Lavender Haze

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is Australia’s largest and oldest lavender farm. The farm started back in the 1920’s with a bag of wild lavender seeds collected from the French Alps by C.K. Denny , a London perfumer. Many years were spent researching and cultivating their lavender plants to achieve commercial yields and the perfect fragrance. Due to the later than usual…
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Botanical Gardens in Black

Yesterday was an early start to the day, dropping my son Callum at the airport at 5.00 a.m. for his return flight home to Melbourne. John and I then drove to Hobart , about two hours or so drive away , to see a movie , buy some new seasons apricots direct from the farm and catch up with Zac,…
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Scribbles Dress – Family Time

First things first – an apology for being missing in action these last two weeks. I could blame the usual Christmas craziness but as our celebrations are fairly low key that wasn’t the problem. A minor computer glitch was the culprit , hopefully now fixed. I do hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas time , however you celebrate. This dear little…
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Re-invention

Meet Hilda – one of the works at the Tasmanian College of the Arts at the Inveresk Campus of the University of Tasmania. This area of our city was once a busy rail yard and industrial centre but after many years of re-invention it is now home to the Queen Victoria Museum, University of Tasmania, Tramway Museum, cafes and a…
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Hang On to Your Hat

Hang on to your hat , boy was it windy as we attempted to explore The Low Head Pilot Station . The Low Head Pilot Station is the oldest in Australia dating from 1806. It is situated at the mouth of the Tamar River. It consists of a delightful collection of cottages in a rather lovely setting. The convict built…
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