Monday, 19 November 2012

willie smith's cider

yesterday was such a great day. firstly my dear friend ali was visiting from sydney with his lovely partner was so great to see them.  ali is a brilliant photographer and was here to shoot the launch of an amazing cider being made right here in the twigs.  i was so excited to spend a glorious afternoon listening to some beautiful tunes, meeting new people and sipping this fabulous drink made of huon valley apples. what a treat!

Monday, 29 October 2012

a weekend project

over a year ago i bought this cable spool to use at the twigs as an outdoor table. since we moved into hobart it has sat under a tarp waiting to see the sun. then a couple of months ago i saw a pair of rusty chairs at the tip shop for $1 each.

i thought they would look sweet with the cable table so my lovely husband spent a couple of hours sanding them back for me (thank you x).

yesterday, the weather was perfect for painting so i got to work to finish them off and i'm quite happy with the result.

i used some washi tape i already had to cover the legs and armrests of the chairs & as soon as my new order arrives (i ran out after one chair) i will finish the other one so we can sit in the sun together.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

the citizens collectible

yesterday we were given these two folks by some sweet friends.  we love them!  they were made by liliana tijeras from the citizens collectible and travelled all the way from spain.  what a clever lady...

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

we eloped!

tim and i have just returned from the most amazing trip. we spent some time in new york and whilst we were there we got married! we invited a few of our dear friends and tim’s dad to attend a tiny but beautiful ceremony followed by fabulous cocktails and an amazing dinner. it was brilliant and perfect in every way and we will never forget it! 

Monday, 27 August 2012

new norfolk - old bits

bb and i went for a drive to new norfolk on the weekend. we explored some of the amazing antiques and collectable shops out there. we hadn't visited for a while so there was lots of new spots to explore and things to see. the drill hall emporium is always a favourite and this visit didn't disappoint. we also stopped in at 20th century artefacts and the willow court antique centre. such great collections, we could have spent days searching through everything on offer! 

Sunday, 12 August 2012


bb & i attended a rally in hobart yesterday to support the proposed change to legalise same-sex marriage in tasmania.  it was a horrible gloomy winters day so it was lovely to see that so many people turned up to support this important cause. exciting times on the apple aisle.

Saturday, 21 July 2012


at the beginning of the week, bb & i took a quick trip to queensland. it was a dear friend's birthday and the perfect excuse to see the sun. it always amazes me how warm it can be in brisbane in july! we were only away for a couple of days but it was lovely all the same. we got to visit goma which i thought was fabulous and most importantly we got to catch up with lots of buddies who live in the north.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

max & ruby

i was so excited yesterday when we dropped mabel off at club k9 to meet 2 little whippet babies & their lovely mum!  ruby and max are absolutely divine and this morning we were so lucky to have them come over to play with mabel. it was the perfect way to start the weekend.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

north & south

bb, mabel & i have spent the last 2 saturday nights at the far ends of our beautiful state.

last saturday we headed north to spend a night on the top edge of the island. 24 hours full of tasty treats (vongole pasta, my favourite!) lovely buddies and beautiful blue skies.

then last night we took a trip south. back to where it all began. we spent a glorious night with the first friends we made when we moved here. so great to see them and so lovely to spend a night rugged up in their gorgeous farm house. life is good...

Saturday, 23 June 2012

friends, wine & cheese

last night bb & i had a lovely time at the hill street wine and cheese club. i always love a trip to the hill street grocer but this was a real treat. 

we learnt about some amazing cheeses and tassie wines and got to share the experience with some delightful locals...

and to top it all off - after many many months of online chatter it was so so lovely to finally meet kate from the apple aisle. a truly lovely lady...

Monday, 4 June 2012


our little house has recently been painted. she used to be white with wooden doors and window frames. picking the new colour was so much harder than i thought it would be. luckily we love how it turned out. i think she looks very smart indeed.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


photos: room 11

each time i zip up the brooker highway i admire the lovely colourful footbridge that has popped up along the foreshore at elwick bay.

i've been meaning to get out of the car and have a closer look so recently i made the stop and had a peek about.

it's called gasp and it is pretty amazing. it's such a simple concept but so effective. i think room 11 have done a really beautiful job.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

cloudy bay

last weekend, bb and a gorgeous friend of ours spent a couple of nights on bruny island. we stayed in a renovated old church and spent our days exploring the island - driving from tip to tip. my favourite spot has to be cloudy bay. i didn't make it to the far south of the island when i visited in summer but i am so glad we got there this time.  

photo by k devine

Sunday, 13 May 2012

mother's day

a few weeks ago bb, mabel and i spent a sunny sunday afternoon at kingston beach. we were helping a lovely friend out with her abc open project... i was asked to respond to the question "my mum is really good at..." this is the end result. happy mother's day mum!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

2012 design island showcase

i'm in launceston at the moment. what a gloomy gloomy day it was in the north of the apple isle today. still, the blustery cold conditions made for the perfect excuse to spend some time indoors. 

i decided to pop in to the design centre on tamar street. what a delightful display of tasmanian talent...

as well as the "wood you wear?" exhibition the centre is also now showing the 2012 design island showcase. i think my favourite designers from this years group are mairi ward & nathan freeman (the hatchery)along with a number of other amazing tassie designers, they will take part in the design:made:trade exhibition in melbourne this july.

what an amazing display that will be!