After departing Hobart on 19th April I was excited by the adventure ahead.
Touch down in London at 5:10am 20th April only to be held by immigration for 4 hours (this was all part of the experience I guess, the guard that stopped me didn't understand an exchange program) - all good things now in place for those exchanges in or out.
I spent my first week just looking around the local sites and visiting the home of Cambridge University.
The second week I spent in Wales where I experienced every winter weather you can get; hail, sleet, snow, wind, rain etc. I got to look around the national park, visit a lavender farm and some lovely little towns.
My third week I spent in Leicestershire — where, if you haven't seen world news, have won the football league for the first time in over 100 years. I also visited Stratford Upon Avon, where Shakespeare was born.
I attended the Young Farmer AGM convention which is a three day event and over 6000 young farmers. They showcase their final dram-s, choir groups and ballroom dancing performances to compete for a national title. The little town of Blackpool did not know what hit them for three days.
I am now currently in Northern Ireland where I have been to a two day Agriculture show and Giant Causeway, and lots of local towns.
The time is flying by and it won't be long until this opportunity of a lifetime is over. Anyone that is thinking about an Exchange, I say do it. You will not regret the experiences and friendships that made for life.
- Babette McConnon