February 25, 2012 No Comments by Tiramisue

I feel terrible! I’ve spent the last five or so days trying to find work or places we can WWOOF at, but to no avail. I’ve probably emailed at least forty over people and had more rejections than I can count. All the WWOOF farms have been fully booked till end of March and most paid jobs want someone with more time than we can commit.

So when I received a reply from a guy who runs a hostel down in Methven, a small town near Christchurch, saying he had a place for us, I quickly said yes (after some negotiation). Pretty certain that it was our best only option, we bought our bus ticket this afternoon and I happily shot him an email with all the details.

Then I refreshed my inbox.

And sitting in my inbox was an email from a WWOOF host.

I spent 15 minutes in a dilemma of whether or not to take the job.

Of the thirty plus farms I shortlisted, I only had three starred, and this was one of the three. They had an orchard, and fruit picking is the one thing we really want to do but haven’t had a chance to. We can’t NOT take this! An opportunity like that is not gonna come by again.

Of course, now I have to go and tell the other guy that we won’t be working for him anymore, and I feel really really really bad about it because I’d already committed.

If I had more time in New Zealand I’d try to find a way to do both. Unfortunately I’m going home soon and there’s still so much I haven’t seen!

*sigh* Now to write a really apologetic email…

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