Category: life

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...

Week 17/2024: Somatic stagecraft

Week of 22 April 2024 It was a quiet week. I had Monday off to recover from the holiday and Thursday was a public holiday. Somatic Stagecraft On Saturday I went to a workshop called Somatic Stagecraft with Jem Nicholas and Bec Tilley. Jem is an Alexander Technique teacher,...

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 15/2024: Davey street

Week of 8 April 2024 This week was back to normal after a couple of short weeks for Easter.  Well, normal in the sense that I had my regular five days of work and my weekend family visit. Cool non-normal stuff happened too! Wandering in Davey Street Hobart street...

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...

Tasmania reads

Tasmania Reads: Try something new Tasmania Reads week is an annual week of events to promote and celebrate the art of reading across Tasmania. It’s run by Libraries Tasmania and this year’s theme was to “try something new”, which might include reading a new genre, a different author or...