So, I haven't actually had any time off since I started my job over a year ago. My manager came over and said that I should really take a week off.
I'm usually at a loss what to do on holidays. I spend all of Monday being anxious around the house. Sometimes it's really hard for me just to sit down and watch a movie, or read a book. I decided to try and fill my week with as much as I could.
On Tuesday I went on a little adventure by myself. I took the train to visit the Museum of Natural History, which is a hidden treasure in Guildford. I never knew about this museum, but it's basically a bunch of taxidermy animals that a Perth taxidermist prepared. Every animal in the museum was acquired by natural means, no animal was killed for the taxidermy (which I think is good).
My outfit was simple, for a lot of walking. I did freak out a shop owner with my shirt though! Haha :)
The museum sits along a strip of antique stores, I visited each one along the way and was surprised at the amount of overpriced stuff they were trying to sell. Not to mention weird things. Such as:
I finally reached the museum, enjoy the photos! There is more about my week holiday after the photos.
The Museum is held in an old Edwardian house.
Here is a mannequin that they put the skin on. This is a an unfinished lion. The story was that the lion was a lovely specimen with a beautiful mane. But when the skin was being send from the east coast the postal van caught on fire and everything was lost!! Very sad.
This reminds me of Lovecats by The Cure!
On Wednesday I went with a new friend to the Tip Shop. It sounds pretty gross, but the Tip Shop is basically a recycling centre selling a bunch of junk found at the tip. I enjoy shifting through other peoples garbage, there's a lot of interesting and not to interesting things. I bought a book, and an unopened tube of paint. My friend got a bunch of stuff too. The best thing is the price, the lady who runs it gave everything to us for $8!
On Thursday I had a rent inspection at my apartment. I don't like being around for rent inspections, having to sit in my perfect clean apartment waiting for the agent to arrive (between the hours of 8am-5pm). So I hung out all day with an old friend from college, Jenna. Jenna is really rad, she always makes me laugh and we never run out of things to say. She also reads my blog (hi Jenna!)
Jenna can drive, so we went for a shopping trip. While eating lunch at the food court we tried to think of what to do next. I think Jenna suggested we go to New Norcia, which is a hour and a half drive from Perth. I love that place, so I said yes! I love random adventures!
We had a quick tour of New Norcia before we had to jump in the car to return to Perth :) Totally worth it.
Spring in the country is really nice. There were lots of blue wildflowers along the road, and fields of yellow flowers (canola maybe?)
At the New Norcia cemetery
On Friday, me and Nikki had brunch and went shopping. I found some Halloween items! I had a therapy session afterwards, and I got caught in a storm on the way home and got soaked to the bone.
I'm sorry that I'm super pale! SO BRIGHT!
Here is Nikki looking cute. The sun was very glaring.
A tombstone decorations, cups, hairclips.
One down, a bazillion to go.
Here is the finished result, looking cute! Dani handled it well, it looked like it really hurt!
On Sunday I went to the city again with my sister Kirsty. We went to see Hotel Transylvania, which I didn't mind. I enjoyed all the cute spooky things. Afterwards we went to the Perth Museum. More taxidermy, YAY!
Kirsty was a seal in another life.
Here's our mate the platypus. Can you believe that even they are poisonous? Everything in Australia seems to be deadly :P
Boring rocks, right?
No! They glow in the dark!!
Here's what I wore
So I had a really busy weekend after all. The next holiday I'll get will be a week at Christmas, where the library has a shut-down.