Last Saturday I had the immense pleasure of joining an Instameet organised by the fine people at Hobart and Beyond and Discover Tasmania, the major tourism bodies of this lovely island of ours. Regular readers of this blog will know the score, we get taken to some of the choicest locations around Tassie in order … More Day trip on the Tasman Peninsula
This past Sunday we went on an adventure of the more sedate variety. Climbing mountains and waterfalls is certainly fun but it’s nice to slow things down a bit every now and then and have a nice relaxing time. And boy did we get to do that on the East Coast Instameet. The great people … More East Coast Instameet
The Huon Valley in Tasmania is one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the World and nowhere is that more evident then at the Taste of the Huon, a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region. The event, in its 24th year is held at … More Faces of the Huon
Rising out of the ashes of disaster, Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed is a perfect example of the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of difficulty. Back in 2013, the whole area surrounding the property was the site of devastating forest fires which destroyed thousands of acres of land and numerous homes in … More Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed
Apologies for the delay in posting anything new for a while, been very busy with work…..and…..ummmm….catching up on Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones…… Tisk tisk tisk bad James, get blogging! Right well let’s take another trip to Znojmo shall we? This post is about our first night in the beautiful Moravian town of … More Wine tasting in Znojmo
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful town of Znojmo in Moravia. We went during the classical music and wine festival (Is there a better combination?) and were blown away by an awesome private tour of one of the vineyards there. The town of Znojmo is quite picturesque indeed … More Znojmo: A model town
I’m still pinching myself as I write this. We had travelled to the beautiful town of Znojmo for a classical music and wine festival (More on that in the future). We were heading down with two of Sinead’s friends, staying in a guest-house and visiting some of Veronika’s friends. Turns out that friend’s husband just … More Heaven grows on vines
The Pardubický vinařský půlmaratón or Pardubice Wine Half Marathon is an annual athletics event that takes place in Pardubice each year. It actually caught us by surprise when Sinead looked out the window and exclaimed “Oh, the road’s all sealed off, something must have happened”. I jumped up and immediately grabbed my camera expecting to see … More Pardubický vinařský půlmaratón.