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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 - 549
Laneway love is a thing here in Brisbane. There's something about those hidden narrow spaces sandwiched between br... [more]
Question: When is a museum not a museum (well, at least not the kind of museum you're probably used to)?Answer: When it'... [more]
I know that autumn is my favourite time of year in Brisbane: cooler nights, crisp mornings and perfect, clear-sky days a... [more]
31/03/2017 - 21/05/2017
Australians in recent times have become very enthusiastic about the importance of acknowledging and commemorating the sa... [more]
24/04/2017 - 25/04/2017
Perhaps Brisbane's friendliest and most popular local festival, Stones Corner Festival, is back for 2017 and with the ne... [more]
Russell Crowe has a lot to answer for (quite apart from Noah... and that incident with the telephone). Crowe's portrayal... [more]
23/06/2017 - 28/01/2018
Film festivals are de rigueur in Australia at the moment. We have festivals for short films, festival for adventure film... [more]
20/04/2017 - 26/04/2017
I'm not really sure when my love affair with French toast began. It wasn't something I had during my childhood. In fact,... [more]
As any Brisbane resident can tell you, one of the best ways to enjoy our fair city is to get out to some spectacular loc... [more]
05/02/2017 - 24/12/2017
Wise-cracking private eyes, beautiful-but-dangerous leading ladies, guns, crime, fedoras and dark city streets: these ar... [more]
31/03/2017 - 21/05/2017
Bacchus has long been one of Brisbane's best and most awarded restaurants. With the recent appointment of new Head Chef,... [more]
8 am on a busy, traffic-congested Wednesday morning saw me arriving for a breakfast date with my daughters at what, on f... [more]
Newstead House — Brisbane's oldest surviving home — has a secret. As things get a little crisper in Brisbane their highl... [more]
It's unlikely that you'll stumble across Medley Cafe and Restaurant while you're wandering the streets of Kangaroo P... [more]
It's got a West Coast California vibe, but it's happily ensconced in downtown Brisbane. It offers pizza, burgers and pas... [more]
I'm a big fan of high tea. Dainty morsels of flavoursome food, fragrant tea, fine china, and a glass of bubbly, all shar... [more]
Whether you're a newbie to Brisbane, a tourist just passing through or a long-time resident with time on your hands ... [more]
A tin shed in the suburban streets of Newmarket may seem like an unlikely place for a hotbed of artistic creativity, but... [more]
What is it with pineapples? No longer happy with their natural place growing in dirt or sitting in fruit bowls or refrig... [more]
They say that timing is everything. Yesterday, after living in Brisbane for thirty years, I finally decided to take a to... [more]
It starts as a whisper that becomes a murmuring background to your anticipation. The muted babble, pierced occasiona... [more]
The bright lights and hustle and bustle of our Bris Vegas can sometimes wear a little thin. Thankfully we're blessed wit... [more]
If you love a secret as well as a good short film, then Brisbane Backyard Film Festival is for you. Movies in the backya... [more]
The dulcet sounds of cool jazz and lazy, Brisbane riverside ambience is a match made in heaven but where can you find it... [more]
The post-New Year school holiday doldrums are setting in all over Brisbane. Harried parents are looking for entertainmen... [more]
10/01/2017 - 18/01/2017
Those of us who call Brisbane home know that it's really a happening city with a lot going on. Well, Brisbane has just s... [more]
23/11/2016 - 14/12/2016
I used to live in the lovely western suburbs village of Sherwood. It's a leafy, friendly, quiet but vibrant corner of th... [more]
There will be five, not twelve, really big days of Christmas this year as Eats and Beats, Logan City's lively pop up foo... [more]
18/11/2016 - 16/12/2016
Bonkers about beads? Potty about patchwork? Nutty about knitting? Then you'll be excited to know that Craft Alive, regio... [more]
11/11/2016 - 13/11/2016
Christmas movies in Brisbane this festive season will be twice as nice as previous years, but don't worry, it doesn't me... [more]
10/12/2016 - 23/12/2016
The Brisbane Thai Festival, presented by the Thai-Australian Association of Queensland Inc., is Brisbane city's largest ... [more]
Holey molars, Batman! Brisbane is heading for the biggest sugar coma ever when all the best elements of a laneway festiv... [more]
Brisbane's Sunnybank boasts a slice of Asian foodie culture that rivals Chinatown in its scope and diversity. Fancy some... [more]
Over the last few years South Bank has been at the forefront of Christmas fun in Brisbane, with a host of activities ran... [more]
20/12/2016 - 23/12/2016
Hola, Brisbane! All the sights, tastes and sounds of colourful Mexican culture are coming to Roma Street Parklands on Sa... [more]
It took dinosaurs sixty-five million years to re-appear in Brisbane after their catastrophic extinction, but they must h... [more]
21/06/2016 - 09/10/2016
The fun and fabulous Stones Corner Festival hit the streets of this friendly pocket of Brisbane on Sunday 29 May 2016,... [more]
Stones Corner has come a long way since its humble beginnings as Burnett's swamp and iterations as James Stone's spot fo... [more]
I'm an incorrigible winterphile. All it takes is a few nights of dipping temperatures and crisper mornings and I'm searc... [more]
30/06/2016 - 17/07/2016
There are lots of things I love about my adopted city — jacarandas, outdoor cafes, summer storms, just to name a few — b... [more]
17/06/2016 - 10/07/2016
