Geoff Marshall keeps winning awards for his lights. It's easy to see why. Inspired partially by the beautiful Paper Nautilus Octopus found in Tasmanian waters, the lights are works of real beauty. Geoff was pretty pleased however, when I likened them to an alien egg casing. He's a big sci-fi fan. Originally a Queenslander, Geoff has embraced life in Tasmania with partner Tanya and their daughter Genevieve (who was a great help on the shoots).

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Earlier this year I was given the (enviable) task of capturing the essence of South Melbourne and Carlton for my friend Isabel Gardner's new business venture, The Visitor. I had a great couple of days exploring the obvious and less obvious parts of both inner-Melbourne burbs with Isabel and marketing guru Sarah Ebbelar. We certainly enjoyed a taste and a drink of what both have to offer also! The Visitor site was launched soon after

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Sally and Herbert Staubmann have been real champions of Tasmania's plants and rehabilitation of significant parts of Tasmania for 25 years now, so I thought it was about time an article was published about them and their work. Their native plant nursery at Liffey in the Island's north is a joy to visit and dangerous to the wallet of plant lovers. Tamsin O'Neill at Green Magazine saw the value of the article and gave it

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