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Writer Rank: 12
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Readers: 53496
Subscribers: 24
Articles: 116
Comments: 25
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My WeekendNotes - 116
Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House was first performed in 1879. And, after viewing the latest retelling of this classic tal... [more]
06/09/2014 - 27/09/2014
There's been a real shift towards self-sufficiency in recent years, with more and more people willing to keep chickens... [more]
I'm sitting in Surfers Paradise on a brilliant Spring morning, sipping on a cold-pressed apple, carrot, beetroot and... [more]
I never imagined I'd find myself swinging helplessly from one of the broken cables of Brisbane's Kurilpa Bridge as a pla... [more]
03/09/2014 - 14/09/2014
Do heritage homes make your heart beat faster? Do churches and cathedrals ring your bell? Or is the elegant sweep of a... [more]
11/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
As I'm putting together my personal plan for tackling the Brisbane Writers Festival 2014, I see some dark themes emergi... [more]
03/09/2014 - 07/08/2014
Call me a glutton, but I think the only plants worth growing are edible ones. Sure, ornamental blooms are beautiful, b... [more]
It's only open for dinner on Friday nights. It's located smack bang in the middle of a sprawling suburban shopping cen... [more]
Whether it's traffic cops stopping us for a random breath test, mounted police passing by on patrol, or detectives i... [more]
22/08/2014 - 23/08/2014
It's a loooong, long climb up a wooden staircase to Oshin Japanese Restaurant atop the first floor of Brisbane's Koala... [more]
In the end, we are all alone. Even the deepest of human connections are fleeting, the most blissful pleasures brief. T... [more]
19/07/2014 - 09/07/2014
It's an ironic bit of casting, this, inserting Rob Lowe into a movie called Sex Tape. Back in 1988, a leaked videotape... [more]
Traditional Japanese bento boxes elevate the simple packed lunch to an art form. And when dining at Sono Japanese Rest... [more]
Brookfield is a leafy little hamlet on Brisbane's western outskirts which has its own quaint general store, annual cou... [more]
If you've ever longed to take a whirlwind culinary tour of South East Asia, but couldn't quite stump up the cash, I ha... [more]
We sidled up to the communal table at the heart of Cowch and, while contemplating the menu, cast hungry gazes around t... [more]
Representing freedom, equality and fraternity, Bastille Day on 14 July is one of the most important celebrations on th... [more]
It seems incongruous at first to wander into a shop that does soft buttery croissants as well as it does fresh handmad... [more]
There's a backyard revolution taking place in Brisbane and it's fuelled by an army of eggs on legs. From fluffy back Aus... [more]
The smell of fresh pork sausages sizzling intermingles with the aromatic hit of red onions caramelising in a mixture of ... [more]
Cleaning out my fridge recently, I came across a punnet of cherry tomatoes that had seen better days. But rather than ... [more]
19/07/2014
Brisbane's inner city area of Teneriffe has so much cafe culture, cool cache and cultural diversity, it's hard to beli... [more]
05/07/2014
Yoga teachers get it all the time. 'I want to become more flexible', 'I want to grow stronger' or even, 'I want to get... [more]
12/07/2014 - 13/07/2014
The shortest day of the year is almost upon us. The winter solstice, the turning point of the year from which the ... [more]
There are many reasons people shun main street stores in favour of markets. Chief among them is the opportunity to pic... [more]
I'm about to tell you to get on your bike and, when I do, I mean it in the nicest possible way. Here it comes: Two Whe... [more]
In the unique location stakes, Bunker Coffee has few equals. Nestled within the shell of a World War II air raid shelt... [more]
How do crispy risotto cakes with chicken and mushroom sauce sound? What about cauliflower steaks with olive, herb and ... [more]
26/05/2014 - 30/05/2014
I'm sipping herbal tea, dipping comfrey pikelets into soy sauce and watching Morag Gamble scoop up handfuls of soil wr... [more]
