I'm settling in to my apartment for the next month. I totally lucked out and rented an upstairs apartment in West Hobart from a kind and thoughtful host, Jo, who left me many local treats to discover when I arrived, including a Pinot Noir from one of her favorite producers Sailor Seeks Horse. Jo is super connected in the food and wine world in Tas, and will be able to introduce me to many local winemakers and industry folks. Plus the place couldn't be more serene and conducive to how I like to work and live. Ample indoor-outdoor connections, beautiful views of the city, a lemon tree in the backyard. I immediately came down with a cold, so I made a big pot of chicken soup, and contentedly set up my "workspace day bed" situation. Complete with sheepskin rug. Oh, and Toffee the cat is hanging around too. I spent the first few days convalescing, adjusting to the 17 hour time difference, and working on my interview connections and questions. Spring is here, the weather is in the 60s & 70s during the day, and cools off at night. Dramatic clouds sweep through, as Hobart is at the mouth of the Derwent River and the harbor, the weather has constant maritime influence.