Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hello everyone! Ever since getting a Macbook Air for university, I've been curious to see if I could master the "iMovie" app, and although I am fair from that level of skill as yet, I did try my hand at video filming and editing today. It's not exactly HelloKaty standard (if you don't know who she is... you should definitely check her out, she's an editing QUEEN), but nonetheless, it's a look into my current nest now that I'm living out of home. In the video, you'll also notice a number of things I didn't bother to conceal; such as my hair in the morning (often resembling a salad) and my catastrophic wardrobe that poses as a hazard to anyone that dares open it. Haha! Hope you enjoy, and have a lovely rest of the week. 
P.S: Semester 1 finishes OFFICIALLY for me on the 26th, which is so close, yet so far. Very much looking forward to the holidays so I can devote some more time to blogging and reconnecting with the world of social media/ cyberspace. 


bicycle // life update

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Hello everyone! It seems time has absolutely flown by this year and it's already the sixth month in and I haven't done a blog since early March - the early days of my 'moving out life/ phase' have well and truly passed and I've settled into my new home in Brisbane very well. I'm pleased to report that since I last wrote, things have just been getting better and better. I am still in love with UQ; the atmosphere, how it looks when I am heading home in the late afternoon when the sun is glimmering between the sandstone pillars in the Great Court, the intelligent and insightful professors that have taught me so much, and all the lovely friends I've made in my courses. I've honestly never been so happy, you guys. My roomies and I are constantly laughing and mucking around; I am part of an awesome community of accepting and great friends; I can explore the beauty that is Brisbane whenever I please; head out to fancy dinners and dances wearing beautiful gowns; immerse myself in culture and learning... and, I go to bed with a twinkle in my eye and a smile in my heart. Brisbane is more than I ever thought it would be and I find myself completely awestruck at how lucky I am to be living this life. 

I decided to come home for a few days this weekend to see my family and my close friends - hence the familiar suburban background! It was a lot of fun to get back on my bike and take it for a spin even though I fell off moments after the pictures were taken (*face palm*). The next few days will be spent relaxing, shopping and catching up with my old friends before I head back home (to Brisbane... my weird!) to start studying for my final exams. How are you all? If you're reading this than thank you for still visiting Avenue Maria! I swear it's not a cemetery, I'm gonna try and update a little more when I have the time :) In the meantime, I'm still an avid Instagram user, so if you'd like a more personal, slightly excessive glimpse into my life - feel free to follow! @avenuemaria is my username, naturally. 

Anyway, it's been quite an exhausting (but still good!) day of long train rides, shopping, eating and socialising. I'm definitely excited about diving into my floral PJS, fluffy socks in my old bed with rooibos and Throne of Glass (my current favourite book - highly recommend!). 
Until next time,

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