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A Food Lover’s Tour of The Rocks

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited on a Food & Wine tour of The Rocks. We visited four different venues, sampling their menus as we went. The Fine Food Store Opened in 2004, these fourth generation coffee roasters are famous for their fragrant brews. In addition to amazing coffee, they also offer home-style… Read more »

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Rockpool Est.1989

Tucked away in the heritage Burns Philp building in Bridge Street Sydney, Rockpool would be one of Sydney’s hidden gems, except that it is Rockpool. Rockpool has a list of awards that just keeps going. Australian Gourmet Traveller has proclaimed it as Australia’s no.2 ranked restaurant, it was awarded three hats by the Sydney Morning Herald… 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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We Have Arrived!

It’s been a while. There is lots to tell but I thought I would start with a little insight into our new life in the Yass Valley. We had a few hiccups when we arrived. Not having rented before in Australia (I did when I lived in Japan), this has been a learning curve in… Read more »