Updates

Over halfway! Next stop the Pulitzers

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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Greetings from me and Bettina (on the left). It really is time for an update! And the huge news is that I'm well over half funded, at 62% as I write! That feels bloody marvellous. 

I've been taking all manner of advice, and keep popping out to events locally for inspiration. Last week I went to a meet up at the Launceston Town Hall - four guest speakers talking about how we can make northern…

Pheasant for dinner

Thursday, 31 August 2017

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There’s a tradition where I live in rural Tasmania of swapping foodstuffs. It’s an edible black market, dealing in things from the river, the land and the larder. Over the years we’ve handed over or been the recipients of eggs, pork, salmon, venison, wallaby patties, Riesling. We once gained half a lamb when our retired sheepdog help round up a flock. I had nightmares about its forelegs sticking…

Roller coaster crowdfunding – highs, lows and single vehicle accidents in the front garden

Thursday, 10 August 2017

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To ready myself for best seller status, I’ve taken inspiration from Jilly Cooper, whose success and property portfolio in the Cotswolds I aspire to. I had that tooth removed specially.

Turns out crowdfunding a book is every bit as much of a ride as one of Jilly’s polo novels! Elation one minute, doldrums the next – here’s a tour of the journey to 43% at six weeks!

Incoming high. On a Tuesday…

In Bed with Roald

Sunday, 2 July 2017

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It was freezing in Tasmania last week. Determined to be warm not cold, I channelled Roadl Dahl and took to my bed with the electric blanket set on ‘toast’ and my work balanced on a tray before me.

The rest of the house is normally warm but this was a manufacturing week for our farm and food business, meaning my Other Half was making sausages downstairs in the kitchen, and he prefers the temperature…

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