Melbourne: first few days and first impressions.

Two years ago my best friend and I were sitting in a coffee shop in London dreaming our lives away, I had just decided that I was going off travelling and was desperate for her to join me. We always talked about going on a big trip together (usually when we were drunk and loving life!) and last week it finally happened – we would finally be travelling Australia together! I was due to fly to Melbourne and meet Lucy, who had been travelling around Japan, on the 2nd of April but Cyclone Debbie had other ideas and left me flooded in Lismore (you can read about that here!).

After switching my flights around (thanks Jetstar!) it was finally time to meet Lucy in Melbourne, which was super exciting because I hadn’t visited Melbourne before and it was Lucy’s first time in Oz! Lucy came to meet me in the city and there were lots of tears and hugs and we couldn’t believe we were finally reunited after 7 months apart – the longest separation to date! Now the fun could begin, lets explore Melbourne!

Spoiler alert – we’re both pretty shit at organising stuff so neither of us had done any research into what to do in Melbourne but luckily, like any city, there is always something going on! Our first day was spent walking around in the sunshine checking out the street art around Hosier Lane.
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Visiting the lanes of street art in Melbourne is high up in all the guide books as something to see and I have to say I really enjoyed walking around and seeing it all. I’d heard mixed reviews about it but I really liked it, it’s colourful, you can take great photos there and best of all it’s free!
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The following day was freezing and wet so we decided to take the tram to Fitzroy – the hipster part of town. We looked around the shops, grabbed a coffee whilst planning the rest of our stay and had dinner at Smith and Daughter, a great vegan restaurant. Being a Sunday alot of places were shut…! (see told you we’re shit at organising!)
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Fitzroy is great and we both really liked it there, lots of trendy coffee shops and cafes, vintage shops, unique bars and now home to the biggest vegan shop in the WORLD! We were freezing cold and it was raining so we took shelter in a really nice bar where we drank cider and made friends with a huge dog that looked like a bear!
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We loved Fitzroy and were sad that so many places were shut because it was a Sunday so we got up the next day and went back there, this time the sun was shining and it was great to walk around. We looked around the op shops (charity shops to you english folk) had lunch in a vegan cafe and just enjoyed walking around without being freezing! (Seriously Melbourne, your weather is crazy!)
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One thing that I instantly love about Melbourne is the colour of the city, there is street art around every corner and it gives the city such character. Fitzroy has a real charm about it, lots of little quirky shops and it reminded us of the more hipster parts of London which we both think is a good thing!
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I’d heard mixed reviews about Melbourne, I know people who absolutely love it there and people who have visited and come away unimpressed. I for one really like this city, I will admit there isn’t loads to do and it doesn’t have huge ‘tourist attractions’ but it does have huge charm and character. I love the artsy feel of the city and the colour and vibrancy that is here.
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Any suggestions of where to visit in Melbourne? Any must have sights to see?!

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Stuck in a Natural Disaster Zone… thanks Cyclone Debbie!

Debbie… sounds like a nice name right? How about when you add the word Cyclone to the front of it?!…I had 6 days to kill before I was planning on meeting my best friend in Melbourne, all flights and hostels were booked and I was super excited! I thought I could cram a quick farm visit in before I jetted off, so I went to stay at Sugarshine Farm Sanctuary in New South Wales (you can read about this amazing place here)

I had been at the sanctuary for 3 days when it started raining…and continued for 24 hours solid. After checking Facebook we soon realised that places around us were flooding, badly. Lismore, the local town was seriously under water and I must admit it was scary to see those images and know the rising water was in the next town! Luckily for us we were safe on the farm, we are high up so didn’t get flooded. The poor animals were grumpy because they had to chill in the barn all day but they were safe…thank god.

We took a drive into Lismore the day after the rain started and we were shocked to see the state it was in. Cars underwater, home flooded, boats driving through the town, helicopters flying overhead, I could not believe my eyes. We drove to a look out and you could see the full extent of the flooding, as far as you can see there was water, it was unbelievable and just reminded me of scenes in a movie. We drove back to the farm thankful that it was untouched, we were safe and so we’re the animals. Many homes had to evacuate and leave their pets behind with the water level rising, I can’t imagine how tough a decision that would have been for some families.

The following day we drove back into Lismore to help with the clean up, some of the water had subsided and people were starting to assess the damage done to their properties. Seeing families throw their ruined possessions onto a huge pile they’ve made on the street was heartbreaking. It was awful driving past house after house, all doing the same thing. We spent the whole day helping out that day and it was rewarding to see the difference a few helping hands can make.

