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  1. Bound4Tassie

    Wildlife thread

    Oh dear. Not sure why.... I can see it. Today we had the kind of wildlife I’m not as keen on!
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    I love the quirky mailboxes here! I was disappointed to have to put up a quick mitre 10 job when we moved in. I will vow to replace it with something more interesting!
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    Wildlife thread

    “Our” echidna. IMG_4555.MOV
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    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    1) I grew up in the 80’s when everyone was obsessed with Australia eg Crocodile Dundee, Neighbours etc.!Later Billy Connolly’s Tour of Aus and Bill Bryson’s Down Under kept the Aus fire alight. 2) During Uni I had the opportunity to come to Perth for a couple of months. Loved it. Wanted to emigrate/return ASAP. 3) After saving up for a couple of years I came out as a backpacker. Loved Aus all the more. Met a local bloke in Tassie. Took him home as a souvenir! ( First mistake .... not meeting him.... but should have stayed In Aus then and got a visa via work) 4) Retuned to Aus 2 yrs ago as husband hated living in the UK. Had intended to move many years before but housing crash stopped us followed by children / struggling to save up despite both being professionals. 5)Jobs/earnings/house buying prospects all better for us both here. 6) Weather .... sort of anyway. I love seasons so Tassie suits me. I couldn’t cope with mainland heat. But on the whole Tassie has milder winters/less greyness/ more daylight in winter. Summer is usually slightly warmer/ more predictable than a UK summer but anything over 25 I don’t like anyway! 7) Kids enjoying the outdoors more. They joined surf club which definitely wasn’t happening on the North Sea! Out on bikes more. Looking at SUPs/kayaks when they get a bit older as we’re only 5 mins to the coast. Obviously skin cancer risk is higher so we are careful/ sun smart. 8 ) Love the Aussie wildlife in our garden. The space we have. Have neighbours but we’re not squished in. Room to breathe and enjoy the birdsong, bandicoots, wallabies and our resident echidna. Sorry I went over the 6!
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    Thick fog yesterday up to Stony Rise road at 8.15am. Then sunshine all the way to Burnie! Bit dull, grey and....English today!
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Waterfront Cafe Devonport. A BEAUTIFUL spot for a coffee,cake and round of mini golf with the kids. ?
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    No the weather was awful so we went to the museum....but we're back there in a couple of weekends so hopefully can do the Harvest market and city park ☺
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    The weather in Devonport Tasmania today

    We were in Launie at the weekend. Was a definite chill in the air!
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    Outside dogs

    It seems to be almost the norm here to keep dogs outside ( except maybe little ones that eagles like to eat!!) A colleague gota 9wk old pup at the weekend. It's already outside all night. ? It's pretty cold at night in Tassie now. I must be soft but I'd never keep my dog outside. What's the point getting a dog if it's outside all day/night? I see a loose/wandering dog nearly every day here. I assume it's because so many are yard dogs and they escape more easily. Hardly ever saw a roaming dog in the UK. ( though I'm sure I would have in some areas! )
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    Huge Python Snake stops Cairns Racetrack

    Wow, that is huge!
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    Top 10 Dog Breeds in Queensland

    I'm surprised there aren't more Labradors. However I guess the results are skewed as there are so many bred either on purpose or accidentally by non registered breeders/ your average Joe.
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    Does permethryn spray work against scorpions? We had our rental sprayed as we were getting lots of white tails. With 3 small kids and then waking up with a white tail on my arm (!) we decided to have pest control spray. It's harmless to mammals. I don't like to spray and kill things off but in this instance I felt it was justified.
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Now back at Hawley Beach for a little splash /cool down before home for a BBQ. LG!
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Took the kids to the kite festival in Devonport. They loved seeing the helicopter which did a teddy bear patachute drop for charity. ?
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    Torn on Tassie

    We're really enjoying family life on the NW coast. We live in Port Sorell and I commute Burnie 3 days a week. ...takes me about 45-50mins but it's an easy highway drive with coastal views! We could have lived somewhere closer eg Ulverstone or Penguin. Nice enough towns. Close enough to Burnie or Devonport for shopping / cinema/ entertainment etc But we moved over from the UK and wanted to live at Port Sorell/ Hawley Beach. It's so beautiful/ chilled out. I didn't want to settle for 2nd best ( in my view) having moved all this way. The primary school here is lovely. Modern but relaxed /play based ethos in early years. Occasionally I get the feeling that this coast is a little parochial...a bit Hicksville ( maybe that's just the love of Rodeos here which I can't stand!!)...I get the feeling Hobart would have more open minded people ....but then I remind myself that it's not everyone and you just have to surround yourself by more like minded folk! It's still lovely up here and it was the right choice for us. As for the veg....it's delicious here. I've certainly not seen/tasted any 2nd rate veg! Best of luck with the arrival of your 3rd baby. My 3rd turns 1 at the end of the month