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Restless by nature, on a whim I blew off city living and my career, to try my hand at a simpler-slower life in rural Tasmania. It's going to be one heck of a learning curve..join me as I find my feet, fingers crossed!

Monday, November 14, 2011

a Margate Monday..

Feeling like a Channel fix, we head to Margate’s Dru Point. Zuki loves it here & so do we. With the seagulls flying overhead looking for scraps, Zuki is eating every morsel of flying food before they get it. This is the only time he’ll eat a chip, he hates them & I second it- I’m lovin my healthy salad!

PA170025 While in the area we stop off at the Margate Tip shop. I’m looking for a small system to contain my open seed packets, in order of what month they’re planted. Straight up I hit the jackpot, and with my old standard recipe dividers from 1985, finding new life, they’re finally neatly filed. Hmm, how satisfying.

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 Unfortunately Margate tip shop has lost most of it’s mojo since the council reclaimed it. No longer can you wander out with an armful for $5 or $10, everything is priced like a retail shop, and some of it isn’t cheap or worth the value! Certainly the number of people & goods reflect the change, it’s almost deserted compared to how packed it was when Cerebral Palsy Tasmania ran it. And they call it progress!!!

Hopefully a tip shop will be open in Huonville soon, until then it looks like South Hobart is the best/cheapest by a country mile..Not real close thou!!


  1. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You're breaking my heart here! I'll be down a week tomorrow. Hoobloodyray! what a long year! Cool news about the oven book. Man I'm stoked. 3 more days of work left!

  2. Hey J man..I'm just containing your seedlings, had to replant to bigger pots already..wait till u see what Mr. B's been up to..very inspiring!!! Enjoy your roadie in the ute..see you soon & congrats for finishing work..


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