Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts


"Good Neighbours become good friends"

Well my visa is almost out, and I've worked the 6 months I could at 'Neighbours' so sadly the time has come for me to say goodbye to Lou and the rest of the Ramsey Street residents! I have met some lovely people there, and I will miss rather a lot of them.

But all good things come to pass and it's time for me to move on to my next adventure. A health retreat! Many a 12 hour day at 'Neighbours' I dreamt of meditating and just having time to myself, so I decided to make this dream a reality. 'The Golden Door' in Queensland offers a work experience program, and I was lucky enough to be accepted on. In return for helping out 5 days a week for several hours with the guests I get free board, food and use of the facilities. A sneaky way to save the $3000 a week it is to stay here!

I'm currently embracing Tai Chi at sunrise, walks through the forest, meditation, yoga, delicious vegetarian food, swimming under the stars and the positive attitude that everybody seems to embody here. It also helps that Queensland is ten times sunnier and warmer then Melbourne! I'm here for the next three weeks but I'm quite tempted to extend my stay as I'm enjoying the stress-free, simple pace here. 

Now whats the bets I'll be running for the nearest MacDonalds in a few days? 

Emily x


Tennant Times

Pictures were taken by James McVeigh and the landscapes are completely untouched.

Think one street in the middle of the desert, hours from any other town. And that's where I was living for a few months on my arrival to Australia. The sunsets were magnificent, the locals were not.

The population being only 2000 we had one foodshop and one clothes shop. Pubs were aplenty. The towns one saving grace, and escape was the beautiful Mary Ann Dam, pictures of which are above.

Tennant you were unforgettable.

Emily x