Monday, 18 April 2016

Outback Australia


There are many things in life we take for granted such as living and one day dying but what about some of the other little things we take for granted now days, things like electricity and flushing toilets and have the rubbish picked up from the front of our house and taken away all we need to do is take the bloody bin out so it can be emptied for us each week.

Have you ever thought what it would be like to not have these things, I know when Tim starts on about how he would like to live in the outback I think of these things, granted we would still have electricity and flushing toilets but we may not have our rubbished picked up each week because some outback areas do not have that.

Same can be said for having shops that are close by so when we are out of something we can just jump in the car and pop down to the shops the whole thing will take maybe 10 minutes. If he was living in the outback there would not be any shops that close by to pop to, I think Tim sees things like living in the outback through rose coloured glasses.

Life in outback Australia is hard and Tim isn't up to a hard life maybe when he was in his 20's he would had been but at 55 not so much so I get annoyed when he says that he wants to go bush as he wants peace and quiet.

In fact living in outback Australia when one wants to go to the shops they will have to drive sometimes up to 3 hours, of course many people living in such areas have to rely on the flying doctor when they are unwell.

Children learn via way of the school of the air meaning they use a short wave radio or the internet to have school lessons.


Of course there are areas in the outback I would like to visit such as Uluru also known as Ayers Rock but I think most Australians would love to visit the rock. I however, have no interest in living in the outback and I really don't think Tim would like it either. 

10 comments:

Rosie B said...

Hi Jo-Anne, I agree with you, we take a lot for granted as mentioned, but the peace and quiet of the outback is wonderful and we love the outback when caravanning but it would be another thing to live there - medical issues especially for us in our late 60's. I have a broken right arm at the moment & don't think I would have managed too well without easy to access specialists etc.
Really enjoying your 'ramblings'.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting in the real outback of Australia, especially at the Stations, no rubbish truck coming there.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Hi Rosie, yeah sometimes we don't realise how much we take some things for granted, I wouldn't like to not have my weekly rubbish collection

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Oh yeah I would love to travel outback and have a look at it but as the saying goes nice place to visit don't want to live there

CWMartin said...

I think you are right. I don't think I could even live where I grew up before, as it would turn a grocery drive from 5 to 20 minutes, not to mention I can walk for my prescriptions.

Janie Junebug said...

It's difficult to live in an isolated place. When I lived in Illinois, my ex-husband selected a house in the country that was in the middle of an orchard. If I hadn't gone to town regularly, I wouldn't have seen a soul. It was very lonely. When he remarried, they sold the house and moved to a populated area--something he wouldn't do for me so he's not my husband, and I feel sorry for the woman who has him.

Love,
Janie

Cheryl said...

I think people usually yearn for a life that is different from what they have but I think in most cases if a person was given the chance, they wouldn't find it so appealing. The solitude and lack of congestion sounds nice but driving 3 hours to shop would get old in a hurry.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yeah I think if Tim tried it he would change his mind pretty damn quick

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Your ex sounds like a right bastard, just saying.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

So true I always say I would like the peace and quiet for a few days but then I would miss my family and having to drive hours to go to a shop no sorry not for me

Now it's dads turn

Guess what, yesterday morning my sister Sandra rings to let me know she had to ring the ambos for dad, he was having trouble breathing an...