Only 46 days till christmas!!! I just wanted to throw that in there LOL!
Well November has started off with sad farewells to our Englishman Rob- Emily's boyfriend who has returned to England after spending 12 mths over here in Oz coaching cricket and hockey!!!
the place is a bit dead, Em's upset understandably, DH is away for another 2wks in Emerald and I'm already preparing myself for the fact that Emily will be going away for 12mths next year over to England. I hate goodbyes and seperation marked by large distances. Its much easier when you are the one doing the journey or leaving!!!!
Speaking of trips its about time for another update of my Tassie photos!
Hobart was by far my fav city of Tassie, it is like I've said before sooooo rich in our country's foundation since white man came to Australia that is.
What you quickly realize that never really occured to me in my history lessons at school that white man were sent to Australia mostly as a 'holding yard' so to speak for the overload of convicts in England, that were now being turned away from USA (since its independance from England) and Africa was also not accepting anymore either. The previous warships of England were now holding hauls for prisioners so -Hello Australia!!!!
The crime rate was more often caused by the trial of life survival, for the want of a meal etc. following the industrial revolution and mass migration to the English cities resulting in an overpopulating issue thus lack of resources to meet the outblown need- hence crime rate went up!
Can you imagine kids as young as 9 yrs old (some cases may be younger even) along with men and woman of various degrees of misdemenders were package together, lots didn't make it, never to see their families ever again. The anguish of those mothers!
After we started our first morning in Hobart by visiting the Cadbury Chocolate Factory we ventured on to other sites in Hobart.
Next we visited the Female Factory in Cascades - Hobart
A lot of Tassie's approach to Heritage restoration is that if you can see what a building or structure of anything actually is or still resembles than they don't return it back to its former existance, but if you can't than they will build it to a point.
Often you see the site of a former place in ruins with plaques of information and photographes to explain its orginal purpose. The ironic thng is though that Tassie does not have any white ants (termites) and building last forever so a lot of the destruction is man made- authorities trying to remove the past by pulling building down in part or all together. Very sad now in terms of future tourism, of course I guess 'they' at the time never thought futuriscially! (if that's a word LOL!)
While in the Cascades suburb of Hobart we also visited the famous Cascades Brewery. It was a very raining day (hey it rained probably 7 out of our 10 days in Tassie- apparently very common especially in the September time of year)
In the afternoon of the same day (amazing what you can achieve when you leave your motel at 8am in the morning LOL!) we also headed up to Kingston to have a look at the Kingston Shot Tower. The place where lead bullets were made, by dropping certain amounts of lead from the top of the tower to the bottom. As the lead pieces were dropping down, they cooled and formed into pebble like balls. You can climb the tower to the top to look out on some awesome views. Brett and I did- all 318 steps circling the tower and by the time I got to the top my heart was beating like a V8 Motor LOL!!!!! Half way up I thought I was mad, but the views even on a misty day was worth it!
Kingston Shot Tower
the photos don't really do the scene justice tbh!
Our last stop of the day was at Cambell st Pententiary but I'll show some of that next post or this won't load up!
time for a quickie scrap share!
Sketch by Ruthy - which is this month'sTSE sketch of the month.
Another LO from my future 'Nanna' Album
and a bit of Kaiser OTP project!
There's more but I'll do that next time.
Have a great weekend everyone and take care.