The following day we headed back into Lismore to help out some more. This time we headed to the local pet shop which is owned by an elderly woman. It was overwhelming when we first pulled up, there was mess everywhere! A huge pile of damaged goods outside and a shop that was covered in mud and water. We spent all day moving damaged stock, taking fixtures and fittings off the wall, moving fridges and freezers, pressure washing the floor and removing the mud.  The lady had managed to get the cats and birds to safety but sadly the fish tanks overflowed and washed away, it was the saddest things seeing all the empty tanks. It was a huge job but thankfully there were many people helping out. This is what struck me the most – people are great and wanna help each other.I was taken back by people’s kindness and generosity, watching everyone come together to help each other out was great to see and be a part of. People were going around donating tools and new wellies to people who were helping in the clean up. Others were going round with cars full of food that they’d prepared and were handing it out. There was even a lady and her neighbour who had cooked a huge batch of curry and were dishing it up and giving it out to the volunteers, this was so incredible to see! (and it was really yummy!)3ECD669300000578-4367028-An_aerial_view_of_floodwaters_engulfing_central_Lismore_New_Sout-a-21_1490958114892.jpgBeing flooded near Lismore meant I couldn’t catch my flight to meet my best friend in Melbourne and meant that my flights and hostels would have to be cancelled and at first I was a bit bummed BUT after helping with the clean up I was happy that it had happened. I was happy to have seen Lismore, luckily I had lunch in the town one day so I got to see it before the flood took over. It was devastating to see the damage that had happened to this place but so heartwarming to see the community come together and lend a hand to get families and businesses back on their feet. I left Lismore 3 days ago and was sad to go, it’s hard knowing that it’ll be a long time before the town is back on its feet again but I know the community spirit will get them through and help the town rebuild. It’s funny how times like these really bring people together, it was an emotional week but one I wouldn’t change, I’m so glad I was there to meet the wonderful people of Lismore and lend a hand. 

Where’s David Attenborough when you need him?!

During my recent visit to Ballina (which you can read about here) I was lucky enough to witness something really special. Now I’m a huge animal lover and nature fan so things like this excite me a lot. We were leisurely strolling along the beach when I spotted a sweet dog (there is always a dog that needs to be stroked) that was playing in the sea, obviously I went over to stroke the dog and noticed the dogs owner filming something in the sea. As I looked out to see what she was filming, suddenly my eyes focused on hundreds of tiny little soldier crabs scurrying along the shore!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
They were coming from the sea and then burrowing into the sand in front of us, it was incredible to see and seriously looked like something from Planet Earth! They were everywhere, as far as you can see. Tiny little blue robots scurrying across the sand.
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We were the only ones on the beach so it was incredible to just sit and watch the crabs do their thing, I had never seen anything like this before and it was so special to watch. Nature is the best!!
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Look at this little guy burrowing into the sand, he looks like something from a sci-fi film!
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I bloody love nature, being able to sit and watch little things like this is incredible and I love seeing new creaures that I’ve never seen before just going about their business.
Below is a video of the crabs being awesome…

I LOVE NATURE

Beautiful Ballina

During our time in Byron we would often catch the bus to different places that were near and our last stop was Ballina. Ballina is about an hour bus ride from Byron Bay and has great shops, cafes and an AMAZING beach (which was pretty deserted the day we went!)

Upon exiting the bus at Ballina it soon became clear that the town had an OAP vibe to it, we were pretty much the only three people on the bus that were under 60, there was even a huge mobility scooter shop…and after walking for miles along the coast that day I wish I had one to ride back on!
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It seems like every beach we visited during our stay in Byron was just a beautiful as the last, the sea is a beautiful turquoise colour and the sand is so light that it actually squeaks under your feet.
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We walked for miles and miles (…my Dad loves a walk) along this beach and the view hardly changes, just turquoise sea and white sand.
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Walking along the beach we met the odd dog walker (I swear the dogs are so chilled out and happy in Australia!) but that was it, we pretty much just had the beach to ourselves and it was lovely to just walk along taking in the views.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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It was great to visit Ballina for the day, to be honest we spent the majority of the day walking along the beach, we weren’t bothered about shopping we just to see the sights. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get to see the Ballina Big Prawn, which is, you guessed it, a massive fake prawn!

If you’re staying in Byron or near Ballina in NSW I would take the trip there, the beach is beautiful and it has a really chilled out atmosphere. If you’re after a beach like Byron’s but without the crowds Ballina is a great choice!

