29 Mar 2013

Life Scout Badges - Skateboarding

This was one of E short lived hobbies he like to try out. He goes through so many and usually is a spur of the moment idea and generally wont last a week or if I am lucky a month.

With this holly it lasted of a week of actually skateboarding then it stood in the corner of our walk way for about a month or two before he swopped it for a knife from someone at work. Was it a score?? or really a waste of money in the first place??

My Skateboarding experience has been going since my early teens. My cousin does or use too (not to sure if he still does) anyway, he taught me a few tricks. I don't own a skateboard so its long gone memories, although don't think it was my 'thing' anyway.

I was good fun and a memory for us to look back on. On the other hand I am glad E tries new hobbies, just wish he is more money aware. Being on this trip (Hassie Adventure) don't think he has a choice. 


26 Mar 2013

Hassie Australian Adventure - Week 1

Its been a fun few days. In some ways boring really, but think it's because we have been in Albany before and done all the touristy things.

Its something to get use to sleeping in a van - not uncomfortable but not as comfortable as you bed you left at home. I am getting use to the idea of holiday'ing realise that soonish we will have to look for some kind of work for income but don't want to think about it yet.

We have asked around in regards to Harvesting opportunities just so we are aware. You have these options

  • Harvest Trail (Job Search) - Which shows you where its season for pickers and who to call. There is a number you can ring and they help you look for the area's you are in for farms who might have contacted them looking for pickers. 
  • Local Newspapers - Always advertising farm work or part time helpers
  • Asking at your local caravan park - never know farmers know that travels live there so might mention it to the grounds keeper
  • BackPackers - Same as above (al though it might be fairly hard to get a spot considering a lot of over seas travellers live in backpackers)
  • Information Centrers - They might have information of harvesting spots as well as general town jobs
So there is many options we can take. I am hoping for the harvesting opportunities just so that E and I work similar hours. 

We will keep you posted.


22 Mar 2013

Life Scouts Badges - Driving

Driving Badge

Everyone Might know E and I are on a Adventure around Australia. Its going to be a long drive and in a van. 

Looking back though - This is something that I do on a daily basis, but thinking back I always wondered how my parents could do it with out falling asleep. I think this thought come from the fact that if I'm a passenger I always fall asleep with in minuets of take off. This could be my parents fault - they always told me that as a child, when I couldn't sleep they would pop me in the car, drive around and wait for me to fall asleep. hmm a thinker ay??

I do enjoy driving but I find it very stressful, I don't know if it is just me or if everyone has this feeling. I Currently drive a Mazda E2000 (Van) while E and I are travelling around Australia. Van Gosh not being a new car rattles and creeks like anything and hearing theses noises make me worry if something is broken or if i have done something wrong. Eek. Hopefully I am not alone.

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on OurRabbitHole11 blog

or anywhere we can


19 Mar 2013

Australia's BIG Things...

One of my Goals for our Hassie Adventure is to visit all the BIG things in Australia. According to Wikipedia there are estmated to be over 150 such objects around the country. I will update the post each time we visit one, and link the photo to the induvidual post of that "BIG Thing".

This is the list according to Wikipedia - Lets see if it is right.

Western Australia
Big Apple (Donnybrook)
Big Banana (Carnarvon)

Big Prawn (Exmouth)
16 November 2011 
The Big Bobtail (Kalamunda)
THe Big Camera (Meckering)
Cow on the Corner (Brunswick)
The Big Crocodile (Wyndham)
Big Orange (Harvey)
The Giant Ram (Wagin)
22 February 2013

Leeuwin Way Whale (Eucla)

South Australia
The Australian Farmer (Wudinna)
The Big Church Block Bottle (McLaren Vale)
The Big Dice (Barrier Highway)
The Big Galah (Kimba)
The Big Kangaroo (Border Village)
The Big Lobster (Kingston)
Map the Miner (Kapunda)
The Big Olive (Tailem Bend)
The Big Orange (Berri)
The Big Oyster (Ceduna)
The Big Pelican (Loxton)
The Big Ram (Karoonda)
The Big Rocking Horse (Gumeracha)
The Big Scotsman (Medindie, Adelaide)
The Big Winch (Coober Pedy)
The Big Yabby (Clayton)

