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Some big news

Well it’s happening. We prayed. We wrote a Rory Gilmore classic pro/con list. We prayed some more. We talked to some people. Bit more praying. We decided. Mum and I are moving to Launceston. The reactions of people we’ve told so far have ranged from shock...

Tasmania – Hobart

We set off fairly early (for us), eating a yummy breakfast in Bicheno then heading south to Hobart along the beautiful coastline. The winding road kept opening out into these amazing vistas of water and hills, and at times it was hard to keep my eyes on the road. Our...

Tasmania – a few quick stops, then Bicheno

One of the brochures in the Mole Creek cottage was all about where to buy yummy food and fresh produce, and the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm was nearby. Naturally we headed straight there. I had chocolate raspberry French toast and it was as delicious as you’d...

Tasmania – Mole Creek

I like to watch/read Better Homes and Gardens and Gardening Australia. They are uncomplicated and undemanding and reasonably educational for an amateur DIYer such as myself (not that there are professional DIYers, but…actually those would just be tradies,...

Tasmania – Launceston

Mum and I have had a lovely five days away in Tasmania this past week. It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go and just never have. No good reason. Just never got there, until now. (As is my usual wont, I will write in a fair amount of detail over a few...
The weirdness of Christmas

The weirdness of Christmas

It’s been a long time since we did the huge Christmas family gathering type thing. Back in my adolescence, when we were richfolk living in a giant house with a pool in the Eastern suburbs, we would host Christmas for the extended family. I seem to remember it...