The Signalman's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hobart


Autumn images

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I was going through my image library and came across these nice shots from last year. Autumn on Mount Nelson is always something I enjoy. It reminds me a little of my childhood in France.

View from the Signal Station at dusk

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The view from the Signal Station next door is always a treat but when you see it as dusk like this… WOW !

possum in the laundry

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We don’t always get possums in the laundry, but when we do… they are golden ones !

A couple of nights ago we left the door to the laundry open. In the morning we found an incredible mess, wee and poo everywhere, buckets tipped, vacuum cleaner tipped… chaos. Obviously a possum had smelled the dog pellets and decided it was too delicious to resist.

I cleaned everything and made sure the door was left shut for the following night. This morning I go back to the laundry and WHAAAAT… same mess as the night before! I look around and can’t find the intruder anywhere. For a while I think I’m going crazy… then I go back to have a better look and sure enough the little golden bugger had been hiding, squeezed behind the washing machine.

I left it there all day as possums get pretty confused during daylight and this evening after dinner I had to grab it by the tail and swing it out the door. My kids thought it was the funniest thing in the world.

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NB Golden possums are fairly rare. They occur mostly in Tasmania.

Lots of snow !

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Well we’ve had a few days of truly wintery weather. Wind, rain, snow and a fair bit of chill in the air !

Luckily we were nice and warm at the Signalman’s Cottage.

On Saturday morning I decided to go and catch the classic Hobart harbour view with Mt Wellington in the background. What a sight !

New booking system

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Our old booking system with Take a Break is shutting down so we are moving to a new system.

The calendar view is more user friendly so we hope you enjoy it !

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I love autumn

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I love autumn.  It brings me back to my childhood in France. The smell of the cold air, the smell of dead leaves and mushrooms and the promise of a crackling fire and mulled wine…

Here are some images from the garden and from Mt Wellington for the fungi.

Get ready for Dark MOFO

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The program for Dark MOFO is out. Last year’s inaugural Dark MOFO was very exciting so expect some great stuff form the MONA crowd.

Book early to avoid disappointment !


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This morning we had the pleasure of seeing 4 kookaburras around the house. I managed to photograph 3 of them together on a branch.


Evening walk in Bicentennial Park

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We are incredibly lucky to live right on the edge of Bicentennial Park. There are many walking tracks that criss-cross the reserve and it is always very relaxing to go and enjoy the beautiful trees and the fresh air just on our doorstep.

Here are some images of my evening walk.

Sunrise from Mt Wellington

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Another sunrise but this time from Mt Wellington. Mt Nelson can be seen as a little bump over Sandy Bay. The green arrow shows where we are located.