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My WeekendNotes - 621
I am just about sick of talking about the Coronavirus but it has prompted me to want to write after a long time 'off'. I... [more]
It's not very often when I go to a cafe two days in a row. But that's exactly what I did when I discovered Station 1... [more]
My prayers have been answered. We now have a top quality ice-cream shop right here in the main street of Eltham. You... [more]
Delivering a complex and next to faultless monologue, juxtaposed with songs with a twist, Ms Ce Ce Rockefellers Some... [more]
I knew we were in for a bit of a treat because I'd already read some reviews of the Yu Kitchen and seen some photos ... [more]
This was not my first time as a 'would-be-escapee' but as I have ventured down the stairs to the basement to the Los... [more]
bb I'm afraid this review is going to be rather short. It's not because Josh is not clever and not because he's not t... [more]
17/04/2019 - 19/04/2019
This doesn't usually happen - but my teenagers were actually looking forward to the same event as me! It's the kind ... [more]
This is going to give my age away but I remember as a child singing along to 'Da Doo Ron Ron' by The Crystals. The black... [more]
27/04/2019 - 24/08/2019
Last year my sister and I swore that if we ever saw David Massingham's name come up in a comedy show, we were going ... [more]
26/03/2019 - 07/04/2019
You don't expect the Fish & Burger Co. to be so hip. It's a little taste of the city cafs right here in Doncaster. This ... [more]
This riveting show is a fabulous collection of six interweaving short plays presented by Melbourne Writers' Theatre ... [more]
13/11/2018 - 25/11/2018
Salt is a well-reputed fish and chips and burger bar that's been around for a while. It's now owned by Victor and Ro... [more]
We're only halfway there and the tension is rising. My friend asked me to check my heart rate on the Fitbit and it's ele... [more]
Have you ever met someone who instantly makes you feel like you're their best friend, like they would do anything in... [more]
Miss Kitty, AKA Jess, has imagined, dreamed and created every kid's fantasy. Visiting Miss Shakes 'N' Crepes shop is... [more]
Norwich Park Equestrian run by Karen and her family is a new horse riding business on 14 acres in Warrandyte. The p... [more]
I love pastries. They remind me of lazy Sunday mornings where there is time for a warm croissant on the decking whil... [more]
The name of the cafe came to George when all good ideas do, at 4 AM in the morning. The feature Oregon table is the ... [more]
Billy's Deck, formally Deganis in Eltham, is well known for its large exterior dining deck. Perfect for summer dinin... [more]
There are some places you go to that you know instantly that the owners deserve to do well. This is one such place. ... [more]
It's a great family night out. There were kids and nannas and people from all ages in between. I don't think there w... [more]
06/05/2018 - 01/07/2019
Performance skills aside, it takes a lot to deliver such a heart-wrenching monologue. Performed to perfection, Stephen p... [more]
08/05/2018 - 12/05/2018
It's not like she needed anything to do! Cathy (the owner) of High Gate has three boys and her husband owns a family... [more]
I love an all-day brekky. It's not an extensive menu at Purdy's but there's enough variety at a cheap price to make ... [more]
The show might be called 'It's Not Funny' but it is. You would never know this was her debut solo show. The improvis... [more]
09/04/2018 - 22/04/2018
My sister and I are comedy buddies. We usually choose shows by a convenient date rather than reading the blurb. To... [more]
30/03/2018 - 08/04/2018
If you could look into the future when you were a teenager, what would you say to yourself, what would you write down to... [more]
02/02/2018 - 09/02/2018
The name of this cafe tells you a lot about it. The owner is a motorbike enthusiast who is displaying some of his tr... [more]
Forget everything you've ever thought of about fish and chip shops. This is definitely a 'no greasy', 'no smelly' lo... [more]
What topic could be more emotive, more controversial and more comedic than parenting? This play, performed many ... [more]
09/09/2017 - 23/09/2017
As we were about to go into the café I noticed a sign saying Doggie treats $1. Just at that moment a lady came out a... [more]
'I wanna be with you everywhere' … and apparently on the dance floor. The venue was packed out and women flocked to ... [more]
I have been lucky enough to participate in Put your Heart Into It workshops before, so I went full of anticipation o... [more]
The scene is set for right royal evening. Bollywood style music is playing loudly in the background, balloons decora... [more]
