Travel Story «Birthday week»

Australia | 0 Comments 05 June 2006 - Last Update 24 December 2006

Well the third week was the week of my birthday Wahooo you would think won’t you but Monday started with the all too familiar dreaded noise of the alarm going off meaning it was time for work aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggggggghhhhhhh. We knew it was coming but seriously it came around way too fast. So have to say my job was nothing to amazing but fine money in the bank and nice people. Monday evening was spent tired on the couch watching t.v.
The next day was of course my birthday in case ye don’t know it is the 6th of June and of course this year it was the 06/06/06 yes Satan’s dialing number. Wonderful if it isn’t bad enough other people taking your birthday fun but Satan of all people come on. The release of the Omen on this date of course added to the slagging along with a bit of apprehension from my house mates as if you add my age together you get 6, minus the year I was born ’82 you get 6 and of course a worried recruitment agent point out week before that there were three sixes on my visa number a little freaky I have to say. So after a day in the office the ladies had up on a birthday party at home with balloons cake party hats and streamers have to say the older you get the more fun those things are. Of course since it was an aussie birthday the girls got me a Sydney swans jersey and tickets to there game on the Saturday night. So we headed out for a meal in Darling Harbour and a few drinks we had planned to check out a few of the pubs around where we live but as usual we got cozy in the first one thanks to free bottle of champagne and few free rounds thanks to toss the boss where you pick heads of tails with the bar person and if you get it right you get round free of charge!!!!! We meet another devil baby who was celebrating his birthday so was nice to know that I was not alone. We were very well behaved as it was a school night and headed home bout 2am. Have to say the day was lovely apart from working and no sign of any Satan funny business.
Wednesday work home and vegging on the couch, Thursday brought more free champagne in Establishment. Then it was the weekend. On Saturday evening donned in my new Jersey we headed for the Sydney Swans game missing out on the second half of Ireland V New Zealand. Now I have to say the weather was horrible it was bucketing down so much so that our beers were getting diluted under our ponchos which I a little depressing! But we braved it into the third quarter where we gave up and headed for the shelter at top of stands. Swans unfortunately were beaten, so wet and defeated we headed for the warmth of P.J O’Briens were a few refreshments helped us dry out and lighten our sprits.
Sunday came around and it was time of worship again as the Swans and Ireland had been defeated on Saturday we went to the temple that is Olympic stadium to bear witness to the Wallabies take on our old foes England. I have to say was little unsure who to support before the match but when it came to the time of face painting and it was a toss between the union jack and green and gold I had to go for the latter! The match was nothing spectacular but It was amazing to see the Wallabies play to a home crowd and win. We of course headed for refreshments after with our mouths parched from shouting. Then of course seeing as it was my birthday week the aussies gave us a bank holiday on which to recover from the celebrations.  Well done Australia all round.





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