So it’s no surprise to my friends I like numbers and stats and maths etc., so I want to summarise my time in Australia with numbers from July 5th when I left London Heathrow, to December 11th when I land back there…


  • 189 days
  • 4,536 hours
  • 272,160 minutes
  • 16,329,600 seconds
  • 17 plane journeys
  • 63.88 hours spent flying
  • 30,237 miles travelled
  • 9 cities visited
  • 4 countries
  • 6 boat trips
  • 1 family member lost
  • 1 family member gained
  • 46 lectures
  • 10 tutorials
  • 8 assignments
  • 1 presentation
  • 3 exams
  • 1 literature review
  • 1 skydive
  • 11 underwater dives
  • 1 diving trip
  • 3 wild whales
  • 1 wild seal
  • 3 wild kangaroos
  • 2 wild koalas
  • 9 postcards written
  • 8 letters received
  • 12 blogs written
  • 1 haircut
  • 1 pair of shoes bought
  • 10 new pieces of clothing
  • 4 jars of Hellmann’s mayo
  • 2 art gallery trips
  • 2 museum trip
  • 7 beaches
  • 1 job
  • 2 wine tours
  • 3,559 photos taken
  • 21 nationalities met

Numerous;

  • runs by the river
  • gym sessions
  • sunsets on the beach
  • hours spent working
  • hours spent procrastinating
  • meals out
  • facetimes and skypes
  • selfies taken
  • nights out
  • pigeons avoided

Things I can’t even count;

  • coffee
  • wine
  • laughing
  • smiles
  • friends

1 Brit, 1 Frenchwoman, 1 American, 1 German, 1 Japanese = Flat 32.

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Hope t’was happy reading,

P x

My Semester in Numbers

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