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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Greens Beach

Here are a few pics from our Easter weekend at Greens Beach. We feel like real Tasmanians now that we’ve spent a ‘long weekend at the shack’! We did a few walks (nothing too strenuous, thanks to the kids) and Dazz and Glenn went fishing a couple of times. Yes, he did catch a fish (one flathead, to go with Glenn’s seven)… and he managed to keep his pants on the whole time (at least as far as I know).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I AM a woman!

Here’s just a quick story to keep you amused until I have time to put together a few photos from Easter at Greens Beach with our friends (marking is keeping us from more enjoyable pursuits just at the moment).

We’re camped on the Tamar River, just near the Batman Bridge, and the Protector of the house walked me down to the toilet the other night, since it was dark. As I disappeared inside the loo with my torch I heard the Protector say ‘This is the women’s’.

There was an undecipherable noise and then the Protector repeated, ‘This is the women’s toilet.’

‘I AM a woman!’ came the clear reply of the Irish backpacker girl camped just down from us.

Then followed much apologising because he couldn’t see in the dark, embarrassment for both of them, and plain old laughter on my part. One day the Protector is going to get us into real trouble…

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blackberry Jam

When we arrived in Tassie last May Dazz kept stopping to look for blackberries, but they were well and truly finished. For the last few weeks he kept saying he wanted to make blackberry jam, but we've either had the van on and not been able to pull over when we've seen bushes, or when we have stopped all the ripe ones have already been picked.

Finally, he went for a walk the other day and came back with a bag of berries. After stopping in to show off his haul and get some sugar he headed off to the camp kitchen. An hour later he arrived back with a lovely jar of jam. It had been about 20 years since the last batch and he hadn't forgotten the family recipe! A few days later he made another jar, so of course had to also make pikelets to go with it.

We've enjoyed camping under Mt Roland - it's a great view whether it's sunny or cloudy or raining.