15.07.2019 - 15.11.2019
unterwegs auf Reisen
I'm very excited to be coming to the U.K. and Ireland in July (though a little nervous about passport control...). I hope to travel and volunteer until November and learn all I can about gardening, cooking and permaculture.
I love books (perhaps too much - they tend to take up more space in my backpack than clothes) and I like writing - or at least planning out stories that I one day hope to write! I enjoy watching films and I never go anywhere without my external hard drive, which is chockablock with movies.
I love cooking, though my list of recipes is quite modest, and I like to use fresh ingredients. I'm vegetarian and intent on becoming vegan, but I've found it hard to give up cheese.
I've previously Wwoofed on a small farm west of Hobart and at a wildlife sanctuary on Tasmania's east coast, both of which were great fun. For six months in 2017 my partner and I traveled through Europe and Morocco, where we volunteered on farms, gardens and B&Bs using a couples account. I'm very glad to say we had wonderful experiences in each and every place! This time my partner will be working in SE Asia, and I'll be striking out alone.
Having volunteered at B&Bs in Estonia and Germany, I am accustomed to shift work and a busy schedule of cleaning, bed-making and meal preparation. I helped to renovate a cottage outside of Krakow, which involved quite a bit of sanding, as well as mixing and applying a great deal of cob. I also chopped wood, milked goats and weeded dandelions. In the U.K. I helped out at a garden in Tring by insulating a greenhouse, constructing a hotbed and taking care of the family's lovely cat (he was very old and took lots of medicine!) In Andalusia I shovelled a whole hill's worth of horse poop (...not exactly a skill, but I'd be willing to do it again) and helped to construct a chicken coop.
I do my best to be vegetarian!