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Signs of Tasmania

Summer is definitely over here in Sydney. The weather has been really rainy, which I understand is typical of this time of year here. There is rain forecast for every day of the next 10 days.

This will be my first fall in about a year and a half. We missed autumn in 2016. Because of the time we moved, in 2016 we experienced winter, spring and summer in Texas, then winter, spring and summer  in Australia. I still haven’t figured out how to cook and decorate for holidays in opposite seasons. Christmas was during the summer, so rich, traditional holiday foods didn’t seem right. And what about an autumnal Easter? Do I get out the pumpkins and decorative gourds?

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Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot


I added Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot to the website Atlas Obscura. You can read my contribution here. We visited this place during our trip to Tasmania in January.

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I know where you can cuddle a dead wombat named Natalie.

I’m going to make a sweeping generalization here and say that Australians tend to be more blunt and less tactful than Americans. Americans often try to be politically correct; Australians often don’t seem to care. This is often evident in the Australian sense of humor, which can be hilarious and sometimes not so gentle.

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