Few things are as seductive as secret-recipe sauces. And Fortitude Valley's newly-opened Ribs & Burgers has them in ... [more]
If the burgeoning number of cafes in this city is any indication, Brisbanites have fallen in love with their coffee be... [more]
03/06/2014
Richard Jordan's Machina opened at La Boite Theatre Company's The Loft on the same day someone flicked me the link to ... [more]
08/05/2014 - 24/05/2014
Planning to pop into your local Brisbane City Council library sometime soon? If so, don't be surprised if you see a t... [more]
There's graffiti sprayed over the walls, tattoo art and magazines on the tables, Australian hardcore band Deez Nuts sc... [more]
Under step-by-step instruction from the police officer beside her, a member of the audience is pulling on a blue cov... [more]
Ever wondered what it would be like to watch a ballet performance in a bath house? A theatre performance in a hospital... [more]
07/05/2014 - 18/05/2014
I've searched high and low for a pizza dough recipe that delivers thin, crispy, textured bases and I think I finally h... [more]
A shirtless, shoeless man lurched out of a doorway to our right, all tousle-haired, dazed and disorientated, much like... [more]
Conveyor belt restaurants have delivered sushi to the masses. However, they've unwittingly constrained diners' horizon... [more]
It was Day One of a long-awaited Sunshine Coast holiday and the rain showed no sign of abating. The tail end of Cyclon... [more]
Some say the 'bang bang' in Sichuan cuisine translates to 'bon bon' or 'strange flavour'. Others reckon it refers to t... [more]
Sometimes you can scan a menu and fall in love at first sight. And so it was that South Bank's newish South Side Diner... [more]
Cock. With a title like that, it's hard to enter the theatre without any preconceptions. And then to find the sunken sta... [more]
27/03/2014 - 12/04/2014
The first time I stayed on Moreton Island, there was a full moon rising over the ocean, swaying palm trees, the sound of... [more]
14/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
When British director Michael Attenborough took on the challenge of translating a play set in 11th Century Scotland to... [more]
24/03/2014 - 13/04/2014
With its proximity to salty waters, air of faded grandeur and sense of infinite optimism, there is something almost Vene... [more]
12/04/2014
Some health stores have a holier-than-thou atmosphere about them, generating guilt in anyone who steps through the doo... [more]
There is soil under my fingernails, smudges of dirt on my chin and, somehow, a small white capsicum flower and a solit... [more]
La bohème. Opera Queensland image." wrap="0" title="project puccini opera queensland" margin="5"] Do you have a song in... [more]
09/08/2014 - 04/09/2014
We've all seen them and perhaps even been them: tourists who are so busy taking happy snaps that they miss out on enjo... [more]
15/03/2014
Dr Martin Luther King Jnr was a preacher, a humanitarian, a civil rights activist, an inspirational speaker and, follo... [more]
04/03/2014
The desire to draw is hard-wired within us. It's a fundamental urge that can be witnessed in many different arenas - f... [more]
15/03/2014
Two of my favourite indulgences are beer and pizza, so to stumble across a place that does both things well is an unex... [more]
The unfamiliar yet comforting smell of wood smoke is the first thing you notice when you step inside Pony Dining at Ea... [more]
There's an awfully fine line between sanity and madness. Research just released, for instance, suggests that the thoug... [more]
08/02/2014 - 08/03/2014
Craft beers and bars are booming. But for people who don't know their stout from their lager, or their pale ale from... [more]
01/03/2014
Want to make a difference to Queensland flora and fauna while enjoying a holiday in a World Heritage Area at the same ... [more]
10/02/2014 - 14/02/2014
They've been drifting through the oceans, trailing their long stinging tentacles from gelatinous bell-shaped bodies, f... [more]
It's true. You never forget your first love. But then again, few things are sweeter than love the second time around. ... [more]
08/02/2014 - 28/01/2014
Did you notice how, no sooner than Christmas cards, wrapping paper and packets of candy canes disappeared from superma... [more]
26/01/2014
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