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The world according to Kiwis and Aussies (written by a Pom!) This is about my life in the last 12 months, travelling and seeing the world- or more specifically seeing a small area of South Island NZ ( I'll tell you all about the adventures I've already had cos I've just about finished in NZ now!)and the locals that inhibit this beautiful part of the world...(Don't worry guys I'm talking about the dairy cows as a rule!)

Gallery: Sunrise and sunset

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

pictures from Australia and England
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Back In England

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Views [532]

I arrived home last wednesday to esater eggs, roast dinners, relatives, new born lambs and beautiful weather! I've been so ridiculously busy down on the farm I've had little time to get jetlag, let alone try and get over it! I'm currently working on sorting ... Read more >

Tags: Home Comforts

Gallery: Beautiful Fairlie

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Pictures of Fairlie adn surrounding area
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Gallery: Milking

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Cows and Milking sheds in New Zealand
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Gallery: The Big Snow

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Winter 2006
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Crikey Crocs!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | Views [918]

Australia Zoo.. no words to describe it, absolute bonzer ripper mate!! You can just tell everyone is committed to keeping the memory of the top man alive, his picture is plastered everywhere and no one's afraid of mentioning him, they're all really proud ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


AUSTRALIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | Views [640]

I've just been looking at the Fairlie website! Big mistake, nowhere near enough time has passed for me to be able to look at it without getting a tear in my eye, especially all the pictures of the lake and the snow! I think I was imagining the dairy ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Home away from home

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [706]

Now I'm in real australia, lots of little towns and villages, lots of  gum trees and evidence of fire damage, much nicer than being couped up in a big city! I'm just looking for an Aussie cowboy now!!! One thing I have noticed is the roads are much busier ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | Views [611]

I knew it would be an interesting experience taking an overnight train and I was right. I wasn't expecting a particularly comfortable or enjoyable night, and as it turned out I didn't have one! It would have been okay if I wasn't sat behind someone who ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Its all happenin' down at the zoo

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 11 Mar 2007 | Views [751]

I wasn't gonna go to Taronga Zoo, I thought my imminent trip to Australia Zoo would make a trip to Sydney's Zoo a little unnecessary, however I've had an extra day cos my train doesn't leave till tonight, so thought, Bridge Climb or Zoo??? And at the ... Read more >

Tags: Animals

Blue mountains

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [945]

Okay so I know I was fairly ambivalent about the blue mountains before, but now I've got to say they were awesome! I just wish I could get my pics off my camera and onto here, you'll just have to be patient I guess...It was a pretty eventful day all ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

A message for the locals

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [664]

Hey everyone, Can you all believe its a week since my little leaving celebration at the world famous (well it will be by the time I've told everyone I meet going to NZ to pop in for a handle...!) Silverstream Hotel? I just love that place, from the jukebox, ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [581]

I've got my ticket booked to Melbourne, I leave Sun night (8.40pm!!) and don't arrive in Mel till 7.30 the next morning, however I get travel and don't have to pay for accm for that night so a pretty good deal, although I've a feeling it'll be uncomfortable! ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [722] | Comments [1]

This doesn't really fit the great outdoors category, but I don't know how to make my own, anyway... I love McLeods Daughters, its a crappy Australian Outback drama about all these girls running a sheep and beef station, and all their adventures, so ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Understatement of the decade...

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [1002]

I've come to the conclusion Aussies are so used to dangerous things they don't really react the same way as other nationalities, 2 major pieces of evidence to back this up... I went to Manly yesterday, walked around the shops, bad idea but luckily I'm ... Read more >

Tags: People

Traffic crazy Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | Views [559]

Everywhere you look here there are cars, taxis, buses and general traffic, I can't quite get used to having to look before crossing the road, certainly not a pre-requistite in Fairlie! The traffic is just crazy, bus after bus filled with people listening ... Read more >

Tags: People

A walk in the park

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | Views [566]

I've been in the botanic gardens today, I must have walked 50k's, round and round the penninsula. The gardens were lovely, if a bit noisy, hundreds of fruit bats living in the trees, I thought they'd be sleeping seems how it was daylight but obviously ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Musings on Australia

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [539]

I was just thinking, when I got here, it actually felt like I was in a foreign country, I know I AM in a foreign country but still... Like when I got to New Zealand I automatically felt at home, here it feels like somewhere quite different, maybe its ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

The big chill part 1

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [855] | Comments [2]

Sunday 11th June 2006 Did normal farm stuff, we'd just dried off all but 50 of the cows so milking only taking about an hour and a half once a day, the rest of time moving breaks, and feeding out, which basically involved me sitting in the tractor! ... Read more >

Tags: Snow

I've arrived

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [653]

I landed on 'Stralian soil last night, at around 10pm New Zealand time, and my immediate reaction? Take me back to Christchurch, quick sharp! I walked out of the airport into a taxi occupied by a gentleman of Asian extraction, who appeared to have no ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

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