Posts Tagged Tasmania

Mmmmm…Coffee at Rhubarb

A while ago now my favourite coffee shop Nanna’s closed down. It was a sad day, and I bought a few retro goodies from the store before it closed it’s doors.

So since that happened, I have been on the hunt for a replacement. I have tried quite a few coffee shops in and around Launceston and thought I would share a few of my favourites on the blog, plus what better thing to do than go for a coffee when all the kids are at school?

Rhubarb is fairly new to the coffee business, it was firstly a gift shop run by a lovely lady called Ruth. It is the most amazing gift shop with every nook and cranny filled with something different!  Rhubarb is situated in Riverside, a suburb of Launceston.  The small store expanded into the building next door which made way for more amazing gifts, and COFFEE!!!

What I love is the special little vintage treasures tucked in between all the new things, and the coffee was delicious.

I will definitely be visiting again.

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Hagley Farm Open Day

A couple of weekends ago Hagley Farm had an open day for visitors.  Anyone who has grown up in Tasmania has usually been to Hagley Farm for a school visit or school camp at one point or another.  I remember going in Grade 3 for a camp, and making candles and churning butter.

I thought it would be great to take the kids and also because I wanted a look again too.  This year marks 150 years Hagley Farm has been operating, and as we walked around we heard stories from older members of the community telling us their experiences as children at the school, it was certainly interesting.
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Road Trip – Rocket Park Ulverstone

 

 

A couple of weeks back  we drove to Ulverstone to collect our new vehicle, at that time it was after dark and we spotted the Rocket park and thought we must come back and take the kids, to experience some of our own childhood memories of this great playground.  Fast forward to the weekend and we took another drive to Ulverstone.

As kids my husband and I both frequented the Rocket Park on many visits usually over Easter when we were camping nearby.  I have very fond memories of the place.

We get to the Rocket Park….the kids are impressed.

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We walk over to the Rocket – us, not so impressed.  It is bolted up with a padlock 🙁  I really don’t see why, there is no way you could fall out of that thing.  The spaceship has also been turned into a bbq area, the stairs removed.

Childhood Ruined.

Was it really cheaper to install a whole new playground than it was to fix the issues with these two pieces of equipment?  Such a shame.

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Anyway the kids still had fun on the slide, which I am glad is still in operation.

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Look I’m here!!! The brief moment I removed Kev’s giant cat’s jumper for a photo (the wind was cold and I forgot my jacket)

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Just stop for a second for a photo pleeeeeeeaaaaase!

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On the way back from our play at the park we stopped to eat some dinner at the Devonport Bluff.  We went up the hill near the lighthouse.  We have previously had some family photos up here, it is such a beautiful spot.

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Pretending to love each other….

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What really happens

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Once again avoiding the camera in any way possible

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I tried all sorts of tricks….Let’s run!

Shoe flies off!

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The most “normal” shot I could get!