Thursday, 29 September 2011

mother & child

whilst walking the steep hills of hobart recently i came across the most delightful sight. ‘in blanket’ by artist tom coley is a stunning sandstone sculpture who is keeping a watchful eye over west hobart. she stands at the top of a tiny peace park just off of prospect place. i had no idea she was there. just a few streets away from the pit-stop. this is what i love about exploring new neighbourhoods. you never know what you are going to find.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

must love dogs

i recently read this post on the lovely ali's blog. a second huon valley dog walk was held last saturday so mabel and i went along. it was a beautiful day in franklin and really great to meet up with susan - another blogger from the huon that i have "met" online over the last few months. if you are interested in the association there is a meeting being held on saturday, 8th october in cradoc.

Monday, 26 September 2011

franklin bits

just a few days after moving to the twigs bb & i met a truly lovely couple. as well as being our neighbours they have become our great friends. last weekend they moved from our road to the beautiful town of franklin. over the weekend we got to see their amazing new farm. i'm sad they aren't so close anymore but i am so excited to spend lots of time at their beautiful new home.

Friday, 23 September 2011

exploring - low head

whilst exploring the north of the state recently bb & i stumbled across the little town of low head. this gorgeous spot is situated at the mouth of the tamar river about 5km north of george town. the town has a lovely lovely lighthouse as well as a pilots station which you can stay at. bb & i thought it was beautiful...i would love to visit again on a sunny summers day. 

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

the beach

last weekend bb & i spent a delightful few days on the far north coast of tasmania at a glorious spot called bell buoy beach. great friends, beautiful wine, our sweet fur-babies and some amazing amazing foodie treats made for a brilliant time away. summer is feeling that little bit closer now.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

mystery arch

if you have driven on the midlands highway between hobart and launceston, you have probably noticed the beautiful arch on the side of the road not too far from ross.

i have wondered what it could have been ever since i saw it with bb during our first trip to tassie. after a little digging i found out that it is the only remaining evidence of the beautiful horton college, a prestigious boys school that existed on the site from 1855 until the 1920's when it was demolished.

the school closed in 1894 and must have fallen in to disrepair. it's so sad that such an amazing building has been lost. it would have been such an imposing site on the landscape. at least the arch remains today. it's beautiful in its own right and is a lovely reminder of what once was.
image: allport library and museum of fine arts