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  • Day67

    Nailed it

    November 30 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Once more I have proved my supremacy by writing 50,000 words in November. Two years running!!

    I was very proud when I realised I'd made it. All written and began the editing. Nailed it!

    I had the breakfast shift which was kinda dead but chill. It continued being dead until 1ish when it began to rain. As a result all the tradies came down. Cause when work gets rained out, hit the bar. Had a few funny convos with them and the regulars. I'm beginning to recognise people and their orders now which is making them all happy. Still have them ripping me apart for being british but nicely rather than rudely.

    I made more chilli beans which was an entire vibe. I added a courgette in, which doesn't add much but was better than it going off. I really love chili beans.

    There was also a frog just giving on the chopping board when I came back. Scared the bejesus out of me. The noise that tiny thing made, insane.
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    Traveler

    Badass Aussie frog. Sitting on the chopping board, daring you to cook him, knowing that he'd have the last laugh.

    Traveler

    I fully avoided him

    Traveler

    loving the frog, he's begging to be a pal!

     
  • Day65

    I clearly hate myself

    November 28 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    So I may or may not have just cried over my own story.

    I've mentioned it a few times, particularly recently as it is NaNoWriMo. But I write, very badly and with little success. As mum knows well from the amount of times I have spoken about something religiously for like a week and then never mentioned it again. I have never once finished a story, always abandoning them cause I got bored, they were taking too long or i ended up writing the entire thing in my head and never on paper.

    Today I finished my story. And I cried. Not because I finished it, no relief would have been a better reason for such ugly crying. No instead I cried over the end. I was writing it, crying.

    So now I have a complete story with an ending I hate and love. I change a bunch of things half way through it, so it needs serious editing but the plot is down. Except the ending. I have that but I hate it.

    I am a lover of romance and fantasy, and I dislike sad endings. So what did I do? I wrote a sad ending.

    I have no clue what I am going to do tomorrow. I will probably end up writing a different, happy ending. As I have a plan for a happy ending I just chose not to write that.

    So other than that, my days been great.

    This last week has been difficult, lots of ups and downs. But I feel a little better today. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better again still. My cold was worse this morning but is ok now sl that's nice. And it was overcast and drizzly all day so it was only about 27° out which makes such a difference when it's been 30°+ all week.

    Who knows what will happen tomorow, I don't have a plan for it. But I feel as though I will be woken up at some point tonight. My roommate was supposed to arrive at 2pm today, which was 7hrs ago. I have no clue what happened so that isnt helping my anxiety over a stranger moving in all that much. But meh. Today has been an emotional roller coaster.
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    Well done finishing the story. can't wait to read it xxx

    Traveler

    😂😂 you say the funniest things!

    Traveler

    OK so, JK Rowling admitted crying when she killed Sirius, and you finished the beginning of Melaney's story. You even said you had an idea for what happened next......which we are all waiting for BTW xxx

    Traveler

    yeah, dont hold your breath on that one! and I know

     
  • Day64

    Couple days

    November 27 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    Been a few days since I updated. Not much is really happening down here. Just working and not much else.

    I am beginning to feel a little restless here. Its beautiful but too hot to move. So I dont end up going out to see anything. It's also impossible to see anything without a car. As a result I feel like I'm not doing much on my days off which is ok but just kinda dull.

    I went back to the coffee shop on Thursday. They are really nice and I love the vibe of the place. It fits with the feel of this place, chill and sorta hippy.

    I then added some pasta to the sauce thing I made the other day so had some pasta. Not very inventive but you cant go wrong with simple.

    I have a massive cold which is really annoying me. All I want to do is lie in bed and sleep but have to work. Yay.

    There were some older people staying at the park the last few days. There were 4 couples and it sounded like they were doing a bit of travelling together in their campervan which sounded so cool. They were great and one of them wrote me a little note for when I go up into the Teritory, as someone to contact for work. A little bit more networking, might help when I'm up there next year.

    Work was weird last night. All the crazies came out. It was super dead all day until 11,30 when they all came down. So I ended up staying an extra hour which wasnt fun. But I did get in the good books of the supervisor who doesn't really like me so at least theres that. I had a drink with some colleagues after shift aswel so feel like I'm doing a little more now.

    I knew that I was moving rural but we live rural in the uk. There it's like 30mins to the station and then 10mins into Brighton. Here is one bus for an hour to get to the equivalent of like Burgess Hill. I'm beginning to wonder whether I will stay for as long as initially intended, but we will see.
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    might be worth sticking it out - amazing how quickly 88 days will pass. also as you work in a chain it'll be easier to get work with them in the future if you show you are prepared to work for three month gigs.

