Monday, November 16, 2009

Back in England

I am back in the UK for a while, catching up with family and friends and deciding what to do whilst waiting for my visa appeal to be processed.

I read on line a while ago that it could take 16months, which is a bit of a drag.

Considering getting a job, but helpexchange keeps on tugging. Have just found a ski chalet that needs help in the New Year, so may well be back off to france for a while. Unless, of course, something else turns up to tickle my fancy. It is strange planning my life in such small chunks. I am enjoying the journey and having great fun.

It is amazing what can be packed into a year, or a rucksack for that matter. Have a scroll down the posts and see what I have been up to. If you want to know more, leave a comment and I'll get back to you, or if you know me you could even give me a call.

Thanks for visiting and reading, whether it be avidly or occasionally, you may even just check out the photos. I don't mind, it's just nice to see you here sometime. enjoy what you do, look after yourselves and travel safely.




Anonymous said...

Always check to see what you're up to so glad for an update! hope you had fun with the Fullers...sorry to hear the fireworks were cancelled!
Did email you...hope to hear soon...
x M & P

Simon said...

Hi Sam, I wonder if I could pick your brains about helpx which I've just joined. Like yourself I'm a gardener and as there's no work in the uk in the winter helpex seems like a good way of working somewhere warm - not to make money but for something to do rather than being stuck in england in the winter. I've been to australia in our winter 3 times now and traveled around but my understanding was you're not allowed to work there even voluntarily (unless you've got a backpackers visa which I can't get as I'm 52!). In fact the first time I went I was grilled by immigration who were convinced I must be coming to work. The information on the helpx website is a bit vague so any pointers regarding the legal aspects of voluntary work in aus/nz/usa would be very welcome.

Cheers, Simon