It’s Not Goodbye, It’s I’ll See You Soon

The dreaded last day on the farm was looming over me and I was trying my best to not think about it.  We finished picking a couple of days before I was meant to leave; it was very bittersweet. I kinda didn’t want to stop picking, now that I had gotten good at it!  We…

Farewell Trip to Hervey Bay 

So the time had come when our wee group had time to part ways… Lucy and Connor were the first to leave us; wee had a final love island session in the tv room and had a tearful/sleepy goodbye at 5am the next day. They’re now in Sydney, living it up in the city with…

The Best Day Off Yet

I can fairly say that my team and I have had some of the best days off, since doing farm work but today made it to the top of the list.  So without further ado, let’s get to it! The crew set their alarms and were all up by 7am. We loaded the cars and…

An Aussie Hog Roast

So two new backpackers arrived on the farm; Kieren, 21 from London and Bryan, 23 from Manchester.  They had it easy, one day picking, a day off and then another day picking (all on big juicy beans). However, Bryan couldn’t hack it and quit after two days. So we sent him on his way the…

Turning a Quarter of a Century 

It’s official, I’m now an adult. On the 23rd of May I turned 25 and realised I’m no longer in my ‘early twenties’. But, who cares?! I have no plans of getting preggers, investing in a house or getting hitched. I’m more than happy to be spending my birthday on a farm in Australia.  The…

A Trip to Tin Can Bay

As I was the first backpacker to arrive, there wasn’t much work for me to do so instead I helped around the house and farm.  The farmers took me down to their other house in Tin Can Bay one night, where we met their friends and had a curry. It was very different compared to…

Farmer Lucy Has Arrived!

After a long 20 hour bus journey, I had finally arrived in Gympie!  It’s a cute wee old mining town filled with pubs for the locals and the ever so handy Coles.  The female owner of the farm greeted me at the bus stop and we went to join her husband in a pizza place….

Farewell from my Brazilians

Another of my leaving events came around and this time it was hosted by my lovely Brazilian housemates.  I also invited Tash and Ben over because it was about time that they had dinner cooked for them! I invited Rita and her husband too so my two favourite sets of Brazilian people could finally meet. …

Dinner in Botany Bay 

Instead of my usual restaurant hunting, I was invited over for a home cooked meal by Rita (my lovely Brazilian friend).  Her mum and her mum’s friend had come to Sydney for a visit, and had been feeding Rita and her husband delicious home cooked food since their arrival. I heard stories about all the…

Happy Easter 🐰🐣

What a long weekend it has been! It was filled with hikes, chocolate, spiders and laughs.  Here’s my summary of Easter 2017: Good Friday The sun was back, yay! In celebration Tash, Ben and I did a 10km coastal walk from Spit Bridge to Manly. The views were absolutely amazing and it made the walk…

Winter Warmer

As summer ended in Sydney, it was as if the weather went straight downhill.  The amount of rain we’ve had and the severe temperature drop was not fun at all. One thing to make myself better was to cook a nice cosy dish! Once again, I’ll state that I’m poor so the ingredients used are…

The Perks of the Job

Working in a restaurant is a great opportunity to try lots of food and open yourself up to new flavours. As for my place of work, I get to try Hawaiian/Asian/Australian dishes.  Lunch came around and I decided to create a dish that encompassed everything I have learned so far. Here’s my recipe:  100g thinly…