     
  • Day60

    Writing mania

    November 23 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    I had to Google how to spell nephew. I tried everything. I thought maybe it was a 'ue' not an 'ew', I couldn't figure out if it was 'ph' or 'f'. And one point I thought maybe there was a silent 'a'. Why is english so HARD!!!

    Today was a day for relaxing. After coming back from the sunrise at the beach I waited for someone from the RSA to call me so I could finally finish that thing. After the most awkward conversation of my life, I passed. I now have both my RSA and my RSG! Bomb, it only took me a month!!

    From there I went for a little swim because it wasnt yet that hot out. Had a chat with the cleaner at the site. She is honestly one of the nicest people I've ever met.

    Then went to the coffee shop and wrote. Two hours later, I had nearly 3,000 words and a sore neck. Took a break to eat something because I'd been awake for 6hours and it was time for lunch! Yes, I ate lunch at 10,30. Wild. And went right back to writing. A further 2,000 words and I had a headache.

    Got kicked out of the cafe at 1pm as they closed which was annoying cause then I went back to my room and suffered. Whatever illness the others have, I think I got aswell. So felt like death for ages, tried not to fall asleep because doing that would mean I didnt sleep tonight. So continued to suffer alone.

    Made some food for dinner. Basically just cooked a bunch of veg and stuck it all together in a pan. Not very inventive but I think itll make a good pasta sauce as well as soup which I had it as tonight because I could not be bothered. I also used two pans, a small achievement but I'm proud of myself.
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    Traveler

    aw hope you feel better when you wake up! xx

    Traveler

    thanks xx

     
  • Day60

    Sunrise

    November 23 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Need I say more.

    Traveler

    Nope, so very beautiful. Nothing like what we have xxx

    Traveler

    it was crazy, genuinely looked like a one of those old oil paintings you see in art galleries. insane

    Traveler

    beautiful!

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  • Day59

    Damp mornings

    November 22 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Woke up. Realised my uniform hadn't dried thanks to the storm. Cried. Took my uniform off the line and did the only think a dumbass like myself could think of at 5,30am when she had work in an hour. Placed my shirt in the microwave and prayed it evaporated off the water. It did not. Cried again. Ate my overnight oats. Put on damp uniform that I was still ringing water from and went to work. 2 and a half hours later I was almost dry.

    Breakfast was super dead until 8 backpackers showed up at exactly 10am. Breakfast finishes at 10am. So of course we let them have a half hour eating before we chucked them out. Made my life more annoying but that's backpackers for you (and I am allowed to day that as I am one) (technically!!).

    I did have a lovely conversation with two gentlemen who came in for breakky. Realised half way through the conversation they were the owners of ALH (the people than own the resort) and were the people we were stressing over the last few days. Sounds like their inspection went well and apparently if I want I am in the ALH system so I can now work in any of there 350 companies across Australia. So I somehow managed to land a job at the Australian equivalent of the Hilton enterprise by accident. Hilton for international, ALH for Australia. Bomb.

    They also said I make a very good coffee and to seriously keep it in mind when I'm travelling around, so that's good. One of the two then spoke to Steve (the big boss of this resort and the guy who hired me) and I am 99.9% sure I came up in the conversation because they kept glancing at me. Unfortunately they were outside so it was impossible for me to eavesdrop. After Steve did ask me a bunch of questions and stuck around watching me for a bit so that was unnerving. The two guys were very nice though so that's good.

    Once I finished work I went and did a food shop. I went with a list (I know, I'm impressed too) and stuck to that list (even more impressed). I got to the till and nearly cried. Like I've got a good week and a bit of food here and if you minus the $30 sim it's not that bad but it hurt handing over that much money. I also paid my rent yesterday so am very glad my pay is coming in tomorrow.

    I am sick of not receiving my messages because optus is really bad out here. So bought a new sim for telstra which is supposed to be better for rural. Most of the guys at work have it so fingers crossed my phone starts connecting because otherwise no one can message or call me and that is a problem.

    Then chilled in my nice air con room and figured out how I am going to store my stuff in only half a room.
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    ahaha put it in the microwave😂 I think u need to appreciate that just made me laugh and the train was SILENT😂

    Traveler

    😂 it's all I could think off!

    Traveler

    a hair or hand dryer works x

    Traveler

    I have neither. I also considered ironing it dry but I dont have one of those either!

