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Trip Start Jan 17, 2006
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Friday, April 7, 2006

Get in there the Blues, good to see they finally got there act together and also good to see Mr Jurassic get on the scoresheet for the first time in a while.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention in the last diary entry that just before I got into the internet cafe i got a call off 3 English piss heads going by the names of Mark, Colin and Tel, I think it was 10am here so it must have been about 1am in England on a Monday night you legends. It was good to hear from them but I'm wandering how much it cost Mr Bayford because we were chatting for a good 10/15 minutes. Let us know Mark.

Since I last did a diary entry I've done a different job everyday. On Tuesday afternoon the owner of the hostel asked me if I fancied doing a bit of furniture removal on Wednesday morning. The guy picked me up from the front of the hostel, and took me to this house that we had to clear out. He was a nice enough bloke but just thick as shit and couldn't work out how to get different things out of the house. I managed to persuade him to try and do it my way and funnily enough it worked, bloody dumb Aussies! We had to move everything over to a caravan park about 15 minutes drive away and after 2 and a half hours we were finished and I was paid cash in hand, which was handy. Wednesday night we went to Fulligans bar and got stuck into another 5 dollar meal, which I still can't get my head round how the bloke makes any money off the meals with the amount you get on the plate. Had a few lagers and were back in the hostel by about 10 because on Thursday morning whilst the other lads were still working on the prawns I got some work planting tomatoe seedlings.

The owner of the hostel John took us over to the tomato farm early doors and I reckon we were there by 6.45am with the intention of starting at 7. I didn't have any breakfast before we left and also forgot to take any water with me although I did remember to cake myself in sun tan lotion and take my cork hat, which come in handy. I've never done any work like this before and its probably the most physical I've ever done. We were given trays with about 200 seedlings on each and had to push them down into holes that had been done by the tractor and then cover them over with a bit of soil, it sounds a piece of piss but when your bent over for 7 hours with the sun on your back and the humidity been as high as it is, it really takes it out of you and when the mud starts sticking to your trainers it takes twice as long to do the job. I reckon in 7 hours each person probably planted 5000 seedlings. I didn't feel too bad from it after apart from been dehydrated throuh sweating like a rapist and not having any water to top myself back up with, but when i got back to the hostel and sat down for a bit my legs started to stiffen up and for the rest of the night you could tell who'd been on the tomatoes because you end up walking round like John Wayne. We were in the boozer for half six and because we've been so loyal to the pub, we got steak, egg and chips with a pint of lager for 7 dollars!! About 3 quid. We were back in the hostel pretty early again and spent most of the night taking the piss out of each others accents and football teams. In the dorm I'm in theres the two geordies, two mancs (one city, one united), a lad from preston and a lad from eastbourne so we have a good crack. I got told last night I was working this morning as well and to be ready for 6.00.

I got up without a problem this morning and was whisked off to a farm about 5 minutes away. I then discovered me and an Aussie lad were going to be planting capsicum pepper seedlings. We started planting at 6.30 and were done by ten it would have been an earlier finish but they had loads of rain during the night and on the fields you had to go bare footed because the mud came up to just under your knee. A lot of the workers were moaning about it but I just got on with it to get it done and the time goes quickly anyway when your planting. When i got picked up from the hostel, John said there was more work tommorow on the tomatoes and even though i can't be bothered with it I'm going to do it because its boring round the hostel and I reckon the muscles in me legs are getting more used to it because I'm not in as much pain today.

We're still undecided on when we're going to move on because the lads van failed its mot yesterday and needs 700 bucks of repairs before it can pass but I think it'll probably be the middle of next week. Although Bowens a boring little town we still have a laugh, as I've said back home before its not the place but the people your with that make it and I'm having a right laugh at the moment with the lads so it don't bother me at all.
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