One Week

Captains blog, star date 20120422:

In one week CB and I will be flying to the farthest place in the world from here. We will be sore and tired and cranky and hungry but 2 years of working our asses off will have brought us to where we want to be. NZ.


My chest is full of butterflies and my stomach is in my throat most of the time, but excitement is starting to set in!

However, we have spent the last THREE days trying to pack. We’ve already sold or given away most of our belongings, now its just a matter of widdling down our most precious of preciouses into neatly packed 50lb bags. This is a list of the few things that made the cut…

1. Dusty old Macbook &  jail broken iPhone

2. Pastry kit, short-sleeved chef jacket & black pillbox hat

3. Leather-bound sketchbook with Pens and Ink, a selection of pencils, a pack of crayons and a mouldable eraser CB squished into the shape of a golem

4. A copy of The Joy of Cooking

5. A small orange pelican case with my jewelery inside each piece wrapped in a piece of toilet paper, classy

6. An old Tasmanian Honey tin full of my most special objects:

  • Anias my poodle doll
  • Blackbird Pie Bird
  • Nanny’s brass swan
  • My mums pottery poodle
  • My kitten rings
  • A blue plastic cowboy
  • A little crochet bluebird my mum made
  • Green Sea Urchin, Peacock feather & fork, spoon and knife earrings from CB
  • A cork from a very expensive bottle of wine
  • Small plastic car
  • A thread from my kitten ear hat
  • A handmade brass watch
  • An 80’s space themed watch
  • Grand Marnier Keychain
  • A blue bracelet from Indonesia from my sister and I’s trip to the London Museum
  • A bracelet of fine copper and red wires and glittering beads from CB’s family
  • Bottle caps from Tui beer
  • Badges from NZ
  • Glow in the dark rubber ball
  •  A tiny magician I found on a hotel window ledge
  • An Opal ring and pendant from Rosies Grandma; her grandfather made them himself. The most beautiful things I will ever own
  • Porcelain Tetley Tea dog
  • Owl necklace
  • Plastic Tortoise
  • Moustache necklace from Jess
  • My nans butterfly necklace
  • A stone pendant that looks like the forest in winter made by my favourite teacher
  • Kiwi coinage
  • 2 crochet owls from my mum
  • A snake ring from CB
  • All in front of my favourite green chair, which is regrettably not coming with us


7. My Frye cowboy boots

8. My sweet as hell “Killing Joke” Batman chucks. The laces say “Hahahaha”

9. My  glow-in-the-dark zombie stompers with black velvet heels AND bows. How sex.

10. My old red Doc Marten shit kickers & my doc marten heels

11. Clothes:

  • 7 pairs of underpants
  • 7 pairs of unfortunately mismatched socks
  • 2 bras
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 blue sweatshirt
  • 1 blue jacket
  • 1 grey cold-weather jacket
  • Green tights
  • Brown Paisely tights
  • 11 of my most favourite t-shirts
  • Wu Tang Belt buckle

12. My make up bag:

  • Eyeshadow and Mascara
  • Tweezers
  • Toenail clippers
  • Travel toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Penaten cream for sunburns and bum rashes
  • Advil extra strength Migraine
  • Ladies Daily Vitamins

13. Giant black, white & red quilt CB’s mum made us as a going away present

14. The purse my sister made me!





Author: Kara Lalalala

I write this blog for my family cause I am terrible at letters & emails.

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