Mum and dad went home yesterday morning. We have been exceptionally spoilt during their stay with us so yes, I was sad to see them go, although it was for purely selfish reasons! I've had to start doing housework again. Sigh.
Before they left, I considered confiscating their passports, but I'm pretty sure that's frowned upon in this country.
Still, even though they're no longer here, we're still reaping the benefits of their stay. The past couple of nights, dinner has been left overs that they made. Additionally, my freezers are full to bursting with food - containers of dumplings, meat, and more left overs. I will start cooking and baking again soon, but for now I'll leave you with some of my favourite photos from Hobart.
Mum about to walk up Kelly's Steps. These steps were built in 1839 by the adventurer James Kelly to connect Salamanca Place with Battery Point.
Taken in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The gardens were lovely. I took A LOT of flower photos.
Like this one.
We went on an "eco adventure cruise" around Tasman Island. (Yeah, I don't know what that's supposed to mean either.) I snapped this Australian gannet taking off after we got too close and disturbed it.
This is at the Port Arthur Historical site. Port Arthur was established as a convict settlement and soon became Australia's largest, in operation from 1833 until 1877.