Ho­bart al­ready feels like home

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

IT’S only been three months since the Ryde fam­ily moved to Tas­ma­nia, but the for­mer Mel­bur­ni­ans are al­ready lov­ing Ho­bart life.

Bon­nie and Nick Ryde and their sons Henry, 4 and Os­car, 2 moved to West Ho­bart and started a med­i­cal equip­ment dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany True South Sur­gi­cal.

“We like the Tas­ma­nian life­style and it’s given us a nice work-life bal­ance and it’s been great for the kids,” Mrs Ryde said.

Mrs Ryde said the tight hous­ing mar­ket was per­haps the big­gest chal­lenge.

“If you don’t move quickly on a good prop­erty you miss out,” she said. We’ve spo­ken to agents when some­thing comes up and they say they’ve al­ready shown eight peo­ple through and the list­ing has only been on­line for 12 hours.”

The Ry­des are keep­ing their op­tions open for the long term in Tas­ma­nia.

“We’re look­ing at a min­i­mum of six years and we’ll de­cided from there de­pend­ing on how things are go­ing with the kids and the busi­ness,” she said.

“We haven’t put a time limit on it.”

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