So in November, I announced I would be making more blog posts, and posting 3 days a week. Anyone that follows me, will know that hasn’t happened. No, I haven’t been lazy, I have a genuine reason.
I left Queensland and my little apartment in Brisbane, packed up and moved to Western Australia. A little town called Northcliffe, which is around 4 hours south of Perth. I’m here to do my farm work for my second year visa. Milking cows to be more precise. It’s a nice area, but there’s literally nothing here. That includes wifi and phone signal. So I’m finding it harder to post on my blog, or have any contact with the outside world. So bare with me until March.
I didn’t have any experience in milking cows prior to this, so farm life is a new experience for me. It’s not as bad as I thought, and my first month is almost over, so just 2 more months to go and I’ll get my second year visa for Australia. It’s surprisingly gone pretty quick! The worst part about it is having to get up at 4:30am every other day. I’m not a morning person at all. I’d also been doing bar jobs in Brisbane, so I was more used to finishing work at 4am, rather than waking up to start work at that time. It took a while to get used to having an “early night”. 10pm is a late one now. How times have changed!
Some days it does drive me mad living in the middle of nowhere, as I’d got used to city life. I do miss Brisbane, and the East Coast. I definitely didn’t appreciate what I had on my doorstep when I lived in Brisbane. When you’re out in the sticks in Australia, it’s a lot more remote than being out in the sticks in the UK. But on the plus side, I have nothing to spend my wages on, so I’m going to save a lot! Then hopefully I can go back and enjoy the East Coast some more!
Christmas was a weird one this year. 28 degrees, spent on a beach, getting sunburnt. It didn’t feel like Christmas the slightest bit. Which was kind of a good thing, as I didn’t miss home too much, as it was my first Christmas away from the family. New Year is going to be spent in a small farmers town, at the local pub. So again, it’s going to be a strange, quiet one.
I have a few posts lined up for the future, which I will try my hardest to post regularly. Including everything you need to know about getting your second year visa, to finding legit work, how to avoid the scams, and of course, tips for milking cows if you’ve never done it before. I also have some posts from my last few months on the East Coast.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!