So I apologise for my shaky posting and hiatus - I promise to improve. The bad news is that I'm about to go to Canberra (on New Years Day) and will be gone again for nine days. So yes, I'm here and attentive, but yep, I'll suddenly be gone again. The good news is that Canberra promises to be FAR less stressful. And marginally cooler.
May I say while I'm here that anyone who ventures Hobart-side must visit MONA? It's tremendous. Long story short - rich guy builds a gigantic Verhoevenesque bunker building cut directly into the sandstone cliffs above the Derwent river, houses his personal art collection there. And hosts an art scholarship. And built hotels onsite so you can stay there as well. It's pretty much my personal dream embodied in a single, glorious location. And it's smart, and edgy, and entirely what Hobart needed. And Tasmanian residents get free entry!
And Hobart itself is incredibly beautiful. Built up and down various slopes, everyone has a glorious view, everything is surrounded by dense greenery and the air is clean and fresh and usually cold. It's like living in the country, without the inconvenience of being ages from everything. I would happily live in Hobart. Happily. Most beautiful city in Australia, I believe.
(this is the hotel mum and dad were staying in. I KNOW, RITE)
So that more or less brings you up to speed. Trying to sort through all my assorted mess to organize myself for the next 3.5 hour flight. At least it'll be cool.