Tuesday, 29 November 2011

market time

for such a tiny city, hobart has so many craft markets. we really seem to be spoilt for choice. last weekend i got along to a couple of different ones - the mothers market in battery point and the barn market in rosny. both were really lovely and completely exceeded my expectations. i will be sure to visit them when they start up again next year. there is one more this year that i know of, the market is happening on the 10th december. it's always worth a peek especially this close to christmas.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

for sale: one little green church

my dear friend's brother is selling his little church. she sits in the perfect spot in the valley and would make the most amazing home. she has room for chickens and her outlook is divine. sadly bb and i are not in the market but if you are please take a look! she needs someone new to love her...

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

the kids

bb & i spent last saturday evening with toggle and lizzie. two delightful baby goats who have been lucky enough to end up living at our friend's lovely little farm.

mabel met them too. she was a bit unsure what they were all about and soon learnt that these 'puppies' had horns and hooves and knew how to use them. it was all good though once they had worked out their differences they became firm friends.

just as well, i can't wait to visit them again!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

the good life

it was great to spend a good few days in the twigs at the end of our holiday. we had a beautiful weekend pottering about. yesterday we ventured into town to explore the new good life markets that are being held in huonville over the 'warmer' months.

even though the weather was a bit gloomy there was still a nice turnout. it was a great chance to pick up some trusty local produce as well as find out about some new spots to visit in the valley.

Thursday, 17 November 2011


it has been a week of extremely varied musical events for me. after the festival on the weekend i saw dolly parton in concert on tuesday night.

i can hardly find the words to describe her show. she was so very very fabulous. she spent a lot of time talking about her upbringing in the smokey mountains. during the show images of tennessee were shown on the giant screens behind her, it really reminded me of the twigs. 

i had no idea how many instruments she played including some i had never even seen before. my favourite moment was when she sang little sparrow. the entire stadium was so quiet - mesmerized for the whole song. i will never forget it.

i so want to take banjo lessons now...

holidays & harvest

bb & i are on holidays! we've spent the last week on the mainland in melbourne and sydney. last saturday we caught up with lots of lovely friends and spent the day at werribee mansion for the harvest festival. it was an delightful day. the best bit of all was that bb & i got to see one of our favourite bands the flaming lips. what a treat...

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

no place like stanley

photo credit: monique germon

i stumbled upon monique germon's no place like stanley project yesterday. i think sites like kickstarter and pozible are so inspirational...hopefully we will get to see monique's project come to life this december. if you are interested in supporting this lovely idea you can do so via this link. i notice that monique also has a beautiful online store that is well worth a visit.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

hard rubbish

its hard rubbish time in hobart and the streets are full of amazing bits and pieces. last night on my walk home i found these delightful willow tray tables (just like this one only prettier). i bought them both home to start a new life at the pit-stop. very handy indeed.

Monday, 7 November 2011

country wedding

bb & i spent the weekend on the opposite side of bass strait. we went to a beautiful wedding in the little town of flinders on the mornington peninsula. perfect weather and company made for a brilliant weekend. not to mention the food! i had the most amazing meal - gnocchi and tasmanian truffles...wow, so so good! it was fabulous to catch up with old friends and make some lovely new ones. the perfect weekend away. 

Friday, 4 November 2011

mr jones

snips of the henry jones art hotel which used to be the old ixl jam factory. i think its an intriguing spot not just because of the art but because of its history, especially the man behind the jam. another delightful treasure on our lovely little island.