[LIFE] by M: We've been in rural Victoria!

Prettiest park in Warrnambool
Hello! Long time no post. Apologies for the shortage of posts lately, but both Court and I had placements in rural towns and the reception was not very good (sometimes non-existent). You may have noticed we've skipped this month's WIMIM, but don't worry they will be back on time next month!

Pioneer settlement - Swan Hill
Unfortunately we did not get allocated to towns near each other. Court was in Hamilton (west of Melbourne) and I was up north in Swan Hill/Kerang. How was my experience? Absolutely brilliant. Although I missed the comforts of home and the busy city, it was definitely not hard to adapt to such a laid-back lifestyle. Besides that, I was fortunate to see things that I would otherwise not be able to. It was an enjoyable couple of weeks and I learnt so much about other people.


Having to battle the woes of full time work during the week, we had little time on the weekends to explore. There definitely was not enough time to see all the wonders that the Swan Hill area had to offer.


(I left my camera charger at home so I was stuck using my outdated phone camera to take all my photos.)
We had some fun at the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement. Took a carriage ride around the settlement, saw the ways that people have lived and changed in Australia, cruised down the Murray River and I even took a selfie with a horse...wait what?

Murray river banks
The next weekend, I got to play with some brumbies (Australian wild horses) and even ride one! Unfortunately my hands were too busy to actually take a picture. But they were some of the most gorgeous (and playful) animals ever.

Giant Murray cod - Swan Hill
I obviously had to pet another one of Australia's iconic "giant" things. This Murray cod had kids crawling in its mouth and all over the top of it. We had to wait to get some alone time. ;)

So what was Court and her group doing? A little bit of...


Agreed.


Good ol' Fish & Chips at Port Fairy.



Amazing view from the Grampians! 




And of course, these are just some of the food we cooked...and that made us fat.

We're hoping to be a little more back on track from now onwards, but it is going to be a little hard with exams coming up. But don't worry, we have something fun soon to make up for it. ;)

In other news, we finally launched a Facebook page! Head on over and let us know what you think.


3 comments:

  1. Amazing views, I'm quite envious, I didn't get a chance to get a rural placement while I was doing my degree, it would've been a great opportunity to see different parts of the country

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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    1. Awww well they have been trying to make it compulsory in more degrees these days. I must say it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my course (not rubbing it in or anything haha). I wish we had more chances to work interstate, I reckon that'd be pretty enjoyable.
      -Mary

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