Okay… So, again not too much to update on. I am gearing up for my long road trip on the great ocean road in Victoria. SO EXCITED!!! Camper van booked and travel mates found. I leave on April 16th (my bday) and head to Melbourne. Me and two other Germans are going to drive to Melbourne and then pick up another girl there and start our adventure. I will of course update this after that adventure, but for now I have just been working a lot to make money for it.
Since the last time I posted, I have started working at a bar in the center of Sydney called the Agincourt Hotel. which is pretty awesome. Fun little fact, the reason bars here have “hotel” in the names is because a long time ago, the only way places could serve alcohol is if they provided accomodation as well. I came here on this working holiday with the intention of doing bar work as I had never done it before, so it is super cool that I actually get to do it. I have never had a job before that I have had to be on my feet for hours at a time, so this is new for me, but overall I would say that I am enjoying it. The people I work with are amazing humans and honestly I think starting the work there marked the turning point for this trip. Up until a month ago, this trip was good, but now having people I can call friends and do things with, has turned it into something amazing. I have started to meet other au pairs in the area, one of whom is now going to come work for my current family after I leave. The other day, we all went to the Sydney Tower and had drinks at the 360 restaurant at the top. The tower overlooks the entire city and honestly gives the best view.
I went with some other au pairs who I had never met, but again, I couldn’t have asked for a better night.
The kids are just as cute as ever. They are truly amazing kids and the family is so amazing. I wasn’t sure how it was going to be living in the same place I worked. I have had plenty of nanny experience, but at the end of my day, I would go home and here I obviously don’t.
This last weekend (Easter), they invited me with them to all their family activities and I wasn’t “on duty” for any of them. Sunday, we went to the beach and this little farmers market in Bundeena, a beach town in Royal National Park. I bought like a million books… hope I can read all them by the time I leave haha. I mean they were $2.00. I couldn’t just pass them up and the money went to a good cause.
Hmmmm… what else can I update on? Oh! Not saying I am homesick, but me and a few other au pairs went out the other night and wound up in this American burger joint called Big Daddy’s. And I will say, it was very nice getting a little taste of home 🙂 I do miss some of the food there.
It was amazing and following that we wound up in a convenient store that sold the good flavors of Pop Tarts!! Here you can get them in regular supermarkets, but they only have the chocolate brand… who wants that? Answer is nobody, well not me. Needless to say, that was my breakfast the next morning.
Well I think that is all I really have to update on and my next post will be after my big birthday road trip, so stay tuned!!