Down Under ’18: In Desperate Need Of Aloe Vera

The best way to sum up the past few days would probably be 'very very sunburnt'. Friday started off a bit cold and grey, so we took a trip down to Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens for our last day with Danielle. The sun soon came out and we did yoga and had…

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Down Under ’18: Blue Mountains and The Beaches

I should perhaps call this 'Not Seeing The Blue Mountains', as in fact, I didn't really get to see much at all while I was there. Hang on, I'll start at the beginning... So we woke up bright and early on Wednesday morning to start our trips to the Blue Mountains; by 8am we were…

Down Under ’18: Two Days Of Gloom

The past two days have definitely had their highs and lows. Yesterday (Monday 8th), we started off by meeting with the STA/Job Search people to talk about setting up bank accounts, tax codes, finding jobs and Medicare - basically, we were taught how to adult in Australia. I opened an Australian bank account (!!), but…

Down Under ’18: The Two Harbours

I've survived over 24 hours in Sydney and I've only thought 'I need an adult' three times so far. I think that's a success. What isn't a success is the fact that I've already got sunburnt despite my very enthusiastic application of factor 50 sun cream. When I landed yesterday, irritatingly about an hour late,…