A new adventure!
Trip Start Apr 13, 2013
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First part was living in London, the second was my big trip through Europe and now this is the third.
Doing a HelpX stay in country Wales.
HelpX is a bit like a free exchange of work for food and boarding. It is perfect for me, because I am not in what you would call a comfortable financial position.
But I started the day in John Lewis actually. Well I didn't start there but I went there with Tim & Chris before I journeyed to Wales.
Here I met a lovely guy called Conor who is training to be a manager there. We got talking while I was in the pram section. I never knew how much a bleedin' pram cost. I think I would opt for a shopping trolley decked out given the prices!
But then it was on to Wales.
A new place!!
I had heard the family on the phone and they sounded lovely, so it was a comforting feeling when I was warmly greeted by Kerry and Steve and their youngest son Charlie. (What an awesome name!!)
It was so nice to come into a family who were willing to take me in. And I started work right away.
There is a restaurant here, and they had a quite full dinner tonight so I was helping a little bit. So different from the 5 star I have been used to, but so much fun!!
It felt good to be helping, because as everyone knows, nothing runs smoothly 100% of the time, and let's just say today was one of those days.
I think I proved myself fairly well? I hope!!
I also met her eldest son and his girlfriend who are just gorgeous, lovely people. The whole family is!!
I feel right at home.
When I got up this morning, I started my other type of work. I fed the chickens!!
So many bubba chickies!!
Then I ironed some stuff for the restaurant, set a couple tables, split a vase of flowers, cleaned up said flowers, swept the floor, cleaned the kitchen and spend an hour searching for flour and sugar before baking a cake.
I tell you what though, I don't think it's the best cake I have ever baked, but after a long drive for the rest of the family today (I am home alone), I think it will be a welcome treat.
So yeah, I am going to start answering your questions as of now with what will most likely be only twice a week of 'live' updates. Not because I am bored, but because unlike the last 5 and a half months of my life...I have routine here!!