Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Monday, 24 June 2013
|Looking out over the pond towards the original farmhouse.|
|The original farmhouse was built by Robert and Susannah Aspinall.|
Robert was a convict who was transported in 1842 for stealing lead.
|The Aspinalls' had 7 children so the school house was needed, it was set in a cherry orchard.|
The Aspinall sons were big men who used to cut railway sleepers
from the surrounding trees then carry them for up to 3 kms.
|Lots of bird life on the ponds.|
|The surrounding countryside is lovely.|
|It's a lovely place to visit, we still caught some Autumn colour.|
|When we were in Tassie we had lunch at the lovely Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm.|
|They had helpful tourist information,|
and of course lots of things made with Raspberries.
|Iain had Bacon and Eggs with Raspberry Sausages|
|Lib had Roast Veggies with Bacon and Sour Cream.|
|I had slow cooked Pork belly with Tamarind and Asian spices.|
Saturday, 22 June 2013
|This is my latest book,|
it's a collection of photographs I took in Paris in 2011,
when I travelled with Marg...
click on the link below if you want to have a look...
just remember to maximise the screen to get the best view.
Friday, 21 June 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013
|Looking back at some painting on crockery that I did last year.|
|It's based on one of my designs from....tension in the negative spaces|
It's funny how love can grow from the tiny seeds of wishes.
Hope all your dear little "wish seeds" grow.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Sunday, 16 June 2013
|I've been watching "the spice trip" on SBS, and it's inspired me to make something really spicy.|
Take some Whole Nutmeg, All Spice, Star Anise, Cloves and Cinnamon Quills..and give them a good bash in the Mortar and Pestle.
|Put this mix into sealable bottles.|
|Top the bottles up with Brandy,|
then store in a dark cupboard for a couple of months...
|Same story just used Vanilla Beans...|
Letizia says it makes the best Vanilla Essence she's ever tasted.