Wandering Room

Join Garth and Helen on our journey around Australia with our two gorgeous Boys, Sam and Charlie, our Delightful Lab Bella. We meet some amazing, wonderful and zany people on our journey and some are kind enough to join us in a vino or meal and share their story! We hope you enjoy our journey with us.
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Sep 16, 2017

In today’s episode Harry catches up with Garth as he calls in from Kenilworth Qld.  After 12 months on the road, the questions of how we’re ever gonna stop this trip loom larger in our mind.  On the Sunshine Coast, things start to take shape.

Sep 16, 2017

In this episode we attempt our first 3-way Skype call for the podcast.  Harry & Garth speak to Simon Harvie (of the previous ep with his wife Katrina 2nd July).  The audio quality is at times challenging, as you’d expect, so thanks again for enduring this with a patient smile :)

Simon is a Paramedic and a proud Gun-owner.  Harry is not a Paramedic and doesn’t like guns very much at all.

Jul 2, 2017

Today’s conversation is with Simon & Karina Harvie, a couple we met at Big Valley Campsite in Margaret River. 

We recorded this some months later when we passed through Adelaide and camped on Simon & Karina's front lawn (all 5 acres of it!) on our way back to Melbourne to get the Ferry to Tasmania. 

Simon's a Paramedic and Karina is a Midwife and both were intensely interesting and lovely people to hang out with.  We had a great time with them at Margaret River and bonded over a fair amount of McLaren Vale Shiraz - special mention needs to go to Beresford as we bought out their entire cellar of their 2012 Shiraz - delicious! 

In this podcast the four of us discuss Camping with Kids, Hunting (Simon's views are heart-felt and true to him - we think he  thinks he's best described as an Ethical Meat Eater), however has a wicked sense of humour and once welcomed Garth to sing Koom-by-ahhhh to the factory farmed chickens down at the local shed to give them a moment of holistic growing up :), Brewing and other hobbies.  We touch on Factory Farming and get into a deep discussion about Karina’s career as a Midwife (1:40:30), her vision for better practice at such an important time in life, and study while working and parenting…

Thanks to Simon & Karina for their lovely hospitality and for joining us on our PodCast.  We hope you enjoy :)

Jun 4, 2017

Harry & Garth catch up for their monthly call and discuss various topics from the coldness associated with wintriness in Melbourne & Tasmania to Artificial Intelligence (AI) making all the jobs disappear, Universal Basic Income and forming a new political party lead by Harry based on our ideas on what do about it. Foux du Fafa.



Jun 1, 2017

We had the absolute pleasure of spending 3.5 months in Tasmania and had a blast.  This little part of Australia packs a huge punch.  We were blown away with the downright beauty of this gorgeous place.  

This little PodCast gives you a snapshot of our travels.  So many highlights, so much beauty, so much amazing produce and such relaxing family times had.

We hope you enjoy the PodCast and it inspires you to scoot down to Tassie and enjoy what this beautiful place has to offer!

May 2, 2017

We had the pleasure to indulge our love of the Ocean & Wine in Margaret River and had the pleasure of staying at Big Valley Campsite in WA.

This is a must for everyone.  Laid back, lovely, serene and easy.

We thought we had to do a PodCoast with Farmer Pete & Farmer Meg.  This was so much fun.  The Farm has been in Meg's family for generations and Pete has escaped the hectic life of London and found his feet, and his love, in Meg & Margaret River.

This Podcast is epic, it's delightful and we chat about a range of topics we never thought possible. 

At the 1 hour mark the talk of animal slaughter comes up so just be aware of this.  Also, we get into spirituality as well.  

One of the things we have loved about being on the road is that we have had the distinct pleasure of meeting such sincere, beautiful and amazing people, Pete & Meg are no exception, they tell it warts and all, with true authenticity and we were delighted they agreed to join us on the Wandering Room.

Here's Pete & Meg of Big Valley Campsite.

Apr 20, 2017

Harry and his delicious apple crumble & icecream join Garth after his lunch at Fat Pig Farm in Huon Valley, hosted by Sadie Chresterman and Gourmet Farmer fame - Matthew Evans.  

Apr 9, 2017

The Hobart Chat.  After a day at MONA and a kid free night in Hobart for Garth the Lads chew the fat.

Apr 4, 2017

Harry joins Garth at Penguin, a delightful seaside town in the north of Tasmania to discuss, at the get go, all things squid fishing.

They're joined by Charlie and Sam briefly to discuss fishing in Tasmania and then the guys are off, on their day to day ramblings.  


Mar 5, 2017

When a lovely Irishman can talk as much as Garth, you know we're in for a great PodCast, because the Irish always have a great yarn.  We were blessed when the delightful Neil Cooney was up for joining us for a chat in the Wandering Room.

So here, it is, grab yourself a Guinness, kick back, relax, settle in for a great listen to these beautiful dulcet tones!

Mar 5, 2017

Another instalment (and sorry for the late upload) from our Dynamic Duo - Garth & Harry.  

Our dynamic duo continue to delight us with their world domination problem solving and analytical skills.  Over a vino or beer or three, the conversation rolls.  

We hope you enjoy