese, ham, tomato (they say tuh-mah-to here), carrot, and cucumber. Not sure I'd ever had a sandwich quite like that before haha! Then we had some fruit for dessert. Her classroom is the cutest ever, like out of a movie :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

At the dog park

You know I love a good dog park right? Hahaha well if you know me at all, then you know that's not exactly the case. And although the idea of about 20 dogs running around me at once used to scare the crap out of me, I actually enjoyed myself yesterday! So many friendly dogs and their owners. Laura and Nico did not want to leave!

this dog LOVED Nico 

This dog was named Benny :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Flower Arranging - Part 4

Here's some photos from my fourth class. I think this arrangement is my favourite so far. Very festive and probably the easiest to complete! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Planetshakers & Melbourne at night

Went into the city this past Sunday to go to Planetshakers with two friends from church, Dave and Angleo. Here's some photos from the afternoon/evening :) 
Everywhere you look in Melbourne, there's art or something creative, I love that. I find that at times, major cities can all begin to look the same...but Melbourne stands out to me as being more artsy than other cities I've spent time in.

underground bathroom 


pretty famous "Gaol"... the old way of spelling "Jail"

Dave & Angelo re-enacting Australian history

so many delicious ciders in Australia!

state library?

such a great idea!

cool shopping centre in the middle of the city

train station :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Flower Arranging - Part 2 & 3

Hi there! 
Here's a few photos I took at my last two flower arranging classes. The first was a European style arrangement, and the second an "A" or triangle design, a look which is a little bit outdated in my opinion, but there's always still lots to learn! Especially when it comes to wrapping them up and learning to tie bows and such.