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I am a person of eclectic tastes who loves to explore the outdoors, to visit cafes, farmers markets and foodie/homewares stores for all things that complement our lives. I also enjoy taking photos and sharing my escapades. Check out my Instagram pics see or my Facebook Page:

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Articles: 69
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My WeekendNotes - 69
Just over two hour's drive north of Sydney, you can experience a Hampton's style getaway amongst grapevines at the f... [more]
Friends told us how good the food was at this simple little café on Middle Head Road in Mosman, and gave us clear in... [more]
It is always with a sense of joy that I open the parcel from my favourite tea shop. Apart from the comfort of knowi... [more]
Morning walkers, joggers, cyclists, kids and fitness enthusiasts, boaties, lovers of the outdoors, dog walkers and fresh... [more]
Social Distancing has introduced a whole new way to socialise, yet the "Cadarra Girls" managed to share a fun-filled... [more]
I was recently asked if I would help with a fashion photoshoot. Sure, I said "anything for a friend." I didn't know wh... [more]
It's on again! After the resounding success of the Inaugural 2018 Flinders Island Food and Crayfish Festival, some of A... [more]
11/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
In April each year, Adelaide becomes the hub for a series of serious foodie experiences either in Adelaide or nearby... [more]
05/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
Fog and mist is not something usually associated with a Sydney Summer, yet it's something Sydney-siders have continu... [more]
Who needs to travel far to escape the city, or to be by the seaside? Airports are jam-packed with people with suitcas... [more]
End your month on a high at the Lakeside Markets, located within the stunning Australian Botanic Gardens - Mount Annan ... [more]
It's not every day that you stumble into a mountain restaurant in Switzerland owned by a jolly Irish ex-musician and his... [more]
Maggio's Cafe has been a stalwart of the Cammeray cafe scene, serving the area since 1999. In October 2016, they mo... [more]
"Only an hour north of Sydney and about a hundred years behind the times!" That's what the promos say for this entertai... [more]
Situated in a lovely rural setting 3.5 kms south of the town of Clare and right on the Riesling Trail, our three nig... [more]
Trot out your trendy gear or turn up casual. Almost anything goes here. Having said that, this is the sort of plac... [more]
Romantic, exciting, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, fun or just plain crazy. Depending on your approach to life in ge... [more]
According to a variety of definitions, 'The word alchemist comes from alchemy, which has origins in the Greek word k... [more]
Garden Kitchen & Bar has attracted a lot of attention since its opening in mid January 2016. The casino complex i... [more]
It's not often friends call to invite you to dine at a local fish shop. They think it's so good that it has become ... [more]
When presented with a beautiful sunny Sydney Sunday morning, a brisk morning walk can be easily interrupted by regul... [more]
Little did I know that the man I have seen puttering around Middle Harbour in a cute little boat sporting the Vittor... [more]
For Australians, Bali is only a short flight, particularly if you live in Perth. Within a matter of hours, you ... [more]
It's great to start the day with a brisk walk along a sandy "Sunshine Beach" with the surf rolling in as you burn off a ... [more]
Updated August, 2020 Known to locals as Wild Sage, but renamed in early 2020 to Miller's Kitchen by Wild Sage, this... [more]
Jagos Cafe is nestled in a quieter, low-rise part of the generally bustling business district of North Sydney. The ... [more]
Grand, classy, understated elegance - these words all come to mind when I describe the Rosewood London Hotel. Gue... [more]
The tiny island of Bryher, Isles of Scilly, has two distinct faces. It all depends on the season, and where you are... [more]
Feel like you're on holiday, even if it's just for a few hours. Built around 1918, and located at the junction of Coa... [more]
In less than an hour you could be floating in a world of peace and tranquillity. There's no need to pack bags, ... [more]
China's historic capital, Beijing, has a long and rich history dating back more than 3,000 years. As an emerging na... [more]
It's easy to lose yourself in The Palace of the Lost City. Opening in December 1992, The Palace is not new, yet is ra... [more]
