I love it here in Australia. I am living in Katoomba, NSW now. It’s in The Blue Mountains and has some gorgeous bush walks. I’ve seen kangaroos and kookaburras and feel very at home. The only thing is I would like to be near the beach too. I hope to head down to Jervis Bay down South soon. There is great farmland there (for animal sanctuary) as well as the sea. For now I will keep enjoying myself here and enjoying the hippy vibe of the mountains. I joined an animal welfare group, which is a great way to meet new people.
After I went to the VIVA veggie show at Wembley last year it really helped me. I tried loads of delicious vegan food and learned why it was so important to make the change for good. I am a vegan now and it’s great. i lost a bit of weight with no effort, but I’m eating loads. I eat Green and Blacks Maya Gold chocolate and it is so much nicer than milk chocolate. I also love Swedish glace non-dairy ice cream. It is so yummy. I’ve bought some vegan cook books and baked a vegan chocolate christmas cake. I enjoy my food much more than before.
6 and a half weeks until my one way flight to Sydney! I had all my boxes of stuff sent out the other day, so my room is very empty now.I’m working all the time at the moment, so I can afford to have a bit of a holiday when I get there and look for somewhere to rent. I just can’t wait, but I have to because I’m my visa won’t come through for another couple of weeks. I’m going out on a prospective marriage visa, because I got engaged! I’m getting married in December on whale beach. How cool is that?!
The plan is to move to Oz July 2006. I wish I was there right now, but I have to try and finish this irritating degree first. I went to stay near Sydney for a month over Christmas and a month over Easter. i went to visit my Australian boyfriend. I can’t wait til I get to live with him because I miss him loads. Visas are a pain to try and sort out. I guess the only option is to go out on a working holiday visa to start. I’m just counting down til the 23rd June when Dave will be here to visit me. Yippee! I travelled down to Melbourne whilst I was there and I want to travel all over the country. it is such an amazing, varied place.
I have been a vegetarian for about 10 years. Recently I read a book called the pig who sang to the moon by Jeffrey Masson. It’s about the emotions of farm animals and it really made me think if I care about animals I should become vegan. The hardest part about it is getting other people to accept it. People make enough of a fuss about me being veggie. I know it will be worth it though to know I’m not contributing to animal suffering. Giving up chocolate will be the hardest thing for me. I have a very sweet tooth.