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My WeekendNotes - 53
Following your passion can be a tough road when you are creative. Think of Vincent Van Gogh, who only ever sold one ... [more]
The SA Weekend list of '101 Things You Must Eat in South Australia' (The Advertiser, April 26-27, 2014) had me salivatin... [more]
For many of us, the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in June is a precious oasis in the desert of unrelenting work betwee... [more]
06/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
The famous black chook of Penny's Hill winery will be one of the thousands drinking in the blues, jazz and roots mus... [more]
10/05/2014 - 11/05/2014
When I was a ten year old city slicker, my auntie married a farmer and moved to the bush. I'll always remember my fi... [more]
Every now and then you see a film that takes you by surprise. One that captures you right from the opening sequence and ... [more]
In and around Adelaide we are blessed with beaches that outshine the eastern seaboard capitals for their blue water, sce... [more]
Once you've tasted produce that is fresh from the garden, it's hard to settle for food that has travelled from the other... [more]
'Based on a True Story' seems to be a flavour of the month with this season's new film releases. Think "12 Tears a S... [more]
With seven Golden Globe nominations and a swag of awards already in the bag, "12 Years a Slave" seems like a no-brainer ... [more]
If your idea of a meat market is Saturday night at a pub or nightclub then this article is not for you. If you've gradua... [more]
The McLaren Vale Winemakers Association has presented a Cellar Door of the Year Award for the past four years. I'd ... [more]
We love our weekend markets in Adelaide, but they can become pretty ho-hum, with the same stalls every week or every mon... [more]
We Aussies love a good backyard. We also love seeing how the other half live. Hidden: Festival of Outdoor Design caters ... [more]
05/04/2014 - 06/04/2014
Did you know that the annual French Film Festival, screening around Australia in March and April, is the biggest... [more]
20/03/2014 - 08/04/2014
If I describe "Cuban Fury" as a dance movie, you'll know what to expect. Underdog battles public ridicule, lack of self-... [more]
Max is an adventurer. He's an Aussie boy from the 'burbs who's not long back from a 60,000 kilometre adventure with ... [more]
Non-Stop is the latest Liam Neeson action flick, and it's an entertaining ride. Applause at the end of the preview I... [more]
Pianist Rich Batsford, performing at Ayers House on four Thursdays during Fringe 2014, understands the power of musi... [more]
27/02/2014 - 13/03/2014
With the heatwaves of summer now behind us (we hope), it's time to enjoy every balmy Melbourne evening that comes our ... [more]
20/02/2014 - 13/03/2014
Despite our modern fixation with consumer goods and artifice, there is something healing about getting back to basic... [more]
When you watch a show like Naked Dream, you realise how long an hour can be when you're a solo singer-songwriter on stag... [more]
16/02/2014 - 23/02/2014
With Australia completing a magnificent whitewash of the Poms in test, limited over and 20/20 cricket this summer, we ha... [more]
We love our cycling in Adelaide, both as participants and spectators. Now that Tour Down Under and the National Track C... [more]
15/02/2014 - 16/02/2014
Any day's a good day to visit McLaren Vale. But it's even better when you can enjoy some entertainment in conjunction wi... [more]
Having been on my lonesome for many years, I know that Valentine's Day to the not-by-choice single is like Mother'... [more]
If it's your turn to cook a special meal, and you're short of time and inspiration, relax. There are plenty of short... [more]
My partner and I had a longstanding agreement that I could spend a night with Brad Pitt when he came for me, and he coul... [more]
Get in early with booking tickets for some of Adelaide's biggest events in 2014 and you can score discounted ticket ... [more]
Hearing James Morrison play his trumpet live is an experience that no Australian should miss. Once you've seen him p... [more]
'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house The children were restless ... until you found out about the ... [more]
I was seriously thinking about making Christmas presents this year. While I love shopping as much as anyone, I can't ge... [more]
24/11/2013 - 21/12/2013
This will be my first Christmas in Adelaide, and I'm wondering where to find the best Christmas light display. If you... [more]
As a relative newcomer to the state, I can tell you that Adelaide does two things way better than its eastern sibling: g... [more]
Do you remember building sandcastles on the beach as a child? Are you introducing your family to the joys of a simple bu... [more]
23/11/2013 - 01/12/2013
Everyone's invited to the 12th Willunga Christmas Tree Festival held in Bethany Hall Willunga. It takes place on Saturda... [more]
30/11/2013 - 01/12/2013
Want to freshen up your wardrobe without spending a cent? On Saturday 30 November savvy fashion lovers can head to the Q... [more]
Good food, good wine and a beautiful beach straight over the road. Enough of a drive to make it an outing. Not so far t... [more]
Have you made plans for World Vasectomy Day yet? You'd better hurry as it's next week. Before you book out some time in ... [more]
The Botanic Gardens is always a great place for a weekend outing. For a couple of weeks in November there is a special r... [more]
02/11/2013 - 17/11/2013
Do you ever get surprised by serendipitous coincidences? Here's one that I experienced today. I was reading up on Gri... [more]
As a newby to Adelaide, navigating my way from Pirie St to Rundle St mall via unknown alleyways, I stumbled across Tarts... [more]
Adelaide seems like a pretty parochial place when you move from interstate as I have just done. You'd think that there w... [more]
Whether it's for quiet prayer, experiencing a service or just soaking in the ambience and the history, the City of Melbo... [more]
Looking for a special gift for someone you love? Try a Chez Vous voucher for gourmet meals cooked in your home. I... [more]
I spent 7 hours last Saturday in a near-deserted section of La Trobe Street, at the Melbourne office of the Australian I... [more]
You may not have a lazy $1 million, but it costs nothing to look. You can imagine your way into a life of luxury by visi... [more]
The publican of the Clare Castle Hotel in Port Melbourne is doing his bit to support live music in Melbourne's inner sou... [more]
The Wendy Stapleton Trio takes centre stage at the Emerald Hotel in South Melbourne on the second Sunday of the month, f... [more]
12/08/2012 - 09/12/2012
I've eaten lots of Vietnamese pork rolls over the years. I love the crunch of the freshly baked roll, the rich slath... [more]
Lawn bowls gets plenty of stick for a sport that doesn't use sticks. Like Volvo, the Irish and any football code you don... [more]
The Hilton Hotel at South Wharf is currently hosting an exhibition of Victorian artists' portraits which did not make th... [more]
18/06/2012 - 16/08/2012
If you enjoy watching sport of all kinds on TV, get yourself off the couch and head out to watch Victoria's top Lacrosse... [more]