Monthly Archives: October 2014

28th October – Mount Tibrogargan

Also known as ‘the mountain whose name I cannot pronounce no matter how many times people repeat it to me.’ This morning, knowing we’d have a repeat of the heat from this morning, slathered myself in sun cream and headed … Continue reading

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27th October – Caloundra

So, after 5 days of learning the ropes at Parrots in Paradise, I finally have a day off… and immediately set upon the bunkhouse.  The previous tenants have allowed the blankets and sheets to explode from their shelf and invade … Continue reading

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23rd October – It’s Showtime

Clearly I need to be getting up a little earlier on show days, because losing half an hour of prep in the morning is really throwing me off. We have 37 guests coming to see the show today, all arriving … Continue reading

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22nd October – Parrots in Paradise

On days without shows, everything starts at 7am sharp at Parrots in Paradise.  Everyone needs to be up and working in order to get every avian fed, watered and cleaned.  There are 3 ‘alleys’ for the different breeds, and each … Continue reading

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21st October – Another Day, Another Host

After a month with Annita and Barry, and the mango season starting to seem further and further away, I decided it might be in my best interest to look for alternative regional work.  Don’t get me wrong, they have been … Continue reading

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8th October – Dark of the Moon

Things haven’t been too well at my hosts with the most elderly of the dogs falling ill, resulting in an emergency trip to the vet and some very nervous people waiting to see if she’d pull through (she has, but … Continue reading

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5th October – Life in the Bush

Okay, so every week might have been a bit of a stretch.  Been with my hosts just over 2 weeks and settling in pretty well.  Although the mango season doesn’t start until November, I’m working as a general labourer at … Continue reading

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