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Freelance writer providing good quality, well researched and informative content.
I specialize in articles on lifestyle, travel, product reviews, architecture, music, movie and restaurant reviews.

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Adelaide Fringe Festival (10)
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My WeekendNotes - 69
The Bank Street Social promises to be the hippest, coolest bar around, if their pre-opening party was anything to go... [more]
I recently did a walking tour of Mount Barker as part of SA's history festival 'About Time', and was surprised by th... [more]
I was fortunate enough to catch a tour of the new $80M, 8 level Jeffrey Smart building (student learning centre) in ... [more]
Flinders University has set up the New Venture Institute which aims to foster entrepreneurship and support and creat... [more]
My favourite picks at the Adelaide Fringe festival for 2014 are: 1.The Late Show- Featuring the best that the Gar... [more]
18/02/2014 - 16/03/2014
The best thing about the Adelaide Fringe festival has to be its heart and soul: the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Fr... [more]
14/02/2014 - 16/03/2014
Do you want an outback experience where you can do more than go for bushwalks or laze around the campsite? Want to ... [more]
Format had a farewell party earlier this year on Peel st after an unexpected closure. The multipurpose underground art a... [more]
One of my favourite Adelaide novelty gift shops has to be Raw Space in the city. Located in Parc Arcade off Gawler p... [more]
The New $1.7 Billion Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) has begun construction at the western end of North terrace/ Port... [more]
This American action thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker), chronicles the CIA's billion-dollar manhunt... [more]
The Riesling Trail is a great way to get fit whilst taking in some of the best scenery and vineyards in South Australi... [more]
Quorn is a historic railway town 335km north of Adelaide in the Southern Flinders Ranges, and home to the Pichi Richi Ca... [more]
The Arkaroola resort and wilderness sanctuary is located 600 km north of Adelaide in the spectacular northern Flinders R... [more]
The Program charts the spectacular rise and fall of Lance Armstrong after he first enters the professional cycling c... [more]
The Two Faces of January is a suspenseful 'Hitchcock style' thriller with a star studded cast. Based on the 1964 nov... [more]
1.Lentils Versatile, healthy and budget friendly, lentils are a great source of both iron and folate. High in protein... [more]
The 28 kilometre Coast to Vines Trail begins at Marino Rocks and meanders its way to McLaren Vale, where it links up w... [more]
1. Beetroot This fat-free food improves digestion, immunity and memory, lowers cholesterol and can prevent skin aging... [more]
Not only an excellent café and restaurant, the Tin Cat café has funky, retro fifties furniture and local artwork on ... [more]
I have been searching the CBD for a healthy, alternative lunch for awhile with limited success. I am a bit over the Fo... [more]
Cavalia is an internationally acclaimed theatrical production featuring a unique blend of equestrian and performing ... [more]
Thanks for Sharing follows the lives of 3 people who attend a 12-step therapy group to recover from their sexual add... [more]
The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is screening around the country throughout October and November. The SA leg of the fes... [more]
22/10/2013 - 11/11/2013
Built in 1871 Adelaide Oval boasts a rich sporting history particularly with football and cricket. The new $535M dev... [more]
I ventured into the western suburbs to an Adelaide Comedy night at the Marion Hotel last Wednesday night. A larg... [more]
14/08/2013 - 18/12/2013
Co-writers and directors Cameron and Colin Cairnes make mince-meat out of the black comedy genre in their debut feat... [more]
Walkerville is one of Adelaide's most affluent suburbs, but Walkerville terrace has slipped into decline over the ye... [more]
Title has to be one of my favourite shops in Adelaide for its impressive stock of quality hand-picked books and musi... [more]
The Soul Box as the name might imply, is not just a venue for Soul music. Friendly owners Brett and Suzie have trans... [more]
Mr V Music has just moved into a newly refurbished shop at 115 Semaphore rd Semaphore. This replaces the previous ne... [more]
An ambitious movie of three 'acts', The Place Beyond The Pines stars Ryan Gosling as Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider ... [more]
Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council has proposed to allow buildings up to six storeys to be built on The Parade; b... [more]
