Category Archives: personal

t-day #3: lovely launceston (5/9)

There’s nothing quite like spending half a day with your sister in her home town. We had a great time getting to know Launceston (and Cecily!) a little better. Hope you enjoy the photos … Launceston + vegetarian hippies + food-eating-place = fresh. Cecily took us there for lunch. I discovered taste buds I never […]

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t-day #2: blowing raspberries (4/9)

We kicked off our time in Tassie with my sister and her husband, who live in Launceston. They were both working on our first full day away from the mainland (aka the “big island”), so we slept in (a lot) and eventually headed west to a raspberry farm near Deloraine, then south to Liffey Falls, […]

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t-day #1: getting there (3/9)

As many of you know, Michelle and I are just over halfway through our long-awaited holiday in Tasmania. Sadly for you, our Internet access has been pitiful, so we haven’t been able to blog our trip until now. Happily for us, our lack of phone and Internet coverage has been very relaxing 🙂 Anyway, here […]

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in honour of harold

As with all of my grandparents, the tyranny of distance kept us from knowing each other as well as we should have. But we had seen each other a few times in recent years, and I had become impressed with the gentle, unassuming man Grandpa was. He had lived a surprisingly interesting life for an […]

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spielberg’s got nothin’

I don’t really watch science fiction movies. But as far as I can tell (from the trailers, anyway), the weird-looking creatures that appear therein are basically large insects with human tendencies. Take, for example, this guy, who turned up on our kitchen table this evening (we’re still not sure how): Fatten him up, add a […]

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