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Viva Mexico at Hyatt Hotel Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Heather Wellard September 16, 2017

September is an electrifying month for Mexicans. One early morning on 16 September 1810, in a small town named Dolores, a priest rang the bell of his church and uttered the Grito de Dolores or Cry of Delores which launched the Mexican War of Independence. Father Hidalgo y Costilla’s Grito cry is re-enacted every year throughout Mexico and celebrated by […]

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Unwrapping Shoalhaven—Berry, Milton and Mollymook

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis August 27, 2017

We woke early while the sky was still dark—the air outside was delicate and cool. The sky gradually began to soften to a blue and clouds blushed with pink as they waited for the sun to rise. And he rose, very subtly at first, as if afraid to rise. Rosemarie was getting impatient and loudly wondered what was holding him. […]

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Unwrapping Shoalhaven – Berry and her surroundings

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis August 22, 2017

Today we met Mopey, who lives on a serene farm on Mt Hay Retreat. Now, Mopey is a cow, who lives with 47 other adorable fellow cows. But since Mopey has the longest eyelashes and was the friendliest of them all, Rosemarie has declared her undying love for her. “Mopey is the most beautiful cow in the whole world!” she declared. […]

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Tastes of Two Regions in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis July 7, 2017

Canberra’s sunny winters, Italian wines and fine food… have we got your attention? The Tastes of Two Regions will be coming to town from 11 to 13 August 2017—bringing the wine and food of two magnificent regions, King Valley and Rutherglen. Located side by side in North East Victoria, these two regions are known for innovative wine styles and excellent […]

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A BentSpoke Beer Review

by Meagan December 4, 2016

As someone who always enjoys a cold beer on a hot day, I was thrilled when Rosemarie asked me if I’d like to review the new tinnies (that is, beer in a can) from BentSpoke Brewing Co. At this time of the year, when the weather is warming up and things begin to wind down, a lazy Sunday afternoon is […]

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The Hungry Buddha – Nepalese Cuisine in Canberra

by Rosemarie John October 21, 2016

The Hungry Buddha – Nepalese Cuisine in Canberra Nepal conjures up the images of snow clad Himalayas, of trekking and mountain climbing, but very few know about its eclectic cuisine. Nepalese food is a gastronomic experience with not only a culture of its own, but also an amalgamation of Tibetan, Chinese and Indian flavours. So we were absolutely delighted to […]

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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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