Melbourne Markets

This weekend was a special one, all because my lovely Rita (a colleague from Poke) came to visit me!! It had been far too long and I couldn’t wait to catch up with my favourite Brazilian!! We first caught up on Friday, she told me all about Poke and what happened after I left. She…

A New Office Space 

I’ve been in Melbourne for three months now and my work was based in your typical office, on bourke street. I worked with a handful of older males from different companies. There wasn’t much space for my boss and I to be innovative so we knew we had to move. And that’s exactly what we…

Moving to Melbourne 

After three Valium and two glasses of wine I made it to Melbourne; I didn’t remember the flight at all – it was great! The weather change wasn’t the best as it was freezing, rainy and grey when I arrived. I immediately missed the 30 degree heat in Alice! My first stop wasn’t another weird…

The Road to Alice Springs

So this trip happened weeks ago but I’ve had a manic time since then, so now I can finally document my trip! Tash, Ben and myself packed up and set into the centre of Adelaide to get picked up by our tour. It was 6am, rainy and so cold; we were more than ready to…

The Great Ocean Road

So I left the farm all teary eyed and flew to Melbourne. I stayed in an Air BnB and woke up fresh the next morning; ready to start my next adventure. I got an Uber to the campervan rental place and met my road trip buddies; who were none other than good old Tash and…

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…

Strawberry Picking on our Lunch Break 🍓

Today was a bit of a disaster; we were all woken up at 6.30am by a very bashful Ellie; she may had forgotten to tell us we were picking, so instead we got drunk and stayed up so late the night before.  The whole group were rough AF and exhausted, PLUS the beans were absolutely…

Animal Farm 🐰🐥

Don’t let the title fool you; this story has a happy ending!  It was an average day on the patch; Kieren, Kira, Andrew and I were all picking away. Ellie then pulls up on her tractor and walks over to us. Our immediate thought was we had done something wrong, but no it was one…

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…

Night Out In Noosa

The group of us were gagging for a day off, it was crazy. From shit beans, to weeds, to management changes, to arguments; we knew we had to leave.  Finally, our lucky day arrived and we were off to Noosa. The usual six of us were ready to go, plus two new additions: Kira, a…

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…

Chicken Salt Chips

If you’ve ever been to Australia you will have definitely tried chicken salt chips, and if you haven’t – you have missed out!!!  Occasionally, if we’ve done really well, the wee babe Ellie will treat us to $10 worth of chips.  We had worked especially hard this week; it was a second pick, so not…