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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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Winter Musings

Winter

Despite the crazy weather in Hobart over the past week we have braved the wintery conditions on several occasions and have enjoyed some action-packed activities.

These activities consisted of numerous cups of tea and play dates with old friends, private climbing walls, mural spotting and a scoot out to Gasp! (Glenorchy Arts & Sculpture Park).

Poppy had a party at The Faerie Shop for one of her school friends (also called Poppy) complete with crowns, glitter, wishing dust, balloons and lollies – what more could a bunch of five-year old faeries ask for?

Nick celebrated his birthday on Sunday and we had a family celebration at the Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed for lunch.  The kids ran for miles on the green, green grass whilst we savoured the oysters and wine inside by the fire!

We saw snow in Hobart on Wednesday and today we have enjoyed more cups of tea and play dates with dear friends, whilst the wind blew!

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Papa Snow

Red Mountain

My dear friend Eryl passed away last September but I am thinking of him today … on his birthday.

I first met Eryl (or Papa Snow as he was affectionately known) when I started working as a Lifty (ski tow operator) at Ben Lomond when I was a wee young lass.

We shared many happy times in the snow surrounded by special friends including Goody, Luke, Elise, Steve and many more.  The most memorable being a trip to Red Mountain in Canada in 2005.  Eryl was 71 at the time, but that didn’t stop him from skiing all day, passing around his hip flask on the chair lift, hitch hiking and even dancing on the bar.

Eryl had a vigor for life and I miss him dearly. x

Red Mountain - Luke, Eryl, Elise & Steve

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Eryl

Red Mountain

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