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New York Trip

I am so sad for New York

I was in bed last night reminiscing about our recent holiday to New York with my husband. My heart was a little achey. I felt so sad for the New Yorkers after Hurricane Sandy hit. I watched it all unfold on the tv, twitter and live YouTube updates. I text my husband furiously all day Monday and Tuesday with updates. We talked about Battery Park, Staten Island Ferry, Downtown, the High Line… After only just being there a few months ago it all felt a little strange to me. My husband and I agreed that that holiday was one of the most amazing things in our lives. I still sit dreaming and and thinking about my time there. Every single thing about…

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I’m home and it’s back to normal programming

Hi there! We are home safe and sound. We drove straight to the kids school and grabbed them out of class (even in my stinky clothes when I hadn’t showered for 30 hours – noice!). They were so happy to see us! And I haven’t stopped smooching them. I’ll be asleep by 7pm I bet. I’m so tired though… My house was clean and my Mum did some of my dirty washing before she left. Legend. I’ve unpacked some of my goodies including my new collection of handbags! LOOOOOOOVVVEEE them. They were my treat. Ok, so it’s back to normal programming and my head is officially out of the clouds. What shall I blog about now… hmmmm maybe my NEW HOUSE? Plus…

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Today is my last day…

(sshhh I’m reading in the NY Public Library) (In Grand Central Station) … Well it’s come to an end. I’ve squeezed the life out of New York! I’ve loved every moment of it. I’m ready to go home though. I love Australia and I love Wagga AND I can’t wait to see my boys. I love being a Mum more than anything in the world… I’ve had such a nice time with just hubby and I. We’ve enjoyed each other’s company. After 12 years of marriage it was nice to re-group. But we’re energised and ready to get back to our normal lives. I have appreciated the opportunity to go to BlogHer and really want to thank you all for…

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New York Trip

We spent the day wandering

We spent the day wandering the streets of Manhattan. Hubby and I walked for hours and hours taking it all in. It’s our last full day and we wanted to make the most of it. I’m sad it’s all coming to an end… You want your shoes shined? Sit right up there! A street vendor selling fresh fruit… I just had to go there. It didn’t really rock my socks. It’s just like a huge Myers. . Lego World! Oh boy would my kids love that one! Missing a part? Grab it from inside all of these little holes! The models standing outside the clothing store Hustler. Mu husband was going to take his shirt off and join them and…

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Central Park Conspiracy Theory

Today I walked about 1.5km to The Highline. Amazing! It stretches 1.7km and was old railway lines above the city for freight trains. It’s since been handed to the people of New York and a body corporate looks after it. Anyway, google it if you’re wanting to learn more. It was so cool. Got to see parts of the city I hadn’t seen. . . .. .. . . .. .. .. .. Then A-M, my hubby and I jumped on the subway from down in the village (where the Highline ended) up to Central Park. Ok, I’m just going to say it, that subway ain’t for me. I don’t like it at all! Scary, dirty and confusing. It’s my…

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New York Trip

Shopping and eating in NY

There is a never ending amount of shops and food places here in New York. I have eaten more than I care to remember. It’s Summer here and there’s nothing like putting on a skirt from your own wardrobe to realise it’s not fitting very well haha. Oops. I’ve been walking kilometres and kilometres every day, but the donuts and pizza is too good here! Tonight we went to the most fabulous American Restaurant named The New York Beer Company. High tables, flat screen tv’s playing music (Jimmy Buffet! My husband was impressed with that one), and of course beer. The atmosphere inside the restaurants are great. The waitresses rely on tips and love Australians so of course they looked…

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BlogHer '12, New York Trip

No more soup for you

The BlogHer conference is over. I loved every second of it. I really hope I can come back next year. It’s in Chicago for 2013. I’ve learned lots and you will see some additions and changes on how I blog in the coming months (I have so man ideas!). I’ll do a wrap up post on it all when I get home and have my proper computer. Tonight I caught the subway to Chinatown. There was a subway nazi. We called him the subway soup man. Funniest thing I’ve ever seen! He was yelling and bossing everyone. I thought he was going to say “no more subway for you”. Chinatown was huge and so many restaurants. We’d heard about a…

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BlogHer '12, New York Trip

The people you see in New York

You all know I’m in New York for a blog conference thanks to Kidspot don’t you? Ha! I forgot for a while what I was actually here for. This city has consumed me in so many ways. It’s better than I imagined. I am enjoying it so much. But today I had some serious stuff to do. I was hanging to learn all about blogging from the American perspective. A couple of words to sum it up so far… Advanced. Future. Leading the way. I’ll do a follow up post, but truly, the Americans are years ahead of us. They are leading the way big time. Australia has a lot of catching up to do in the way in which…

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More touring and BlogHer ’12 has begun

We got our walking shoes on (ie. my new Sketchers!), caught a bus a started exploring. It was a beautiful day in New York City. Sorry to my Wagga friends but it was 32 degrees today! Chambers Street off Broadway! Ha! A restaurant named Chevy’s! My baby is named Chevy. Love it. We caught the Staten Island Ferry and went past the Statue of Liberty. She’s a beauty! We decided not to go over to her directly as it’s pretty crowed. We were happy to ride around on the ferry looking back at New York. The gorgeous skyline! On the left the 2 tall buildings are the new World Trade Centres. They will be completely finished in about 2 months….

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World Trade, The Empire State, Obama and falling asleep…

Poser! Check me out! Yesterday we went to the top of the Rockafella Centre to see the 360 degree views of the city. Amazing! No words. I still can’t believe I’m here. I may have gone here… We went to Ground Zero too. This was beautiful and scary at the same time. It’s so hard to believe it happened. The American’s do such a great job at memorials, history and tradition. I’m learning so much. We shuffled in quietly to the memorial. We had full body security checks like you do at the airport. The whole area (like about 5 blocks) is a ‘Quiet Zone’… no one honks, talks loud and it’s a place of reflection. It was eerily quiet….

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