A chartered tax accountant by trade, it seems like an unlikely career move to comedian but Suren Jayemanne is now an una... [more]
30/03/2017 - 23/04/2017
The mat says 'aloha'. You can't miss it because the cafe is in a prominent position on the corner of Swan Street and Len... [more]
We were lucky enough to be invited to a preview dinner to experience Queen of South's modern take on traditional Mex... [more]
The A Team is an impressive new cafe styled in neutral colour beige and cream, ash wood with scattered pot plants. T... [more]
The show starts with the voice-over of an ex-prime minister who I would prefer not to listen to. I was thinking I didn't... [more]
18/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
The Taradale wine and produce is a unique country cafe with a long colourful history. There are several small rooms ... [more]
On the old-fashioned drag of Castlemaine, The Run Rabbit Run Cafe retains the likeness of an old shop from many, man... [more]
I had a yearning for pan-fried dumplings and found favourable budgetary reviews about the Polaris Dumpling Kitchen. ... [more]
I love a good musical comedy! I am in awe of artists who can create humour in an instant and then to turn it into a song... [more]
19/11/2016 - 20/11/2016
The band is playing outside, there are dozens of balloons, there's plenty of conversation and laughing around the ... [more]
The staff at Shanghai Dragon Dumpling House is very obliging. It's a small venue but they accommodated us away from ... [more]
I wonder how many people make a New Year's resolution about love? As I don't drink, smoke or drink coffee, mine usua... [more]
24/09/2016 - 01/10/2016
If live performance was the only job in the world and my life depended on mastering it, I would be in big trouble. So I ... [more]
14/09/2016 - 19/09/2016
This restaurant came with an excellent recommendation from my son who has travelled a fair distance regularly to eat at ... [more]
About this Historic Pub One hundred and thirty years ago this beautiful old building was a textile mill. It has trans... [more]
It's a luxury to get the chance to catch up with my sister, so even a quick lunch was something to look forward to. ... [more]
This place really buzzes. There's a hive of activity even early. By the time we got there at 6pm, the place was full and... [more]
.. Big Al has a vision, drive, and stamina to make anything work. With previous café experience, Al and his partner T... [more]
I think I'm in love with IKEA. I get excited just thinking about my next rendezvous and what I might discover there.... [more]
This was to be the last hurrah after a long quiet Christmas holiday break. We had pretty much stayed home all holida... [more]
Juanita has a passion for great food (and so do I). Her love for food and her concern for her daughter's health and foo... [more]
The meaning of alchemy is 'a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination'. So that's a perf... [more]
You'll have to go looking for this restaurant because it's off the main Plenty Road behind McDonald's. It is for thi... [more]
You only have to speak to Gabi for a few minutes to know that anything she does is going to be special. Gabby is the... [more]
It's nearly 9 o'clock on Wednesday evening and D.O.C. café, located near the Nova end of Lygon street, is full to the br... [more]
Have you ever wished that you were born into a different family? No offence to my beautiful eclectic mob but I can i... [more]
This is the best ever fully interactive comedy show juxtaposed with sex, sin and insanity! This very funny 'no hold barr... [more]
23/04/2016 - 17/05/2016
If you're in town near Federation Square and need a hot chocolate or coffee, this is the place to stop. My daughter sai... [more]
I haven't been to Acland Street for a very long time and was quite surprised how noisy and packed out each of the ca... [more]
Looking for adrenalin charged adventure sports sure to physically and mentally challenge people of all ages? Want to enj... [more]
Merri Creek Studio is an art gallery and beautiful shared community space for printmaking and other art mediums. Mer... [more]
, What a brilliant idea! Melinda Janiszewski, the owner of the one and only Cocktails and Canvas business in Austral... [more]
As near nudity is the only way to sell tickets, Bradley Storer storms into the theatre in only undies. He is young, fit ... [more]
02/02/2016 - 07/02/2016
Considering I'm a local and a market lover, it's absurd that I have never made it to the mammoth Kingsbury Drive Com... [more]
Tucked away, not far from the hustle and bustle of inner city life, is the beautiful historic Abbotsford convent and... [more]
As soon as we walked into Colin's place we were welcomed sincerely, thanked for coming and asked to 'Give them a go'... [more]
