Summer 2015 Bucket List

So, it’s that time of year again. January.

Inevitably every year I get to this point and start looking around for new things to do. Finished my internship, barely back at work and have another two months off from uni.

And so the annual Summer Bucket List is born. I always create them, never finish them. But this year I will succeed! Keep an eye out for the success post sometime in early March. Don’t hold your breath for it to be fully ticked off.

Sydney summer

Summer 2015 Bucket List

  1. Visit the Top 5 Hidden Beaches in Sydney: Xplore Sydney has created a handy list of the Top 5 Hidden Beaches in Sydney. As a local I feel obliged to hang out at the less tourist-y places, so I’m going to try and visit all five these holidays.
  2. Finish watching Grey’s Anatomy: because really, what is summer without a decent dose of McDreamy to keep you going. And I’m a season from finishing all ten so may as well power through these holidays.
  3. Learn to play a new song on guitar: It’s been awhile. Need to keep those skills funky fresh!
  4. Listen to K-Pop: This one’s for you, Kay and Cynthia.
  5. Go horse riding: My friend Melissa is studying vet science, and has always been slightly animal obsessed – we have a tradition of horse riding at Glenworth Valley. What is summer without a quiet trail ride to cheer you up?
  6. Camping (or should I say glamping?): My favourite way to holiday!
  7. Visit a museum/exhibition in Sydney: Need a dose of culture to keep me going through my extended absence from the city.

Well, that’s it for now. I expect this list will be edited as my summer develops and I get busier. Only 2 months until uni goes back!

Some links to the activities I referenced:

http://www.xploresydney.com/top5-hidden-beaches/

http://www.glenworth.com.au/horse-riding

 

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A Prismatic Tuesday

I have finally experienced the ultimate perk of being an unpaid intern: the corporate box.

I walked in about 6pm on Tuesday from a very long afternoon at work. As I always do, I messaged my boss at my internship to remind her that I’d be in the next day.

The response was definitely not what I expected – “how far is it from your house to Olympic Park?”

At this point my frustration was beginning to develop because I’d planned coffee with a friend in the city on Wednesday which had been postponed for various reasons three times, and now I was facing the prospect of rearranging it again.

I replied with “about 20 minutes or so, why?”

“Check your inbox.”

I was very confused by this point. I’d been expecting a short “ok see you tomorrow”, not a full-length conversation about how far I lived from Homebush!

I jumped on my emails, expecting there to be an outline of what we’d be doing tomorrow or something similarly fun.

But instead I saw this:

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Have a read of the first attachment!

After jumping up and down and running laps up the hallway a few times, I thought I should probably ask if this was legit.

It was!

An hour later I was hanging out in the (catered!) corporate box at the concert, eating a delicious caramel dessert and chatting to various people.

Katy Perry!
Katy Perry!

Finally around 9pm Katy Perry burst onto stage in an explosion of colour and proceeded to sing, dance and fly her way through the Prismatic Album World Tour – with a few old favourites thrown in, including my all-time favourite song: Peacock!

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I don’t think my boss even realised how exciting this was for me – I am a huuuuge Katy Perry fan, but I couldn’t afford a ticket because they were very expensive. I had literally spent an hour on the weekend trying to find cheap tickets online because I wanted to go so much!

That was my week. I actually think that was one of the highlights of my year!