Author Archives: Judith

19 Blue Our Self Contained Holiday Cottage Close to Hobart.

We do try to spoil our guests at 19 Blue! We provide breakfast ingredients for your first three mornings and these include fresh eggs from our own chooks known as The Alices ( mainly because we can’t tell them apart and they live in Alice’s Palace). We get plenty of greens from our wonderful, local, [...]

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Fledgeling Swallows

We have been watching with great interest the nest of swallows in the iron structure at the Cascades Female Factory.  We regularly get dived on as the parents try to protect their young from us, the marauding actors! Yesterday I saw one of them learning to fly.  Today, on this very cold day, the three [...]

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A Blessing in Disguise!

A few weeks ago I flooded the bathroom at our lovely Holiday Cottage 19 Blue.  I left the tap running for hours!  The doors on the wash basin unit didn’t like it very much and swelled up in protest. No problem, Nathan Ransley at Turning Point Woodworks came to the rescue and today Chris fitted [...]

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Harriet’s Command Performance!

Harriet Bayly the whaling captain’s daughter gave a command performance  at the beautiful National Trust Tasmania property, Runnymede today. Peter Robey of Lachlan had his parents visiting from Brisbane; having experienced Live History Hobart’s other plays, Peter and his family very much wanted to meet Harriet at Runnymede but she was fully booked.   Oh [...]

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Still Basking!

We are feeling so proud and affirmed after our People’s Choice win at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards last Friday.  All those years of work, sometimes taking Louisa’s Walk out for ONE person in the early years! Now Her Story has taken over from Louisa’s Walk and it more than fills the gap PLUS it’s less [...]

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We Win the 2015 People’s Choice Award!

Last night at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards we won the coveted People’s Choice Award for our wonderful strolling play, Louisa’s Walk! We feel so proud.  Our thanks go to all our supporters, the many actors who have performed with us over the years and to YOU all the people who voted us the best experience [...]

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Zoes’ Thank You Letter.

Take Tea with Harriet, transports guests into a gentler world; one of starched napkins, bone china and thank you letters – do you remember those? As  a child, I remember the excitement of Christmas Day gifts being clouded by  the anticipation of having to write all those thank you letters – my Mother insisted! She [...]

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Take Tea with Harriet – a Winner with Children!

When Live History first started Take Tea with Harriet at beautiful Runnymede we thought it wouldn’t be suitable for children.  How wrong could we be?  The afternoon tea, hosted by the personable Harriet telling tales of her  birth on a whaling ship to the moment when she sings a sea song, accompanied by her auto [...]

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New Deck at 19 Blue Attracts Parrots!

We have a new deck at our Holiday Cottage at 19 Blue.  It was made, yet again, by that amazing father and son team at Turning Point Woodworks. I went up this morning to turn on the hot water for guests arriving today and what should I find in the Banksia tree and on the [...]

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Students and Swallows

The  Welcome swallows have returned and they have made a nest in the iron structure of the Cascades Female Factory – we get swooped on as we begin Her Story as they attempt to drive us away.  We think they have returned to the same beautifully made mud nest?  Does anyone know if they do [...]

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