Monthly Archive: July 2013

#Musicmonday - #055 → Jeremy Neale Jeremy Neale

#Musicmonday – #055

Welcome to another Aussie/Kiwi dominated edition of #MusicMonday.

It’s weeks like these that I get most excited about, given the quality of new artists appearing “Down Under” these days, and given most of you up there in the northern hemisphere will be possibly/probably hearing these tracks, and indeed these artists, for the very first time!

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#Musicmonday - #054 → James Bay (UK) James Bay (UK)

#Musicmonday – #054

Fresh off the plane from a fantastic week down in the wilds of Tasmania, here’s a fresh selection of #MusicMonday tracks that have passed across my ears over the past couple of weeks.

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One last look around Launceston

One last look around Launceston

After a huge day of hiking the beautiful Freycinet National Park yesterday, today’s schedule was a bit more laid back as the only requirement was for Kirsten and I to comfortably make our way back to her parent’s place in Devonport before nightfall.

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Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park

The last stop on our short tour of Tasmania’s north-east we reserved for the magnificent Freycinet National Park – a colourful selection of pink granite mountains, dense eucalypt forests and stunning white sandy beaches.

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Tasmania's "Bay of Fires"

Tasmania’s “Bay of Fires”

With the first of our mini touring trips complete after returning from the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park yesterday, last night was spent at Amy and Trevor’s in Devonport where we, once again, enjoyed some warm, homely hospitality and a good night’s rest.

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Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain / Lake St Clair National Park

With a full day of travel and hiking on our agenda, it was an early start at Kirsten’s parent’s place in Devonport, loading up the car with hiking gear and munchies, ready for a big couple of days exploring the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park.

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Landing in Launceston

Landing in Launceston

Just a quick one to let y’all know Kirsten and I have arrived safely in Launceston, Tasmania after a super fun weekend in Melbourne.

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Melbourne's Hosier Lane

Melbourne’s Hosier Lane

With a quick stop in Melbourne to help a mate from my London days celebrate his 40th birthday this weekend, Kirsten and I had a bit of spare time to wander the various streets and lane ways of the city centre finding little hidden gem coffee shops, cafes, bakeries, patisseries and more.

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#Musicmonday - #053 → Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age

#Musicmonday – #053

Some sweet finds this week with fresh tracks from “Queens of the Stone Age”, “The Cat Empire”, Aussie youngsters “Illy” and “Tigertown”, and a stunning track from Brooklyn’s “Baby Alpaca”. Get into ’em…

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Abbey Medieval Festival 2013

Abbey Medieval Festival 2013

A couple of years ago, I acted on an off-the-cuff suggestion by a friend and made the journey about 30 minutes north of Brisbane to observe the unique annual historical event known as the “Abbey Medieval Festival”.

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