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Koko Black – A chocolate lovers heaven!

The three Cs. I love them. Chocolate, coffee and cheese. But seriously, chocolate… that has to be be my first love. So as a serious chocolate lover, I have been an avid devotee of Haigh’s (handmade chocolates from Adelaide) for many years, have visited the various Lindt cafes, as well as San Churros… But had yet… Read more »

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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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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 »

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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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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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Public Bar Manuka

  Public Bar is located in Manuka, a very trendy part of Canberra. Manuka reminded me of the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney and had similar sort of people too. If I were a cool local, I might have already known about this gem of a pub. That’s we’re it helped to know 101 local humans. I… 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 »