Thursday, 22 December 2011

summer holidays...

i am getting so excited about the summer holidays. bb & i have lots of lovely friends coming to stay over the next couple of months. some have visited us on the island before but a few have never been here. how exciting! over the last 18 months i have really grown to love this little state. it is such a beautiful place to live and visit. i can't wait to share it with our friends. 

on the topic of travelling around tassie...a good friend of mine has been involved with a new tasmanian travel magazine. it's called tasmania enjoy and it comes out twice a year. the photos are really amazing and the first issue gives a really good look into what's happening statewide for the first half of next year. it will be very handy when our visitors arrive!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


i love the look and feel of oil cloth. i bought some recently have been meaning to make something out of it. i finally got around to a small project yesterday. nothing too fancy - just a string of bunting to hanging on the verandah in the twigs. considering i'm not very handy with a sewing machine, i was quite happy how with how it turned out. i think it will look sweet against our little white house.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

knit ulverstone...

i was excited to read this article earlier in the week. i thought this tree looked amazing. as one of my friends recently moved to the north of the state (sniff, i miss her...) i asked if she could have a look and take some photos for me. thank you miss. it seems it was even more glorious than i had first thought! such a beautiful way to decorate the streets and to celebrate christmas.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


last week i was walking through hobart when i noticed this digging going on at the site of the old hobart myer building. how exciting. i love this sort of thing - it makes me think about the way hobart used to be. arctas have done some amazing archaeological work in tassie, i wonder what they will find this time.  

speaking of history bits; i watched "who's been sleeping in my house" on abc last week. the episode was about a house in battery point. i thought it was fascinating. it will be on iview for a little while longer so there is still come to catch it.

Monday, 12 December 2011

carols in the country

bb, mabel & i went along to our local carols by candlelight on saturday. it was a short walk to the park at the end of our road on one of the warmest nights we've had in the twigs. it was really lovely. i've never seen so many people in our tiny town. santa arrived on the local fire truck & the kids from the local primary school choir did a great job getting everyone to sing along. it was very sweet...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas...

this will be the first christmas bb & i have at home together in the twigs. we're excited! already we are enjoying the longer summer nights and spending lots more time at home. with some of our lovely friends coming to tassie to see in the new year, i can't wait for the holidays to start. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


before moving to the twigs i didn't realise that tassie was the only place in australia that poppies were able to be legally grown. recently whilst driving through the midlands bb & i spotted these gorgeous blooms. i know that they are a little bit controversial but there is no denying they are beautiful.

Friday, 2 December 2011

eating spot - ut si cafe

earlier in the week i had a divine breakfast from the ut si cafe. a beautiful spot in the little town of perth, just south of launceston. we were hurrying back to hobart, desperate for a coffee when we spotted the gorgeous old church. who knew we would find such tasty treats that early in the morning. a fabulous find.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


bb & i, our lovely friends and furbabies spent last sunday at beachtopia. it was an amazing day. it felt like we were away for a week. super relaxing, gorgeous weather, fabulous food and wine. summer is going to be delightful....