Happy Monday people!

Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to read and/or respond to my post about Tasmania last week. It was so interesting hearing people’s stories and opinions, and it made me proud all over again of my home state, and sad that there’s been such a negative stereotype around it. I think the people who felt it the most are the ones like me, who grew up here but had relatives interstate, or who lived there for an extended time. Tasmanians who spent all their time in Tasmania seemed to be more immune.

I’m glad to see this now for what it is. I’m glad to be able to see outside the walls of my own experience for a little while. And I’m glad to be home.

We went bushwalking (okay, leisurely strolling) on the mountain over the weekend, and ate a mouthwateringly good picnic in the most beautiful rainforest a mere ten minute drive out of the city.

Whatever you think about Tasmania, whatever you say about the smallness of Hobart, this is something it’s pretty hard to beat.

How about you? Had a good weekend? Hope so. Happy Monday Australia! And, well, Happy Sunday to everyone else 🙂


4 thoughts on “Happy Monday people!

  1. You just mentioned the smallness of Hobart. I met an Australian wo has spent the last 8 years in Calgary. She’s just moved back, and living in Tassie for the first time. She was saying how amazing it is that Hobart is capital city but soo small. She probably won’t stay, it’s too small for her, but this is merely a sojourn for her.

    • Yep! Yep yep yep yep. I swear Hobart is the smallest city I’ve ever seen, and I can say now that I’ve seen a few.
      We spent a week in Calgary. Fascinating place. I’ll have to tell some Calgary stories soon. One of the interesting differences between it and Hobart is it’s so NEW, barely 100 years old. So many run-down, 80-90 yo old houses around Hobart would probably be considered heritage listed over there. Amazing.

      • That’s pretty cool. Did you find you had to speak slower for the Canadians… we had a great conversation, as she could speak from experience of both sides. I’d love to hear some more of your stories. While I am happy to visit just about anywhere, Canada is top of the list for hubby. And I’m happy with that.

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