Wednesday, 20 March 2013


I have been in Perth for just over 4 months now, and this weekend I will be leaving for a new adventure. My time in Perth has had it's ups and downs, but I have many happy memories here and I look forward to coming back, once I have seen some more of Australia.
Out of my 4 months in Perth, I spent only 7 weeks working. I worked for a Sales and Marketing company and my job was to sign people up to charities. Yes, I was one of those people you try to avoid eye contact with in the streets. It started well, but in the end I lost interest which meant I didn't earn as much money as I would have liked, as it was solely commission. In hindsight, I should have quit the job weeks before I actually did, but I made some amazing friends whilst working there so I have no regrets. In my last few weeks of work, I bought my one way ticket to Adelaide and had a sufficient amount left for a decent beer fund.
Today was my last day in the city and it was spent with my good friend Caitlin in The Lucky Shag. The Lucky Shag is by far my favourite pub in the city and I'd highly recommend going if you ever find yourself if Perth. The pub sits on the water front, just next to the Bell Tower, so the view it pretty amazing. The staff are friendly, it's got a chilled atmosphere and I can pretty much guarantee you'll enjoy a drink there.
This weekend I'll be flying from Perth to Adelaide, then by coach to Coober Pedy.
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013


After falling out of love with my previous blogs (The Daisy Chain & The Travel Chain) I have decided to create a brand new one. It's always nice to know the person behind the blog, so I thought my first post should be 50 random facts about me.
  1. My full name is Emma Catherine Daisy Harold.
  2. People who know my full name usually call me Daisy because they think it suits me better.
  3. I'm from Essex but currently living in Australia.
  4. My biggest aim in life is to see the 7 Natural Wonders of the World before I'm 30. 3 down, 4 to go.
  5. The last time I drove a car was the day I passed my driving test on 1st April 2010. I'm going to be driving again very soon.
  6. I'm slightly addicted to Instagram.
  7. I was lucky enough to volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics. This video will always make me cry, 2:14 especially!
  8. I have been published in a travel magazine.
  9. I'm a sucker for a really good cuddle.
  10. One day I want to live in London.
  11. I have major trust issues.
  12. I love to meet new people but I find it hard to make new friends (because of #11).
  13. I have a nipple piercing.
  14. Life's too short for dick heads. If I don't like you there's a good chance you'll know about it.
  15. I believe you should do something that scares you every day.
  16. Talking on the phone used to terrify me. I'm getting better now.
  17. Christmas is my favourite time of year.
  18. Forget children or animals, I think old people are the cutest.
  19. My favourite book to date is Yes Man by Danny Wallace. So much better then the film.
  20. The sound of the sea relaxes me.
  21. I have never been in love.
  22. Some of the most amazing people I have in my life, I actually met online.
  23. Being 23 makes me feel incredibly old.
  24. 2010 was the best year of my life so far. 3 months in Australia and spending pretty much every weekend in London. I miss it so much.
  25. I love writing lists.
  26. I have two tattoos and plan on getting many more.
  27. You only live once - it may be incredibly cheesy but it's true. I remind myself of this when ever I'm in a bad mood or have a decision to make.
  28. I hate clubbing with a passion. I'd much prefer a drink in the pub for a proper chat.
  29. Curry is my all time favourite food.
  30. When I'm feeling down raspberries, ready salted crisps and strawberry milkshake make me feel better.
  31. I have real trouble sleeping. I can't remember the last time I woke up feeling refreshed.
  32. I'm an incredible light weight. I should stick to my 3 drink maximum rule, but never do.
  33. I've always wanted to dye my hair lilac, so I did on 29th December 2012. It was not the best idea after all.
  34. I have an unhealthy addiction to red bull.
  35. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be David Attenborough.
  36. London continues to amaze me. There's always something new and interesting to do.
  37. Fireworks make me happy.
  38. I once nearly died when a tire exploded on the car whilst going 70mph. The wall come too close for comfort.
  39. Head over heart every time.
  40. I think everyone should go out their way to surprise someone that means the world to them.
  41. Beer is my drink of choice.
  42. Watching the sunset is one of my favourite things to do.
  43. Sometimes I'm so tired I look like I've been punched in the face.
  44. I have so many happy memories when I think of Cornwall.
  45. I am too lazy to do my hair, make up or dress properly.
  46. I'd really love to see the world through someone else's eyes.
  47. I still think Friends is the best sitcom.
  48. I still have no idea what I want to do with my life, but I think it's never too late to make a change.
  49. "Don't think, just do" has motivated me to do so much in my life.
  50. I'm a closed book and hate talking about myself. This list has been very hard to write.
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