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The Crooning Whales of Bermagui

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis October 12, 2016

Whales! There were scores of them, all around Pelican 1, as far as our eyes could see. They seemed to be simply hanging out and generally having a whale of a time. Boisterously trumpeting their presence, they hung around in groups of threes and fours’ racing across the shimmering waters of Bermagui. While the young males blew their bugles one […]

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Tathra , Merimbula and a Merry Whale

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis October 2, 2016

Tathra , Merimbula and a Merry Whale In the picturesque little town of Tathra, the azure tides of the south coast wash over a  golden sand beach that is enveloped in dense greenery (of woodland) as far as the eye can see.  As the waves lazily lapped the aureate shores, we drove in from Eden with the sea breeze caressing […]

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Sapphire Coast and the Whales of Eden

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis September 24, 2016

It’s that time of the year again when we embark on a whale trail, hoping to catch a glimpse of that colossal creature in Eden on the Sapphire Coast. Just a three-hour drive from Canberra, Eden also known as ‘humpback highway’ is located in the far southern regions of New South Wales, and every year, between September and November, the […]

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Asparagus on the table – it must be spring

by Heather Wellard September 9, 2016

It’s that time of year when your thoughts turn from winter hibernation to spring sunshine, from slow cooked masterpieces that bubble away on a cold day to alfresco picnics featuring lots of light and crunchy salads. Yes it’s spring when your garden springs to life and there’s a new assortment of wonderful primavera vegetables to choose from at the markets, […]

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Confluence Festival of India in Australia comes to Canberra

by Rosemarie John August 24, 2016

Confluence Festival of India in Australia is a showcase of Indian arts and culture taking place in seven cities across the country between August and November 2016. It’s coming to Canberra from 17 September to 8 November 2016! The six city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia, involving world […]

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Canberra Lindt Chocolate Shop

by Joseph Ellis August 11, 2016

Lindt & Sprüngli will be opening their first retail store in Canberra on Friday, 26 August 2016 at 10am. The Canberra Lindt Chocolate Shop will feature its wide range of premium chocolate products, with many exclusive varieties including the largest selection of Lindor balls in Australia and drinks for Lindt chocolate lovers to enjoy. The shop opening will be celebrated […]

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Pakistani Food in Canberra – Lahori Gate Restaurant Review

by Rosemarie John August 1, 2016

“We don’t use cream in our cooking”, said Furqan Ali the minute he handed us the menu. “It’s going to be spicy”, he adds. That was music to our ears. We were at Lahori Gate, a Pakistani restaurant in the quiet suburb of Weetangera. We parked in front of the restaurant and the moment we alighted from our vehicle, a […]

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7 By the Lake on Kingston Foreshore – A Review

by Rosemarie John July 24, 2016

Indian food. The first thing that comes to mind is the tempering of  fragrant spices. For me, it rekindles the nostalgia of growing up in a multi-cultural country where aromatic Indian food is found in every suburb. Fast-forward a few decades… a new home and two matured palates later, we find ourselves at 7 By the Lake on Kingston Foreshore […]

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore – A Review

by Joseph Ellis July 13, 2016

James Hilton a British novelist describes Shangri-La as a mystical place filled with beauty and harmony. A paradise on earth filed with happiness and isolated from the outside world. Pause for a moment and muse on the word Shangri-La. Does it not evoke some vivid imagery of the exotic Orient? My own fascination of Shangri-La Hotel Singapore started in 1990 […]

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A Canberran’s Foodie Guide to Singapore

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis July 6, 2016

As bona fide foodies who’s lived in Singapore and now in Canberra, we’re going to start a collection of great food spots on the island. Here’s the first five! Singapore’s Traditional Watering Hole Known today as the Long Bar at Raffles, this heritage watering hole is steeped in history and quirky traditions. A must try is the famous Singapore Sling. […]

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