Posts Tagged With: Australia

#Day240 #365JosHappyDays – Note to self don’t pretend a paint roller is a mustache

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“Is there something on my nose?!”

Up on the ladder at my uncles again and nearly finish painting his pagoda,  wielding this weapon of choice today..  Dangerous as you can see,  must handle with extreme caution around the face.

Also it almost smelt like a chemically kinda creamy custard but then maybe that was my wishful thinking and cravings kicking in… I do miss my custard and thick Devon clotted cream! …..  Anyway you probably didn’t need to know that,  unless however you’re some kind of clotted cream dealer in Perth? 

Bit of a long shot..

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#Day230 #365JosHappyDays – Fresh juicy strawberries from a farm by the road

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We were coming back from our mini Road trip to Yanchep when my friend Floor’s eagal eye’s spotted a sign for strawberries she quickly asked “shall we stop?” before I could say yes we were turning in and it was one of the best decisions I’ve never made Haha. 

Things don’t get much better and more satisfying than spontaneous fruits stops straight from the source!  These were big, red, juicy strawberries and some were almost the size of my fist!

Now I don’t really suffer from homesickness but maybe it’s the little nostalgic treats like these that is my cure. As with just a taste it can bring me back home to a happy memory my friends fruit farm in the hills of Devon. 

Who knows maybe when I make it back home to the uk my first strawberry will take me back to this awesome day,  I do enjoy how our minds make such associations.  It really was a great day too look out for my posts coming soon of Yanchep National Park where we got real lucky with some animals sightings :mrgreen:

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#Day239 #365JosHappyDays – My first spider encounter

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There we go now it’s starting to feel more like Australia,  been here nearly 3 weeks and only just come across angry arachnid.  Well it was probably angry as I disturbed him from his lovely warm slumber when I picked up my clothes for washing he jumped out onto my bed. 

I’m not sure if this guy bites or is even deadly (doesn’t look it) but I’m in Australia so if it has 8 legs and is messing with my personal space,  deadly or not it’s soon to be dead.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not going to go around hunting down spiders, if im outside.. Then yeah thats their zone and I won’t mess with them but my bed is a direct violation of my personal space, you are not getting cosy with me buddy your getting squashed!

…  (and for my cousin reading; no not squashed in the sheets, all contained nicely between a tissue and some books)

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#Day234 #365JosHappyDays – Saw a pelican by the river

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Was quite a nice treat while I was walking along the river since I’ve never seen a pelican before let alone this close and they are bigger than I expected. I mean I don’t think it could eat me but I don’t wanna anger it, my head would fit in that orange abyss of a stretchy neck.

There was actually a few more of them up on the old condemned jetty there which they seem to share quite harmoniously with hundreds of other birds included ducks, seagulls, crows, cormorants and probably others.

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#Day233 #365JosHappyDays – Only Asians would think of such a food concoction!

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So I was very nicely invited to 50th wedding anniversary where I met lots of lovely extended family and friends along with a real tasty 11 course banquet dinner!  And this I where I met this friendly food combo pictured above; This is crispy almond and seafood topped with chicken skin,  yup real chicken skin. Like I said only Asians come up with these kinda funky fusions haha but I can reassure you it works, it works well, adds a nice taste and crunch along a with a mild bit of confusion. 

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#Day238 #365JosHappyDays – Browsing some backpacker bikes

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Trying to track down a cheap second hand bike  that fits within my backpacker budget, especially important since I haven’t found a found a proper job to earn it back yet! 

If you yourself are looking for one in Perth or even closer in Victoria Park, then head to movement systems.  They have a few bikes outside ranging from $100-300 maybe even less but then I don’t think I can manage on a rusty kids bike.  I would also say it’s a good idea to check Gumtree too for any local bikes being sold. However this place it’s quite used to backpackers so they guarantee they will pay 50% of what you paid back when you return it.  Which eases the mind a little, it’s like paying half price to rent it for however long your here. 

Anyway nice guys with a bit of wiggle room on price so I may be back there soon with hopefully an even happier day with my new… /old bike 🙂

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#Day237 #365JosHappyDays – Perfect timing for a sunset ferry ride back to Perth from Rottnest island

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Such a beautiful ride back to Perth city (which you can just make out there in the background).  Was so nice to be out in the open, I sware the natural colours come out more when there is nothing to obstruct them..  For instance this isn’t even the sunset it’s actually happening directly behind me. Check out the view when the ferry was leaving,  it was even richer i colour!

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Rottnest is a beautiful island and this was by no means my happiest moment of the day, it packs so many more stunning sights all over and the last wild home to the little quokkas (kinda like mini kangaroos).  They are possibly the happiest and cutest animal I’ve seen so be sure to follow my page and look out for my full story on how awesome rottnest is :mrgreen:

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#Day232 #365JosHappyDays – Let’s take the job hunt into the sunshine

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It’s not raining today so let’s get some rays & fresh air. 

I’m always a fan of the outdoors,  even if im not a free as a puppy to roll around on the grass and chase my tail at least it’s easy to take along my laptop,  tether some internet and continue my job hunting.

So peaceful here, with the only thing that’s barely even considered a disruption is somebody jogging past my nice view of the river in front.. But it’s ok my mum taught me how to share 🙂

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#Day235 #365JosHappyDays – Some serious weeding

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Now that be a fine turnip! ..  Oh wait that’s just one of the many massive weeds I’ve been pulling today.  I’m pretty sure the little 5m squared patch of grass actually has more weeds than grass!  But hey the more weeds there are the more I get to pluck out (it’s oddly satisfying with the right tool) plus a big change can be more fun… Just might not be anything green left on my cousins lawn once I’m finished that’s all.. 

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#Day236 #365JosHappyDays – Getting high up ladders

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Ok well maybe it’s not that high but I just like climbing things, plus it helps out my uncle and judging by the pace at which he takes the stairs I think he’s glad he doesn’t have to go anywhere near a ladder!
Today I’ve just been brushing off some beams ready for painting and a few other jobs being ticked off his; ‘list of things do while you’ve got young blood around to help list!’

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