Thursday, 20 August 2015

A - Z Guidebook - Callington Mill, Oatlands, Tasmania

Here we are again with another month flying by!  And now it is time for the A-Z Guidebook travel post again.  I swear I don't know how July disappeared so fast.   Maybe I was in a zombie coma?  I have been on anti-biotics for nearly 2 weeks due to a jawful of pus (sorry about that).  They no longer warn you off alcohol whilst on them, but they do tell you to keep out of the sun.  What's that about? Afraid of the zombie apocalypse perhaps?  Oops, that's vampyres I'm thinking of, isn't it?  (I couldn't resist the gothic spelling).  

Here is my photo of Callington Mill, a gloriously beautiful and more importantly, working mill in Tasmania.  Mr P. and I have several friends living in Hobart, and we go there as often as we can.  My fave story (which Mr P. hates me telling) is a time that we travelled around Tassie in October, as Mr P. was giving a talk. There was a sudden cold snap, and as we drove, I could see lots of sad little white bundles lying in the fields.  The farmers had not had warning of the frost, so the poor lambs had been left out overnight, and had frozen to death.  

I was pointing these out to hubby, saying what sad little heaps they were.  His response? - "they're just resting" was straight out of Monty Python. And he wasn't even being funny!  It's all part of his Pollyanna persona, which it took me years to take at face value, as it is just him.  I keep telling him when they press the big red button for the nuclear holocaust, he will be saying, "it's fine, no probs, don't worry about your skin falling off", etc.



the glorious Mill still turning out flour today, which you can buy online  

surrounded by lavender flowers    


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17 comments:

  1. Ah that is so sad the poor lambs, however the mill looks great my sons would love to see a working mill x

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    1. hi sarah
      yes it is a beautiful mill. and so lovely that it still works and you can buy their flour! just wonderful.

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  2. Tassie is beautiful. I loved it there. A Pollyanna complex is a beautiful thing. I hear that you have a sister who wears rose coloured glasses. Add a glass of champagne to all of that and it sounds perfect!

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    1. ha ha!:) yep champagne would definitely fit the bill!

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  3. Oh that's so sad about the little lambies! And yes just resting or sleeping!! That's what I like to think ;)

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    1. poor little lambs It was very sad; there were so many of them.:(

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  4. First, I just like to say thanks so much for getting into the spirit of the link up and taking the time to leave a comment on each of the participant's blogs. I very much appreciate it.

    This is a coincidence. I'd never heard of that mill then someone rang when I was doing my radio segment and told me it was the best place to get quality oats for Anzac Biscuits. Bit far to go for a weekend but when I go to Tassie, it's on the list!

    ps: they're just resting….. he he he

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    1. We have been to Tassie for long weekends! and you can buy online from the Mill. Resting indeed:)

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  5. Mr Pickings agrees that Callington is fabulous. And yes i have the Pollyanna thing, being a positive soul. We now say often "they're just resting", about all sorts of things, much to my cost, but it makes a good laugh!

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  6. Oh those poor lambs! I've been on a sheep farm when that has happened and the poor mothers often stand beside them bleating. It's a very sad sight. How lovely to have a good excuse to head to Hobart. The old windmill is gorgeous xx

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    1. We really love Hobart and all of tassie. It is a wondrous mill.

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  7. Sorry to hear about the little lambs, but at least it was peaceful. The mill is quite a sight, the rustic structure, and I love that you can still get flour from it! :)

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    1. yes it is great emily that you can buy the flour still. such a wonderful thing.

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  8. I have been here a few times, I absolutely adore Tassie...it's my favourite place in Oz.

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    1. me too Jem. my spiritual home i think:)

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