Hello everyone , hope all is well in your part of the world .
As is my want this post is a bit of a mixture . First up a few shots taken in the charming town of Oatlands that we visited on out trip down to Bruny Island. I was wearing my Moyuru skirt , Pom jacket , Arche boots and beret by Felt Happiness .
On our wanderings we checked out the Callington Mill Distillery that was still a restoration in progress on our last visit. The mill was built in 1837 for two reasons : to legally grind flour and to illegally make whisky. After nearly two hundred years the mill has returned to its original illicit purpose – now perfectly legal of course.
The rather grand new buildings house the distillery as well as a restaurant – it was too early for lunch but we checked out the menu and will return over the Summer.
This is the Callington Mill with the community Parterre garden in the foreground. The dry stone walls in the town are now being restored by a group of 13 local women – a sign on the walls notes that only women have the patience for this painstaking task. (a tongue in cheek comment I suspect.)
I was rather taken with this sculpture of mother stork and her babies in their nest. This takes me back to seeing real ones in southern France on our last trip.
On October 1st. we travelled down to Hobart to celebrate little Hamish’s first birthday. No idea where that year has gone.
He is a dear little boy and quite a character with his own quirky personality shining through.
After the birthday lunch the family headed off to another birthday party , this time a friend of Hamish’s big brother Harry , so with more than a little prompting from me we headed to the Hobart Botanical Gardens to enjoy the gardens at their Spring best.
No idea of the name of this rather otherwordly plant , isn’t it amazing.
We all have our happy places , strolling any botanical gardens just happens to be mine.
A sunny Monday and a drive in the country not too far from home stopping to take some photos with the patchwork of green fields in the background. So far Spring has been a very mixed bag , weather wise, with quite a lot of rain. In fact today as I write our state is experiencing some flooding as a result of the constant recent rain.
My outfit for the day started with a coral Pom jacket worn over a white shirt and paired with my dark blue Rundholz skirt. I added strings of beads , white daisy earrings , white sunnies , floral tights and United Nude shoes.
A close up of the United Nude shoes with their platform soles and red stripe . As much as I like the shoes I am still not sure the sneakers with skirts and dresses is really me. Are you a fan?.
Thats all for now .
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday (late again) and Nancy for Fancy Friday.