Hello friends , hope this finds everyone well and making the most of the Autumn or Spring days in your part of the world. As is usual here Spring is a mixed bag , some days bright and sunny even warm , others cold, wet and windy. Nevertheless the Spring flowers and blossoms are blooming beautifully everywhere.
Apologies for being missing in action in blogland last week , I was taking a short break away from home.
I will admit to struggling with the blog a bit this year , both with content and enthusiasm. I know from several fellow bloggers I am not alone here, hopefully in time we will all rekindle our passion .
Now on to my short break, an enjoyable few days in our state’s capital city Hobart. Even though we do day trips to visit family it has been quite a while since we actually stayed in a hotel and played tourist.
We stayed at The Somerset on the Pier, in the heart of Hobart’s waterfront district .
Out and about exploring wearing a Rundholz denim tailcoat and Moyuru pants . The umbrella was a must as it was drizzly rain for much of the day.
I am often ambivilent on wearing denim but when I spied this jacket , the style won me over. It has a little stretch in the fabric so is very comfortable to wear. I know I will have fun styling it with many different pieces in my wardrobe as the days become warmer.
This is our hotel , housed in a converted 1930’s pier building , with stunning views over the Derwent River and Historic Sullivans Cove.
This series of bronzes is a tribute to the brave explorers who passed through here on their way to Antarctica. My favourite is the Emperor Penguins.
These rather poignant statues of convict women and children hark back to the early days of our state . From 1803 to 1853 almost 13,000 convict women and 2,000 children made the journey to Van Diemans Land (now Tasmania) , usually for very petty crimes .
After a day of exploring and a little shopping for good measure John and I had a delicious dinner at Maldini , a favourite Italian restaurant in Salamaca Place.
The next day after a healthy breakfast and a walk we drove to North Hobart to the State Cinema to see a movie . We decided to see La Belle Epoque , which we both thoroughly enjoyed. The State is a cinema complex with several small cinemas and the day we attended there were only about 10 other people , all well spaced so you feel quite safe in these times.
After the movie we grabbed a coffee and went looking for bicycle shops as John is in the market for a new one. No luck on this day so we drove to a few new areas before meeting the family for dinner.
On our final morning in Hobart we wandered around Battery Point , a favourite of mine and a part of early Hobart history. The area in the photo above is Arthurs Circus with its cute little cottages, once the home of dock workers but now very valuable real estate.
A really pretty house with always the most gorgeous garden.
I stumbled upon this house and its garden in full Spring bloom , of course I had to take a photograph.
This rather clever mural was painted on the street facing wall of the house above.
My outfit for our final day was a Rundholz skirt in a inky blue, Paule Ka knit, short leather jacket and bronze Paula Ryan coat , Trippen boots.
Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.
Gosh I thought that street art was a statue too! Beautiful. Isn’t it good to go away for a few days. It really energizes you don’t you agree! I am with you on the blogging part, and the dropping of numbers isn’t very uplifting either. Ah well, still love to write and read!
Thank you Nancy, it certainly was good to go away for a few days. The street art was so clever. I know we are not alone with the blogging , good to hear you still enjoy writing and reading, we will both continue I am sure. xx
We will be playing tourists next week in Charleston, SC and am looking forward to all the beautiful architecture there (as well as the good food!). I love that denim jacket: it is so you from the back!
Thank you so much Mirielle , I am pleased with the jacket even though I was unsure about the denim at first. Enjoy beautiful Charleston, I visited there way back in 1983 and still remember those beautiful buildings.
LOVE THE POCKET FOR THE CELL PHONE!!!!
YOU LOOK FABULOUS AS ALWAYS………..HOW MANY COMPLIMENTS DO YOU GET IN A DAY?
Thank you Elizabeth, I really hadn’t considered the pocket for a cell phone so many thanks. You are always so kind with your comments.
Being able to play the tourist certainly is extra special this year. And extra special is the right description for that amazing denim tailcoat too. It’s stunning, so no wonder the style won you over! And what an amazing location for a hotel. I’ve always had a thing for piers, so that would have been right up my street. I’m loving the series of bronzes and those statues are poignant indeed. Arthurs Circus’s cute little cottages are very picturesque and that mural is amazing! Thanks for letting me tag along! xxx
I agree Ann playing tourist in our own backyard brings a new appreciation of our own surrounds. I am pleased with the jacket and even though I was a little uncertain on the denim I know it will be worn heaps over the years. The pier area is also a favourite of mine, all the early history and the hotel was excellent. It was my pleasure to have you tag along Ann , many thanks for stopping by. xxx
Lovely to read about your break, we all one of those from time to time don’t we! Your photos are super and It’s lovely to read about different parts of the world. Interesting to hear about the convicts too, must have been so hard for them. Have a super week and thank you for linking up with me on #Chicandstylish Jacqui x
Thank you Jacqui , always my pleasure to join Chicandstylish. I agree it does us good to have a break away. I am pleased you liked my photos and seeing a little of my island state.
That sounds like a perfect getaway. That is indeed a clever mural. I thought it was a statue. Happy Weekend to you.
Thank you so much Lovely , it was indeed the perfect getaway. The mural really caught my eye , so cleverly done. I hope your weekend is going beautifully.
It’s nice you got to explore a little! I really like that denim jacket on you too! Thank you for joining the link up!
Hope that you are having a great weekend 🙂
Thank you Mica , it was good having the time to re-visit some of my favourite spots in Hobart. I am very pleased with the denim jacket , so easy to wear even though it was a little different for me. Hope you and the family are enjoying your weekend.