The Hobart Chat. Garth’s following up a day at MONA, a kid-free night in Hobart with a chat to Harry. A few beers in, the problem solving and laughter ensues. Enjoy x
Harry joins Garth as he’s at the seaside town of Penguin, north of Tasmania
They begin their conversation with talk of catching squid, Sam & Charlie join them briefly to chat fishing in Tasmania, but never fear, they quickly move onto solving issues, enjoying their ramblings ……
The delightful and heaven to listen to Neil Cooney joins Garth in the Wandering Room to discuss all manner of things, from the Potato Famine in Ireland, no just kidding, from life, Yoga, Capitalism, Recession, Gaelic football. Join the boys as they mash through solving world greed, poverty and being nice.
We are delighted to bring you the second PodCast in our Series of Harry & Garth.
Join our regular antics as they ponder, explore and delve into life’s mysteries, current day issues, day to day ramblings and generally discussing, assessing, analysing and solving world issues from a variety of different perspectives over a glass or two of something delicious.
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Harry & Garth have been mates for about 8 years now and came to know each other when they worked together on and off for about 3-4 years. Their friendship has endured whether or not they’re working together.
Most recently an 18 month contract (on Garth’s return to Melbourne) working on a project for Harry led them to visit a cutting edge Australian business which turned into a lunchtime burger where they decided to try things differently back at the office. The next Monday, they gathered a few peeps around a whiteboard and brainstormed setting up a successful and ongoing implementation of ’Agile’ Operational Transformation.
Always interesting and interested, (some people would call it verbose) Harry & Garth often enjoy perplexing those in meetings with them both ricocheting off onto fascinating but unrelated tangents before mobilising our meeting participants into some grand and fun new mission, fun for us anyway…
Having both become addicted to PodCasts, inspiration has been gained from ‘Roderick on the Line’, ‘The History of the World in 100 objects’ ’Radio Lab’, ’Chat 10, Looks 3’ and of course ‘Chewing the Fat on Flexibility’, the boys have long discussed the idea of doing a Podcast together, finally, here it is. Hopefully you’ll be blessed with one of these / month, as Garth tours the Country doing sweet FA, and Harry holds up the corporate world in Melbourne by continuing to kick some major goals.
Erudite & engaging, as well as slightly oddly-accented (due to his English, Kiwi, Aussie path through life) is Harry, Garth on the other hand has a great Aussie accent, helped greatly by his touring of every regional port in Australia and having a chat with the locals – both chaps have a vast knowledge of well, everything obscure and intrinsically wonderful in this world.
You’ll have to excuse the intro to every (yes, every) PodCast as the gents settle into a skype call on the magnificence of well, everything.
We were delighted to become neighbours with the delightful Martin Family, who we took up residence next to in Darwin.
Jamie and Amy were delightful co-parents to our two children as Sam & Charlie joined in the day to day rides, swims, altogether Darwin-esk activities with their gorgeous 4 kids. We survived humidity, sweat, crocodile chats and altogether had a great time with these wonderful people who whisked Helen away (well Amy did) on her first girls’ night out in 3 months and enjoyed dinner, wine and Bridget Jones’ #3 instalment!!!
When we discovered this lovely family was from the gorgeous town of Sawtell, on the northern NSW coast, had 4 kids in tow in a caravan and had been travelling Australia for 10 months, were amazingly sane and nice, we needed to get their conversation recorded.
What ensued was nothing but delightful, raw, honest, inspiring from an amazing couple who have chosen to, despite some incredibly rough knocks that life can throw your way, to abandon the norm and pursue their passions. We are inspired by them!
Martins around Oz is their facebook profile. Check out this gorgeous family – amazing inside and out!!!
Garth & Christian Christian, Charlie, Sam & Helen & Ms Molly The Boys with Miss Molly
This is a PodCast where we don’t know where to start ….. it is full of such fun and wild tales, enjoyed over a lovely bottle of Bellwether Vino, it was such a great conversation with a most intriguing and engaging traveller.
