In 2010, Dave and I finished our university courses in Brisbane and were keen to try the interstate move gig. We had visited Tassie back in 2008 and thought it was awesome. So when it came time to choose a new home and do the big move in 2011, it was where we decided to go.
People always ask us, ‘why Tasmania?’. A lot of younger people from Tassie are doing the exact opposite of what Dave and I did – they’re moving to the mainland to live (for jobs and uni and so on).
There were a few times when we questioned the wisdom of our decision… mainly when we arrived with only backpacks, no car and no jobs. We found it hard to get a rental with no jobs and hard to get jobs without a rental and we started to run out of money. Then there came our first Tassie winter… phew. What a bloody shock that was.
But Hobart just got under our skin and has stayed there. So naturally, we stayed here.
Day we flew down. Walking around North Hobart
View of Hobart from the top of the mountain
Salad Bowl South Hobart, we got a short-term rental in South Hobart for a couple of weeks when we first moved down
Faces of Mt Wellington over the first few weeks
A day trip to Oatlands
Walking up Cathedral Rock
Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart
The Salamanca lawns
Another day trip – this time to the Huon Valley to pick apples
Walking around the beautiful historic suburb of Battery Point
A front yard. so pretty
Our brand new rental! Those weeks of waiting were SO worth it.
View from the kitchen.
flower from the front porch
Our new furniture!! yeessss. no more sleeping on the floor in the lounge room.
bumble bee on my flowers. it was HUGE
Our new friend Julz showed us where to pick blackberries
Cumquats from the front porch, our first attempt at jam ever.
cumquat jam boiling. and blackberries ready for freezing in the background.
A care package from Dave’s parents. Coffee machine and whiskey.
Our house is below the church on the right.
our local park – right at the end of the street
coffee at my favourite shop.ever. Jackman and McRoss
hello pastry heaven.
Some nashy pears from a girl from work.