hello december

The first day of summer is warm – humid and still. There is weather coming. Big winds and a cold change. If we were travelling, we’d be tucked in somewhere to stay out of the way of the conditions that come with a storm warning forecast. We’re not travelling. The closest we might come is …

Shack

In Victoria shacks are not really a thing. Some people have a ‘holiday house’ and others might have a bathing box somewhere, but it’s kind of rare. In Tasmania, it seems that shacks are a thing – they’ve been around a long time, but now – with real estate ascending ever greater heights, they are …

Another Pinot Escape

The first time I looked out of the lounge room window and saw the peacock with his tail aloft, spinnaker style, I shrieked, gathered the Smalls and ran out into the garden to try and capture every possible angle. His neck is an impossible blue running to aquamarine and iridescent green; little toggle antenna feathers …

The Retreat

Before the Bun-Scare, I had spent three days here at the vineyard, awash in my own space. Only animals to look after. My list of things to do was attended to. I paid bills that had been languishing and actually sorted out my tax for this year, which took me more than half a day. …