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Thursday, 13 May 2021


 More from the fabulous exhibition at White Rabbit - a gallery of contemporary Asian art.

 Entry is free but be prepared to wait in line on the weekends.

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Hobart - Share My Snaps


We only had three days in Hobart but it was still enough to see what this fabulous island has to offer. From the historic architecture, the fabulous art, country feel and stunning nature.

Every night after dinner we'd go hunting for Bioluminence, and were lucky enough to find it two of the 3 nights, but not lucky enough to get good photos of it.

We drove an hour out of town to see some convict heritage and the stunning scenery, as well as spot some seals and other wildlife. They had followed a mother and baby orca the day before but alas no luck for us.

The jagged rock formation and towering cliffs were stunning.

We were in a small inflatable so were able to go inside some narrow sea caves too.

On the last morning before checkout, I went for a two hour walk through the city and the botanic gardens and basically felt I was far away in the countryside and bush. It was beautiful.

This is looking at Parliament House. Hobart is a fabulous gateway and Tasmania is definitely top of my list to explore further, with more time.

See also Cubed Espresso Bar which was probably the most delightful find of the trip.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Out my window

The last 18 months we've spent a lot more time looking out the window. The view however, changes daily.

The colours paint a different picture at different hours.

 These photos aren't the best but I loved the pik hues of the clouds. They were striking in real life, less so in the photos, but you get the idea.

What's out your window?

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Things I Know

 1. There was a link up called #ThingsIKnow back in the day, hosted by a very lovely lady. I miss those days.

2. There was a play called Things I know to be true at the Belvoir. I really enjoyed it. Lots of food for thought.

3. If you are told to wear a mask for three days by the government, as opposed to lockdown, and you go to a show at a venue with 2000 people and you 'wear' it on your bald head like a hat, I know you are a dickhead of the highest order. 

4.I know there are people that want to get their vaccine but are being told  there is a month wait. If you get your shot done without such a lengthy wait, give a shout out to your friends so we can get the ball rolling.

5. When my Mum decided she didn't want to come to what would be a very empty restaurant in the city, even though there had been no new cases today and only two in the city of 5 million people, I knew I had no choice to get the FB input for where I could get a Mother's Day feast that could be driven for 45 minutes to her house. I don't know how I ever survived without SM. Saved the day yet again!

6. I know a lot of people have issues with Mother's Day. SM has also shown me that. Big shout out to Sukin and Mr Consistent for giving the Mother's day opt out on their email lists - you still get their normal emails, just not the Mother's day barrage. Ironically, I got Sukin for all the women that get Mother's Day presents from this house.

7. At the cinema, a slide flashed up on the screen of a smiling couple and the words "Will you marry me, Karen?" Karen wasn't her name but I couldn't remember what it was, so I guess technically that shouldn't be quote....I digress. At first I thought it was an ad for marriage and then I realised they had to be in the audience. About the same time as Karen worked out what was happening. The guy got down on one knee and she said yes. We all clapped. As the champagne came out, she explained out loud that Lux had been their first date. It was so sweet. I've said before that the post Covid, the highs are higher and the lows are lower. I know I need more of these sweet happy stories as they fill me with a warmth more deeply than they used to.

8. I know we need to do more for the countries where COVID is running rampant. 

9. I know we need to do more to help the vulnerable in this country. Heard a horrible story of someone having to turn up to Job network appointments while under going chemo and with a terminal illness. How is that right?

10. I know I want you all to have a great week and I know I'm looking forward to swinging by #Lifethisweek again next Monday!

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Friday, 7 May 2021

White Rabbit

 Excellent new collection at White Rabbit. Fantastic and Free. What more could you want?

Why not make a day of it with lunch in Spice Alley or the Teahouse in the Gallery?

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Rainbow Lorikeets

We had some gorgeous visitors while at a beach house a few weeks back. They found the grapes so I'm guessing have become used to humans. We took the bowl away but watched them finish their bounty. 

As I've not mastered my photography of birds (they're small and move so fast), it was nice to get some relatively static subjects.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

The common always love what is new - The Saga of Olaf Haraldsson (c.33)

Yes, in case you couldn't work it out, I'm going full Viking.  The NSW Govt Dine & Discover vouchers have got me and a crew to try axe throwing. Because why not?

So tomorrow night we'll be heading to Kiss My Axe to learn a few techniques and hopefully vent some stress in a slightly unusual way. 

The list currently stands as follows:

Torshlusspanik List:

1. Shooting (check)
2. Fencing (check)
3. Play croquet at Croquet Club
4. Laser skeet
5. Off road buggy driving
6. Play Assassins Creed
7. Jetpacking (check)
8. The Color Run (check)
9. Invent something
10. Cooking Masterclass (check)
11. Master a Masterclass (check)
12. Perform a rap song (check)
13. Trampoline adventure (check)
14. BMX Riding (check)
15. Do a cart wheel (check)
16. Ride an Electric Bike (check)
17. Astonish Myself
18. Write a book.
19. Participate in a distance event (check)
20. Climb Sydney Tower (check)
21. Dance in a dance class (check)
22. Trust a stranger
23. Get a truck for the Landmine Museum and Relief Centre in Siem Reap
24. Paint a picture
25. Go Rollerskating (check)
26. Do Chinese Square Dancing
27. Do some life drawing
28. Make something on a pottery wheel (check)
29. Try Axe Throwing (Check)

Because I've completed four of the above and not come back to review the experience, this is an all in one. Here's how it went down.....because as told in Grettir's Saga (c.73) 'There is a time for everything".

I have to say, I was hopeless. In the practice I got the axe to stick, even in the points part of the target. In the actual round robin game, I don't think I scored once....or I at least lost every match. It is however, really fun regardless. There were seven of us and it is noisy and jovial. I recommend this with a group of friends - note no drinking allowed beforehand so go early and celebrate afterwards....

You could say I failed but as the Vikings say 'Better to fight and fall than to live without hope'. ~Volsunga, c.12

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