Sure it's the biggest heat wave in Melbourne's history, today is predicted to top 42°, but that's not going to stop ... [more]
Need a laugh? Well who doesn't? Well you're in luck, Spontaneous Broadway are back in town with another unpredictable sh... [more]
25/11/2015 - 02/12/2015
Nigel, the barista, is fast, stylish and efficient as he creates delicious coffee and hot chocolates. He works effic... [more]
"Halliday is a talented pianist, songwriter and performer with stamina to match." – WeekendNotes, 2014. When I sa... [more]
13/11/2015 - 14/11/2015
When was the last time you went to have your eyebrows waxed and had a conversation with the therapist about wanting to l... [more]
How do you like the sound of this? A beautiful intimate space to relax and get creative with a small group of pe... [more]
26/11/2015 - 17/12/2015
This is the fourth Hutong restaurant I have been invited to try (lucky me) and each time I think it just can't get any b... [more]
We'd been to the other Vorea in Bundoora near the outlets and we were all happy with our generous and delicious meal... [more]
My very first occasion to the racing track was to the Caulfield Guineas so I'm certainly no racing expert. But, as a vi... [more]
This is my 377th article for Weekend Notes and it's the first time I have ever said from the get go that this is a M... [more]
Stella, Kitty and Fifi, solo artists in their own right, are back together again as the luscious, chic and outrage... [more]
29/09/2015 - 04/10/2015
Having now had breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner at the Windy Mile I feel well qualified to review this city style... [more]
The name Hazelgrove is the historic house name given to Mandy's beautiful old farm in Thornton, country Victoria. Hazelg... [more]
How's that? by Sherbet is playing in the background. The Beaumaris Theatre is set up with long tables in groups of 10 pe... [more]
I was honoured to be invited to a very special media event at the Man Tong Kitchen - Crown Casino's Premium Authentic Ch... [more]
As I drove down Buckley Street I noticed that there were many Indian restaurants. My sister commented that it would ... [more]
. This is no ordinary Indian restaurant. Tandoori Flames has been completely refurbished with stunning pendant ligh... [more]
Were St is pronounced Where or Weir St depending on who you talk to and it's definitely the place where you should be. T... [more]
The name sounds so ominous that I'd love to know the tale behind its selection. Without an inkling of the truth I 'm goi... [more]
What do you think of when you imagine a good old Italian get together? I think of an event full of energy, raucou... [more]
The Cherry Red is a classy, casual place to eat and is family run. Unlike some small cafes this one is not so noisy ... [more]
This article congratulates and celebrates the masters of Chinese cooking - the revered Hutong Group, the geniuses be... [more]
High St Northcote is not short on places to eat. There's just about any nationality you can think of; it's a virtual gou... [more]
Music blasts through the theatre. It reminds me of Slumdog Millionaire… Bollywood style. Rajendra comes out in bare fee... [more]
13/04/2015 - 19/04/2015
This has to be the absolute best time of year to go for a stroll or plan a family activity in the bush or natural bu... [more]
Taco Bill Mexican Restaurants are an Australian owned business with over forty five years experience. They have 35 l... [more]
Are you a chocoholic or just a chocolate lover (like all of us) without the addiction? Find out by completing this s... [more]
I'm imagining a typical conversation between a husband and wife. 'Hey there's not a lot around here for kids to do... [more]
Well at least the dirt jumps are free! Soon after Christmas some heartless criminal stole the children's new bikes. ... [more]
I knew where I wanted to go but my driver (a local) told me there was nothing around there. It was set back off the ... [more]
Brown Bear, Brown BearWhat do you see?I see passionate owners looking at meBrown Bear, Brown BearWhat do you see?I see s... [more]
My mum, two children (10 and 12 yrs) and I were in Adelaide for five days of work and leisure. We planned our trip t... [more]
The sign outside says 'Teahouse, Gifts, Therapies'. This sets it aside from larger, bustling cafes. With only five t... [more]
All across Victoria local Council's are saving time poor and nervous parents from going mad. That means you have more fr... [more]
You wouldn't think Eltham needed another great café but here we are at Café Zen Den. It bears the old sign of the pr... [more]
Following hot on the tail of Redbubble's successful inaugural ART MEL event free, interactive and experiential event, ... [more]
