Rosemarie John

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Dream Cuisine Patisserie – A Pastry Paradise

by Rosemarie John November 18, 2015

Laminated pastries and award-winning macarons, need I say more? Well, when it is made with such perfection, you just have to talk about it. Dream Cuisine Patisserie, a pastry paradise in other words, is run by Owen Saddler and Marilyn Chalkley, a mother and son team. We were lucky enough to be hosted by them, all thanks to Elias Hallaj […]

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Miss Van’s Street Food in Canberra

by Rosemarie John November 12, 2015

If I were to be asked, where my favorite place to eat is in Canberra? It isn’t hard for me to choose. It would be Miss Van’s Street Food! Why? Because, I grew up in a multi-cultural country where food was an integral part of social/cultural integration; Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese cuisine were available at every corner you turned and […]

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Mount Pleasant Lookout – Canberra

by Rosemarie John November 8, 2015

Mount Pleasant at an elevation of 663 metres, is another lovely Canberra lookout! Yesterday, Joseph and I took a drive up and spent some time reading the informative boards there on the significance of the location. The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery National Memorial which is situated here, is dedicated to the memory of gunners, of all ranks, who gave […]

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Whale Watching in Huskisson, Jervis Bay

by Rosemarie John October 31, 2015

The wind was in my hair and I could taste the saltiness in the air. There was clear blue waters as far as the eye can see. I was happy. It was our first road trip from Canberra and we were glad that we chose this piece of paradise for a short getaway. We were in Jervis Bay, home to […]

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Eat Drink Blog 6 – Australian Food and Drink Bloggers Conference Canberra

by Rosemarie John October 22, 2015

Eat Drink blog 6, a three day extravaganza of learning, sharing and eating! In its sixth year running, we were proud that it was being held in Canberra. Canberra gets a lot of crap from outsiders, outsiders who don’t understand what it is like to live here, or perhaps just prefer a different atmosphere. For me, Canberra is not only […]

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New British Airways Lounge in Singapore Changi Airport

by Rosemarie John August 25, 2015

British Airways Lounge in Singapore features ulta-exclusive Concorde Bar British Airways launches its’ new, dedicated lounge at Terminal 1 in Changi Airport this week, marking the latest milestone in the airline’s $11 billion investment to improve customer experience in the air and on the ground. The stylish lounge is the first location to offer the airline’s new Concorde Bar, a […]

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Driving Out to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

by Rosemarie John August 22, 2015

The great thing about Canberra is that while you could be dinning in variety of places, you could be out exploring a nature reserve the next! The number of things to do outdoors are abundant and on a fine Saturday morning, we braved the strong cold winds and decided on a light picnic amongst curious kangaroos at the Tidbinbilla Nature […]

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World Curry Festival Canberra

by Rosemarie John July 19, 2015

Winter in Canberra is a beautiful season. The trees are bare, the breeze is crisp and I get to wear boots for days! But a World Curry Festival Canberra makes winter a little bit more special. There is nothing like fiery curry and the aroma of spices on a wintry sunny afternoon. Angie of GnomeAngel and I got out and […]

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Swan Valley – Endless Experiences

by Rosemarie John June 24, 2015

On a beautiful Canberra evening, we found ourselves in Parliament House experiencing what Swan Valley had to offer. There were boxes of fresh strawberries, bottles of wine, delicious canapés, beautiful indigenous art and aboriginal dancing to captivate our interest in the region. “Located just 25 minutes from Perth, it’s a region of scenic riverbanks, large wineries, award-winning restaurants and heritage […]

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Otaru Bay Story – A Day’s Adventure

by Rosemarie John April 2, 2015

Along the coast of the Sea of Japan lies the port city of Otaru. It lies northwest of Sapporo in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. At dawn, on our fifth day in Japan, we decided to take a day trip (Otaru Bay Story), some 40-minute drive away. We zipped up and pulled our hoodies over our heads. It was […]

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