Wednesday, June 1, 2016

STOCKING THE LARDER

On the way down from Hobart there are many places to buy provisions. One of our favourite places is Meredith's Orchard. Here you can buy excellent fruit and vegetables as well as a range of other local products. Meredith's Orchard is located on the Channel Highway near Margate.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Boost for Tasmanian Health System

The deal has been struck between the states and the Federal Government. Tasmanian health system will receive an extra $54 million in federal funding. The Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgeman welcomed the boost to the state's health budget. It is a very positive step forward. Mr Hodgeman also was pleased that a proposal to allow states to levy income tax has been cancelled. Tasmania is Australia's smallest state and in a poor position to raise it's own taxes. This will help  alleviate problems in the health system. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

WEEKEND IN MAY

It has been some time since I posted an article on my VISITWAVESTATION Blog. Not quite sure why but I have just signed up for an e_course on social media and blogging to increase sales. Not even sure if this is relevant to me as most of my clients don't seem to be the type to have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

I signed up with Tourismeschool after a few free sessions they were running associated with Tourism Tasmania. 
You can see that I have a few things to learn. Firstly, I am not sure why the font has suddenly become small. So small that most of you probably are squinting, finding it hard to read.

Rebecca and Paige posted their mobile numbers on the net and encouraged the participants to ring if they were having any problems. 

Rbeecca suggested I join their Facebook page and post any questions I have. I have many of them but I think it is best to do what I can and follow the E_course. 
The first task is to identify my Ideal Customer. How can I do that? I can go over the bookings and work out where my customers come from and what are their characteristics. Generally, the people come from outside the state of Tasmania. It is best to stay for three days so the people should be those that want to settle for a few days. To stay one night is not to fully experience the lovely ambience of the house. It is lovely to spend time at the house during the day. We saw this tree at the beginning of Autumn when the leaves were just starting to turn. The large oak at the front of the house was still covered in leaves. 


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CHANNEL CATERING NOW AVAILABLE AT WAVESTATION

Freshly prepared meals are now available at Wavestation. 






Our Menu.......



CHANNEL CATERING

BREAKFAST BASKET - $12 
Free Range Eggs
Sourdough Bread
Local Jams and Butter or Margarine
Muesli - Toasted or Bircher with Vanilla Yoghurt
Bacon or Sausages can be provided at an extra $2 which is produced locally. 

DINNER MENU - $22 
Chickpea & Pumpkin Korma Curry with Basmati Rice
Hearty Beef Lasagna with a Fresh Garden Salad
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Fragrant Jasmin Rice

SWEETS - $7
Mini Lemon Cheesecake
Velvet Chocolate Mousse

All servings per person.

All dishes are carefully prepared using the freshest, quality ingredients and all locally sourced.
We will deliver your meals to your holiday let and you will find them in your fridge, so all you have to do is heat and enjoy in the most stunning of locations.
A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required when ordering, so that everything will be as fresh as can be.

Kim Cawthorn
kimrickards@hotmail.com
Follow us on Facebook @ Channel Catering


Our Menu.......CHANNEL CATERING

BREAKFAST BASKET - $12 
Free Range Eggs
Sourdough Bread
Local Jams and Butter or Margarine
Muesli - Toasted or Bircher with Vanilla Yoghurt
Bacon or Sausages can be provided at an extra $2 which is produced locally. 

DINNER MENU - $22 
Chickpea & Pumpkin Korma Curry with Basmati Rice
Hearty Beef Lasagna with a Fresh Garden Salad
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Fragrant Jasmin Rice

SWEETS - $7
Mini Lemon Cheesecake
Velvet Chocolate Mousse

All servings per person.

All dishes are carefully prepared using the freshest, quality ingredients and all locally sourced.
We will deliver your meals to your holiday let and you will find them in your fridge, so all you have to do is heat and enjoy in the most stunning of locations.
A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required when ordering, so that everything will be as fresh as can be.

Kim Cawthorn
kimrickards@hotmail.com
Follow us on Facebook @ Channel Catering

Friday, August 9, 2013

BRUNY ISLAND FERRY SERVICE

Bruny Island. 
The latest way to find out about places to visit, restaurants and bars is to go www.broadsheet.com.au. This online newspaper has busy journalists finding the most exciting places. Recently they went to Bruny Island and had a great time. No wonder, it's a fabulous place and easy to get to by ferry from Wavestation. Just drive to Kettering down to the Mermaid Cafe. The ferry leaves about every hour or hour and a half. Check the timetable at this site.

http://www.brunyisland.net.au/Services/brunyislandferrydetails.htm It's a great way to spend a day and be back on the mainland at your home away from home at Middleton. Wavestation is perfectly positioned to make your trip back to Hobart airport easy.

Have a look at what they are saying about
Bruny Island.
See if you can find the blog Island Menu where everything about Tasmania is kept up to date.
www.islandmenu.com.au

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stop off at Hobart

On the way to Wavestation stop off in Hobart. Salamanca Place has many great eateries. Last night a lovely young man mentioned he very much enjoyed Ball and Chain. Check it out at www.ballandchain.com.au



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Saturday, July 13, 2013

SMALL SHIPS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Listening to Macca this morning on Radio National and was fascinated by this book set in Southern Tasmania. "Small Ships that Changed my Life".www.tasfamily.net.au
Bern Cutherbertson life as a fisherman working with his father as scallop fishermen along the coast of Kettering, Snug Middleton and Gordon.
I couldn't find a copy of the book but just references on the internet. Please contact me if you know where I can find a copy.