Category: family

Canberra & NSW travel blog part 4: Tumut

Day 5 & 6: Tumut & Blowering Dam—and heading home I wrote about my morning in Tumut and our walk on the Adelong sculpture trail in part 3. After we’d finished at the sculpture trail, we drove back to Tumut. Blowering Dam Slabs wanted to continue the nostalgia journey...

Week 19/2024: Supremely judgmental

Supremely judgmental Week of 6 May 2024 This week was the 200th anniversary celebrations for the Supreme Court of Tasmania. And Sunday was Mother’s Day. Supreme Court My favourite building It’s no secret that my favourite building in Hobart (that is still standing) is the Supreme Court. And on...

Week 18/2024: Walnuts and climate wars

Week of 22 April 2024 Walnuts and climate wars As well as walnuts and climate wars, which I’ll get to in a bit, this was an entertaining week. Slabs and I went to see Dawn French is a Huge Twat at Wrest Point and Kramstable went to Melbourne with...

Canberra & NSW travel blog part 3: Tumut & Adelong

Day 5: Tumut & Adelong Tumut is a small town in the Snowy Mountains, where Slabs’s family is from. It sits at the northern end of the Snowy Mountains Hydro scheme, alongside the Tumut River. We arrived mid Friday afternoon and picked up some lunch from a takeaway Slabs...

Canberra & NSW travel blog part 2: Canberra to Wagga

Canberra to Wagga Day 4 and 5: Wagga Wagga Our second destination on this week’s trip was Wagga Wagga, which, according to Visit NSW, is the largest island city in NSW, sitting on the Murrumbidgee River. It’s on Wiradjuri country. A sign at the visitor centre tells us that...

Canberra & NSW travel blog part 1

Week of 15 April 2024 The first week of school holidays. This week we travelled to Canberra and New South Wales to celebrate a family member’s 80th birthday. Canberra & NSW travel blog part 1: Canberra Day 1: Arriving in Canberra The first leg of our trip was a...

Week 12/2024: Sea songs and chicken homes

Week of 18 March 2024 After a fabulous Tasmania Reads week, I got to exercise my democratic right to vote on Saturday. I’m leaving this election day outfit here. If you know, you know. Songs of the Sea I suppose you could say Friday night’s conversation about Tasmanian wild...

Week 2/2024: Built to move

Week of 8 January 2024 Built to move Back in the middle of 2023, when I was dealing with a painful back injury, I came across the book Built to Move by Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett. I’d seen the book mentioned in a review and it sounded interesting...

Week 1/2024 (part 1): All of the ham

Week of 1 January 2024 Cooking with ham Because I was unwell (and still am), Saturday was my first cooking day since Christmas day. I decided to cook a dish using ham. Why? Well, Kramstable had brought home a gigantic ham this week from work. It was bigger than...

Week 52/2023: A very covid christmas

An uninvited guest Week of 25 December 2023 The last week of 2023 was supposed to have been a week of catching up with Slabs’s family for Christmas, a short break in Melbourne, and relaxing. We don’t always get what we expect though. A very covid Christmas Our Christmas...