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 🙂