With the advent of colder weather, one of my favourite things to do in Canberra is walking. And it is even better when you can walk for a cause.
Sometimes you have just got to have fun. Isn’t that what life is about?
This time next week, what will you be doing? Will you be having an Australia Day BBQ? A few beers? Having a picnic? Down by the beach? Or celebrating overseas? Whatever you do, take a picture and share it own Twitter and other social media accounts and use the hashtag #AustraliaDay.
Australians are among the wealthiest in the world; something that I was often acutely aware of when I was on posting to Taiwan. Taiwanese people are among the wealthiest in Asia, but even so my Australian lifestyle seemed so decadent in comparison. But not everyone in Australia is able to live the lifestyle that I often take for granted.
Canberra is full of family fun. But there is still scope for more frugal fun, especially for young kids. And a unique Canberra venue that many Canberrans remember from their childhoods is being revamped and rediscovered.
Where am I?
Last week I did a food review. I used to do lots of restaurant reviews when I lived in Taiwan, but these days my lifestyle is somewhat different. But when I got the opportunity to participate in a food bloggers taste test of Space, a new restaurant opened by Rick de Marco of Ricardo’s fame, I couldn’t resist. Kristy from Tales of a Confectionist kindly gave me the opportunity to write it up as a guest blog post.
Rick pours truffle oil over polenta waffles – so spectacular.
Canberra. “A nice place to bring up kids,” people from other State and Territories often say, with a slightly sarcastic tone, as if you wouldn’t want to go there otherwise. But did you know that Canberra is so popular as a family-friendly destination, that last school holidays nearly ALL the accommodation in Canberra was fully booked out? So get your wings on early, and fly into Canberra for the next school holidays. As a local and a mother, here are some of my favourite frugal family-friendly places to visit.
I am fascinated by bushranger legends. There is something about Australia’s wild past: gold rush money floating around, a growing and almost lawless population, corrupt state troopers, more pubs than churches in country towns.
Last night I went to the Canberra Theatre Centre to see Circa Beyond. In summary: wow.