Last Minute Ramblings.

I can't believe this is going to be the last night sleeping in my own bed. I love my bed. I love the stripey quilt cover. I love the six pillows I sleep with. I love having the window behind me left open each night, so that I get some fresh air. I am going to miss my bed. I hope my new bed will be a comfy one. And I hope Jason has some nice, hard pillows. Or else.

I exchanged a little bit of money today - which was a completely depressing experience. $1 Aussie dollar is currently $0.42 British pounds: making my savings seem pretty poor! It won't be so bad once I start earning a little money, but still: walking away with that teeny stack of notes just felt weird. Everytime I see English money, it makes me realise just how pretty our Aussie money is.

My room is packed up. The suitcase is done. I've left out all the paperwork for my parents to fill in for next year. My next task is getting the bathroom cupboards cleaned out, because my beloved toiletries are going to have to be either stored or thrown away. This packing business is hard work!

Bad news is, I still have my cold. Not only am I spluttering like a steam engine, I have lost the ability to smell and taste. I'm also channeling a certain reindeer we all know and love, because my nose? It is a really alarming shade of red.

There go all of my romantic notions of waltzing off the plane all glamourous and special, and being swept off my feet by my adoring partner! On the contrary, I'll be the red-faced, puffy-eyed and scruffy-haired girl who will be staggering off the plane under the weight of her bulging carry on bag crammed full of stuff. (It's almost as heavy as the suitcase.)

As Paris would say: that's hot.

For now, I'm off to enjoy my last night here in Sydney - spending Christmas Eve with my family, two of whom I've managed to share the sickness with: just call me McLovin'. I'll no doubt steal online before I leave to wish you all a Merry Christmas, but in the meantime, make sure you're extra nice tonight so that Santa will pay you a visit.


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Audrey said...

Merry Christmas, and happy travels! I can't believe it's already moving day! Have a wonderful flight, and get well soon. I'm pretty sure Jason will be thrilled to see you, red-nosed or not.

Ish said...

Ah, changing money is always sad unless you're going from US to somewhere or England to somewhere. At least the Aussie dollar is better off than the Indian Rupee. An Indian Rupee would mean something around 1/70th of a pound and that's sad.

Anyway, here's hoping your cold improves, and you have a great time there. Merry Christmas in advance! :)

Nathan Pralle said...

Heck, as bad as the USD is nowadays against world currency, I'm not looking forward to travelling anywhere anytime soon, that's for sure. Used to double my money to go to Oz -- now nearly even! ARGH.

Alynda, I wish you all the luck and safety in your travel. Hard to believe that something we've heard about for yonks is finally here, eh? You'll be fine. You'll arrive puffy nosed and bleary-eyed and needing a shower badly, and Jason probably won't give one hoot. Enjoy your flying -- it's one of the most wonderful technologies of the modern age; I simply love it.

Here starts the adventure, starring YOU! :) And a Merry Christmas!

Kristabella said...

Merry Christmas Sweetie!

And good luck with the trip! I'm so excited for you! And Jason will be SO happy to see you, Rudolph nose and all!


Ngaire B said...

Merry Christmas Aly. I hope your trip goes well and that your move goes well. I look forward to reading your updates when you are in the UK.

Katie said...

Good luck with the flight, can't wait to hear from you once you're in England!

Miss A said...

lost the ability to smell or taste, eh? you'll be right for the plan trip then :-)

wishing you a safe trip and a very merry Christmas!!

Jen said...

*clings* Alyyyyyyyyy! Don't leave us!

Merry Christmas, have a safe trip, so on and so on :)

cady said...

i can't believe it's time for you to move! have a safe trip and a merry christmas! and don't worry about your nose...jason will be excited to see you no matter what!

Ree said...

Merry Christmas Alyndabear my dear. Surely Jason will suffice as substitution for a couple of those pillows???

Be safe. Until we get to hear from you again - settled in England.

Merry Christmas.
P.S. You think British money is ugly? Have you seen what we deal with? Ugh.

Laurel said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and safe travels tomorrow! I look forward to hearing from Aly LIVE from LONDON!!!!

She Likes Purple said...

Enjoy your last night! See how quickly those weeks passed?!

Noelle said...

I flew to Australia recovering from a bad case of food poisoning, so it could be worse... Have a great trip, and I know that as soon as you land, you'll be feeling better... Merry Christmas!

elise said...

Aaaaahh! I can't believe it's really happening and it's really here! You're leaving today for the best adventure ever! So exciting! And I can't WAIT to hear all about it. You're such a sweetie and I hope your Christmas Eve in Sydney was wonderful and that your Christmas in London is EVEN BETTER.

Merry Christmas indeed!

Zandria said...

Wow...the exchange rate is less than half? Craziness! I can't wait to hear about how you're settling in. Merry Christmas! :)

Lindsey said...

When I studied in Australia I was like "I'm rich BIATCH!" One time I went to London though and I was like, shit I'm poor. I feel your pain. You'll get used to it though and make money and then it won't be so bad.

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