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I ferret out interesting and eclectic events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, so you don't have to do all the hard work. You can subscribe to my articles just for your city by clicking on Best of Brisbane, Sydney Selections or Marvellous Melbourne under Writer Topics below and then hitting the subscribe button at the top of the topic page.

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My WeekendNotes - 476
It's hard to believe but IKEA, that yellow and blue bastion of everything that we love about Sweden - design, simplicity... [more]
29/06/2015 - 05/07/2015
I seriously doubt that there is any better smell than fresh coffee. I love that moment when you open a new bag of ground... [more]
Pirates have landed in Brisbane, but rather than running for the hills, I recommend you make a beeline for QPAC's Concer... [more]
19/03/2015 - 22/03/2015
A tin shed in the suburban streets of Newmarket may seem like an unlikely place for a hotbed of artistic creativity, but... [more]
I think the planets must have aligned or something because dinosaurs seem to be converging on Brisbane. In 2015 you can ... [more]
04/01/2015 - 05/10/2015
Brisbaneites be careful... be very, very careful. Sixty-five million years after their extinction it's dinosaur season i... [more]
27/03/2015 - 05/10/2015
It's funny how food and dining have recently become so much about fads and fashions. Not so long ago everyone who was an... [more]
What is it with pineapples? No longer happy with their natural place growing in dirt or sitting in fruit bowls or refrig... [more]
If I asked what was the ultimate in recycling what would you say? Composting? Reusing waste water? Recycling plastics? B... [more]
For me, dining out is about so much more than food: it's also about presentation, ambience, quality and service. Rarely,... [more]
What constitutes the perfect day? One worth bottling, to be uncorked at some low point in the future when you're sadly i... [more]
It was one of those magical days, the kind you wish you could place on your own real-life, personal playlist, to be repe... [more]
Following on from the huge success of the LEGO Colosseum and the LEGO Acropolis, Sydney University's Nicholson Museum is... [more]
10/01/2015 - 15/11/2015
It's difficult to know where to begin a review of Depo, one of West End's coolest cafe / restaurants, except to say that... [more]
You eagerly await your daily email newsletter's appearance in your inbox, you rapturously pore over its contents, and We... [more]
When it comes to architecture everyone's a critic. And why not? Buildings are not just utilitarian; they can profoundly ... [more]
They say that timing is everything. Yesterday, after living in Brisbane for thirty years, I finally decided to take a to... [more]
Middle Eastern or Moroccan dining usually conjures up images of swathes of sumptuous curtains, burnished copper or brass... [more]
Organising a high tea experience for a group of twenty women is not an easy task. Firstly we were restricted to a partic... [more]
Long considered the 'big country town' of Australia's capital cities, in recent years Brisbane has come into its own as ... [more]
It starts as a whisper that becomes a murmuring background to your anticipation. The muted babble, pierced occasiona... [more]
Is there anything better than a Brisbane Saturday spring morning? The sun is shining, the birds are twittering, a light ... [more]
It was an interesting realisation recently that Comedy Relief and I have finally made the grade. No, it wasn't a telegra... [more]
When it comes to dining out, my husband, Comedy Relief, most resembles a T-Rex. No, he doesn't have ridiculously short a... [more]
The bright lights and hustle and bustle of our Bris Vegas can sometimes wear a little thin. Thankfully we're blessed wit... [more]
I have to say that it was with a little trepidation and a truckload of curiosity that Comedy Relief and I headed out int... [more]
Basking on the sundeck of a 17m catamaran, sea breeze in your hair, salt spray in your face, dolphins gambolling alongsi... [more]
Thanks to the National Gallery of Victoria Sundays are when art and music intersect and the people of Melbourne are the ... [more]
05/07/2015 - 09/08/2015
Australia's love affair with flat pack furniture, Swedish design and allen keys is 40 years old. Yes, that's right folks... [more]
