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A Night at the Ballet – La fille mal gardée

What does ballet have in common with clogs, denim, leather and motorcycles? If you are a fan of La fille mal gardée, which has been performed since the late 1780s, the clogs may have given it away! From now until Sunday, The Canberra Theatre is playing host to the West Australian Ballet Company’s production of La… Read more »

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Floriade (and my top tips for surviving the day with toddlers)

Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring and the theme for this year is ‘Passion’. From cooking to fashion and cars, Floriade has tried to cover off on all the things people are passionate about. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been to Floriade over the years. In the last week alone I’ve been three times…. Read more »

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Truffles – Hunting & Cooking

What would you create with a Canberra region truffle that you dig up? That was the question I had to answer in order to win the ultimate truffle experience – a truffle hunt followed by a truffle cooking class with Andrew from Three Seeds. Until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t ever eaten, held or… Read more »

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Parliament of Australia – a lesson in design

Sydney and Melbourne have long been rivals – of the sibling rivalry kind. Both wanted to be known as the nation’s capital. In an effort to appease, a provision was put in the Australian Constitution to create a new federal capital in NSW but it was not to be within 160km (100 miles) of Sydney…. Read more »

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On Friday I died and went to Foodie Heaven

Close your eyes and imagine for a moment, that all your favourite artists, food artisans and wineries got together. They forgot that they were supposed to be each other’s competition and instead formed a collective, supporting each others businesses and pooling their resources to drive really effective marketing campaigns, such as exclusive events where invited… Read more »

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Craft Beer Tasting on a Rainy Sunday Afternoon

Sometimes I think there are two kinds of people in this world, those that drink beer and those that drink wine. But then I’d like to think in an ideal world we wouldn’t discriminate and instead be lovers of both. On a cold, wet Sunday afternoon in Canberra, craft brewery company Sydney Brewery, set out… Read more »

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An ‘Instawalk’ with Australia’s first professional Intagrammer

Instagram, Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Pintrest – these are words social media ‘connoisseurs’ are more than familiar with. Ever wondered how people make money off these? Did you even know that these platforms form the basis of some people’s full time income? A whole new world isn’t it? A whole new, digital world. I’d like… Read more »

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Japanese Garden – Cowra

Whilst living in Japan, I was on a mission to visit as many castles and gardens as I could. I was captivated by the gardens. They were so different to any kind of garden I’d seen before. I was blown away by the intentional journey the paths led you on and how the hedges were… Read more »

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I Am Human!

Actually I am one of the 101 Local Humans to be exact. Over the last few months there has been a search happening around Canberra. Over 1100 people applied but only 101 were chosen. The Canberra Times in their article explained how 101 Canberrans will be recruited in the city’s 101st year to become tourism… Read more »