Whilst hanging out in Port Augusta (mostly considered a stop-over destination only , people) we came across a Swiss Man who was making Milo like a scientist! So measured, thorough and clearly had a process of how he enjoyed his Milo made. Who could blame him, Milo rocks right?!
But as we got talking to him, we found he had a tale or two to tell about his travels around Australia, this time.
Christian Zimmerman is a Swiss Photographer who has been to Australia several times, seen this great country in all modes of transport, except for walking, pushing a shopping trolley who is now named Miss Molly, from Darwin to Adelaide.
The stories are magnificent, from high profile South Australian Aristocrats silently murdering their friends and writing books about it to people who stop to give him breakfast every morning on their way to drop their kids to school as he troops down the Stuart Highway.
Loads of fun and full of adventure, Christian is awesome.
Check out his work on Facebook at Global AV-Produktionen / Andreas & Christian Zimmerman
We had the absolute pleasure of spending some time in the back 5 acres of Bellwether Wines surrounded by 5 Sheep and acres of red gums. It was a beautiful time in Coonawarra made even more delightful by Sue Bell & Steve Brown from Bellwether Wines. They were very kind and shared a drop of their lovely red wine with us and a bit of their inspiring story. We hope you enjoy too.
Onwards and upwards and more excitement. Helen & The boys hadn’t crossed the border to SA and were sooooo excited that we had made it that far.
We had the absolute pleasure of camping in a field between the red gums and 5 sheep at Sue Bell & Steve Brown’s Winery: Bellwether Winery at Coonawarra. This is such a relaxing beautiful peaceful part of the world – the Cellar Door is amazing, Sue bought the property in 2008 and it was a shearing shed up until 2009. The ambience and history in this place is delightful and we were truly grateful for the hospitality and thoughtfulness of Sue & Steve. This is by far the highlight of the trip so far. We were made to feel so welcome. Steve showed us through the vegie patch and told us to help ourselves, which we did. Broccoli, leaks and cabbage were pilfered with a few herbs and duly cooked up. Fire pits were used for the marshmallows every night. Kookaburras sang the sun to sleep and sung us all awake. The birds were amazing.
And you know what, it’s the little things, it’s the thought, care and small details which make a stay forever memorable. Sue has added touches of true thoughtfulness to her Winery – and Ladies, we all know it’s the little things which bring us joy – bathmats in the amenities instead of stepping on cold ass tiled floors after you’ve just gotten toasty under the shower, heaters in the family amenities room, a beautiful claw foot bath and every amenity has thought, a lovely trampoline for the kids and a beautiful swing under one of the old red gums, chooks, an over abundance of goodies that are available for everyone – toaster, kitchen, washing machine with pegs left on the line. It may sound simple, but it is these special touches and genuineness of Sue & Steve which bring out the generosity and community spirit. We even had a cuppa of Choc-Orange Rooibost Tea which Steve brewed up for us when one of Sue’s friends dropped in who we were introduced to and invited to join in. This place rates 5 Stars in my mind and we were delighted that Sue & Steve shared more of their story with us – Garth was able to interview them for a PodCast and we’ll post it here …… Click now!
Check them out at: www.bellwetherwines.com.au Beautiful Cellar Door – one not to be missed and we can highly recommend their 2014 Shirvaz/Malbec and their 2010 Cab Sav – yum!
We also visited some other wineries in the region- we would recommend Redman Wines – the 2013 Cab Sav was delicious, Baird Landing, well you can’t go wrong there. Seriously, they are good.
Here’s the hot tips for Wineries in Coonawarra region from a few very reliable sources:
- Xema Wines
And then there’s Robe. A 120km journey to the beach from Coonawarra for a little stop off for Garth at Robe Town Brewery. Tom O’Reilly took Garth threw the Brewery, the Beers and he’s done a little snap shot about that for you as well.
Click here for Tom’s PodCast.