29/06/2015 - 05/07/2015
Believe it or not, South Bank's familiar concrete cultural edifice, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), is this y... [more]
19/03/2015 - 22/03/2015
Summer sales offering tantalising bargains are going on all across Melbourne at the moment but here's one you may not kn... [more]
23/01/2015 - 26/01/2015
It may surprise you to know that the National Gallery of Victoria isn't all about art well, not just the painting, dr... [more]
01/02/2015 - 22/02/2015
If your kids have hit the holiday entertainment post-Christmas wall then I have a solution that will positively enchant ... [more]
04/01/2015 - 18/01/2015
It's one of Sydney's best loved annual events and has been the signature celebration for the ever-popular Good Food Mont... [more]
10/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
It wasn't really possible to miss Q1 when we got to the Gold Coast, even amongst the other tall towers. Its gently curve... [more]
High speed propulsion and 360 spins are usually more the stuff of my nightmares than my dreams; an adrenaline junkie th... [more]
If you've been living on another planet you may not have noticed that it's World Cup time and Brazilian fever is sweepin... [more]
13/06/2014 - 04/07/2014
Entrenched in the Sydney foodie scene for fifteen years and with a few years ingratiating itself with the food-loving pu... [more]
01/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
The advent of winter doesn't just mean colder days and nights, hot chocolates and rugging up in your favourite cold weat... [more]
Winter has arrived and you're looking for something a little bit different to entertain the kids over the winter... [more]
13/06/2014 - 13/07/2014
If you're looking for the best winter school holiday fun to be had in the west then look no further than Parramatta Wint... [more]
27/06/2014 - 13/07/2014
Cronulla wouldn't be your first thought for a place to indulge in winter sports but these school holidays you can ice sk... [more]
28/06/2014 - 13/07/2014
Bondi is hardly the place one associates with winter sports, unless you count the hardy members of Bondi Icebergs Winter... [more]
27/06/2014 - 13/07/2014
Sydney and Melbourne have long enjoyed all the flavour, colour and atmosphere of Good Food Month, and one of the festiva... [more]
17/07/2014 - 27/07/2014
In keeping with Melbourne's reputation as the arts capital of Australia, every year Arts Victoria sources prestigious ex... [more]
16/05/2014 - 31/08/2014
You know you love it - the riot of colour, music and culture that is Bollywood. Well, Bollywood is coming to Melbourne a... [more]
There's something about cold, clear, crisp night skies that's just perfect for fireworks. The advent of winter in Melbou... [more]
04/07/2014 - 29/08/2014
Can you picture renowned Italian Master, Raphael chowing down on morning scones when inspiration for "Holy Family with S... [more]
16/05/2014 - 30/08/2014
UPDATE: Please note that the Tracky Dack Day campaign is still running, but the launch date at Fed Square has been cance... [more]
01/05/2014 - 31/05/2014
Vivid Sydney is returning in 2014 with a huge menu of light, music and ideas events to brighten up the city. While this ... [more]
23/05/2014 - 09/06/2014
While there's always room for debate about what's the best way to commemorate ANZAC Day, there seems no question in the... [more]
There's a lot of talk about supporting small local businesses but you can put that talk into action and get great value ... [more]
If you've ever wondered what half a million LEGO bricks in one place looks like, you'll have an exciting opportunity to ... [more]
11/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
Heston Blumenthal, celebrity chef extraordinaire and the man who makes dry ice an indispensable tool in the kitchen, is ... [more]
More than 25 tutors and 300 students will be descending on Kurrajong for a weekend of inspiring workshops this May. If y... [more]
16/05/2014 - 18/05/2014
Vivid Sydney, the annual kaleidoscope of light, music and ideas, is gearing up for this year's vibrant celebration fro... [more]
23/05/2014 - 09/06/2014
The countdown is on for Paniyiri Greek Festival, the longest running cultural festival in Queensland. This weekend explo... [more]
24/05/2014 - 25/05/2014
Calling all Sydney singles. Newly launched Woo! Social Club, a dating service with a difference and Sydney's hottest new... [more]
