So i last left it in Redcliff with no money and no work! i did do a days work there, we worked all day picking grapes. Me and jackie were the fastest pickers that day,the farmer even came up to us and asked if we would come back cos we were so good. So you would think that we wouldhave made loadsa money .... $27!!! so when the farmer asked if we were going back the next day we said no and he went off in a strop - as if!!
I had friends from melbourne coming to redcliff to work with us but they were put in a hostel in Mildura called Oasis. They managed to get me and my friend sally in there too so we got out of redcliff and down the road to mildura. The plan was to stay there for a couple of weeks and then i would go to new zealand and then fly home. 7 weeks later i left mildura with the plan to work in perth and then fly to thailand!! how things change...
when we arrived at oasis we got an awesome job straight away. It was hourle payed in a flower farm. We would start at 630, plant bulbs or water or bunch flowers and finish at 230. after a couple of weeks me and sally moved into a house which was part of the hostel, we became good mates with everyone in the house so when we got back from work we would drink or just chill and watch the tv or go to pizza hut for all you can eat for $7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At the weekends we would go to an irish bar called omalleys and get wasted, there was a story to tell after every outing :)
The time finally came to leave mildura and i was gutted!!! the weekend that i left was very messy, alot of drink was consumed and not alot of sleep was had. I left with Sally (who i met in melbourne), Julia (gorgeous russian i worked with at the flower farm) and Tom (someone sally met in sydney who came to meet us). We got a bus to melbourne which was very emotional, me and julia both left 'someone' behind.
It was really good to be back in melbourne, especially kings street. I got my medical done there to extend my visa and then it was St Paddys day!!! it started off at Odonnells (met him in mildura on my last weekend) aptmnt, which was well nice!!!! we had breakfast and then headed to the pub :) i managed to get a few vodka lemon and limes in before heading to the nfl match (Melbourne vs new zealand) with everyone from king street. After that it was back to the pub for a messy night with odonnell who needed minding after a certain point!!! It was a really good day, did not enjoy getting up the next day for my medical!!!
We got a bus to Adelaide after a few days. Wasnt too impressed with adelaide to be honest, it rained alot! we picked up a 4wd from Britz to relocate to Perth. Me and Tom were so impressed when we saw it, we expected some old banger but it was a huge toyota 4wd with a fridge and everything!!!
The road trip took 6 days. It was me, Julia, sally and tom. me and tom were the only ones that could drive but i didnt mind that cos i would have got bored if i couldnt drive. we drove all day every day, left by about 9 in the morning and stopped at dark cos all the kangaroos were coming out. We stayed in cabins in caravan parks which were awesome, we did not wanna go back to hostels when we got back. We drove across the Nullabor desert which was a whole load of nothing for 2 days but was really cool, was good to get back to civilisation again, and to get fone signal :) the annoying thing was that it was easter weekend that we did the trip and NOTHING is open over easter in australia, not even a bloody pub, whats that all about ey??!! we did stay in some dodgy places though, but then again we stayed in some awesome places too. One place we went to seemed really creepy!! we went for a run and me and sally decided to play on the sand dunes instead and o my god they were awesome, it was so so gorgeous, if only every run was like that!!!
we finally rocked up into perth just in time. I had $17 in my bank account so was DESPERATE for money!!! we dropped off the car and when i was waiting i asked the woman behind the desk if she knew how i cuold get a job. next thing iknew i was having an interview and i managed to get me and julia a job, and here i am :)
we have been in perth for nearly 2 months now, worked nearly everyday so getting some good money. I had my birthday here which was awesome, was spoilt by friends here and from everyone at home :) got a trip to melbourne planned at the beginning of july, already got Wicked tickets for it, cant wait :)
Right, gotta go, customers....