Blog

Oz Christmas (for friends in the Northern Hemisphere)

Oz Christmas (for friends in the Northern Hemisphere)

An Oz Christmas is a little different.  It may start like yours, with flight bookings, present buying and wrapping, Christmas tree decorating, and an early morning visit from Santa, but after that it takes a different direction.

Presents are reflective of the season – new bathers for..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, 0 comments
Past Present 1

Past Present 1

This is another ad hoc collection, not of memories of past adventures and events, but of current adventures and events that will become those memories.

 

 

 

..

Posted by DeborahH in Art and Craft, Australia, Community, Cultural dimensions, Past Present, Tasmania, Tourism, Travel, 0 comments
Remembrancer

Remembrancer

Facebook pops up every few days with a ‘on this day’ reminder of what I was doing on that day however many years ago. This can be fun (or depressing, depending on if the same concerns keep coming up), but doesn’t always chronicle the things I want to remember.  So, here is my ad..

Posted by DeborahH in Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Musings, Remembrancer, 0 comments
Darkness my old friend

Darkness my old friend

Night photos are not easy to take, but I was challenged… A port city makes it a little easier, and what is more beautiful than ocean and cloud?

..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Beach, Night, Tasmania, 0 comments
Why Tasmania? Highland country.

Why Tasmania? Highland country.

A long weekend away, staying in a “shack” (Taswegian for holiday home), complete with views through the trees to the Great Lake, and watching the snow clouds come in – what more could you want in winter? The Highland Lakes region is beautiful, with alpine vegetation, dolorite rocks..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, conservation, Nature, Road trip, Tasmania, Travel, Weekends, 1 comment
Why Tasmania?  Community.

Why Tasmania? Community.

I’ve mentioned a few times the festivals that different little towns run in Tasmania, designed to bring tourists and visitors from out of town into town. These are fun, and add to the interest of living in an island state without a big population. As well as these festivals, there are also local..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Community, Cultural dimensions, Fun, Tasmania, Village life, Weekends, 1 comment
Why Tasmania? MONA and Dark Mofo!

Why Tasmania? MONA and Dark Mofo!

Tasmania has lovely local festivals – food related, history related, solstice related, music, or craft related – whatever small towns can do to ring people in, entertain them, and showcase local interests.  It also has a couple of major festivals – Agfest and Dark Mofo.  Dark Mofo..

Posted by DeborahH in Art and Craft, Australia, Cultural dimensions, Fun, Music, Tasmania, Weekends, 0 comments
Why Tassie? Food, fun and festivals

Why Tassie? Food, fun and festivals

Tasmania is an island with some of the most pure air and water in the world. This makes it magic for growing beautiful food. With the (very) slow demise of logging and mining, tourism is becoming a major component of the economy, and tourism based on food and wine is an important sector in that component…

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Fun, Tasmania, Tourism, Weekends, 1 comment
Goodbye

Goodbye

I was asked recently “Why Tasmania?” as a place to live when I returned from China.  My number 1 answer is always – SNOW!!  But there are a number of other answers that add to why I have chosen Tasmania, including having ocean views from most of my windows that others pay quadruple..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, conservation, Daily Life, Forestry, Human-nature interaction, Tasmania, 0 comments