Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New layout

There you go! A new look is always refreshing. I worked on the blog layout today and I'm fairly pleased with the result. Ok, I'm not completely finished yet, but at least I got a design that I did myself unlike the previous one.  The header is probably what I'm most pleased with, adore the sleeping cute!
I also modified the width of the blog so that I could have larger photos, hope you guys like it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Travel books

Looking at my calendar I realized that it's less than month away until I leave Sweden for Australia...the whole idea of me going haven't sunk in yet.  Yesterday I decided to take the bus into the city and borrow some travel books about Australia, after all one can never be too prepared and I really enjoy reading travel books, even though they never really show a true picture of how it really is.

So I borrowed 3 books, 2 about Australia and 1 about Sydney. Will enjoy my VERY short summer holiday by reading these books.  At least I feel like one step closer to going, even if I'm starting to get a bit is quite far away but I'm sure I will have a blast Down Under.

I've been thinking about the blog design, I really like how it looks and all but there are a few things that aren't working properly they I want them to and I think I need to modify and change the design so I can have larger photos. Right now I feel that my photos will be too small, larger photos gives an entirely different dimension and feeling when reading a makes it more enjoyable.
So bear with me if things might look a little off regarding the blog design in the following days, I'll be experiment a little here and there and hopefully I'll find something to my liking.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New adventure

Hi there!

Some of you may know that I'm going to Australia (I still can't believe that I am) on the 12th of July, and those of you who don't...well SURPRISE! :)
Things were quite uncertain until a month or two ago, but now I'm 100% sure that I'm going. Well, that is if not some external natural power decides to go all crazy and intend to stop my plans.

So why did I decide to go to Australia?
Well, to be honest it wasn't something I thought of in the first place. Of course, as a lot of people I had it among one of my life goals to go there some time in the future before I die. But, then one day there was an announcement regarding exchange studies abroad. They talked about several countries and then they got to Australia, and I thought to myself: wow that has to be really awesome to go there. That was pretty much what I thought. I've already been once to England as an exchange student during my Bachelor degree for a year and if you're already been somewhere once there is a very little chance of you going again. I had the best time of my life while being in England so I know what it's like to study abroad. I've pretty much loved anything related to England ever since I was little so that was a dream come true, and England will always hold a special place in my heart.
So to make this story short, my mum told me that it wouldn't hurt to at least try to apply to be nominated as an exchange student and she was right. Surely I wouldn't get upset if I didn't get to go (ok perhaps a little) and I pretty much saw it as something fun and as another useful experience to get to know new people and dive into a new culture.

When  I received the news that I was nominated I was completely thrilled. I knew what was ahead of me (tons of paperwork), but it was going to be so worth it. Who knows if I will ever get the opportunity to go to Australia ever again, one has to seize the moment when it's there!
I can now happily say that I'm glad that I applied, I've got all the paperwork done, I'm accepted to the beautiful University of Sydney (which looks like Hogwarts on some of the photos I've seen!), and I've pretty much gone Aussie crazy and I watch all those programs and shows on TV that concerns Australia...ahh can't wait to go!

So yeah, this blog will be used mainly as a mean to show friends and family what I've been up to and those of who don't really know me...well just tag along and I'll show you all of my fun (or boring) adventures.

Until next time, I bid you farewell!