Dining on the Edge @ Thelma & Louise For those of you who haven't seen the 1990s movie, you won't know what I'm tal... [more]
Situated on a picturesque foreshore in the upmarket suburb of Mosman, you will find the trendy 'must visit' Balmoral Boa... [more]
Nothing can quite prepare you for the wonders of Londolozi. There are Camps and then there's Londolozi. Jeremiah... [more]
Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, and the perfect starting point for ... [more]
Have you ever seen so many beers in one place? Probably not! With around 500 bottled beers and ciders from around ... [more]
This is not your regular cafe, vegetarian escape or organic getaway. It's a little more "niche", yet is becoming ever m... [more]
This class covers six simple recipes for Snacks and Treats that are better for you. The real bonus is that you'll hav... [more]
Christmas gift shopping just got easier with the So They Can Charity Pop Up shop in Northbridge. It's only here for... [more]
18/11/2019 - 07/12/2019
The organisers of AnnanROMA have created the perfect event for people to officially welcome in Summer and spend the last... [more]
23/11/2019 - 24/11/2019
On the 25th and 26th of May, foodies and families from across Sydney will come together once again to experience the Mac... [more]
25/05/2019 - 26/05/2019
For those of you who love to entertain, don't you just love it when your guests turn up with something different? ... [more]
Come to Mosman's Balmoral Beach to meet 'Frankie'. He's a rather impressive 5 metre great white shark, and is part ... [more]
11/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
Known as the city of acacias, Maputo attracts many foreign tourists and is quoted as having one of the longest (2,51... [more]
On an unseasonably cold and rainy Sydney summer morning, my 'let's do breakfast' husband and I made a conscious effort t... [more]
It's amazing the places you stumble into when you're looking for a good coffee, and find there's more to it than mee... [more]
Update January 12th 2018 Maggio's Cafe has moved across the plaza into these premises at 457 Miller Street. The buzz co... [more]
Dating back 300 million years, the granite foundation that forms the Isles of Scilly is today trodden by modern man. ... [more]
Established for over 10 years, and located on the Boardwalk in the Honeysuckle Precinct on Newcastle's harbour fores... [more]
Staged in the picturesque Sawmillers Reserve at McMahons point, the location itself is enough to please the senses. ... [more]
17/09/2016 - 25/09/2016
One of South Africa's main tourist attractions, The Garden Route, can be found on the south-eastern coast of South A... [more]
In the 21st Century, when you arrive at Q Station by boat, you will not be relegated to quarantine or kept here for ... [more]
Age is no barrier. If you can swim, you can enjoy this awesome experience. Ningaloo Reef is off Exmouth on tip o... [more]
Male is capital of the Maldives - a country encompassing a chain of more than 1000 small, low lying islands protecte... [more]
Considered to be the most spectacular resort hotel in Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands offers a great location, ultimate ... [more]
On January 26, every year Australians across the Nation remember, celebrate, acknowledge or discuss the meaning of this ... [more]
A city reborn after a massive earthquake and fire is now a fantastic tourist attraction. Napier was flattened in ... [more]
Each February, the town of Napier, on the East Coast of New Zealand, hosts the largest of all Art Deco events: the GEON... [more]
14/02/2013 - 17/02/2013
Turn back the hands of time and experience a weekend like our grandmothers used to. Impress your friends with organic, l... [more]
Be transported from The Cross to La Croix simply by stepping through a glass door*. My first visit to this French hom... [more]
Taste the World without leaving your hometown. Well known foodie, food-writer, and TV identity, Maeve O'Meara has... [more]
On the scenic Sapphire Coast, this beautifully located cafe makes great coffee and offers quality food. It's just five... [more]
Cafe 22 - A Pleasant Surprise in Proserpine My husband and I had just driven the 20 minutes from Airlie Beach, where we... [more]
Recently, I decided to surprise my big sister and gatecrash her Birthday Lunch. She lives on the Gold Coast and I liv... [more]
Come rain, hail or shine, Canberra's indoor award winning Old Bus Depot Markets are lively, colourful and tempting. T... [more]
Sunny Sydney Days make this ocean beach a great place for singles and families. It's well patrolled and well serviced b... [more]
When four of us lower north-shore girls told our husbands we were going to an Organic Restaurant for Sunday lunch on the... [more]