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A very farm new year

January 7, 2012

My flatmate and BFF (you might remember her from such posts as Lost in a high place) is all loved up with a cotton farmer. So the day before New Year’s Eve, we got in the car and made the seven hour drive north west from Sydney to his farm.

Naturally, being Sydney girls, as soon as we turned off the highway we got the car bogged. 

And had to abandon ship.

But we were only two kilometres from the homestead, so pretty soon we were flat out preparing for our extremely busy New Year’s…

Naturally, we took some time out to rescue the car.

And more friends showed up.

And then we ate.

And ate.

And some of us made pasta.

So naturally we had to eat some more.

Before our farm tour.

And did I mention we made sangria? And missed the New Year’s countdown because we were watching Sex and the City?

And on the way home we had McDonalds. Because that’s just what you do when you drive for eight hours after a long weekend of eating.  

How was your new year?

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4 Comments

  • Reply Tijmen January 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For me new years also always involves eating and more eating. In Holland, other then the normal food we always eat lots of oliebollen (Google Images will show what I mean).

    A father of a friend of mine always makes them himself, and they always tasted different then when you buy them from a bakery. This year I finally discovered the secret recipe, he mixed 3 bottles of Heineken beer with the dough before baking them 🙂 That probably explains why they are so addictive, and you just keep eating them. They usually make 3 big buckets full of them, and after 2 days, most of them are gone 🙂

    I could have used the sunny weather you had, here it was just rain and fog 🙂 Barely any fireworks to see.

    • Reply MeganRTW January 22, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Hey Tijmen! So you’re back in Holland? It hasn’t all been bright and sunny here…in Sydney we’ve basically had no summer to speak of.

      • Reply Tijmen January 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        Yeah, ran out of money in Asia 🙁 Did have freelance jobs to work on, but not enough. But the amount of work I get did pick up since I got home in December. Hope to be back in Chiang Mai somewhere in March 🙂

  • Reply Si @thedepartureboard.com January 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Seeing your car stuck in mud, reminds me of driving through Kazakhstan! Fancy missing New Years because of Sex and the City!!!

    Love the blog, kind regards, Si

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