Month: March 2015

NEW VIDEO: Feeding A Kangaroo

Some old footage that I couldn’t get off my camera before, from Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Expect a backlog of video footage soon! 🙂

NEW VIDEO: Short Melbourne Montage

Here is a really short montage from the first two day trip I had to Melbourne!
Cute animal video coming up in the morning! 😀

Moving on from one situation, to the next..

An update on what has been going on since my last post!
So basically I eventually managed to get out of that farm, after asking them about 3 times to leave and they just kept wriggling their way out of it.
She did flip out on me and have a good shout, but she nicely took me to the train station the next morning.
I have had so much stress even after it now, luckily I’m starting to chill out again though!

Anyway, now that I am not at a farm, I am not too sure on what to do next.
I would get another job, start saving again but it’s not too easy at the moment (I’ll explain at another time) but I am also thinking of doing some travelling whilst I am here.
I am not sure if I want my second year visa any more, I would like it to be there as an option, but this last farm has really put me off going anywhere else for the time being!

So, I think that I am going to try do a little bit of travelling and then I will get a job when the time is a lot better. I want to make the most of my australian experience whilst I am here now!

I also realised that I have uploaded my newer short videos since Byron Bay – so I am going to do that tonight for you all! 😀
Look out for them tomorrow, I will probably post a link to it via my blog anyway.

I want to thank everybody that supported me and gave me some really good advice whilst I was dealing with that last situation. I really appreciate it, especially when you’re on the other side of the world with nobody else around – it means the world to me, to have people supporting me!

Take care of yourselves

Guys, I’m having a major situation..

I’m currently on the farm that I’m working at for the next 3 months, and I have tried and tried but I just want to leave.
I don’t mind the work, that’s all fine. But I feel that I am not comfortable here, as the people are nice but they can snap often and I have hardly any time to myself.
Obviously people like to have their things their own way, and of course are entitled to that. But I’m new, and I’m trying to learn all of these things but I don’t seem to be getting out of the ‘too scared to do anything’ phase.

Tonight, I am going to ask to leave and I hope that they do not flip out on me.
I really don’t want to offend them, as it’s such a lovely place and they have been friendly but I just cannot see myself getting comfortable here, at all.

I wish all of you guys were here 😦

What I miss whilst travelling..

There are a lot of things that I miss now and feel like I have taken for granted before. Most of these are just some of the small things in life, but what use to make me happy whilst chilling around the place!
So, here we go!

– Friends and family (obvious one, there.)
I miss the flexibility of being able to see my friends and family whenever I can.
I can still see them now, but the smallest things make it harder like the time difference, missing special dates and the distance.
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– Trifle (Yes, I know.)
If you often read my blog, you will know that I love trifle. I have only found one in Australia so far and it was not what I thought!
Turns out the cream is actually natural yoghurt.. EW!

– Pampering Myself
I miss coming back from university or town with my friends, I would throw Netflix on and catch up on series whilst pampering myself.
Oh, how I miss having a skincare routine, moisturising all over daily, plastering my face in either a mask or oil, painting my nails a different colour every 2-3 days and taking care of the vile split ends!
Now.. I can officially say.. I am a traveller.

– My Own Bed
That’s right, living in hostels that have at least 4, 8, 12 or even 16 person rooms – it gets to you after a while!
It’s not too bad, but you start to miss having your own space and a bit of privacy and quiet some days! But hey, when I go farming, I’ll possibly get a room to myself! Wahoo!

– Sharing Moments with friends back home
Moments like birthdays, nights out, our daily starbucks fix, cinema days, rainy days, going to London with Glen at christmas and in the summer.

– My Possessions
I miss having my own room, which held all of my possessions. Even the smallest of things like having my make up laid out neatly, a row of shoes and dresses hung up in a wardrobe (instead of being stuffed into a backpack constantly – the Queen of Creases, here).
My xbox, playing music out loud in my room and having a dance about or getting ready for a night out, having a junk food day with a lot of Netflix!

