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Writer Rank: 9
senior writer
Readers: 60856
Subscribers: 28
Articles: 138
Comments: 31
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My WeekendNotes - 138
Papermaking could be seen as a lost art, but for one glorious month this Summer, an exhibition at Redcliffe City Art G... [more]
11/12/2014 - 17/01/2015
Christmas cooking can be supremely pleasurable, but if you're short on time, money or inspiration, it can feel burdens... [more]
It's a site which has hosted high profile tennis tournaments including eight Australian Opens, as well as concerts f... [more]
29/11/2014
When I worked in London's Square Mile, one of my favourite lunchtime indulgences involved slipping into a nearby win... [more]
Queensland's textile and surface design artists are busy gathering up the threads of this year's work and weaving them... [more]
06/12/2014
When I arrive at Petrie Terrace's newest offering Hops Scotch and Beans for lunch, roasting coffee beans are sending ... [more]
As the number of shopping days till Christmas gets smaller and the list of jobs on your to-do list gets longer, you co... [more]
06/12/2014
Keen to get a jump on your Christmas shopping without leaving your conscience at the kerb? The Eco Loco Markets being ... [more]
21/11/2014
Nothing signals the approach of Summer quite like luscious scoops of ice cream teetering atop a wafer cone (or nestling ... [more]
Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe ... This quote from her beloved grandmother Myrtle was one which B... [more]
From stand-up cocktail parties to sit-down luncheons to backyard barbecue and broomstick races, more and more people a... [more]
From the illuminated manuscript of De Materia Medica through to works produced by illustrators aboard Captain Cook's 1... [more]
12/11/2014 - 17/11/2014
You've hit the treadmill, considered your dress, hat and shoes, but can't quite make it to Flemington this year? The 2... [more]
04/11/2014
Trainers are pacing nervously, jockeys are watching their weight and horses are honing their sprint times. Construct... [more]
Few things feel so luxurious on the skin as the suds from a bar of handmade soap. And after taking a class in cold pro... [more]
The figures on mental health make for sobering reading. Mindframe notes that in each year around one in every five Aus... [more]
11/10/2014
Fortitude Valley is a place of shifting fortunes, with a reputation that is at once notorious and glamorous. And by st... [more]
Queensland art lovers are in for a treat when an exhibition showcasing finalists in the new Queensland Figurative 2014... [more]
01/10/2014 - 11/10/2014
It's been 45 years since man first walked on the moon, but space is still a seriously cool subject. And during World S... [more]
Fancy taking some time out to rest and rejuvenate but can't afford the cost of a full-blown health retreat? What if I ... [more]
Imagine it's lunchtime. You're not only hungry, but you're watching your weight and your pennies too. Where do you go ... [more]
Films about food come in all different flavours. There are romances fuelled by curries, chocolate or coffee, and comin... [more]
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]
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