Category: Tasmania

Week 46/2023: Point to Pinnacle

The Point to Pinnacle 2023 Week 46/2023: Week of 13 November 2023 The Point The Point is Wrest Point, home to Australia’s first legal casino (“the Point”). This is the starting point for the Point to Pinnacle, an annual run/walk touted as the world’s toughest half-marathon. It ends at...

Week 43/2023: Onward we walk

Onward we walk . . . Week of 23 October 2023 How do the weeks go so quickly? Thursday was Hobart Show Day. I know some people have a bit of a whinge about having a public holiday on a Thursday so it’s not really a long weekend unless...

Week 42/2023: Queer art and quirky architecture

Queer Art and Quirky Architecture Week of 16 October 2023 Artfully Queer This week marked the start of TasPride’s annual Artfully Queer exhibition at the Salamanca Long Gallery. This is a fabulous exhibition of work from Tasmanian lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* & queer artists, with the theme this year...

Week 41/2023: Strange days

It was a strange week Week of 9 October 2023 School holiday fun (and not so fun) moments It started off well enough. It was the second week of school holidays and Kramstable and I went to see Barbie at the wonderful State Cinema. It was a fun day....

Week 37/2023: Airmail

The first airmail service from Tasmania Week of 11 September 2023 The things you find in piles of old papers Looking through some of my mother’s papers on the weekend, I discovered a letter written to my grandmother, who was living in Melbourne, from her brother, my great uncle,...

Week 29/2023: The pain did not abate

Week of 17 July 2023 The pain did not abate I mean, this is getting ridiculous. I have, as far as I know, no injury, yet my right leg is causing me a world of pain, in which sitting down hurts, standing up hurts and moving around relieves it...

A weekend retreat: Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park Week 24/2023 (part 2): Week of 19 June 2023 When we lived in the Derwent Valley (it seems so long ago now), we used to take the occasional trip to Mount Field National Park. Sometimes for short walks, sometimes to camp overnight. Prior to colonisation,...

Week 18/2023: Walnuts!

Week of 1 May 2023 Coaldale walnuts open day This week, our friend Lizzie invited me and Lil to the open day at Coaldale Walnuts at Richmond. I’d vaguely heard of Coaldale but I didn’t know anything about it, or even where it was, until Sunday. I definitely didn’t...

Week 16/2023: The central cookery book

Week of 17 April 2023 The Central Cookery Book I recently discovered an Instagram account called @vintagestasrecipes, which posts photos of old cookbooks and related ephemera. It made me think of Tasmania’s best-known old cookbook, The Central Cookery Book, which was probably found in the homes of most Tasmanians,...

Week 4/2023: Plan on friday

Week of 23 January 2023 A week on and a week off After our week in Sydney, I went straight back to work on Monday knowing I’d only have just over a week before I’d be on leave for another week. The main things I wanted to do this...