The Sturt River Linear Park is a continuous open public space along the Sturt river, between Glenelg North and Corom... [more]
Adelaide's West End skyline takes on a distinctively different look with the installation of 8 massive tower cranes ... [more]
The Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood has proposed a plan to install open air urinals in Adelaide's nig... [more]
The SAHMRI building (SA Health and Medical Research Institute) is a new $200 million research facility currently und... [more]
The Coffee Pot is a mobile coffee vending station that caters for all occasions including fetes, major events, parties, ... [more]
This breakfast/lunch place in a quiet corner of Dulwich has become an institution since owners Rick and Kylie Gill t... [more]
I ventured into Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe and was drawn to a tent blurring out the inspirational 80's hit: "Ey... [more]
01/03/2013 - 10/05/2013
The RiAus in the old Stock Exchange building was the venue for this split billed show featuring two very different comed... [more]
01/03/2013 - 03/03/2013
The cosy and packed "Le Cascadeur" was the setting for Dave Thornton's new show "Tall and Pointy". This Melbourn... [more]
15/02/2013 - 03/03/2013
I ventured into the glorious Garden of Unearthly Delights as the sun was going down to catch Simon Taylor in his brand n... [more]
15/02/2013 - 17/03/2013
Undoubtably my favourite thing about the Adelaide Fringe festival has to be the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Whe... [more]
14/02/2013 - 17/03/2013
One of the best things about the Adelaide Fringe festival has to be the range of top quality comedy acts on display.... [more]
14/02/2013 - 17/03/2013
Award winning Melbourne comic and entertainer, Simon Taylor brings his brand new show "1 Man Debate" to the Adelaide... [more]
15/02/2013 - 17/03/2013
Three of Australia's finest magicians showcase their unique talents in the spellbinding show, 3. Mindblown Productions... [more]
15/02/2013 - 23/02/2013
This British action-thriller based on the 1975-78 TV series is a testosterone-fuelled ride from start to finish. The... [more]
Laughter is a great way to escape for a moment, relax and unwind. I ventured into a slightly run-down building with ... [more]
If you're new to your town or city, looking to make new friends, or just want to expand your interests, you should c... [more]
1. Looper Bruce Willis stars in this futuristic, imaginative action thriller. Time travel is invented in 2074 but is ... [more]
Just 10kms south east of the Adelaide CBD in the Mount Lofty Ranges lies Waterfall gully, in the Cleland Conservatio... [more]
This is an intensely real, grim, realistic portrayal of the devastation wreaked by the 2004 Boxing day tsunami as se... [more]
On Unley Road at Parkside, in a quaint character cottage, lies an underrated, charming all day breakfast place. Busine... [more]
Owners Paul and Michaele have renovated this 1930's old corner deli and transformed it into a modern eatery mixing t... [more]
This bakery and coffee shop is a welcome stop on the way to Semaphore on Bower rd. Popular with cyclists, this old r... [more]
This salad is absolutely delicious and goes well with BBQ meat of any kind, fish and of course, a glass of red. Easy ... [more]
Seven Psychopaths is a parody of the violent movies that have graced our screens since Quentin Tarantino came on the s... [more]
Argo is based on a true story of events in 1979 when Iranian revolutionaries storm the US embassy in Tehran, taking ... [more]
This gem off Stephens Terrace in St Peters, on the corner of Seventh avenue, is a favourite haunt of mine on a Satur... [more]
Wish you could go to those remote, rough tracks and trails but never had the confidence to take your vehicle there? Then... [more]
St. Georges Bakehouse took home the 2011 National Pie Competition for their chunky beef pie, and it's easy to unders... [more]
The 9km Shiraz trail takes you from McLaren Vale to the quaint village of Willunga. It extends further north to the ... [more]
After a big night out on Friday night, I ventured into Ding Hao Chinese restaurant in Gouger Street at 11:30am for some ... [more]
The River Torrens Linear Park was completed in 1997 and is the largest hills to coast park in Australia. Cyclists and wa... [more]
One of my all time favourite restaurants in Adelaide has to be the Taste of Nepal. Located on the Parade in Kensington t... [more]
The Westside bikeway reserve slices through the western suburbs from Deacon ave Mile End south running almost parallel t... [more]
Apparently the name of this business derives from the fact that the owner had had enough of those unhealthy, unappetizi... [more]
Alfresco's on Rundle Street has undergone a transformation. New owners have updated the once popular eatery with a brand... [more]