Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We're all going on a summer holiday

So am planning a long term trip o/s for the beginning of Sept next year. Have figured out basic logistics; amount of money needed, countries to visit, primary place of residence when I run out of money and need to work.

This is the way it is looking at the moment:

- Leave Perth (hooray)
- Arrive in London (double hooray!)
- Make way to Paris to commence busabout for 4 weeks.
- Make way back to London
- Fly to New York
- Catch a train to Montreal
- Mini tour of Eastern Canada for 2 weeks
- Fly to Vancouver
- Get a job and stay for as long as possible!

It's fairly ambitious but I figure if I'm going to travel that far for that much money (plane fares from Perth to Europe/US/Canada are hugeeeeeee), then I'm going to get the most out of it as I can.

So I have a question for those more travelled than I:

- What is your number one travel tip?

I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your assistance :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

So here we go...

I sat thinking about what my first blog should be about. I wrote a few lines and erased them, because I don't think it represented me or what I really want to say. I found myself wording my phrases as if I was writing a uni assignment, as that is really the only writing I've done. Well, aside from 'Dear Diary' writing as a teen, which I'm sure would now be very entertaining reading.

So for my first blog I would like to introduce something very close to my heart...

The Shenton Park Dog Refuge

I am a volunteer at the refuge. I walk the dogs, give them treats and lots of cuddles. I teach them good manners and housebound skills so they can be rehomed.
The Shenton Park Dog Refuge is a non profit organisation that relies on donations from businesses and the public to continue operating.
They rescue abused and abandoned dogs, or dogs that can no longer be looked after by their owners. The refuge can house up to 100 dogs at any one time.
The Refuge does NOT terminate any healthy dogs. They will only terminate if a dog is very ill and it is the only option to prevent their suffering.

I have my favourites (I know I shouldn't), and love seeing their drooly faces every week.
I call them my 'babies' and know most of them by name.
I encourage EVERYONE to consider adopting a refuge dog if they are looking for a furry four legged friend.
So if you are in Perth and are considering buying a pooch, go give these guys a visit.

Tui - one of my favourites!

Numero Uno

Blog number one.
Not a lot to say just yet.
Just a hi and hello and thanks for stopping by.
More to come.