#AustraliaDay Your Way

Celestial Empire exhibition at the National Library of Australia

“Is it good? What is so special about it?” I have been asked this about the Celestial Empire exhibition at the National Library of Australia several times, including on ABC TV News (OK, couldn’t help bragging just a little bit).


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Unitingcare Kippax: Foodbank and Christmas hampers

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.

Pantry at Foodbank

Pantry stores at Unitingcare Kippax’s Foodbank

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Canberra Frugal Fun: Yarralumla Play Station

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.

Parliament House at the mini golf

Where am I?

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Tales from Space

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.

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Canberra: Top Frugal Family Travel Tips

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.

My kids playing at Play Up at the Museum of Australian Democracy (photo courtesy of Wolfie Girl)

My kids playing at Play Up at the Museum of Australian Democracy (photo courtesy of Wolfie Girl)

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