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Snow ♥

Anne & Larni

Woo Hoo – what a fab weekend in Hobart, especially if you love snow!

The temperature gauge plummeted on Friday night and we woke up to a freezing Saturday morning.  Seeing the golden glow on Salamanca Place on my way to Pilates, I knew we had an exciting day ahead as there was a chill in the air.  When I got home, it was snowing at sea level!

After dragging out our snow gear we drove up to our friend’s place in Fern Tree.  Permission was granted from the Council fella for us to pass through the closed roads … we had friends to visit and Glühwein to drink!

Arriving at Anne and Pete’s ‘mountain home’ always feels as though you are in the depths of the wilderness, but are really only 20 minutes away from the State’s capital city.  It was even more special arriving to a ‘Winter Wonderland’ on Saturday – complete with a roaring fire, ‘Anton’ the deer, Glühwein bubbling away on the stove and a gaggle of little people pulling on their snow suits and boots ready for some backyard snow action.

We retreated inside as another storm passed through and I was kind of hoping we would get snowed in!  It wasn’t meant to be but it was such a special day spent with special friends.

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On Sunday, the sun was shining but it was still freezing.  We rugged up again and ventured our for lunch with friends who were visiting from Launceston. xx

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A Winter Solstice Weekend

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

What a perfect winter solstice weekend!  My old friend Sarah flew in from Melbourne on Friday morning and after hanging out during the day we rugged up and went out to Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast!  Oh my – what an amazing atmosphere … rich colours of red and purple, fantastic food, live music, a ferris wheel, lights, wine and fires.  I love winter.

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Saturday morning was a stellar one and after grabbing some goodies from the German Bakery in Sandy Bay we went over to Bellerive Beach on the boat for lunch.  What a day – the mountain was looking magic and the pies were tasty too.

Winter Solstice Cruise

Winter Solstice Cruise

Winter Solstice Cruise

Nick went out to the Winter Feast again on Saturday night but Sarah and I bunkered down at home instead.  After James and Poppy were tucked up in bed, we cracked open a bottle of red and devoured some more tasty morsels from Lipscombe Larder and watched Last Tango in Halifax on the ABC.  What a lovely way to spend the longest night of the year?!

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Winter Solstice Snacks

WInter Solstice Snacks

On Sunday we went our for an early lunch at Smolt in Salamanca.  Not exactly the most relaxing lunch I’ve ever had as I was ferreting around under James’ high chair trying to pick up his crumbs strewn over this very stylish restaurant with über chic clientele watching on!

It really was a wonderful weekend – I love having old friends visit and enjoying their company in our beautiful city of Hobart that was all shiny and showy on this winter solstice weekend.  Xx

Smolt

Smolt

Poppy at Smolt

Salamanca

Sarah, James and I at Salamanca

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