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Poet, writer and facilitator with a talent for making connections. Iím good at finding all sorts of weird and wonderful things and helping others do the same.

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My WeekendNotes - 311
Insurance salesman Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) is having a bad day. An ex-cop, he's made a successful career as an in... [more]
Imagine relaxing on a cool green lawn looking out over the ocean. You're enjoying a picnic, watching the sunset and list... [more]
27/01/2018 - 10/02/2018
Are you interested in health and wellbeing and helping others to achieve their best? If so, did you know that there are ... [more]
The Fringe World Festival is returning to Midland in 2018 with a brand new hub featuring a dozen different shows. The P... [more]
26/01/2018 - 24/02/2018
New year, new venue! The award-winning Noodle Palace returns for the 2018 Fringe World Festival in an expanded set-up at... [more]
19/01/2018 - 15/02/2018
According to LiveScience, in 2016 robots performed eye surgery and solved Rubik's Cubes. Drones and driverless cars also... [more]
Every country seems to have a chain of inexpensive variety shops packed with stationary, pet supplies, chocolates, house... [more]
Want to get out of your comfort zone? Need an excuse to try something completely different? Of course you can find plent... [more]
Maybe it's the popularity of cooking shows. Maybe it's the longing for a more sustainable lifestyle, or the desire to su... [more]
Every year in early August thousands of people travel to Northam to watch or compete in the Avon Descent. The starti... [more]
The Busselton Jetty has had more than its share of trials and tribulations over the years. Deterioration started as ... [more]
If treasure was easy to find there would be no need to follow a faded map to an out-of-the-way location. Still, every s... [more]
Are you hanging out for festival season? Good news! This year, it's starting early at a brand new pop-up venue. From 1 D... [more]
Summer in Perth means outdoor entertainment with cinema and music taking over parks and city spaces. On Friday 3 Novembe... [more]
03/11/2017 - 22/12/2017
If you love local music put Sunday 5 November in your diary when WAMFest Live Sunday takes over BIC Reserve in Bassende... [more]
Many retired people say they're busier than now than ever before. If you've ever wondered why,Trinity School for Seniors... [more]
15/10/2017 - 19/10/2017
If you were hunting ghosts in Western Australia, where would you look? Most people would suggest old buildings with a cr... [more]
What do you do with a collection of award-winning ghostly tales? Read them around a campfire on a winter night! On Augu... [more]
It's easy to hibernate during the winter but possibly not the best thing for physical and mental health. Fortunately wit... [more]
29/07/2017 - 30/07/2017
Feeling depressed about the world situation? Stressed about work, school or health problems? Or maybe you're just feelin... [more]
Since 1980, the annual National Trust Heritage Festival has celebrated Australian heritage and culture. Now known as t... [more]
18/04/2017 - 21/05/2017
What do you get when you combine local shops, food trucks, a craft market and a farmer's market? The Kalamunda Night Mar... [more]
Midlandia is back! Formerly part of Fringe World, this popular event has been reimagined, reinvigorated and supersized a... [more]
23/03/2017 - 02/04/2017
Summertime in Perth is festival time and this year the season kicks off on 20 January with the Summerset Arts Festival. ... [more]
20/01/2017 - 05/02/2017
Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas in 1843. It was an instant succes... [more]
With the start of the warmer weather the very popular monthly market in Bassendean has once again moved from Sunday morn... [more]
26/11/2016 - 25/03/2017
Arch-villain. Bedazzled. Swagger. Fashionable. Ladybird. What do these words have in common? Believe or not, all of them... [more]
The Punjab region of India is located on the Pakistan border and as a result they share many customs. One of the best kn... [more]
This month the past will come alive in the eighth annual Perth Heritage Days festival. The theme of the festival is "The... [more]
15/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
In the year 1827 Captain James Stirling camped in a beautiful valley and imagined a new settlement. The land became the ... [more]
Trinity School for Seniors (TSFS) began in 1979 and now offers more than 100 courses each term to fulfil its mission of ... [more]
09/10/2016 - 13/10/2016
September in Perth means spring is here and with spring comes Western Australia's world-famous wildflowers. There's no n... [more]
01/09/2016 - 30/09/2016
The Winter Arts program continues to warm up the city with a variety of performances and events. One that is sometimes o... [more]
05/08/2016 - 14/08/2016
National Science Week is an annual celebration of science and technology. Events during the week are designed to be fam... [more]
13/08/2016 - 14/08/2016
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." No one seems to know who first sai... [more]
30/07/2016 - 31/07/2016