Readers, listen up if you want tickets to a very exclusive party. You can be on the guest list for Taronga Zoo's 100th b... [more]
01/02/2016 - 03/08/2016
LEGO, hard to believe, but it's been an essential part of an Australian childhood for more than 50 years now. And we all... [more]
14/05/2016 - 15/05/2016
I suppose you think that swinging is just for kids. But why should they have all the fun? At South Bank, next to the Whe... [more]
09/03/2016 - 13/03/2016
South Bank, befitting its status as the city's cultural hub is, as usual, the hot spot for Brisbane's New Year's eve r... [more]
Fresh, juicy, red and tangy; who doesn't love tomatoes? While their flavoursome appeal is undeniable, they may not be th... [more]
What do you get when you bring together 30 tonnes of Roma tomatoes, thousands of happy costume-clad revellers, musical e... [more]
We know it's nearly Christmas but the only list you should be making and checking twice is the vendor list for the bigge... [more]
We all know that Christmas is a time of love and good cheer but it can be a bit difficult to feel the Christmas spirit w... [more]
12/12/2015 - 02/01/2016
Dreamworld, one of the Gold Coast's favourite theme parks, is getting its Christmas sparkle on for one fabulous December... [more]
One of the hallmarks of Christmas has always been colour; Yuletide in Brisbane brings us a colourful explosion of decora... [more]
18/12/2015 - 20/12/2015
IKEA isn't all about the flat pack furniture, inexpensive glass and tableware, practical and fun children's furniture an... [more]
11/12/2015 - 18/12/2015
If you're sick of the same-old, same-old Christmas gifts and would like to pop something different and original into you... [more]
Some of Australia's best creatives and their unique, hand-crafted wares are coming to QAGOMA for their evergreen, festiv... [more]
Celebrity cook, and the woman who introduced the term 'domestic goddess' to the world, Nigella Lawson, is undertaking a ... [more]
Eats and Beats is Logan City's popular monthly pop up food truck and music festival. It's different from a host of other... [more]
20/11/2015 - 18/12/2015
Movies by the Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park's signature summer family event is set to return in 2016 with FREE movies a... [more]
02/01/2016 - 17/01/2016
What's green, made from more than half a million LEGO bricks and topped with a large, twinkling new star? It's a LEGO Ch... [more]
27/11/2015 - 27/12/2015
Brisbane's Myer Christmas Windows are very much a part of a traditional Brisbane Christmas, although not quite as iconic... [more]
11/11/2015 - 06/01/2016
It's easy to forget as we're scurrying around at ground level in Brisbane city what an interesting city Brisbane is, arc... [more]
23/10/2015 - 18/12/2015
Everyone loves a good Christmas movie. They range from the completely comic to the salutory life lesson but there's some... [more]
17/12/2015 - 23/12/2015
Technology seeps into all aspects of our lives and recently light projections seem to have become the new fireworks. And... [more]
11/12/2015 - 24/12/2015
South Bank in the midst of a Brisbane summer hardly seems like the place for a traditional Christmas market, but in Bris... [more]
11/12/2015 - 23/12/2015
Brisbaneites have a seemingly insatiable appetite for fireworks. From Riverfire to New Year's Eve we just can't get enou... [more]
17/12/2015 - 21/12/2015
Let's face it, when it comes to rooftop bars Brisbane has a distinct advantage over southern capital cities that lay... [more]
Skyfall, reportedly the most successful British movie of all time, was always going to be a hard act to follow. Truckloa... [more]
If you're one of those nostalgic people who laments the demise of drive-in movies, or if you're a Gen X, Y or Zer who's ... [more]
Fresh from its highly successful outings over the last two years as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival and last summer... [more]
06/11/2015 - 22/11/2015
The Bulimba Festival, beloved by locals as well as many participants from both sides of the Brisbane River divide, has u... [more]
09/11/2015 - 15/11/2015
It's hard to believe that Night Noodle Markets, the signature celebration for the ever-popular Good Food Month could get... [more]
12/11/2015 - 29/11/2015
Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ... [more]
Being a huge fan of the writer, Bill Bryson, I really wasn't expecting much from A Walk in the Woods, an adaptation of h... [more]
The Moreton Bay region is famous for its beaches, its history, its parks and its vibrant annual celebration, Redcliffe... [more]
28/08/2015 - 13/09/2015
Aaah, the 1920s; Great Gatsbyesque glamour, devil-may-care decadence, sumptuous parties flowing with champagne. It was a... [more]
The Honourable Phryne Fisher, dazzling socialite and sleuth extraordinaire, requests the pleasure of your company at a 1... [more]
It's described as Brisbane's night of nights and half a million Brisbaneites who crowd the river foreshores for a better... [more]
Updated 20/8 - Please note this event is sold out While modern museums are, quite rightly, places of high tech wizar... [more]
Up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the colourful kite kaleidoscope of one of Queensland's most popular... [more]
29/08/2015 - 30/08/2015
La dolce vita — the sweet life — is coming to Sydney this August with all the passion, pizza and pasta you'd expect from... [more]
30/08/2015 - 31/08/2015
The Stones Corner precinct has recently been reinvigorated as one of Brisbane's go-to destinations for foodie and craft ... [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
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
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