Another newbie arrived, this time it was a female WWOOFer from England called Hannah. She wasn’t being paid to work on the farm, instead she was fed by Sandi and Dave; whilst also learning about organic farming. Hannah added something different to the group as she was vegan, so I picked her brains on what … More A Vegan Feast
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 … More Turning a Quarter of a Century
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 … More A Trip to Tin Can Bay
As I awoke, I tried to make sense of my surroundings and was greeted by the sound of birds and tractors. I immediately remembered that I was on a farm! I was given a tour by a local Aussie woman who worked on the farm and it was great! We hopped in an old jeep … More First Day on the Farm
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. … More Farmer Lucy Has Arrived!
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 … More Dinner in Botany Bay
Easter had come and gone, so it was time to get back to work. Myself and two other co workers went in bright and early to start prepping for a busy week. Rita, my lovely Brazilian friend, produced a treat halfway through our shift. They are called Pão de Queijo which is literally cheese bread … More Battle of the Cheese Breads
My manager came into work one day and was unbelievably enthusiastic about the brunch she just had, so I of course had to check it out! I didn’t want to go by myself so dragged Tash and Ben along. We ventured just over an hour by bus to a place called Forest Lodge, where a … More The Best Brunch in Town!
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 … More The Perks of the Job
Travelling has always been in my blood; my parents met in Saudia Arabia, I always went on exotic holidays as a kid and my dreams always consisted of new destinations. My first ‘real’ experience of travelling was when I was nineteen and I decided to travel to the USA to become a camp counsellor for … More The Pros and Cons of Travelling; as told by a Twenty Something