Strange but true: food always tastes better outdoors. This is one reason for the success of Perth's many summertime hawk... [more]
It was the quirky little van that first caught my attention. The good coffee was a bonus. I'd arrived early at the Mt... [more]
Summer may be over but there's no need to stay home and hibernate. Perth's annual Winter Arts Festival featuring music, ... [more]
The massive earth works and road closures required in the construction of Elizabeth Quay meant a rough few years for Bar... [more]
The Pint of Science Festival began in 2013 when two research scientists at Imperial College London, encouraged by atten... [more]
23/05/2016 - 25/05/2016
The annual Beaufort Street Festival is no more but Mt Lawley's main drag still offers plenty of action with a series of ... [more]
30/04/2016 - 01/05/2016
National Youth Week from April 8-17 is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of young Australians. For the... [more]
For almost 20 years, Perth's historic Old Treasury Building on the corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace sat e... [more]
One of Perth's most popular free science events is back. On the evening of Saturday 12 March Curtin University Stadium a... [more]
12/03/2016 - 12/02/2016
Wouldn't it be nice if you could visit an award-winning bar, join in one of the latest dance crazes and raise money for ... [more]
Perth is a young city by world standards but it has history and traditions all its own. Now for the third year Heritage ... [more]
With so many Fringe World shows to choose from, how do you decide which to attend? One way is to go to a showcase produc... [more]
29/01/2016 - 21/02/2016
Planning a big night out at Fringe World? Kickstart the fun at the early evening Festival Spectacular show! From the mom... [more]
Midlandia is back! For the third year all the fun of the Fringe World Festival will be available in the eastern suburbs ... [more]
04/02/2016 - 20/02/2016
After a slow start a few years ago it seems that hawkers markets have popped up almost everywhere. All these relaxed out... [more]
The warm weather is back and the popular Old Perth Road Markets have again moved to an evening schedule for the summer m... [more]
28/11/2015 - 19/03/2016
Roll up, roll up! The circus is coming and everyone is invited for an afternoon of free family-friendly fun. On November... [more]
The Perth Twilight Hawkers Market began on a small scale just four years ago. It was a roaring success and as a result e... [more]
16/10/2015 - 29/04/2016
Learning to Drive tells the story of two very different people at a time of great upheaval in their lives. Darwan Singh ... [more]
Trinity School for Seniors (TSFS) began in 1979 with classes on two days a week. Now there are more than 100 courses on ... [more]
11/10/2015 - 15/10/2015
On the first Saturday of every month the town centre of Kalamunda comes alive with colour and sound as nearly two hundre... [more]
Madjitil Moorna is a community choir led by award-winning Noongar musicians. Formed in 2006, the choir sings Aboriginal ... [more]
Who doesn't love a garage sale? Whether you're a buyer hunting for bargains or a seller looking to declutter and make so... [more]
Perth's biggest book sale is back. The 51st annual Save the Children book sale at the University of Western Australia st... [more]
14/08/2015 - 19/08/2015
The last Currambine Ladies Night Market for 2015 will be held on Friday 11 September. For those who haven't discovered ... [more]
Northam is known for the Avon Descent whitewater race and the unusual white swans on the Avon River. Now a more co... [more]
28/08/2015 - 06/09/2015
The lovely ladies at Mili Markets and Events are celebrating their first birthday with a special Ladies Night Market. Th... [more]
Most Perth locals are familiar with the veterinary clinic at Murdoch University as the go-to place when an animal needs ... [more]
One of Subiaco's most popular annual events is back. From 21 June, the Subiaco Arts Centre will come alive with the soun... [more]
21/06/2015 - 23/08/2015
To celebrate its first ever Education Week, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is throwing open the doors of ... [more]
The WA Day long weekend is the time to celebrate all things Western Australian and the perfect time to escape the city f... [more]
30/05/2015 - 31/05/2015
The first Monday of June commemorates the arrival of European settlers in the Swan River Colony. Formerly known as F... [more]
Need another reason to visit the Swan Valley? If fine food, wine, chocolate, gourmet coffee and beautiful autumn scener... [more]
Calling all fashionistas! Put 16 May in your diary because the bargain fashion event of the year is back. It's time agai... [more]
I lived in Maylands for a number of years and thought I was pretty familiar with the area and its history, but I think I... [more]
02/05/2015 - 03/05/2015
Wouldn't it be great to leave the stress of the modern world behind? The West Australian Medieval Alliance thinks so, an... [more]
What's the best way to celebrate establishing a community garden? A few years ago St Luke's Community Garden decided to ... [more]
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