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  • Day58

    I feel like death

    November 21 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Was completely exhausted when I arrived at work yesterday. The colleague who threw a hissy fit chose not to come in again so that was fun. Ended up not finding anyone free on an hours notice. I offered, but instead got asked to cover breakfast monday Tuesday. So instead of getting 2 days off now, I get them Wednesday thursday.

    It's been a very long week so kinda wish it was over but there we go.

    Breakfast was super easy, only have 6 people in all 3 hrs so that was kinda dull but all good. We had a huge inspection planned for today, so was just cleaning everything. It's funny how much stuff comes apart when you are bored and like to break things.

    It was a very nice and easy shift thankfully as I am running on about 5 hours. I love doing clopens!

    When I got back I found out I am getting a roommate. Cant say I'm thrilled. I'm liking my free space but there we go. I don't know anything about her expect that she'll be working in the prawn farm. As long as she doesn't make everything smell like fish, we should be good. I'm also kinda annoyed about it as I was going to move in with a friend from work who wanted to move. But instead of calling last week, they forgot. If they had then we'd together instead of me having a complete stranger moving in but guess we'll see what happens.

    I am now just tired and trying to decided if I actually need to go shopping or if I can last another day. I do need to go, I just need to force myself. I want to sleep!

    Also my cards finally arrived, so thank you for those!
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  • Day56

    Saturdays

    November 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After being woken up a thousand times, I finally got up at 11am. Probably ended up having only like 5 or 6 hrs sleep which is not enough but there we go. I had to decide last night which was more important, sleep or food. I chose sleep and as a result was starving so made myself a lunch and breakfast at the same time. Top tier, highly recommend.

    Tried not to fall asleep before heading to work again for 3pm. When I arrived found out the guy who threw the hissy fit wsnt coming in again. So instead of covering him, they just switched one of the people already on to close. This would have been an issue even if we weren't already a person down. One of the other quit this week with no warning so we were down 3 members of staff. 4 people to run three bars on a saturday night. Who thought this was a good idea.

    Anyways, I worked both sports and gaming bars while the other three dealt with the bomb site that was bistro and the kitchen. It had been busy all day, and chefs can be fairly temperamental on a good day so was very glad I was away from all that drama. All in all a pretty good shift. Busy, but not chaotic for me and I got to close down early cause it died at 9,30 which is a plus.
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  • Day56

    Fridays

    November 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Yes that is my only photo of today. But today has not been great so theres that.

    I woke up at 7am and could not get back to sleep. So got up and went for a walk in a direction I haven't gone yet. Discovered a fish and chip shop so might get a chippy next week. Then headed back to find woolies which doesn't open till 8am so grabbed myself an iced coffee and a muffin for breakfast and waited. Because it was so early it was only 28° so was nice to sit outside in the shade and not melt.

    Then did my shopping and headed back to my air conditioned room. Genuinely not sure what I did now. Just vibed in the cool air and rested.

    I started work at 3pm and honestly why. Fridays are seriously busy between 2 and 6 so have only one person on the sports bar, sure why not. Anyways was not pleased. Come 6pm Eloise arrived to help and it was so dead. Was bored again for a bit before helping bistro. Then went to the function to help there.

    No clue what happened while I was at the function but I came back and there are had been a huge argument between two of the staff. As a result the guy closing had walked out. So guess who got to work until 4am to cover him. Yep, me. Started at 3pm finsihed at 4,30am. Was not fun, genuinely thought I was going to fall asleep at 2am but made it.
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    Traveler

    Well done honey - think of the money.

     
  • Day54

    Breakfast vibes

    November 17 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Now, I've realised I am a morning person. I prefer to wake up early and get out and about before the day really begins. I was placed on breakfast which means I started at 6,30am, I was looking forward to it. It was not interesting.

    At the Hilton if we had anything less than 80people in for breakfast, it was dull. I had 12 on Wednesday and 15 on Thursday. I was bored to say the least.

    Once done with breakfast at 12, I also get to help with lunch until 3pm. Cause why not. It was not fun either. 2 very easy shifts in the end so cant complain too much. The sunrise is also very pretty outside my room.

    On Thursday I also managed to make an ok looking coffee. It is the best pattern I have managed so far! I'm on breakfast again next week so I'm gonna keep trying and teach myself how to barista.
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    Traveler

    It must be the time difference, as no-one here would say you were a morning person. Not sure where you got that idea!!

    Traveler

    I am a morning person when I can wake up and not have to go straight to work and haven't been working until late the day before. I'm surprisingly good at mornings when I'm not stressed

     

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