Monthly Archives: May 2016

In-digest: week ending 29 May 2016

This year’s first blast of wintry weather arrived last week, triggering a shift to cold-weather cooking in our kitchen – the culinary equivalent of digging out your winter PJs from the bottom of the wardrobe. Naturally, being a bit out … Continue reading

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Into the closet: folio 3

Yesterday, Maggie and I installed our latest ‘loo view’. We opened up the three frames, removed the folio of seven photos from our 2008 travels in Italy and replaced them with a selection from our visit to Spain in 2011. … Continue reading

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Battery Point: a collection of antique architectural gems

The European settlement of Hobart began in 1803, just 15 years after a penal colony was established at Sydney. Hobart, too, began as a British penal colony, with the added purpose of deterring French interest in the island then known … Continue reading

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Cygnet day trip

One of the main strengths of Tasmania as a place to visit and explore is that, no matter which city or town you are in, you are never more than one hour’s drive from a variety of beautiful scenery. This … Continue reading

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Not opposed to a bit of antipasti

A friend & neighbour of ours turned 60 recently – welcome to the club Janet! – and, to celebrate, we put together a three-course dinner for her and her husband. The main course was Maggie’s rendition of Beef Wellington, accompanied … Continue reading

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Hobart icons: Museum of Old & New Art

It is slightly odd, I grant you, to be assigning icon status to a museum that has only been operating for five years. But there is nothing elsewhere in Australia that comes close to MONA, as it is known; its … Continue reading

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Hobart icons: Salamanca Place

This post and the one that follows, both from our recent visit to Hobart, are about the old, the new, and the old complemented by the new. From humble beginnings more than 40 years ago, the heritage precinct of Salamanca … Continue reading

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