Something particularly exciting (for me at least) is my new smart phone! You see, I have only ever owned about two very old and very second hand phones in my life, and have always been content with being able to call and text, and take terrible photos that I can't really do anything with. It seems unnecessary to own three ridiculously expensive devices that all play music, take photos, and act like computers, yet go and buy the next one that comes out simply because it's better. I would prefer to be appreciative of how amazing the technology is for at least a few years before it is replaced, realising that some places don't even have running water.
However, my brick of a phone was beginning to die and I finally decided it was about time to spend some of my earnings on one of those newfangled things that take pretty photos. And I will admit, after the first few hours worrying about the sickening hole in my bank account where money used to be, I started to get a bit excited...
So now I should share the reason for my recent blogless existence with some photographs of my two week trip to Tasmania:
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To reach Melbourne there was a lot of driving through the middle of nowhere.
There were some lovely places to stop on the way.
I love old buildings with ivy on the walls.
Then - after a very long and very boring ferry trip- we reached Tasmania.
Some lovely forest.
A pretty awesome caterpillar.
And then another long ferry trip home again.
One last little fact though: Tomorrow is my 18th birthday!