I am still here! Its been a while - I have worked almost every day for the past 3 weeks, picking olives and grapes. I am loving working outdoors, learning new skills, and still so happy I get to experience living on a small island! Though you can definitely feel a change in the weather, autumn is creeping up on us over here! I may be moving on in a few weeks, I would like to settle down a bit for the winter months maybe, have my own room, internet access, time to bake, knit, read and draw, and a job to help pay the bills! I will update more when I have a chance to sit down with some internet ( I am currently sat on the pavement next to the WiFi box in the main town on the island). But for now I will leave you with this image - just another amazing view on one of my many walks. And I think I will be tempted by something from the bakery across the road!
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Thursday, 27 March 2014
^This abandoned boat on the shore looked so interesting, I love those windows (portholes?), the colours and the textures of the wood!
All these boats make me want to try sailing, I've never been before, though I have always wanted to, since
The boats have also inspired me to try drawing something different, so we shall see, there may be some nautically inspired designs in my future!
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Hello! I arrived safe in Auckland last week. I have been here for A week so far and am having an amazing time! I've wandered round the city, walked up to the museum and winter gardens, been to the art gallery, taken the ferry to Devonport, been up One Tree HIll, swam in the sea and sat in various parks. Yes its awesome! Though I did feel super dizzy from the plane ride for a few days, and had trouble standing up straight and not falling over. Not sure if this is normal for a long flight, but it's not fun. Oh, and I had 10 hours in Shanghai on the way over which was an incredible experience, I'll share photos of that soon!
I have hopefully found some work grape picking for a while but there is a storm forecast for tonight, and the grapes may not be ready, so we shall have to see what happens. It has been so sunny most days though and I have even been swimming a couple of times!
I am just typing this on my phone at the bus stop as it is the only place with free WiFi at the moment, but I will try and put more posts together to put up soon! I tried to attach a photo I took at Auckland domain with my phone so we shall see how that works out!
For now I'm just trying to let myself relax a little before I figure out what to do next/start work!