...and so another November passed by...
I finally made it to a market I have wanted to check out, the market had a good looking catalog...or really picture display of the market and items for sale.
I have been to the location before there was a market there. This location is pretty far from us, it means going through town and over the bridge during the rare times there might be traffic. I have been to this neighborhood maybe twenty times in 12 years.
I did manage to spend all the money I brought...although really I am so thrifty that my idea of what amounts to a lot of money is probably the cost of lunch for many.
I am also going to say that to me, these adorable, historic, sandstone buildings are so Hobart in the fact that they are adjacent to a huge, ugly, mall.
There will be art events here during next years' FOMA festival which I think will be really cool.
I also went on a two day First Aid Certification course. I thought this to be a large commitment...but apparently 9 out of 10 Australians are certified, most jobs require the certification and most 'hobbies' warrant the certification. Between the amount of wild areas left, and the long response times of even helicopter response...most people need to know how to deal with reactions to bites, anaphylactic shock being a long topic...and here ambulance companies and councils are really trying to organize a means to know where the defribrillation machines are located. This is also because when a person phones for help here, the call goes to Melbourne, and is then re-routed...back to the state...and with distances and available resources 8 minutes is a good time response, but twenty can be common.
I bought a cool, modern compression bandage that has shape markers to show you that you are wrapping tight enough but not too tight.
I also bought fancy, modern, lightweight cold compresses.
I am wishing I would have bought the cute kit container...like a tackle box with a cross on top...it's too big to take bush walking...or even camping really...but it would be good for the car.