Movie: Van Dieman’s Land

I just finished watching Van Dieman’s Land. It was terrible. Elle and I caught a trailer for the film some time ago, which gave the false impression it would be interesting. And Van Dieman’s Land – AKA Tasmania – being Elle’s home state in Australia, we also thought it’d be nice to see some familiar […]

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Tassie winter roadtrip

The weather wasn’t great for the start of our family campervan trip down the East coast, to the South of Tasmania. We’ve been to Tas plenty of times, yet the kids have never seen these areas. Our first stop for the kids to stretch their legs was Avoca – home to perhaps the worlds smallest […]

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Dubai 2020 Olympics feasible?

There have been many murmerings and insinuations previously, but in the last week it was confirmed at the highest level Dubai has an interest in staging the Olympic Games. Both HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and his wife Princess Haya discussed the point at this year’s SportAccord. I assume the bid if for […]

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Zen and the art of whitebaiting

Before coming to Tasmania this trip, I had not been introduced to whitebait fishing, or even this type of fish.¬† First thing you learn is, fishing is more than just standing around with a rod drinking beer. It really is a sport.¬† Why else would it be broken into seasons¬† (Opening of the Whitebait season […]

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