Friday 27 February 2015

Eggs and Bunnies on display!

Thought that I would like to share some Easter Eggs in the local supermaket - just a small array taken with my phone.
Then I remembered that Cadbury's are going to take a row off the Dairy Milk Chocolate and no doubt charge the same price.
We have a Cadbury's Factory down south, in the Hobart Area.
Founded by John Cadbury in 1824 in Birmingham in the UK.
Not a great lover of chocolate, but once in awhile I get a fad for it and it's always Caramelo or Cherry Ripes.
Link to the Australian site, and you will find the history plus much more.

The Cadbury factory from a distance in Claremont - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
This photo is borrowed, have no idea how old it is, plus I have no idea who took the snap.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Evandale Penny Farthing Race, Tasmania, Australia

The Penny Farthing annual race was held at Evandale on the weekend.  This Historic village is not far from the Launceston Airport. Visitors come from many parts of Australia to compete.
The photos of the race were borrowed, but the remaining photos are mine.

The Start

Around the corner in the Village

The Winner.

This old cottage was just about falling down some years ago, it's been renovated and at the back is a dress shop, and a hairdressers.

The Post Office.

A view just past the Village.

Monday 23 February 2015

Deloraine Reflections! Tasmania, Australia.

Just love a reflection in the water so able to capture a few of these at the Meander River at Deloraine recently.
Deloraine is about 50 km from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

The area was explored in 1821 by Captain Roland, who was searching for farmland.  The land was granted to new settlers, and the town is now a major agricultural centre, with a large number of farms of all types in the area.

Deloraine has won Tidy Town many times, and it's a pleasure to visit.
Below are some photos of reflections on the Meander River.

Friday 20 February 2015

A few things!

Youngest sister in law came to visit today, could hardly walk.  She improves as the day goes on.  It happened overnight last week.  Went to bed, upon arising she couldn't walk very well, her hands and legs painful and swollen, just to name a few things that are wrong.  Tests are being done by her Dr. It appears though not confirmed, she is having a bad reaction to 'Statin' which is her Cholesterol tablet.  All cholesterol tablets are statins.

I bought a new iPad Air 2 a couple of days ago, very pleased with it.  My old iPad 2 was jumpy and slow, it's been used heaps and is worn out nearly 4 years on.

Travelling around not that far from home here I took some photos in the country which don't belong to anything in particular, just an assortment of photos. I took these around the Longford area here in Tasmania, Australia.

An old barn which is the entrance to Accommodation apparently.

The cross at the Catholic Church in Longford.  We asked two locals where the church was, neither could tell us.  The church was locked, and Mass is held there I presume once a month, though I am not sure.

Note the bell on the right. Don't often see this attached to a church.

The above house is in the town of Perth, and it once belonged to one of my husband's Aunties and her husband, long ago.  It's the only two story house built on the side of the road in Perth.

Naked ladies because they have no leaves.  These are found in many places at this time of the year.

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Bowerbank Mill, Deloraine, Tasmania

After about the first year of marriage I travelled to work at the Deloraine Hospital 5 days a week, and did 1,000 ml back in those day per fortnight for about 4 years in total. I had a MGB, a sport car which I loved, owned it for 8 years and it was new when we bought it.
Deloraine was always cooler all year round.  It's a busy town off the highway about halfway between Launceston and Devonport.
Each work day I would pass the Bowerbank Mill, it was a sorry sight back in those days, but now it's been renovated, and it's a World Class B & B, plus Art Gallery and Gift Shop, with favourable reviews.
The Mill was built in about 1863.

Took these photos of the outside this week. The remainder were taken from the internet, and I wouldn't have a clue as to whom they belong to.

 From what I have seen of the inside, all bedrooms are different.

Monday 16 February 2015

The Smile!

Our second youngest grandchild has just turned 3.  He is the little boy I delivered on the side of the Highway on the Sunshine Coast just over 3 years ago.  They all now live in the same city as we do.
We took him for a ride in the vehicle the other day, put a DVD on for him to watch as he sat in the seat.  So he says, 'Thank you Nanny'.  Such lovely manners. The smile on this face says it all.

