On the weekend along with whatever else we got up to (check the previous post, actually by the sound of that I already need to) I got some reading done. Now that makes it sound like a chore but a chore it most certainly was not. A little while ago I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive a giveaway from Bush Babe of Oz. Now I was absolutely thrilled as it was a book and I love books especially books about the bush and this certainly fit into that category as this book Educating Alice is the story of Alice Greenup, a once upon a time city girl and now a bushy, who has become very much a part of the rural industry. I remembered seeing the feature on her in the Australian Women's Weekly a while ago. I have to say that her story is very inspirational and her writing is brilliant, so down to earth.
Now I loved the book as a whole and Alice's story, her trials, her tribulations, her successes and her insight into life on the land and the feelings than go hand in hand with it. In particular I related to her 'courtship days' if you can call them that. The feelings and thoughts that she revealed about a long distance relationship made me think 'wow see I wasn't really a loony case'. Thanks for sharing your story Alice, the hardships and the good times, and all that goes with being on the land. You are an inspiration and I am sure your family knows how lucky they are to have you in their midst.
Thanks Bush Babe/ Amanda and Alice for the give away. I appreciated it immensely and loved every minute of reading, definitely a page turner. So my advice is to read Educating Alice even if it isn't your thing. It will give you insight into the rural industry, into living from the land and into what it is like to be a women and newcomer.
Check out the Bush Babe of Oz blog here.
Find Alice Greenup on facebook here,
And check out a guest post from Alice on Bush Babe's blog here