Broken Head Beach = Paradise

Living in Byron for 2 weeks means we’ve had our fair share of beach days, the beach at Byron is beautiful and I thought it couldn’t be topped until we discovered Broken Head beach which is about a 10 minute drive from Byron.
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The view was absolutely incredible, we walked along a path that was surrounded by trees and suddenly we’d get little glimpses of the view and it was amazing! The sea was so blue and beautiful.
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We walked down the hill to a little section of deserted beach and it was absolute paradise. Just us as a family down there, swimming in the sea, sunbathing, taking photos, climbing on the rocks, building rock towers and skimming stones in the sea. It was such a lovely relaxing day!
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The cliffs on the beach were so beautiful to look at, to see where the sea had carved out shapes in them and the different colours of rocks that were built up on top of each other were amazing. All the little muscles and snails were so cute too!
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This was one of my favourite days I’ve had since I’ve been away, it was so lovely to be surrounded by my family in a beautiful part of the world and this beach was one of the most amazing I’ve ever been too, I feel so lucky!
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Which other beaches are there in Australia that can’t be missed?!

Minyon Falls – a lovely, lovely waterfall.

When you travel around Australia you’re spoilt with waterfalls and mountains to visit and today we chose Minyon Falls which is about 20 minutes from where we’re staying in Byron Bay and let me tell ya, Minyon Falls is a beauty!
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The waterfall descends more than 100 metres but because there hasn’t been much rain recently there wasn’t that much water when we went but…it was beautiful none the less!
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The view was incredible and you see could see for miles from the top. When you looked at people on the ground they looked like little specs!
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When you see sights like this it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Australia, having this on your doorstep must be amazing!
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Any suggestions for other natural wonders that can’t be missed in Australia?!

Sightseeing in Brunswick Heads

After having a great day visiting Bangalow we decided to take the bus and explore another new little place close to Byron Bay. We picked Brunswick Heads which is only a 20 minute bus drive away.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABrunswick Heads was very similar to Bangalow in that it had lots of lovely little cafe’s and cute shops but it also boasts the most amazing beach!
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After exploring the beautiful sights at the beach we headed into the town to have a mooch about. We did the usual and stopped off for some coffee and a look around the town. All the shops are independent shops and there are lots of nice boutiques to look in.
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After having a little sit down at the lake and looking out on the beautiful sights we decided to walk to another part of the beach. It was so beautiful, the beach was deserted, apart from the washed up jellyfish that were on the sand!
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Another incredible day sightseeing and exploring whats around us. Any suggestions of where I should explore next?!

Exploring Bangalow

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the 10 days living in Byron Bay, New South Wales. My family are over for a little holiday and we have an apartment here which is lovely! I’ve been to Byron a few times before but only for a couple of days at a time so it’s nice to have a nice amount of time here because not only is Byron Bay beautiful but there are lots of nice places around here to explore too!

One of those places is Bangalow which is a 15 minute bus ride from Byron Bay. The buses in Byron are super easy to use and run pretty frequently depending on where you’re going so it’s a great way to get around without having to hire a car.
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Bangalow is a cute little town lined with cafes and little boutique shops. It’s a real little treat to visit. We walked about for the day, stopping for lunch at a cute little museum/tea rooms, where you sit outside on a deck, I have a wonderful vegan falafel dish and my first tumeric latte which, as pretty as it was, just wasn’t for me!

Inside this building was a really interesting antique shop which was great to look around.
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Where else in Queensland shall I visit?! Any suggestions?

Watching Conor Oberst at the Sydney Opera House- a dream come true.

On Monday I flew across the country to see Conor Oberst, my favourite person ever, perform at the Sydney Opera House and it was an amazing day and a complete dream come true! I’ve loved Conor Oberst ever since my Dad introduced me to his music when I was 17. His music has followed me through school, college, uni, work and now my travels. Conor’s new album ‘Ruminations’ was the soundtrack to my days working on the farm, shoveling poo is alot easier when you have great music to listen to!

While I was on my travels I saw that Conor was playing in London at the beginning of February and I was gutted that I wouldn’t be able to make the show because I’d be in Australia (…I know, I know, first world problems) My Dad and I have been going to see Conor and Bright Eyes together for the last 10 years and I was sad to have to sit this one out. Well imagine my surprise, a few months later, when I’m scrolling through Facebook and see that he’s playing a show…in Sydney…at the Opera House…at the same time my Dad is here on holiday! Before I had time to really think of the practical side of things, the tickets were booked (book now, worry about flights etc later)

Monday 27th February was the day of the gig and we flew to Sydney that morning, we were so excited, Dad has always wanted to go inside the Sydney Opera House so he was excited for that too!Our seats were seven rows from the front and the view was amazing, the sound was also the best I’ve ever heard at a gig, it was incredible. Just when I thought our luck couldn’t get any better I noticed two empty seats three rows from the front, slap bang in the middle, so in the interval we moved there – even better! 
It was such a special evening and such a great memory to share with my Dad and one of our best gigs that we’ve gone to together. There aren’t many people who I’d fly across the country for but I knew this would be a night to remember and one that I couldn’t miss!

You’ve goats to be kidding me?!

