It's been almost a month since I moved to Tasmania. Wow, that has just flown by! I can pretty much sum up what I've done since I've been here in a few words: write, sleep, eat, walk the dogs.
The big excitement is that at the end of the month, we can take the dogs to the beach any time - currently it's only before 10 or after 6. But there is a lovely park we can go to any time along side the river. We could also go to the bush tracks around here but avoid them because they are snakey.
There is one big annoyance about living here though. We wanted to get away from noisy neighbours in Melbourne but it seems we are cursed. The place next door belongs to Housing (that means it's a regular house but the public housing people own it and rent it out). The woman is lovely but her partner is total bogan dick and is constantly revving cars in the driveway. His mates come over and they stand around the car with the bonnet up, listening to it rev. It'd not even like they are tuning the engine or anything. They just stand around listening to it. I think he just does it to piss her off.
My cousin works for Housing and she's told me to report him. I'm in two minds about it. Since we've just moved in, it's going to be pretty darn obvious who made the complaint and the dude looks he could turn nasty. But then, it's getting to be pure torture because of his selfishness. What to do?
Other than that, things are pretty cruisy. The dogs, despite both being spoilt little prince/princess, get on fine. Gemma-dog is more relaxed with another dog around because she doesn't have to have all the responsibility of protecting her people. They do gang up on us a bit though.
I met up with one of my friends from high school. Not a big deal for most people but I think was the first time I've ever purposely met up with anyone from school since I left. I've run into people (and tried to get away ASAP) but not planned it. But this one friend, we reconnected via facebook and she's pretty cool. Then she was in town staying with her Mum so we had lunch.
It was my Mum's 70th birthday the weekend before last so we had a social event. My son, Andrew, thought he couldn't make it because he had work over the weekend but ended up coming over just for the day (the flight is less than an hour). It was a total surprise for Mum and the look on her face was priceless when he showed up on the doorstep.
I have a few plans for the near future, which include joining the gym and going for a tour of the local lighthouse! And am starting to make plans for the not so near future as well, which may include a month in Geneva and a few months in Japan.