A recent trip to Hobart (you can read all about it here) led to the discovery of my new favourite drink. Hot apple cider. Warm, spicy and slightly tart; there’s nothing more comforting to drink on a cold winter’s night. Every night, for the 3 nights we were in Hobart, we headed down to Knoppies, a Hobart institution, to get a glass of this delicious drink. Maybe it was because I couldn’t feel my face, fingers or toes after being in the bitter Tasmanian cold but I swear it was the best beverage I had ever had.
Planning a trip to Hobart, Tasmania and not sure where to go/what to do? Or more importantly, where to eat? We have you covered. Hobart has a seriously great food scene and, for a small city, you can pack a lot of activities in. Here’s our hot picks to keep you fuelled and busy!
Before I get too invested in this review I just want to say SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT!!! If you don’t want to know the details of the book or the movie (because you know…they are the same thing) then read no further.
Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), an independent woman who finds herself dealing with the attentions of three very different suiters. The gentle and kind Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), the rogue soldier Francis Troy (Tom Sturridge) and the mature bachelor William Boldwood (Michael Sheen).
I admit it. I love classics. Give me a man in a cravat and a top hat any day. But I know a lot of people who don’t understand my love for them, they think that all classics are boring, slow stories. Well, my friends, not all of them are…If you’re looking for your next classic or you’re interested in reading one for the first time, then look no further than a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. I have to admit, I’m slightly obsessed with her work. There’s romance a plenty, but also plenty of other drama to keep you hooked.
So here’s a quick rundown of what Mrs Gaskell has to offer and why you should pick up one of her books pronto…