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Restless by nature, on a whim I blew off city living and my career, to try my hand at a simpler-slower life in rural Tasmania. It's going to be one heck of a learning curve..join me as I find my feet, fingers crossed!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A great read..

Recently i read a review for Four Seasons with a Grumpy Goat. Luckily the library hold landed the week i arrived home.

For those of us from another state, this account of two ladies tree change from suburban Adelaide to semi rural Neika will ring lots of bells. And because it's a relatively recent book, (2011) i recognised and have even met some of the local colourful characters she's written about- Not fictional, i can assure you!

It's such a fun read and captures the essence of what it's like to tree change from the burbs; I laughed out loud at her account of interactions with neighbouring locals. Then there were the calamities as they discovered that caring for creatures doesn't always follow a text book, plus the volume of essential power tools/garden implements needed isn't what you brought with you. This book wanders around Tasmanian places true to name. All in all this read was over way too soon, i loved it..

If you're thinking of making the big 'overseas' move, we may still be in Australia here, but Tassie has it's own authentic way that's now lost in some of the bigger interstate cities. It can be quite a culture shock, some return back interstate after only 2 years. We've found it a really enriching growth experience but there have been some interesting challenges along the way...Happy reading!!

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