Today we drove from Bicheno to Hobart. It was such a relief to get to a city, I tell you now baby! We have realised that as we live in the country, in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, that holidays will not be in the country, but in cities. We miss the culture and the energy of inner cities. On reflection, we should have split up the holiday between Hobart and Launceston. That way we wouldn't be unpacking every day, and we could do nice little day trips from our base, without getting exhausted. I barely saw any of the culture of Tassie, we were driving too much!
We missed the Salamander Markets (edit:My apologies Salamanca...I have a bad head cold and can't think) as we arrived on a Sunday, however the Salamanca Precinct was packed. There was a great energy, great shops, great art, great food...and Battery Park the next suburb was gorgeous! Full of lovely Georgian houses with lovely little cottage gardens.
My favourite shop was closed, but that didn't stop me "stalker like" pressing myself up against the window and taking many, many, many pics. It is called The Maker and Leonie Struthers who owns this shop, has another one called Love and Clutter.
I have one of these cardboard dressmaking dummies, I call them cardboard ladies that I still haven't constructed. I might wait 'til I have my own shop so it can look this fabulous. (I think I will be waiting 'til the cows come home!)