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Burbury Hotel and Apartments – my weekend staycation with the kids

In the years we’ve lived just north of Canberra, we’ve been to and reviewed so many different places and events in Canberra, so when people come and visit, I can pull together an itinerary for anyone… except that I can’t answer one question – Which hotel should we stay at? So when my husband decided… Read more »

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Canberra’s Enlighten Night Noodle Market (with toddlers)

 Last night I took the kids to Canberra’s Enlighten Night Noodle Market. Just me, a 3yr old and a 5yr old… Yup. But there were a few things that made this year much more manageable with children.   More food stalls! This year there are 21 different vendors. More places meant the queues were slightly smaller. But… Read more »

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High Tea at the Burbury Hotel in Canberra

My mother and I have a tradition of catching up over high tea that started when I was in university. Since then, going to high tea has become a much loved ritual I share with my friends too. There is something quite wonderful and special about sitting down with a glass of champagne and tiers of… Read more »

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National Gallery of Australia Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

“The Palace of Versailles has never before lent a collection like this, drawn from all over the palace, to an exhibition outside France.” NGA director Gerard Vaughan I was lucky enough to be invited to an Instameet organised by the gallery. Champagne and masks provided on arrival, then a private tour of the exhibit!  … Read more »

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National Museum of Australia: History of the World in 100 Objects

Last week the geek in me was let out big time. I haven’t looked forward to an exhibit so much since the National Library had the ‘Treasures from the World’s Great Libraries’ exhibit (oh, back in 2002). The cause for this girl getting her geek on was the Instameet for the National Museum of Australia’s exhibit… Read more »

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The Butcher, The Baker and The Merrymaker at Pialligo Estate

Pialligo Estate are running a series of events, from the 1st to the 31st of July, around the theme The Butcher, The Baker and The Merrymaker. The idea is to capture the essence of the Northern Hemisphere, complete with all the trimmings of a European Christmas – think Glühwein, Schnapps, Christmas pudding, glazed ham and fine wine. In… Read more »

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National Gallery of Australia: Tom Roberts

As a blogger sometimes you are lucky enough to be invited to events you truly want to go to. I had the privilege to be invited to a special preview of the National Gallery of Australia’s new exhibit which has pulled together an immense collection of paintings by Tom Roberts. Paintings that span his entire… Read more »

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Les Bistronomes

Not too long ago a good friend on mine posted a photo from her Instagram account of a wonderful meal she had at Les Bistronomes. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to go there. Fast forward a couple of months and I still hadn’t managed to get there, instead I was taking… Read more »

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Trevs at Dickson

Breakfast would have to be my favourite meal of the day, so when I had the opportunity to try out ‘Trev’s Taste Collective’ as a part of  a social media breakfast – nothing was going to stop me getting there! Not even getting stranded on the Barton Highway with a tyre blow out. After all,… Read more »