bush diaries – and then came the rain…

Bush Diaries: and then came the rain…

So, the fun thing about this far is that if it rains, you can’t leave it.

Living 135km away from a town, on a dirt track makes it a little difficult to find escapism, although living here could be considered the perfect escape. I can hear nothing other than a braying cow or the squawk of one of my two students.

So today I woke up at 6.30 as usual. The plan was to go to Clermont for a football match. Little boy plays every Saturday in “neighbouring” towns and it seems a good way to get off the far for a bit, but this weekend, not possible. It has rained and rained and rained. Ordinarily ( and yes, because I am British) I wouldn’t mind, but when you have very limited weatherproof clothing because you naively believed it to a sunny and bright, and just going to the toilet means you have to wade through a puddle and when everything on the farm turns orange you tend to get a little pissed off!!!

So Saturday was a school day and tomorrow will be too, as we can do absolutely NOTHING outside when the heavens are as open as they have been today.

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About graceeliz

Many years ago I met someone who said: "Don't know what you want to do with your life? Teach English as a foreign language, then you can travel the world. Best thing I've ever done!" That got me thinking. Research was done. Course booked in Barcelona. Certificate gained. 5 years living in Barcelona working as an English teacher. Done! Where to next? Check out my blog! 5 years in Barcelona, 6 months in Slovakia, 2 years in Australia... and now I am home in Somerset. We'll see if I can stop the itch in my feet...

Posted on June 3, 2012, in Australian Adventure and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Grace

    Well, it’s a cold Melbourne morning and I am just about to leave for work – a short stroll to UiT. Sounds as if you are adapting remarkably well to life in the outback. Love your description about the big “kill”. Friends of mine in country Victoria were once preparing for a wedding. I asked them how they were going to feed everyone and they replied that they had “a sheep coming and half a steer”. All I could visualize was a sheep arriving and saying “Hi, I’m here – where’s my room”

    Best wishes – Louise (UiT)

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