Big Abalone (Laverton North)
Big Apple (Bacchus Marsh)
The Big Cherry (Glenrowan)
Big Cigar (Churchilll)
Big Cows (Newhaven)
Big Dead Fish (Fish Creek)
Fairfield Industrial Dog Object (Fairfield)
Big Happy Hens (Meredith)
Big Koala (Cowes)
The Giant Koala (Dadswells Bridge)
Big Mallee Root (Ouyen)
Big Miner (Ballarat)
Gaint Murry Cod (Swan Hill)
The Big Ned Kelly (Glenrowan)
The Big Pheasant (Tynong)
The World’s Largest Rolling pin (Wodonga)
Big Smoke (myrleford)
Big Strawberry (koonoomoo)
Big Tap (Cowes)
Big Watermelon (Wantirna South)
Big Wave (Newhaven)
Big Wine Bottle (Rutherglen)
Big Wool Bales (Hamilton)
The Giant Worm (Bass)

Big Apple (Spreyton)
The Big Coffee Pot (Deloraine)
The Big Penguin (Penguin)
The Big Platypus (Latrobe)
The Big Slide Rule (Hobart, Uni of Tasmania)
The Big Spud (Sassafras)
The Big Tasmanian Devil (Mole Creek)
The Big Wickets (Westbury)

Australian Capital Territory
Gaint Mushroom (Belconnen)

New South Wales
Big Ant (Broken Hill)
Big Apple (Batlow)
Big Apple (Yerrinbool)
Big Avocado (Durranbah)
The Big Axe (Kew)
Big Ayers Rock (North Arm Cove)
Big Banana (Coffs Harbour)
The Big Beer Can (Cobar)
Big Bench (Broken Hill)
The Big Blue Heeler (Muswellbrook)
Big Bottles (Mangrove Mountain & Hanwood)
Big Bowl (Lake Cathie)
Big Bull (Wauchope)
Big Bunch of Banana’s (Coff Harbour)
The Big Bicycle (Chullora)
Big Cheese (Bodalla)
Big Chook (Moonbi)
Big Chook (Mount Vernon)
Big Flower (Ourimbah)
The Big Golf Panner (Bathurst)
THe Big Golden Guitar (Tamworth)
The Big Knight (Knockrow)
The Big Hammer (Mudgee)
The Big Kookaburra (Kurri Kurri)
The Big Lamb (Guyra)
The Big Merino (Goulburn)
THe Big Miner’s Lamp (lithgow)
Big Mosquito (Hexham)
Big Murray Cod (Tocumwal)
Big Orange (Tenterfield)
The Big Oyster (Taree)
The Big Playable Guitar (Narrandera)
The Big Patato (Robertson)
The Big Poo (Kiama)
The Big Prawn (Ballina)
The Big Rocket (Moree)
Big Rubik’s Cube (Maroubra)
The Big Slurpee (Coffs Harbour)
The Big Soldier (Uralla)
The Big Spider (Urana)
The World’s Biggest Sundial (Singleton)
Big Tennis Racquet (Barellan)
The Big Trout (Adaminaby)
The Big Trout (Oberon)
The Big Windmill (Coffs Harbour)
The Big Wine Bottle (Pokolbin)
The big wine cask (Mourquong)

The Big Apple (Thulimbah)
Big Apple (Acacia Ridge)
Big Banana (North Mackay)
Big Barrel (Bundaberg)
The Big Barramundi (Normanton)
The Big Barramundi (Daintree)
Big Bold & Nut (Roma)
The Big Boot/Shoe (Chermside)
THe Big Brolga (Townsville)
 Big Bulls (Rockhampton)
The Big Cane Toad (Sarina)
THe big Captain cook (Cairns)
The Big Cassowary (Mission Beach)
The Big Cow (Yandina)
Big Crab (Cardwell)
Big Crab (Miriam Vale)
Big Crocoile (Daintree)
Big Crocodile (Hartley’s Creek)
Big Crocodile (Normanton)
The Big Dugong (Rockhampton)
The Big Dinosaur (Ballandean)
The Big Easel (Emerald)
The Big Golf Ball (Broadbeach)
The Big Golden Gumbook (Tully)
The Big Gun (Underwood)
The Big Hard Rock Guitar (Surfers Paradise)
The Big Macadamia Nut (Nambour)
The Big Mandarin (Mundubbera)
The Big Mango (Bowen)
The Big Marlin (Cairns)
The Meat Ant (Aungathella)
Big Merino (Blackall)
The Big Miner (Rubyvale
The Big Mower (beerwah)
The Big Ned Kelly (Maryborough)
The Big Orange (gayndah)
The Big orange (Lockyer Valley)
The big Paperclip (West End, Brisbane)
The Big Peanut (tolga)
The Big Pelican (noosaville)
The Big Pick, Shovel & Sieve (Sapphire)
The Big Pie (Yatala)
Big Pineapple (Gympie)
The Big Pineapple (Woombye)
The Big Pumpkin (beaudesert)
The Big red elephant (Lockyer Valley)
THe Big Redback (Eights Mile plains, Brisbane)
The Big rig (Roma)
The Big Rum Bottle (Bundaberg)
The Big Sapphire (anakie)
The Big Sapphire Ring (Sapphire)
The big Sausage king (Centenary Heights, Toowoomba)
The Big Shell (Tewantin)
The big Spanner (Sapphire)
The Big Stubby (Tewantin)
The Big Whale (Kinka Beach)

