KFC – It’s not what you think

It seems that, each week I live in Australia, I develop a new favourite food. First it was seafood, then sushi and now it’s KFC.

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Happy New Year

Hogmanay had arrived once again, 2017 was a fantastic year for me; I had the best experience of my life working on the farm, I travelled up to Uluru, I met the most amazing friends and I started working in my dream job as a Marketing Manager. New Years Eve was a more relaxed event…

Christmas Day in Melbourne 🎄☀️

It may be over 25 degrees here and extremely sunny, nevertheless I still felt unbelievably Christmassy! It did take me till Christmas Eve to feel like this though!

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…

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….