Thursday, 30 June 2011


franklin is a small town not too far from our little house.  it's where i had imagined bb & i would live when we came to the twigs. i had visited before and it had stuck in my mind as a delightful spot. it really is sweet. lots of gorgeous little houses sitting along the main road facing the beautiful huon river.  I love the old theatre, the little spots to grab a bite to eat and the amazing second-hand shop on the main road.

on a sadder note, franklin primary school is one of the 20 tassie schools facing closure.  you can support their cause here

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

winter colours

i love the crisp blue skies we have been having lately but closer to the ground it is a bit bleak this time of year. i am so looking forward to new leaves on the trees and some warm sunshine, but in the meantime i will keep looking for colour wherever i can find it. 

festival of voices 2011

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

the brunswick

the brunswick hotel on liverpool street has become a favourite city spot for bb & i to have an after work drink. they offer lovely tassie fare and a super cosy fire. apparently its been a pub since 1829 but i hear it wasn't always as fancy as it is now. it opened late last year after a revamp and i think it's definitely worth a visit. 

Monday, 27 June 2011

franklin square

franklin square is just across the road from my office. over the past 6 months i have watched the park change through the seasons. we are so lucky to have such beautiful open spaces in the middle of hobart. although after going through these photos i am really starting to pine for some warmer weather. it would be so lovely to be able to sit in the park on a sunny day again - it's looking awfully gloomy at the moment.

support for the red awnings?

image: state library of tasmania

Sunday, 26 June 2011

grocer john

this is john's. he is our friendly grocer. i love visiting this shop. the shelves are always so neatly stacked and it feels like you've gone back in time. there is something so very humble about it.

Saturday, 25 June 2011


recently, tassie's saffire resort won an amazing design award.  reading about this, combined with the winter weather got me reminiscing of some tassie exploring that i got up to in the warmer months.

there is still so much to see and do and it seems my wish-list of amazing spots to stay is growing and growing. here are a few i  hope to get to one day:

avalon at rocky hills
the lair at swansea
the winged house at table cape

i had better get saving!

wineglass bay

piermont - swansea

Friday, 24 June 2011

tassie fare

one of the best things about living in the twigs is the amazing tassie fare that is so freely available. before we moved south i already had a well established cheese and salmon obsession but with such amazing treats on our doorstep my obsession has reached new heights. i know i'm biased but i think these local delights are the best about. i love that it is so easy to buy local in tassie!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

coffee spot – dr coffee

dr coffee is a teeny shop on collins street that bb & i go to regularly. they also have another spot in salamanca.  not only do they have brilliant espresso coffee, great beans and sweet treats – they also do a tuna sandwich to die for.  

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


it seems that every little town in tassie has a secondhand/thrift shop, community garage sale or regular market. i have found some amazing things each time i have set out to one of these spots. some highlights for me have been in ross and new norfolkbut best of all is the hobart tip shop!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


salamanca oozes history. i love it. before moving to tassie it was the bit of hobart i thought i knew the best. i had been to the markets, eaten, sipped and shopped there.  since moving i have only been to the markets once but i have spent much more time exploring the area and really enjoying the little things. i love the texture of the old bricks and colour of the sandstone at different times of the day. i also love the way mt wellington peeps overs the top of the she is keeping a close eye on everything. 

salamanca place 1931

image: utas 
library,special & rare materials collection

Sunday, 19 June 2011

home sweet home

what an odd week.  it was such a strange feeling to have no control over our ability to get back to the twigs – to not be able to jump in a car and drive home no matter how long it would take.  for a self-confessed control freak like myself, i have to say that it was quite the lesson in letting things go.

even stranger was that i had really been missing melbourne lately, in a way it felt like the universe had conspired and i was granted an unexpected week of the melbourne life we had left behind.

i do love Melbourne and as fabulous as it was -  i was relieved that in the end i couldn’t wait to get back to the twigs, back to our furbabies and our little house. back where I belong.

anyway, here are some snippets of the reason we went to melbourne in the first place.  a glorious day for a  delightful couple. congrats s&j xo