It’s That Time Of Year Again

It’s been a while since my last ‘proper’ post. Over the last few months the blog has been filled with ideas and lists and photos, but not so much about what’s really been going on in my life. So I thought I’d try to catch you all up a bit and let you know where the next few months are going to take me.

family sunshine smiles
All smiles in the sunshine

As I’m sure you’ve gathered I was living on a farm from February until quite recently, doing my ‘specified regional work’ that will allow me to apply for a 2nd year Working Holiday Visa for Australia so I can come back to this awesome country again (sometime in the near future I hope). It was an absolutely incredible experience and I learnt so much about farm life, animal care, plant life, bees… the list goes on and on.

animals baby farm life
Lovely baby animals

Possibly the greatest thing about our farm work thought was the family who owned the farm. They are the most loving, kind, patient and hilarious family I have ever met and I adore every single one of them. It was amazing to be invited into their home and really become a part of the family, eating dinner with them, taking the kids to the skate park and generally just enjoying each other’s company.

skate park fun
Skate park fun

But sadly, all good things must come to an end, and before I could even blink our 3 months were over (we even stayed an extra week because we loved it so much) and it was time to say goodbye. Goodbye to the family, goodbye to our new friends who would be continuing on at the farm in our place, and goodbye to all our lovely animal friends whom we’d come to love so much! I just want to take this chance to say thank you again to the Campbell’s and to send a big hug to everyone at Honeycomb Valley Farm (if you’re ever in the area, do go and check it out!).

Family goodbyes
Family goodbyes 😦

So, what to do when you’ve got about 10 days left in Australia? Head back to Sydney of course! We arrived back in the city last Tuesday and have spent the last week seeing friends, having some excellent nights out, trying to organise our lives for the next step of our adventure, and just generally enjoying some well deserved relaxing down time.

Back together again in Sydney
Back together again in Sydney

And now it’s that time of year again. We have just 3 more sleeps in the land down under before we board the first of 3 flights that will take us to New York City and back to Camp Sloane for the 4th summer spent at my home away from home. We’re stopping in San Francisco (via Los Angeles) for a night to pick up a friend and break up the journey a bit, then we have one day in NYC before we jump on the train to camp. It’s going to be hectic and we’re going to be exhausted after all that travelling but I’m heaps excited to get back to camp and start the summer all over again!

Goodbye to Sydney
Goodbye to Sydney
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