Are you ready for a challenge? Clip 'n Climb Melbourne is the newest concept in indoor climbing and the first of its kin... [more]
With vistas to all quarters, Cockatoo Island is Sydney Harbour's largest and most impressive island. In 2010, together w... [more]
21/03/2014 - 09/06/2014
Home renovating and decoration is a huge trend in Australia at the moment. Interior designer Jo Kheir from Khe Design ha... [more]
Looking for something new to do with your 5 to 12 year olds in the upcoming holidays? Bop Till You Drop Australia's gr... [more]
14/04/2014 - 23/04/2014
Sick of the same old and expensive school holiday activities? You can combine a trip to a colourful art exhibition with ... [more]
02/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
The Block Fans v Faves is almost over and the action is really heating up as we head towards auction day. You're invited... [more]
On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May Brisbane Visual Arts Community will be running another one of their very popular Pop ... [more]
03/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
If you like music and skating you're going to love 4Sure Music and Skate Festival. This free event is back again for 201... [more]
ANZAC Day 2014 commemorates the 99th anniversary of the original ANZAC landings in Gallipoli in 1915. Dawn Services are ... [more]
A huge range of carnival fun and activities are coming your way when Rockingham Community Easter Carnival sets up at Roc... [more]
18/04/2014 - 20/04/2014
The highly acclaimed performance experience, Shen Yun, is coming to Perth in May. Experience a performance that will tou... [more]
01/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
Fresh from performances at Perth Fringeworld and Adelaide Fringe Heath Franklin has busted out his alter ego, Australia'... [more]
28/03/2014 - 19/04/2014
Millions of words have been written and spoken about ANZAC Day, its ever-increasing importance in the national psych... [more]
Are you ready for the ultimate walking challenge? Registrations are now open for Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2014. Held fro... [more]
22/08/2014 - 24/08/2014
Shen Yun Performing Arts, the highly acclaimed theatrical performance that showcases 5,000 years of Chinese civilization... [more]
15/04/2014 - 17/04/2014
Sydney Harbour at night, the lights of the city, and the illuminated rigging and masks of a Tall Ship make the perfect b... [more]
You've probably seen Heath Franklin on shows like The Ronnie Johns Half Hour (Network 10), Spicks and Specks (ABC TV), T... [more]
27/03/2014 - 20/04/2014
Multi award winning Melbourne-based stand-up comedian and performer, David Quirk, delivers comedy that's been described ... [more]
27/03/2014 - 20/04/2014
Comedian, actor, writer and self-confessed 'knucklehead, Felicity Ward, debuts her highly-anticipated show, 'The Iceberg... [more]
27/03/2014 - 20/04/2014
Love comic books? DARK OZ is the publishing name behind the all-new 'Retro Sci-Fi Tales' first collector's issue, which ... [more]
04/04/2014 - 12/04/2014
Are you overwhelmed by piles of paperwork? Are you spending time looking for missing documents? Are you wasting money on... [more]
They'll be off and racing again, and raising funds for breast cancer research, on Saturday 12th April for the annual 7-E... [more]
If you think Sydney Harbour has nothing new to offer in the way of family entertainment experiences you'd be dead wrong.... [more]
If you're gluten intolerant don't think that you can no longer enjoy sweet and delicious treats. Thanks to Carla's Glute... [more]
Have you ever wondered about the real benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables? You can find out everything you ever wa... [more]
Fancy something a little different for your next weekend escape? You can combine the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges with... [more]
Market Girl is back in 2014 with 7 markets showcasing Perth's best handmade, unique & boutique products from talented ma... [more]
With over 25 specialty stores under one roof HomeHQ Artarmon is the North Shore's go-to centre for everything related to... [more]
This weekend, the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce and Mrs Liz Scarce will be perso... [more]
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