Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wet and Wild

I've just returned from a whirlwind weekend away to Echuca for my high school best friend K's 30th birthday celebrations. She hired a houseboat for 12 of us and we spent the weekend drinking in the hot tub, exploring the local wineries and eating some delicious foods. I didn't really know any of her friends on the boat (they were all uni friends), but it was great to see how much she is loved by her friends and I think she had a great time.

It was so weird to be with my old high school best friend while she was turning 30. We stayed up late on Saturday night chatting about where our lives are and where we thought we would be by now. How we feel left behind and unsatisfied in so many areas of our lives. I've been thinking a lot about that stuff lately because my 30th is just around the corner and it was so reassuring to hear that K felt the same. Hmmm, lots to think about, or maybe I just need to stop being so dramatic...

Driving the house boat turned into quite a drama and we actually hit a few other boats and trees and couldn't even park the boat. The boys driving were quite stressed out, but I was quietly giggling at the mishaps we kept having. At one point we were in the hot tub on the roof of the boat and one girl was nearly decapitated by a tree branch and then 5 minutes later we hit another boat head on. OK, it sounds pretty bad, but it was very funny.

Karma came back to bite my arse when I took a major spill. In my defense, it wasn't really my fault, even though I was drunk... We had torrential rain and flooding this weekend and as I was walking back to the houseboat on Saturday night in the pouring rain, the ground literally collapsed under me like quicksand and I slid down the muddy river bank. I was covered in mud from head-to-toe and I had to throw out my hand bag because it was such a mess. My BRAND NEW shoes are also completely trashed, but I am hoping to try and save them because I love them so much. I'm so glad to be home now and finally warm and dry because I don't deal with getting muddy very well.

Some photos...

Me and my high school best friend at her 30th. We are both a little worse for wear by this stage and my drunken lazy eye has come out to play, but it's the only photo I have from the night.

The injuries, this actually hurts way more than it looks.

Recovery back home on the couch. Despite how it may look, I am wearing pants in this photo...

I told AJ to get out of my photo and his cheeky head popped up from behind the couch. Plus you can see all my dirty secrets-- the TV shopping network reflecting in the balcony door window and the two blocks of chocolate sitting on the couch...


  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend - and you've got the scars to prove it ... lol

  2. I hear ya about feeling left behind by other friends sometimes. Mine are all married with kids or getting divorced, settled in careers, whereas I'm STILL single and just starting my third career, lol. I have to take my own advice, and we shouldn't compare ourselves to others; it can only make you crazy.

  3. You look beautiful in the first pic - check out your collarbones! And a bit war-torn in the others - lol (sorry, I shouldn't laugh, it sounds very traumatic!).

    Glad you had a good weekend - looking forward to hearing all the goss!

    And I can't believe you didn't take more pics - is that a new dress I see?


  4. You have GREAT legs :) I would kill for good legs. I can't believe the mishaps on the riverboat.

    30 is SOOOOO old :p

  5. Turned 33 in August and I feel the same way: what happened to all the fame and $$$ I was supposed to make, why do I work for the f%?&&king government!

    Ah well, I still have time for my second act, and third and fourth.

  6. Can we demand photo updates please?! I wanna see :) Its motivation for me. I started reading your blog late last year and I remember we were the same weight. I cannot BELIEVE that 12 months later you have lost 30 kg and I have put on 5kg. Seriously girl, Congratulations!!

  7. Turning 30 is great! Remember if 40 is the new 30 then you will only be turning 20. There is so much fun to have when you're 30 and still so much time to do it. I've just turned 36 and started freaking out about getting closer to 40, but I got to tell you I feel so much better about who and where I am now than I did at 30. And I'm back living with my parents!

    You look fab in the pics and sounds like you had a great weekend. V.


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