Friday, 21 January 2011

Can you guess what it is yet?

Yep, less than two months of being at home and I'm already booked and ready to leave again.
The thing is, I wasn't ready to come home. I wanted to see friends, spend Christmas with the family etc but I knew already after my second month of travelling what my next move was going to be.

So with very few funds, no long term commitments and a serious craving for some sun, I did what all perfectly reasonable people do... and booked a one way ticket to Australia!

Ironically enough, if you read this post then you'll remember that originally I didn't love it so much. But, after a week or so I could really see myself living and working out there especially in places like Melbourne, Tasmania and a few select places in Queensland.

After speaking to a few people I discovered how easy it is to just pack up and buy a cheap flight to the other side of the world with little more than a working visa, spending money for the first month or so, and patience to pick apples for a living (or something to that effect).

My reasons to leave so soon were both personal and practical, with the prospect of being made homeless in a few months, my lack of any real satisfying job, and the fact that I was missing friends and loved ones out there immensely.

Naturally I'm also rushing because I want to catch their last bit of Summer! So I'll be leaving the UK on February 13th and having a few more weeks of sun hopefully until Autumn sets in.

Lots of this please!

This is as far as my plans go:
- Arrive in Melbourne. Be reunited with 'other half'
- Live in Hobart, Tasmania for as long as The Colemans can stand me
- Work to get enough monies to survive/have fun/eat lots of chocolate
- Have fun
- Return to Thailand to escape cold Tassie winter
- Find somewhere to live and work in Aus until I a) Deside to move on again b) Run out my visa c) Get too homesick. Hmm which one will it be folks, place your bets!

End of plans! Clearly this is very well thought out... But hey, I'm excited. Life is for living not just existing.

WOW that was way too cheesy. Sorry.


  1. Best of luck sweetie - you are brave, but it will be brilliant x

  2. Oh how exciting! I too have just booked myself a ticket to Oz however mine is a return and I'll only be there for a couple of weeks but I'm still very excited! I have friends that live out in Sydney so will be be staying with them (can't remember if you travelled there but if you've any suggestions they would be very much welcome)!

    Enjoy sweetie :-) XX

  3. Ooo, amazing. Totally respect and admire you for having the courage to up and move. Good luck with everything.

  4. This is so exciting Nicola! My friend at work lived in Oz for a year and she's going back there soon as misses it so much. Keep us updated on your adventures! x

  5. Thanks all for the nice words!
    I'll be blogging regularly still so it won't change much :)Love! x

  6. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehoo!

  7. good luck in melbourne. are you planning on working?

  8. Hi Ryley,

    Yeah definitely needing to look for work when I get there! Your blog post was so helpful when I found it yesterday! I hope you've managed to find something there you like now? Is it quite difficult?

  9. I'm going to miss you bare bab, you've only just "come back into my life" again lol.

    I wish you all the best though. Love you so much and omfg how amazing was Summer Heights High!? haha

    Lots of love, the naughty girl with a bad habit a bad habit for drugs,

    Sunny x