My time at the farm has come to an end and I left 4 days ago, it was sad to say goodbye to all the animals as I loved being around them all everyday (for anyone that doesn’t know I have been volunteering at a vegan farm for the past month, you can read about my first two weeks on the farm here)
Since being vegan I’ve wanted to help people out by educating them about what happens to these animals in the meat and dairy industry. So this is the second part of a little series on this blog about the animals I spent a month with on the farm, looking at the life they now live, compared to the life that was destined for them in the meat and dairy industry (don’t worry, no gruesome photos in this post!)
I have already written previously about the wonderful chickens that I met on the farm, you can read that here. This post is about, you’ve guessed it…goats!

There are 13 goats on the farm and they are all such funny characters. They all have such individual personalities, some are a little more timid than others and some are just like dogs that will follow you around for attention!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese guys sleep in the strangest positions, they really like to chill out! We would open our door in the morning and these guys would be chilling out between the two houses, you’d have to step over them to get outside!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the beautiful Lucy, she is the sweetest little goat. Lucy was born into a wild goat herd who had wandered onto a farmers property when Lucy was 16 hours old. The farmer saw an opportunity and started rounding up the goats to take them to slaughter. Lucy’s mother sensed danger and hid Lucy hoping to come back to her but sadly that never happened. Lucy hid for 3 days but soon starvation got the better of her and she went bleating into the house next door, she was starving and freezing cold. The kind people took Lucy to the farm, where she was hand reared and she has lived there ever since.

We use goats for many purposes in the meat/dairy industry. They are used for meat, their hair and skin and milk.
‘Goats live for 10-12 years, some as long as 30 years. Male kids, surplus to the dairy herd, are slaughtered at 12 weeks old for meat. Breeding goats are usually slaughtered after 6 years’ – source VegSoc
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALike dairy cows mother goats are exploited for their milk, they are always pregnant and milked constantly. Their babies will never get their mother’s milk. The babies are usually sold at markets when they are only hours old. The majority of goat meat that is sold in Australia actually comes from wild herds that are rounded up, like Lucy’s herd, and shipped all around the world. Goats are the third largest live export out of Australia. The animals are crammed into wooden crates and put onto ships, or planes! Yep…planes!! Many animals die in transit and many pregnant mothers will give birth while in transit.
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Goats in crates fly from Sydney airport to Malaysia approx 61,000 animals are exported each year.
Some of the beautiful goat residents on the farm, this is Gabriel and Simon!
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Luckily, the goats on the farm have escaped that fate. They now live their lives in comfort, spending their days sunbathing and grazing –  goats need to eat between 6-10 hours a day! they also enjoy playing, climbing the rocky hills and following us around for a fuss! These guys were so funny and I could have watched them all day, they have a real mischievous nature and are so comical!
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As you can see Vicky, James and Carl are very happy spending their days lounging around the farm! If they’re not eaten, they’re chilling!
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This is the Jackson, he is such a handsome boy! Jackson lives with Lucy, they both decided that they’d rather crash with the sheep at night so they sleep in the sheep barn. These two are so cute together, Jackson is very tall and slender and Lucy is like a little barrel, tiny little legs and a big round belly!
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This is the wonderful Oliver, he came from a children petting zoo. He was kept in a 3 metre x 3 metre cage and only taken out when he was used to entertain the children. Children would pull on him and could be rough with him so understandably he doesn’t like kids now! Oliver likes a fuss but when he’s had enough he’ll give you a nudge with his head, he is like a grumpy old man. He’s 16 now and gets spoilt on the farm, getting a special helping of 6 carrots everyday, which sees him hang around the house until he gets them! He’s not very subtle!
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Henry was one of 3 goats at the farm who were being transported for live export but escaped! Luckily for them, by the time they were caught they had missed the ship so made their way to the farm instead. James, another one of the goats took 6 weeks to catch!
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Now this is the beautiful Joshua and he is such a character! Joshua was born on a free range organic farm, he was rescued and taken to the farm when he was only a few days old. As Joshua was bought up on the farm he is stupidly friendly and loves a fuss! You call his name and he’ll come running over, he is very tall and will lean on you while you stroke him, if you walk off and he hasn’t had enough he’ll just follow you! It can be difficult to get your jobs on the farm done when Joshua wants a cuddle! Looking at that last photo of Josh, I think it’s fair to say that he’s very pleased that he gets to live an amazing life at Farm Animal Rescue!

If you have questions about being vegan or about my time on the farm please leave a comment below. The website for the farm is here http://www.farmanimalrescue.org.au/  it’s located in Dayboro, Queensland. They offer an intern scheme where you can stay at the farm for a month and volunteer.

If you interested in knowing more about veganism there are great documentaries on Netflix including, Cowspiracy, Forks over Knives, Food for Thought and Veducated. They are all worth a watch!