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Home is where the heart is

30 Dec

I thought I would share a little about where I live. There’s lots of Australian bloggers out there these days, but I think I may be the only “outback” one.

I live in a little(ish) place called Mount Isa. It’s literally in the middle of nowhere:

It is primarily a mining town, we moved here 2 years ago as my husband works as an underground driller.

According to Wikipedia, we are 904 km (562 mi) from the nearest “big city” (or civilisation, as i refer to it on a bad day 😛 ). It takes a full day’s driving to get there. My home town is the Sunshine Coast, just above Brisbane. Hubby is originally from Tasmania, which is where we “eloped” to in July 2009.

Back to Mount Isa: It’s a very dry place for the majority of the year, but most December/January’s include very heavy rain, which cuts us off from truck and train deliveries, and grounds planes. So far this year we haven’t had much rain, but the “wet season” is far from over!

There aren’t many shops here (okay that’s sort of a lie, i should clarify and say there aren’t many interesting shops), which is why i do 90% of my shopping online! Ebay and Etsy are my online flea markets for vintage-y goodness, and Etsy again for amazing one-of-a-kind stuff and things ♥

A few of my pics of “The Isa”

The mine by night

My favourite bits: we have very “big” blue skies. And we have a lush green park where peacocks roam free. A real life oasis in the desert.