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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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Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate – A Food Journey Like No Other

by Joseph Ellis May 3, 2015

  Text by Joseph Ellis | Photos by Rosemarie John It was a chilly autumn day, a Wednesday to be precise. The periwinkle clouds were low, the sky was in a shade of steel blue and we were heading to dinner at Farmhouse Restaurant on Pialligo Estate. Rosemarie had just picked me up from work and as I punched in […]

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Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House

by Rosemarie John March 15, 2015

Early on a Sunday morning, we set off to enjoy a Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House located on Lonsdale Street in the city. The autumn breeze still had a bite of chill as we parked alongside one of Canberra’s chic and eclectic street. We had heard so much about this restaurant and we were looking forward […]

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National Multicultural Festival – A Weekend Adventure

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2015

Canberra is a city that is constantly busy with some event or another. I hardly have the time to keep up.  I have been looking forward to February mainly for two reasons… (1) I fly off to Japan and (2) I get to attend the National Multicultural Festival for the first time! I have heard so much about it over […]

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Eating Out in Canberra

by Rosemarie John January 27, 2015

It has been nine months since we moved to Canberra and we think it is time to share our eating out in Canberra post! I hardly ever take my camera to a restaurant or cafe, so this is going to be an Instagram food post of where we had some delicious food over the last months. There is still so […]

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Celebrate Australia Day 2015 in Newcastle

by Rosemarie John January 19, 2015

Australia’s second oldest city, Newcastle, will be hosting its Australia Day 2015 Festival from 8am until 8pm! The day starts with an early morning annual Australia Day Harbour Swim, followed by the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and a full day of entertainment and events along Newcastle’s iconic foreshore. Activities include: live entertainment; circus workshops; face painting; roving bands; a Multicultural […]

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Canberra Southern Cross Club – Twilight Cruise

by Rosemarie John December 3, 2014

The wind was in my hair, the sun shined brightly and the fluffy clouds moved gracefully in the bright blue sky. I was at the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s jetty just about to board the M.V. Southern Cross for an arvo of cocktails and canapes! If you’re anything like me, a day our on the water puts a smile on […]

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3 Free Things to do in Canberra, Australia

by Rosemarie John October 29, 2014

 Sponsored Post Canberra is the city where the rest of Australia mocks its quietude, but those that reside in it sing its virtues. Despite being the seat of power to one the world’s most developed country, Canberra remains somewhat of an unknown to the tourists interested in trekking down under. Nestled between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra’s birth was in fact […]

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The Rocks – Sydney’s Cultural Precinct

by Rosemarie John October 21, 2014

It was a bright sunny day in Sydney. A bead of sweat ran down my neck as the heat warmed my skin. I had arrived from Canberra – the cold capital of Australia just 30 minutes ago snuggly wrapped in warm clothes. As I got out of the taxi, I started to remove my cardigan. Silhouetted against the bright sunlight […]

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