In 2016 I spent about eight weeks just outside of Hobart on a special house sit for the most fabulous travelling couple. They were off to do a massive journey across China and needed someone to look after their beautiful little puppy dog and chookies. So I jumped at the opportunity. After the house sit, I spent another week or so driving around parts of Tassie in a motorhome. It was far too rushed, but I wanted to do a survey of what I would be coming back to spend more time with. I found about 30 years of places I could come back to for painting inspiration. I can't wait to get back there. While at my house sit, I set up my painting in the warm log fire heated kitchen and in the deepest part of winter did some great work in between freezing walks each day with the beautiful little Oung who I became way too attached to.