Most of you might know that I have been on a massive "summer break" from uni since the end of October (yes it is summer in Australia right now 😜). At my uni you can choose to study all year round or to study all your courses in 2 thirds of the year instead and have 1 third off, so that's what I've done. My next semester starts next week on Monday, so then it's back to spending all my spare time + weekends studying again...
...It doesn't bother me too much though. I really enjoy my courses so far, and I strongly believe that I made the right choice studying environmental science. However, I am going to continue working at my part time job 3 days per week now which is going to make it extra challenging to keep up. Guess time will tell how it goes! 😰😉
Starting uni again next week has made me reflect upon what I have been up to during my summer break (apart from working). I went to Sweden for a month as you have seen in my last post, but I have also spent a considerable amount of time here in Brisbane too! I was going through my photos on my phone today and I thought I might as well share a few memories here on the blog too 😍
We have been to numerous exciting bars and eateries around the city!🍸
We have been to UnderWater World which was actually a very pleasant surprise! For a number of years I have been hesitant to go to "zoos" or similar unless of course they are rescue facilities. UnderWater World is not a rescue facility, although they do have rescue seals that performed a show when we were there, and oh my God those seals got to my heart! Watching the seal show made me feel like 8 years old again, the tricks they pulled off were really advanced! All seals had been rescued from the wild (one had suffered a severe shotgun wound???😱) and deemed unsuitable to be released again after treatment, and they seemed to have a pretty sweet life at the park. Apart from rescuing seals, the aquarium also brought attention to the problem with pollution of our oceans: a crucial factor if we are going to enjoy sea life in the future too!
We have been to the beach of course 👇
Celebrated valentines day 💘
And enjoyed life in general! .....As usual 😜