There was an article about Tasmanian property prices in The Mercury yesterday. Fairly unexciting stuff, except that there was a lovely accompanying piece about Franklin featuring Darren, who together with wife Sarah owns the post office and general store here. He even managed to sneak onto the cover of the paper - see below. Apparently the Huon Valley is a hot spot for interstate buyers, and "the market for 'sea change' and 'tree change' buyers" has not reached anywhere near its full potential. Are we trendsetters or simply fast-followers? Or just way too late to the party? Who cares, at least we're here and for that, I am grateful.