– My Parka Coat
Yup, that’s right. Wearing my Parka Coat that has the fluffy lining inside. It is the comfiest coat going, I love it – I wear it all of the time, use it as a pillow on journeys, use it as a blanket or padding, it just feels like you’re having a duvet day! Even if it’s warm outside, I still have the urge to wear it haha!
I could really use it in Melbourne at the moment, but that would NEVER fit in my backpack! I struggle to find a hoodie in, at the moment!

Although I say that I miss these, I chose to leave those things and to make new memories and explore more things in life. I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to travel and I love every minute of it. Although you’re having a create time, you always have a laugh with other travellers about the smallest things in life that you miss. Like the other day, I was so happy when I found Sellotape. Like, over the moon haha! It’s such a weird thought, but hey! I am going to really miss travelling, although I will love my own bed again haha! One day!

What are the things you take for granted? And what do you miss?

TRAVEL LOG 02.03.15 – 16.03.15

02/03/15 I bumped into Isabel in the toilets this morning, so I have hung around with her and her friends all day! Everyone is so nice, and we went for dumplings for our lunch!
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04/03/15 It’s the first day of the F1 set up today – there was a lot of lifting, unloading, construction and I know I will aching in the morning haha! But it was so much fun and I met some more new people!
I cannot wait for the F1 to actually start!

05/03/15 I am currently in Starbucks catching up with some blog posts, just phoned Barb for the first time and am hoping to go to H&M to get some basics for farming.
I had lunch cooked for me today by my two new asian friends, which was really nice of them.
I check out tomorrow to go to Urban Central and I just booked my day tour to Great Ocean Road!

06/03/15 I went back to Starbucks today so I could catch up on blog posts and everything – not much happened! Just getting ready for tomorrow!

07/03/15 I went on my trip to the Great Ocean Road today – it was amazing, I loved it! I saw some wild koala bears, went into a rainforest, visited several gorgeous beaches and then saw the twelve apostles!
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08/03/15 I started back at work again today, setting up more stands for the F1 Grand Prix. Although, I drove on the race course today!
09/03/15 I went to work again today, same thing really. Just had an induction as well for a little bit, got to know which marquee I was working on and that was about it! My logs will probably be really boring until Thursday, so I won’t write much here.
I also saw loads of amazing hot air balloons everywhere this morning, so pretty!
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10/03/15 I drove on the circuit again today, in the work van! It was such an experience whilst all of the signs and fences were up – I took a video which I will try to post onto my blog, too! I will do a mini YouTube video as well, although I haven’t filmed much yet!
We also got to see people pulling out all of the bollards on the track for the race, which must’ve taken hours and hours to do! We also saw them repainting the sponsors signs all around the track, although they looked perfect from last year – it’s still not good enough! 😀

11/03/15 I saw some of the safety cars driving around the track today as they closed it for practises, so good! I also heard a lot of the drivers testing last night – exciting!

12/03/15 The Formula One is finally starting! Today is Corporate Day mainly, and some of the general public can come in too. It’s pretty quiet so far, but it will be a lot busier over the next three days! We have already sold out of so much stock already, on the first day – crazy!
I heard a lot of the cars practising today and managed to run up onto the grandstand at 7am to take a video whilst one came past – it was so fast though that I couldn’t even see who it was driving!
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13/03/15 It’s the first main day of the Grand Prix! I got to wonder around Albert Park on my breaks, so I went to see the Opening Ceremony cars that the drivers arrive in – too cool!

14/03/15 Today is Qualifying Day! I sat by the screens on my break to watch it, sadly McLaren did not do very well but it was still so exciting to watch! The atmosphere was crazy!
15/03/15 Today is the last day of the Formula One Grand Prix – so sad! Everything has been so exciting, and although it’s the main race today, it will all be over straight afterwards.