Saturday 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Happy Valentine's Day  - Hope you are having a lovely day.

A graphic I made from a tutorial off the net, though mine is different, the tutorial was a guide.

Friday 13 February 2015

Ingham, Queensland.

Ingham is 110 klm (68) ml north of Townsville which I featured in my previous post. It's 1,437 klm (893 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane.
At Ingham sugarcane is grown, it has the largest sugar-mill in Australia and one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Many Italians live in Ingham so the Australian- Italian Festival is held in May each year with thousands of people attending the event.  The town is known as "Little Italy".

A field where the cane is grown.

 A field of cane growing across the from the Graveyard.

 Some of the Italian graves.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Cardwell, Queensland, Tasmania.

Cardwell is a tropical small town on the eastern highway northwest of Townsville in the State of Queensland. It's a peaceful place, but was near destroyed by a Cyclone in 2011.  My photos were taken before that happened.
There is a jetty there where people fish, and one can see the turtles swimming in the evening time, so whilst there many a hour was spent at near dusk looking and talking to the locals.
Often we would see a small boat come to the jetty in the evenings, a man running for his life to catch the shop before it closed.  He came from Hinchinbrook Island, a holiday Island.
The Island can be seen 'just' in the photo.

In the early evening, so simple.

 Strolling along the beach at dusk.

 Queensland, Australia. 1,497 km (930 mi) NW of Brisbane.

Monday 9 February 2015

Out the Front!

As mentioned in previous post, some of the flowers that grow or used to grow out the front.  Some photos.

Climbing White Pascali.

Climbing Ena Harkness.

Anemone, long gone.

Yellow Banksia

White Banksia - both Banksia's have been cut to the ground, they will be lucky if they grow again up over the arch at the front of the house.  

Very pretty - now in bloom but not in my garden.

Saturday 7 February 2015

The clean up plus light on the trees.

We haven't travelled this week, a rest week from that.

My husband decided to clean the front garden, cut back the carpet roses, pulled out excess growth of daisies, removed the tall Agapanthus as they have been there for at least 20 years.  Banksia Roses, white and yellow fell over the arch near the front door, climbing roses in between the bedroom windows, always looking lovely, these have been cut very low to hopefully grow once again.  The weeping standard roses have been groomed as well.
So more light and a different look house.  Later in the month or early next month the new windows will arrive.

Agapanthus lay on the lawn before being taken away, plus the finished look of the front.

We did visit friends one evening for dinner, and in their driveway are the trees below.  I put them in a Collage for something different.


Thursday 5 February 2015

Pub, a Shop or two in Sheffield, Tasmania.

There is an old shop at Shefflied, Tasmania called Slaters Country Store established in 1899 as a General Store.  These days it houses clothing from head to toe.  When walking into the store it feels like walking back in time.

Back in the olden days a women would be as this model, sitting waiting for the money to arrive via a container that travelled along a 'line', she would put the change in, and send it back to the counter.

The local Pub which seemed to be rather busy.

A Coffee shop down the street from Slaters.

When I was a pre-teen I stayed at Sheffield for part of the winter school holiday with my late Auntie and Uncle and my cousins. They my cousins, have no connection with Sheffield these days.

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Sheffield, Tasmania

Travelling further along the road we came to Sheffield inland from Devonport.  It nestles itself under Mt. Roland with farmland around.
Shefflied is known as the Town of Murals which was inspired by the story of Chemainus a small Canadian town.

The first town mural was painted in Sheffield in December 1986. Since then over 60 murals depicting the area's rich history and beautiful natural scenery are painted on walls scattered throughout the town and buildings along the roadside. The murals attract an estimated 200,000 people to the town annually.

The International Mural Fest art competition has been held annually since 2003 and returns in April each year. A poem is selected which the artists use as their inspiration. After each competition the 9 finalist murals remain on display at Mural Park for approximately 12 months until the next competition.

Walking through the town I took photos of some of the murals.

The extinct Tasmanian Tiger.