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The past 2 weeks there has been school holidays in Australia which means horse camp at St. George Horse Center (the farm I am living at). Yesterday marked the 5th and last day of the camp we ran here. There were about 10 kids a day and I had about 10 ways to escape...kids are EXHAUSTING. The majority of the kids were angels and grown ups in little peoples bodies but then there were always the bad kids. I have never felt this much exhaustion from ANYTHING else before. I was more tired after camp each day than I was after pulling all nighters in college. So when I finished at 1pm each day (they were only 4 hours a day) I would go watch "Little Britain" for some adult humor and take a nap.

It wasn't SO bad (even though I would rather deconstruct and construct a computer) and I was in charge of the arts and crafts station which I let my inner child out on paper. We painted "good luck" horse shoes, pictures on plain paper, more pictures on plain paper and once they did enough of those they started painting me pictures on plain paper. Kids are very precious I know and I actually got sad when a couple of the girls left since we had such a good time together BUT I don't know how people do it. Maybe that is why the parents pay $55 to drop their kids off for 4 hours?

So that is where I have been and I even attempted to write a blog a couple time because I would have a funny story about what a kid said but I was so brain dead I couldn't write. I guess I can cross off teacher for a possible occupation when I get home. There was a very memorable moment that we all still laugh really hard about. One of the little girls wrote Dawn a letter and lost in translation had written Dear Miss Porn instead of Dear Miss Dawn. The D looked more like a P and I guess Dawn sounded like Dorn to her. It was probably my American (aka Hollywood according to kids) accent that is to blame.

Unfortunetely though the end of the school holiday ends my time in Tamworth. As much as I hate to leave this paradise I am actually running out of time and need to keep moving. The only problem is I can't find a wwoofing farm for August. I know you all still don't even know what wwoofing is but here there are waiting lists for farms. Who is laughing now! I MIGHT be being a little picky since I am only emailing farms with ridable horses and my own self contained accommodation on their 100 acre farm on the coast. Hopefully someone will email soon else I will not be contained and living on the street. I do have about a week and a half left here bc Dawn and Peter are heading out for Sydney for a week to visit their other son. So if you haven't called me yet call me next week else I could go an entire week without speaking to anyone but animals...

Posted by Kegan00 06:32 Archived in Australia

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Are teachers underpaid or what? They are worth their weight in gold, right? Thanks for the giggles w/Miss Porn. The Good Lord gives comic relief when most needed and keeps enough energy in us to enjoy it! I hope a jewel in the Nile opens up for you in August! We'll be sure to call!!

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