With nothing more than his violin and a suitcase my grandfather boarded the Orient Line SS Orvieto in England and set sail to Fremantle, Australia. He was in search of a new life and looking for a new adventure as there was no work for him as an aircraft draughtsman. To make a living he had been playing his beloved violin in a picture palace orchestra.
My first working holiday was as an Au Pair in a small village South West of England. I was not well travelled so I organised employment through an agency in Australia for piece of mind, I wanted to know that I had a job and a place to live after spending some time travelling in Europe.Read More »