Jonny Blair's travel blog harvesting cauliflower at Ambleside Farm in Tasmania

Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest at Ambleside, East Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

My final flirt with cauliflower harvesting and indeed working on Tasmanian farms came at Phil’s Farm on Loanes Lane, Ambleside in East Devonport in Northern Tasmania. I had spent almost 6 months living in Tasmania, working on farms almost the entire time and still fitting travel and sightseeing in on my days off. As a Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest at Ambleside, East Devonport, Tasmania, Australia[…]

Getting a second Australia working holiday visa

How To Get A SECOND Australian Working Holiday Visa

You have to love Australia. It’s hard not to…and you might have already gone there on a working holiday visa  but that year went so fast (or is going so fast) that you need and want another year. You’ve come to the right page. Here’s a full guide on how to get a second Australian Read more about How To Get A SECOND Australian Working Holiday Visa[…]

Australian Kangaroo Curry on Don't Stop Living

Friday’s Featured Food: Australian Kangaroo Curry in Parramatta

With today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes an apology to any kangaroo loving people out there, of which some of my ex workmates and friends in Australia were. Personally I actually love kangaroo meat, and it’s something I miss from time to time, having closed the door on my time living in the land down under Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Australian Kangaroo Curry in Parramatta[…]

Working Wednesdays: Harvesting Echinacea in Forth, Tasmania, Australia

A bit later than billed comes today’s Working Wednesdays – been dying in bed with a fever so haven’t had the energy to type anything in the last 24 hours. What does harvesting echinacea mean?? Well actually it just an elaborate way of saying “echinacea cleaning”, or “echinacea purifying” basically. The process that goes from Read more about Working Wednesdays: Harvesting Echinacea in Forth, Tasmania, Australia[…]

Jonny Blair dressed as a Guinness pint

The Day I…Got Rugby Tackled While Dressed as a Pint of Guinness!!

First up – it’s St. Patrick’s Day today – Sunday 17th March 2013… so Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!! It is an Irish Day of the year and is widely celebrated worldwide. I grew up in the town of Bangor, not too far away from where St. Patrick was buried in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Now Read more about The Day I…Got Rugby Tackled While Dressed as a Pint of Guinness!![…]

Jonny Blair at Jenolan Caves

Visiting Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia

I spent a good year and a half living in New South Wales, Australia and loved it. Almost the entire time I wasn’t travelling I was based in a flat share in the Westmead part of Parramatta, working locally in the excellent PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub (now simply PJs). I did a lot of trips Read more about Visiting Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia[…]

Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvesting in Moriarty, Australia

            If you’re reading this and you’ve heard of Moriarty, it’s probably because you’ve been there. If you haven’t been there, I can’t think of any reason why you’d have heard of Moriarty. It sounds like an artistic graveyard. It was for the remains of thousands of broccoli plants that Read more about Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvesting in Moriarty, Australia[…]

Jonny Blair weeding a cabbage paddock in Bishopsbourne

Working Wednesdays: Cabbage Weeding in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania, Australia

Today’s Working Wednesdays takes us cabbage weeding in Bishopsbourne in Tasmania. How I ended up in this job, I will probably never know. But I enjoyed it for all it was worth. Which incidentally was a massive $19 Australian Dollars an hour. Well worth it. If you’re thinking of doing this type of work, it’s Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cabbage Weeding in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania, Australia[…]