for surviving Hobart this week
At this time of the year Hobart could be confused
with the Big Smoke. The population swells, the traffic jams and the tempers
Having been out in the throng briefly over the last
couple of days, here's a few survival tips from This Girl.
Beware the Zombie apocalypse
It might be that I've just watched World War Z, but
I saw faces at the Boxing Day Sales that looked pretty much like the walking
Tip 1: Stay away from the shops unless you REALLY
Foot Falcon it!
Catch a bus into town if you're heading to the
Taste of Tasmania, park at the Cenotaph and use one of the Hobart City Council
shuttle buses, or park on the northern side of the CBD and walk in.
Tip 2: Leave the Salamanca car spots to people with
children and those with mobility issues.
Speaking of exercise
It’s a great time of the year to be with friends
and family and food. Yup, there’s often a lot of eating involved. Throw some
physical activity into the mix.
Tip 3: Don't forget to move.
Check the boot
Got friends visiting? A source with the Tasmania
Police says that leaving luggage in the boot of a taxi-cab is more common than
you would believe. Mr Adelaide has just borrowed my roll-on deodorant. There’s
a taxi out there who hasn’t opened the boot since Friday or is the same size as
Mr Adelaide. It’s inconceivable.
Tip 4: Remind visitors to remove their luggage from
If you're out and about, particularly if you're at
The Taste, reach in to your inner most resources and locate the deep well of
patience within you. You’re going to need it. There’ll be nowhere
to sit but crouched near a garbage bin, 10-minute food queues, queue-jumping
and jostling, and people, people, people.
Tip 5: Be kind, breathe, you’ll get served eventually
and you’ll be able to enjoy yourself.
Have you got some survival tips to share?