Winter Thoughts

Where do you go in Australia for a winter holiday? We decided to visit Tasmania.

Tasmania is an artist's paradise. The Featured image photo was taken at St Helens on the Eastern side of the State in June. To get to St Helens we took a long winding road from Launceston. It was well worth the drive. Beautiful rocks of varying colour offset by a backdrop of beautiful blue water and white sand was a highlight. The sun was out for much of the rest of our visit to the state, so there was so much to choose from in the way of subjects. Landscapes, seascapes and historical buildings. (Photo of Richmond Bridge above)

While in Hobart, I walked around the area where my Great, Great Grandfather owned a business, wondering what his life had been like in the 1840's. I think a sketchbook of historical sites may be in order. It is often said that the art of writing letters or cards is disappearing. I'm happy to see that there are plenty of people out there still promoting the idea of snail mail, penfriends and letter writing. And I believe that we should all try to keep a journal, or a diary, even if we only write in it occasionally. As someone that has worked on family history, I know how valuable these sort of references can be. 

I can't imagine not being able to have and treasure the letters and cards from the people that I care about. And as it seems it is becoming more rare for people to write and send mail, wouldn't it be great to put a smile on someone's face when they receive a surprise in the post box?!

If you don't have time to write a letter, a card is ideal. Even if it is just a quick "hello" it will tell the person receiving it that you took the time to write and post. 

Please drop us a line and let us know your thoughts on letter writing / journals or keeping memorabilia.







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