Here in Tasmania we have just had our longest night of the year. Celebrated with a lantern parade for the Winter Solstice as part of the Antarctic midwinter festival.

Although we do not have the snow and ice that many of our Northern blog friends experience, Hobart is known for its cool weather so we  rugged up in our thermals, gloves and scarves and braved the chill night air to experiene the parade, fire dancing and ice sculpting. Miss Tilly was most impressed with the thousands of stars in the trees at Salamanca – they have an avenue of trees sprinkled with fairy bud lights, she is convinced Christmas is here…

now to another ‘star’ in our papers this week… our very own Hugh Jackman (well who wouldnt try to claim him as our own?) was given a star in the pavement this week in the famous Hollywood walk of fame. Can’t wait for the movie to come out as I love both Nicole Kidman and the beautiful Hugh! ahhhh…. sigh….

closer to home, my  very own star rower Miss M received an award for best first year rower in her club New Norfolk this year and her U13 State girls singles champion plaque from Kate Hornsey – home for 4 days break in her Olympic preparations – Kate was an ex Ogilvie student and New Norfolk rower so is very inspirational to the girls proving exactly what can be acheived as she heads to Beijing. Molly, you are a star to us for your efforts this year and always.

hugs, Helen

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