music // wilderness festival

29 Sep 2013

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2012_08_12 Wilderness Festival

2012_08_12 Wilderness Festival

2012_08_12 Wilderness Festival

2012_08_12 Wilderness Festival

2012_08_12 Wilderness Festival

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One of the best festivals I've ever been to was Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire last year. It was big enough to feel like a festival, but small enough to feel friendly, with some wicked food and artists. I also got to go with some of the best peeps I know! 

cloud control // on tour in hobart

25 Sep 2013

2013_09_07 Cloud Control @ Republic Bar

2013_09_07 Cloud Control @ Republic Bar

2013_09_07 Cloud Control @ Republic Bar

2013_09_07 Cloud Control @ Republic Bar

2013_09_07 Cloud Control @ Republic Bar

So... I kinda went on tour for 24 hours. Half of the reason I went to Hobart was to see my friends play another gig and hang out with them some more. I texted Laura, one of our friends back in London, with some silly snaps of us and she said, "Helena, are you on tour?!" I guess I was! Not unlike when I was on tour for 24 hours with Laura's band Tigercats in Barcelona. 24 hours is my tour limit. I'd had very minimal sleep the night before I flew to Hobart and then another night of minimal sleep since we were up until 4am.

Cloud Control's second album Dream Cave is out now, and they're playing at Laneway Festival next year!

day trip // werribee mansion

16 Sep 2013

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

My housemate's parents came down to visit and we did a little day trip to the other side of town to take them to Werribee Mansion. I've since realised that this is where The Genie From Down Under was filmed - only my favourite ABC show ever (Rhys Muldoon was cute)! It's really quite beautiful and we were getting a definitely Downton Abbey kinda vibe from the upstairs/downstairs exhibits. We wandered through the gardens where I fell in love with the greenhouses and then popped to lunch at The Park Hotel, purveyor of craft beers.

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

2013_08_18 Weribee Mansion edited

a spot o travellin' // hobart

13 Sep 2013

2013_09_07 Hobart

Despite still being in left over debt from living overseas and having a seriously great holiday just before I came home last year, I promised myself that I'd get to Tasmania this year and visit Mona. It just so happened that my friends were going to be on tour (more on them in another post), so boom! Easy holiday. N and I flew in Saturday morning and headed straight to Salamanca Market. To be perfectly honest, I was a bit disappointed in the markets, especially after hearing such great things. I guess I can be a bit of a market snob, but I was expecting a lot more gourmet food and it just didn't deliver for me. I did have the best salmon and prawn pie I've ever eaten in my life though. The stall's signature scallop pies had sold out, so we made do with salmon.

2013_09_07 Hobart

2013_09_07 Hobart

2013_09_07 Hobart

This guy looked like he was from a seaside town in England.

2013_09_07 Hobart

2013_09_07 Hobart

2013_09_08 Hobart

On the ferry to Mona.

2013_09_08 Hobart

2013_09_08 Hobart

2013_09_08 Hobart

2013_09_08 Hobart

This was my favourite piece. Giant screens with binary code and a constant stream of data flashing up. I snapped this just as a guy was walking past...

2013_09_08 Hobart

The Cloaca Professional (aka the poo machine) by Belgium artist Wim Delvoye.

2013_09_08 Hobart

Delicious lunch at the Mona Wine Bar.

2013_09_08 Hobart

2013_09_08 Hobart

2013_09_09 Hobart

The oldest bridge in Australia - Richmond Bridge.

2013_09_09 Hobart

Perhaps 10:30 was too early for a whiskey tasting when we were starting a winery tour...

2013_09_09 Hobart

2013_09_09 Hobart

I made friends with all the winery pets. This is Pooley Wines' cat Portia.

2013_09_09 Hobart

This adorable corgi is Polly, who lives at Puddleduck Vineyard.

2013_09_09 Hobart

2013_09_09 Hobart

Look at her! Ridic cute.

2013_09_09 Hobart

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