Bluesfest Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Blues Festival AKA Bluesfest It’s my “many-ieth” time to the Blues Festival experiencing the eclectic line up of blues and rhythm artists from around the world. In the past I have seen James Brown, Elle King, The National and many amazing artists. This year is also special but I have time on my…

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The Gabba and cricket

Affectionately known as the GABBA, the Brisbane Cricket ground,  home to the Brisbane Lions… is an iconic sporting field in Australia. On this night, my son and I are venturing to watch a short, newly introduced, cricket game. It’s called twenty twenty cricket (20 overs each team), or the BIG BASH LEAGUE. It is like…

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Poke Poke Mermaid Beach

At long last an Aussie match for the Poke Poke bar in Canggu. It’s called Okey Dokey time for Poke.  Opened us recently by the owners of the funky Mexican eatery, Bonita Bonita, is Mermaid Beach’s very own Poke Poke cafe. The poke poke concept is one adopted from Hawaii. Big bowls, typically a shelled…

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Soup at My Friend's Place

I am battling a cold and feeling worse than death warmed up on this Saturday morning. It is a winters day, my chest is sore, and I am after a good old fashion serve of Melbourne’s best. My friend suggests a place not far from her place called “Friends of Mine” . Which I think…

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Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium, is a newish stadium in the CBD of Melbourne. It is home to sporting events, namely AFL and Rugby Union and entertainment concerts. On this night I went to watch Hawthorn’s last game of the season. I was so glad I flew down to watch them play. Etihad has a real vibe. On…

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The Bangalow Food Festival

Bangalow is a funky town twenty minutes inland from Byron Bay. It’s also reasonably close to the Gold Coast and a day trip is easy. Bangalow has a many festivals, markets and events and is worth visiting. Last minute we decide to head to the Bangalow Food Festival. With no expectations of the festival, we…

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Binna Burra Gold Coast Hinterland

There’s something very Ned Kelly about Binna Burra and the Gold Coast Hinterland. I am always surprised more people don’t visit as it is so close to the coast and yet, offers a totally different perspective of Australiana. Green bush, misty fog, a cooler climate – it is actually like leaving Queensland for the day…

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Albert Creek Winery

Listening to the sound of the gurgling creek beside my table, gazing over the vineyard feeling that yummy mummy bliss. This Saturday lunch, I have taken myself and the kids to Albert Creek Winery.  The kids have taken themselves off to explore and I am happily reading up about this lovely property. The sparkling white…

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Rainbow Bay Surf Club

Surf Life Saving Clubs are an iconic landmark scattered around the Australian coast line. In Queensland some of the best locations to eat over looking the surf are in surf clubs. By far my favourite is Rainbow Bay Surf Club which over looks the infamous Snapper Rocks. Snapper, as it is known by locals, hosts…

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