After the race finished, I heard a load of hysterical screaming and shouting coming from the grandstand, so I ran up to have a look and people were waiting for the drivers to come out.
I got to see Rosberg, which was amazing! Sad to be finishing my work here!

16/03/15 My first day off in ages, today I am getting myself organised for tomorrow as I fly back to Sydney to go farming. I have packed my backpack whilst drinking a celebratory ‘Well Done Zoe, You worked hard’ cider and a Kinder Bunny. I also went to the post office to send a box to my parents with a few bits of merchandise from the Formula One for them, as they’re very jealous that I was working there!

Did you guys watch the Grand Prix? Or visited the Great Ocean Road? It was definitely one of my favourite places so far, with Byron Bay!

TRAVEL LOG? 14.02.15 – 01.03.15

I have decided to write a travel log – it’s not going to be very detailed, it’s just the little things that I have been jotting down into my MacBook for each day, as I have sent my travel journal home as it was SO HEAVY! I thought that it would be easier for me to update you guys on things, but without as much detail! Obviously, I will write some posts on specific days in more detail, but for now this will keep me updated faster! Here we go..

14/02/15 Today I went to Manly Beach with Ceri and Vicky to watch Vance Joy, San Cisco and Winterbourne – who were all amazing! We then went for a few drinks at Hotel Sheyne and the New Brighton. 1965057_10152740022582362_3113221855186371290_n

15/02/15 I have booked my tickets to the Gold Coast! I leave on Tuesday! So I attempted to go to Manly today, but the ferry was too full. So now I’m trying to pack my backpack and hope for the best!

17/02/15 I flew to Gold Coast today. I got to Sydney Airport nice and early, and wow, my backpack was so heavy! It was so painful to carry around with me. Anyway, I got to the hostel eventually which is very… beachy.. I didn’t get to speak to any of the people in my room though, but I went out to meet Joe and go for a walk and some food. We ended up going for a very long walk to Dominos, which took AGES! 11002595_10152744023457362_813222109540789059_n

18/02/15 Today I went to Movieworld and Wet N Wild with Joe. It was a lot of fun! I went on the Superman ride, Scooby-Doo and we got soaking in Wet N Wild even before we got into the water! The slides were fun though! I then came back to the hostel for a shower and ended up speaking to some Japanese people for ages (Masashi and Inho). 11021079_10152753683347362_3699307712073838340_n

19/02/15 I am now sitting on the balcony in the hostel, catching up on blogging and editing. I went to Seaworld this morning with Joe, but it started to pour down again because of the oncoming cyclone! We had a good time though, saw most of the shows and then I went for a Starbucks. I’m probably going to make some pasta and chill out with TV Series or a film tonight!

21/02/15 Today I went to the Black Milk Clothing sample sale which was a lot of fun! I bought a swimsuit and a crop top which are so cute! I stayed in for the rest of the day and caught up on Pretty Little Liars as the weather was so bad.

24/02/15 I went to Byron Bay for the day today, which was so much fun! It was so pretty there, I started off at the lighthouse, then walked the coastal walk back down, wandered through the town and then had a chill on the beach with a book!

25/02/15 I have checked out of the hostel now and am waiting in The Coffee Club until I can go to the airport. I’m flying back to Melbourne this evening, so I can work at the International Air Show on Friday!

26/02/15 I am in Melbourne now! I moved out of my hostel for the night and have moved to Melbourne Metro YHA now. I had to run around today to get food for work and to find some leggings – somehow have to find a way to work tomorrow!

27/02/15 International Air Show! It was so much fun and they had some of the best fireworks, which shot off helicopters and planes. I had to get a coach there at 6am, then I eventually got there. 10403548_10152763877532362_6406008597562280315_n

01/03/15 Today is St David’s Day, Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! It’s my last day at the airshow today, it was freezing so we had to wear the coats and jackets in work. 10476261_10152769523587362_6212733908519642093_n