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Capital Region Farmers Market

Several years ago I went to Melbourne’s Victoria Markets. They are nothing short of amazing. I came back to Sydney, determined to find an equivalent. Whilst Flemington markets were huge, they were difficult to get to and they didn’t quite have that special something… Then we moved to the Yass Valley and I found the… Read more »

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Cider, Beer and Batlow

Craft beer would be my first love, and while I’m quite fond of a good red, cider is my next love. Often it’s purely practical. My husband doesn’t drink red wine and I can’t drink a bottle by myself. Beer and cider come in much more responsible volumes for solo drinking. My husband and I… Read more »

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Turning Japanese (fabric that is!)

Do you love quilting? Sewing? Or do you appreciate lovely crafty things? If so, this post is for you! Me personally, I’d love to be able to quilt and sew… But I’m a wishful thinker at this stage. Sure I can knock up a simple pattern but I’m drawing on my year 7 sewing class… Read more »

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The Cupping Room

Sometimes you manage to find a place where everything just works. The food is always delicious and cooked just right. The staff are informative and can actually tell you about what’s on the menu – and most importantly the staff actually serve you, are polite and get your order right. The atmosphere also has a… Read more »

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Elk & Pea’s Boozy Brekkie

(This review is a guest post by Xpatriate Games) Sundays done right – First you snooze, and then you booze Do you eat out for breakfast? I don’t tend to but the Sunday ‘boozy brekky’ on offer at one of my local Canberra haunts, The Elk & Pea Eating House is definitely a breakfast indulgence… Read more »

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Black Diggers

It is difficult to grow up in Australia and not be familiar with the story of the ANZACs. Every government school and practically every independent school commemorates ANZAC day with their own private ceremonies. This year marks the Centenary of the ANZAC. All around the country special exhibits are being held to honour those who… Read more »

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Yass Show and Rodeo 2015

A quick recap of our weekend at the Yass Show and Rodeo! [Show slideshow]

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Date Night at the Circus – Circa Beyond!

It’s been a long time since my husband and I last had a date night. So when the circus came to town – we couldn’t resist the opportunity to grab a night to ourselves. But this isn’t any ordinary circus. This is Circa! Think circus feats mixed with vaudeville and burlesque, and you are starting to understand… Read more »

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Do you have a budding green thumb in your family?

I love gardening, but so far most of our gardening has centred around what we can eat. I’ve been thinking about expanding our interest, especially since our children are at an age where they love to help. But having moved to the Canberra region only recently, I’ve been a little stumped as to what we… Read more »

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Children take over the Museum in MOAD’s ‘Play Up’ Exhibit

Amongst all the speeches made at the Museum of Australian Democracy’s launch of their ‘Play Up’ exhibit, the audience favourite definitely belonged to the little girl from Telopea Park Public School. She reminded the children that the next time their parents tell them to stop playing, that they should be doing their homework, they can tell their parents that the… Read more »