Northern Territory
The Big Boxing Crocodile (Humpty Doo)
The Big Stockwhip (Acacia)
The Big Stubbie (Larrimah)

15 Mar 2013

The BIG Prawn - Exmouth WA

Thinking about BIG things in Australia. E and I remembered we have done a "big thing" on our honeymoon in Exmouth. 

I couldn't find much information of the prawn it self and reasons why its is where it is and when it was made. All I found on the web is stating it was hand made by fibre glass. How true that is? I don't know. When we go around Australia and finally see it again. I will read the board and update all of you.

Just a bit of Exmouth info for you.

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. This town is located 1270 km north of Perth adn 3366 km South- West of Darwin. Down looking at a map - you wouldn't think its that far from Darwin but it is. Soon E and I will be driving it and I can defiantly confirm its that far.


12 Mar 2013

Giant Ram - Wagin WA

Day 1, and I got to tick off one BIG item from out list of BIG things to see in Australia. 

Wagin is a town approximately 225km South-East of Perth. on the Great Southern Highway. Its well known for wheat and sheep farming. Its got a population of 1427 and was established in 1890.

The major attraction in Wagin is the Giant Ram. It was build in Wagin in 1985 and erected by the residents in the park. The Giant Ram towering over the was built to acknowledge the prosperity created by the wool industry. 

Hight - 9m
Length- 13m
Width- 6m
Weight 4t

1 down many more to go.

8 Mar 2013

And we're off

The day has finally come!! Took its time... But we’re off!! (22 February 2013)

Plan was to leave at 10am but as always E had a different idea. To me It felt like he was being spiteful by taking his time and he knew I wanted to leave early. Argh!! On the day we want to leave E till had a bit to do. He still had to pack away his desk and organise his computer storage. I pack most of the house, all I left was for him to do his ‘office’ and that took him forever but it got done in the end.

The day before - Said goodbyes to the family, left my parents house with a heavy heart!! You appreciate them for being there but when you leave them behind its like running into a brick wall, you never think this is how much you will miss them.

Day 1:
After a long two days we’re finally off at 12.05 (only 2 hours behind schedule). Filled up our van and off to our first destination, NOT took a detour and ended up seeing one of Australia’s Big Things (Click here to see the collection). We saw The Giant Ram in Wagin (Click here to read info on me). Really would like to see all the BIG things in Oz!! Defiantly making that a goal for our Trip!

First night in our van, we stayed at a free camping spot in Yornaning Dam. Sleeping on wheels gave me a rather scary thought, Will it run forward or tip over if we’re both on the same side of the van. Each time I hear something, or something moves a new thought comes across my mind - a Bizarre one at that!!

This is will be a interesting few months!!

4 Mar 2013

Instagram - February

This month in Instagram

  1. "The Swisse Color Run was super fun E and I enjoyed our selfs muchly" - E and I attended the Perth Color Run this year... Love Loved it - Blog up Click here if you want to read more.
  2.  "My First 8 Days of a Photo a Day" - One of my New Years Resolutions Click here to read all of my resolutions. is to do a photo of myself ever day for at least a year. This was my first 8 days.
  3. "Beautiful Beaches" - This is one of our first beaches we came across being breath taking. I will post the locations up some times in the future maybe. 
  4. "Follow me around Australia" - Follow this bear around Australia. I might have stolen him from my manager at work. I'll keep you posted Chris.
  5. "And where off 22 February" - Hassie Adventure here we come" - This was our first day on the road. See our smiles? lets see if it lasts.
  6. "My beary sexy brother" - He was dressed up as a bear for valentines. Gosh he is such a romantic. Listen up Men out there he will be taking the ladies by the hearts. Be ware.
Lets see if I can keep this up while on our Hassie Adventure


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