Friday, 29 July 2011

exploring - nile

during a weekend drive, a lovely friend and i stumbled upon a tiny town called nile. on opposite sides of a small country road we found these delightfully old but sadly abandoned buildings. the first was a sweet church hall and the second an iddy-biddy cottage. it made us wonder how these historical and charming spots fell into such disrepair.

beautiful light fitting & colours through the broken windows

amazing shreds of old wallpaper lined the walls.

Thursday, 28 July 2011


the abc delicious magazine produce award winners have recently been announced, and our amazing valley has scored a mention! the huon valley won the regional award and i am so very proud. congratulations to all the wonderful producers in the twigs.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

coffee spot - pigeon hole

one of the greatest things about spending more time in town has been exploring our new neighbourhood for foodie treats. so far our greatest find has been pigeon hole. this tiny spot on the edge of the city is an absolute delight. the sweet and savory snacks can't be beaten and the coffee is amazing. bb & i love it and we haven't even tried their breakfast yet. that is definitely something i am looking forward to. 

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

the pit-stop...bits & pieces

bb & i are all settled in to the pit-stop now and we are just about adjusted to being able to have the occasional sleep in. if only owen and mabel would embrace the idea too. 
winter trees from the kitchen window
 the lounge
the kitchen
 more trees from the 'dining area'
the bedroom
 more bedroom pieces
& my favourite bit, the view from the balcony

Monday, 25 July 2011

still honest

with winter well and truly upon us, the honesty stalls that we found about the twigs in the warmer months seem few and far between now. just another reason that i can't wait for summer to return. although mostly i just can't wait for the raspberries to come back. bb & i have recently finished off the last of our frozen batches. we will have to really stock up next summer. we are still learning about these things...

Saturday, 23 July 2011

exploring - ross

ross is a divine little town in the tassie midlands. it is made up of the most beautiful sandstone buildings and cottages. it seems to be the town that time forgot. for me, the biggest reason to visit this tiny spot is the scallop pies from the bakery & tea room on the main road. they are so very tasty...

Thursday, 21 July 2011


i feel i have been neglecting my little blog lately. i have been busy busy and have not been able to access the interwebs for the last little while.

i do have a good reason though. over the past few months bb & i have been hatching a plan...and its finally come together!

bb & i love love love our little home in the twigs but we decided a while ago that we needed an iddy biddy place in hobart. somewhere teeny we could occasionally spend the night and have a bit more flexibility to take advantage of all that hobart has to offer.

so after lots of searching, scrubbing, painting, moving bits (boo) and decorating (yay) we have spent our first night in the city in our very own pit-stop.

the plan is that we will have a mini home away from home for when the weather is too horrid to drive over the mountain, or we want to eat out (yippee) or see a movie or a play...or take part in any other number of spontaneous urban activities.

we feel really grateful that we have been able to do this. we are so excited to explore our new neighbourhood as well as truly appreciate the time we get to spend in the twigs. hopefully it will be the best of both our tassie worlds.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

eating spot - stillwater

when i was up north recently i had the most fabulous of breakfasts at stillwater. i love the old 1830's flour mill that this amazing restaurant lives in. right on the water with a glorious providores full of tassie goodness to be found upstairs.  what more could you ask for. it's just divine.

Friday, 15 July 2011


i love the weathered sheds that are spotted about the twigs. they are absolutely everywhere. all different sizes but always wooden and always old. they have definitely seen some things in their time. 

Thursday, 14 July 2011

tiny folk

i was recently browsing the web when i saw these little delights. they reminded me that when we lived in melbourne we used to share our house with some very tiny people. i'm not sure who put them there but they lived in the old brick wall that surrounded our washing line. i used to love their little faces looking back at me when i was hanging out the sheets.

tiny folk - fitzroy, vic
i recently found some more teeny folk to join us in the twigs. they are hidden in the brick-work above our fireplace. i hope they are as happy here as we are.

teeny teeny folk - huon valley, tas