no, thats not tassie! thats sunny cairns, on monday morning this week we headed off on our gap year with a flight down to tassie, cairns being the first stop. we had about 4 hours there and just lazed around in the qantas club eating and drinking! we then flew down to sydney and spent the night in sydney before heading off to hobart on tuesday morning.
Sal’s mum, mahni was celebrating her 70th this week so that was reason enough to start our trip off in tassie, geoff & mahni’s house is sitting up on the hill overlooking the bay in west hobart and i am certainly burning a few calories climbing up and down the steep hills around town! we have been pretty furiously drinking and eating since arriving so the exercise is definitely required. we kicked off with a comfort food meal of lamb shanks and mashed spuds the first night and then on thursday night went out with a few friends to a spanish tapas bar.
friday night was a party for mahni at home with about 14 of us, some of them friends that couldnt come to the big party planned for saturday night so this was the pre party! mahni cooked a yummy scallop pasta dish, geoff followed up with a second course of smoked duck thai salad and I finished with eye fillets on a bed of mashed, spiced kumera and topped with grilled field mushrooms and a side of asparagus. for some reason i forgot to take any photos of the spread so you will just have to use your imagination!