Thursday, 18 July 2013

Arvo La Dolce Vita

Tom, my brother, eighteen?? This doesn't seem possible. Just a few short months ago I was not even sure I was going to be alive let alone healthy and happy! 

The six-month deadline is sneaking closer and closer yet somehow I am still alive and kicking. I blame my family and friends from making my life so wonderful. How am I meant to die when my life is so unbelievably amazing?

The last month has been crazily busy but in the best possible way!!

I have flown down to Wanaka and spent a week with the wonderful Zoe and Jackie. We had the most wonderful week of rest and relaxation and managed to munch through copious amounts of scrumptious food.

Not only did I have all my family come for a weekend I also had my room-mate (from Contiki) and another friend fly down and spend a week with me!! It was so amazing to all be re-united again and spend time with them!

I even went with my friend Sophie to hold her hand while she got a tattoo though I think I ended up being more of a hindrance than a help as she was as cool as ice while I was having mild panic attacks and she was the one getting the tattoo!!!

I even got to go to the premiere of 'The World's End' and walked the red carpet. Yes, you did read that right!!! It was actually such a wonderful night!! Bex and I were invited by the lovely Philippa to go with her to the premiere which was a fabulous excuse to get another lovely dress!! 

It was so cool! We got to meet so many amazing people and see a side-splittingly hilarious film! It was a rather surreal experience because nights like that don't happen to people like me!! It was one of the most magical nights of my life. 

I am so healthy I am actually able to plan things in the not-so-distant future like next week I am going to Bali, I am going to Beyonce on the 19th of October and I am even able to start planning what I am going to do for my birthday!!! I am planning on turning 20!!! NB It's on the 26th of August. Just in case you want to start planning my present!

AHHHH! It's all ever so exciting! I am also still able to live in the hall and go to university and participate in re o-week events even if Vic Uni puts on the most pathetic re o-week events! 

Life is simply swell!!
Zoe & I in Wanaka


 Being Cliched Tourists!

Every single one of those cups is filled with confetti

Problem: When you pick up the cup the confetti goes everywhere!!

The lovely Philippa & I before we head off to the premiere

Bex and I all ready to go!

 Benedict Cumberbatch & I

 Richard Armitage & I 


  1. I received an email about your blog as a result of the pictures you have posted, so you may get a few hits! And so I just wanted to say thank you for posting these pictures and I'm so glad you had a fantastic experience in NZ and on the Hobbit set. I saw The World's End myself last night, hilarious film. Best wishes to you.
    Ali from

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! Sounds like a wonderful time. Question, were you and Richard really playing on the piano, or just posing?

    Best wishes,
    RA Central

    1. Hey RA Central,
      Richard & I were just messing around trying to see if we could get Katie Jackson to play the piano!! :)

    2. Thanks for the reply, Harriet! Did Katie end up playing? :)

      RA Central

    3. Sadly not!! Maybe next time...

  3. Wow, this is really neat !!! I'm glad to hear you're feeling so much better. Reblogged the photo at my blog via "Armitage Agonistes" blog. Thanks loads and loads for posting the picture.

  4. Happy Early Birthday. So happy to hear you are doing well. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Richard looks like he is having so much fun with you and his Birthday is just around the corner too.

  5. What a lovely story! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your photos. Wishing you the very best as you continue your exciting life!
    Richard Armitage US

  6. Your picture with Richard has grown quite famous and I followed a link here, where I've spent a good deal of time reading through your blog entries. I suppose that sounds strange from a complete stranger, but I must say that I hope that if I am ever faced with anything like what you are facing, I can do it with the same outlook, the same spirit and joie d'vivre. You seem like an amazing human being, and I hope you don't mind if I follow your blog. Cheers to all the fun you've had and will have!

  7. Hello,
    Like most others commenting here today, I'm here reading your blog because of the darling photo of you and Richard Armitage. What a wonderful experience the premiere and the visit to The Hobbit set must have been. You are a marvelous woman and I wish you all the best, I admire your spirit. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

  8. brought your story to my attention - and what a beautiful and courageous one it is! I too have shared portions of it on my Tumblr Blog, along with some of the images of you and those you have met on your journey. (

    Thank you for being so strong and for sharing your continuing journey with us!

    1. Dear Crystal Chandlyre,
      I just wanted to say that the blog post that you wrote was so moving. You reduced one of my best mates Sophie to tears at how kind your words were. As Ollie said on your blog, I am actually so astounded at how you thought I was worthy to write about!! I do not mind at all about you not getting the facts (my blog is VERY long) I didn't even realize until I read the edit with Ollie!! :) I have been trying to write this on your tumblr but I am too techno-retarded so I gave up and wrote on here!! I wish you all the best!! :)

  9. It was wonderful to read, that dreams come true, Harriet. Thank you for sharing your joy and hope, which strenghtened me with necessary motivation and faith. It was nice to see Richard Armitage with his hands on the piano’s keyboard, but it was ever nicer to see the smile on the girl's face, who writes about her anxiety and suffering, giving an example for other sick people how not to let others persuade them, that in the world of healthy people thay are just off-topic. Thank you for that very much, really. For strenghtening the faith in good things and support from people for people. It is such a powerful force.

    Greetings for you and I wish you needful health. Every good thing, Harriet.
    Dum spiro, spero.

  10. Wooow, what a great experience... :-)

    Thanks for sharing this with us. :-)