As we walked around the corner in the Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre we came across a young lady behind a s... [more]
This must be the perfect location for a relaxing stroll through a unique market. The noise of birds and the Warrandy... [more]
If you didn't notice the sign on the window or the bargains at the door you would be forgiven for thinking this was anot... [more]
Brunswick Street Fitzroy is now at least as popular as Lygon St Carlton was when I was a yuppie. But Brunswick Stree... [more]
The Pancake Parlour started in Australia the same decade as I was born. At the risk of sounding like an old timer, I rem... [more]
In 2014 the spread of expos held at the exhibition buildings included shows for rev heads, furniture buyers, art lovers,... [more]
Having recently been to the Man Tong Kitchen at Crown Casino I couldn't imagine that East could possibly be anywhere... [more]
I have wanted to do the treetop walk for years and have been hanging out to do the zipline tour. I planned a whole w... [more]
It happened by chance that we needed to go to Bonbons. Months ago my daughter had picked out a birthday cake she wan... [more]
A day at the St Kilda Beach was going to include kite flying, fishing off the pier, fish and chips on the beach and ... [more]
For a long time this 'top pub' has been hotel of choice for locals and visitors alike. Its ideal location allows maj... [more]
There's nothing bigger in the world than the Great Wall of China. I am taken back to that awesome feeling of climbin... [more]
03/11/2014 - 28/11/2014
There are toddlers playing at the playground, children climbing the rock climbing tower, teenagers patting horses, f... [more]
After a hard morning of shopping therapy at the Camberwell market we went in search of food fuel. There were closer ... [more]
To find this friendly café you need to turn into the car park that leads to the Ridge Gym. It is brightly sign posted ... [more]
We will, we will rock youWe will, we will rock you!Question: What do you get when you mix the greatest rock band songs o... [more]
01/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
There are three Thai restaurants in Upper Heidleberg Rd Ivanhoe all within 100 m of each other. I didn't know any of... [more]
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,Home a... [more]
06/09/2014 - 14/09/2014
In the Chinese language, the word for 'eight' sounds similar to the word which means 'prosper' or 'wealth'. Visually the... [more]
The fact that my old friend and I managed to organise a girl's date night was already reason to celebrate. On our list o... [more]
I've probably been over thinking the name but my first thought when I heard Buk Buk was that it sounded more like th... [more]
I have to start with a qualifier. According to my teenage son, I know nothing about what he likes or does… or anything r... [more]
'She's a pub that means a shit load of things to a shit load of people…everyone was always welcome as they are today... [more]
There's something decadent about an afternoon tea. It conjures up a sense of royalty. It's a totally indulgent meal that... [more]
Before you know it will be spring - it really will be. It's the perfect time of the year to get out and about. So here's... [more]
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Point Cook here's a little bit of history to contextualize and explain the exis... [more]
'Oh wow, this is cool' was the mantra of the day. This was a surprising response because when we pulled up we had one un... [more]
When I first went to Carlucci's, maybe twenty or so years ago, it was one of the first such cafes in our local area.... [more]
In the middle of the snow at Mt Buller, creative outdoor sculptures emerge. Each tells a story, inspired and providing i... [more]
If you haven't been out to Mawson Lakes it's only about 25 minutes from the city. Mawson Lakes was originally swamp ... [more]
Situated in an ideal location, just at the entrance of the Essendon Fields Shopping centre, this modern restaurant has l... [more]
The party could be heard from up the street. Stepping into Tandoori Flames was like a scene from an upbeat Bollywood... [more]
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

 In dark and sexy times the empire, headed by its power couple ... [more]
About Bianca Bianca is a young enthusiastic entrepreneur who has worked with animals for five years. Before Bianca ... [more]
I don't know what I was most captivated by when I drove up to this Heidleberg café/ gift shop. The first thing I not... [more]
I remember a time when there were no real cafes in Watsonia, just the odd fish and chip and pizza joints. Now I have... [more]
This is a bit of a surprise cafe on the busy main road in Derrimut near Sunshine golf course. There aren't many eaterie... [more]
Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a great big freakin' megastar? Yes, it's SuperGirly (aka Lulu McClatchy) with inv... [more]
27/05/2014 - 08/06/2014
Without doubt this was the best Thai food I have ever eaten. Every course was delicious and I could have eaten more ... [more]
I've seen the signs on the way to Whittlesea a million times: Just picked raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, ... [more]
I keep discovering quirky, great value little cafes in the Northern suburbs that are worth travelling to. They are o... [more]
If you're travelling through Yarrambat and accidentally stay on the Yan Yean Road instead of heading through South Mor... [more]
As you drive into Westerfolds Park there is a sign that welcomes you to Wurundjeri country (Womenjika Wurundjeri Bee... [more]
On your way out of Warrandyte on the road to Croydon, look out for the old Yarra Store. It looks like it's been arou... [more]
According to Bryce Halliday, he is an amateur psychologist and misunderstood genius whose ideas will come good in th... [more]
03/04/2014 - 12/04/2014
I'm a girl from the other side of town, so you will have to excuse me for not knowing that Macaulay Rd Kensington is an ... [more]
The name of this restaurant conjures up images of big burly blokes with unshaven beardstwirling beer and burping lou... [more]
It's funny what you notice. I took my two kids to the Anthony Beale Reserve to test out the new remote control car t... [more]
You know you're in the country when just 1km from the outskirts of the main strip there are a huddle of cows lying s... [more]
In a bright, busy street, in a dark, dark corner is a door. In a bright, busy street, in a dark, dark corner is a... [more]
It's hard to find somewhere open on a Monday night, so we were lucky to stumble upon Thai Sontaya and were greeted ... [more]
Here's a real life scenario. You have just arrived home from work and within five minutes your teenager advi... [more]
Which other intersection could claim famous tourist worthy places on every corner? Is there another corner where a s... [more]
The sign on the Red Cross Op Shop window was an eye catcher; it said 'All clothes under $5'. I didn't really have a ... [more]
One of the beauties of being a Weekend Notes writer is opening night invitations. Look at the Funny Lady: A Fiesta ... [more]
23/01/2014 - 01/02/2014
I should be forgiven for missing this brilliant little café called Piccolo Meccanico. When you drive down the main r... [more]
Okay, it's less than two weeks until my son's 21st and now he decides he will have a party. What do I need to do first: ... [more]
There's something for everyone in Warrandyte. Lovely coffees, antiques, art galleries and art demonstrations, a ... [more]
You've heard of organ and tissue donation for transplantation, but have you heard of corpse donation? This is an arra... [more]
When I first came across the wheelchair swing at the Eltham North playground, I thought it was a fabulous idea but i... [more]
Victoria is the place to be in 2014. Your new year's resolution to be more organised so you can enjoy Melbourne's events... [more]
Talk about a man's cave! This shop is a man's paradise for every tradie and outdoor enthusiast. Once a large showroo... [more]
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly,... [more]
Produced by Jeremy Guzman & Lindsay Pritchard Here's all I knew when I turned up at the Butterfly club (never heard o... [more]
10/12/2013 - 15/12/2013
Call it a touch of madness if you like but I'd prefer to think of it is a case of really contagious enthusiasm. By the t... [more]
It's an expense that no one wants just before Christmas, but if you have kids it's inevitable. For those with children i... [more]
When you arrive at Turner's Bakehouse in Mernda, it's easy to imagine this being a hub for travellers on a gravel ro... [more]
My kids have asked me the same thing every Christmas for many years 'Are we going to get a fresh Christmas tree?' I a... [more]
Abracadabra, across from the pub, Buddhist musical instruments you must rub, Smell of fragrant oils and incense, ... [more]
I'm not a big laugh out loud type, I'm more of the 'yeah I know it's funny but I'll laugh on the inside thanks' girl, ex... [more]
25/03/2014 - 06/04/2014
I might just have a sceptical nature but when I look at the advertised discounts from Chemist Warehouse and their glossy... [more]
The Camberwell locals are spoiled for choice when it comes to great cafes. I had left my lunch on the bench at home... [more]
As I drove towards the Highways, on the corner of Princess Highway and Corrigan Street Springvale, the tune that was... [more]
The entrances to Darebin Parklands are via suburban streets. Once you park your car and enter the parkland you could be ... [more]
Why are the Sacred Heart Op Shops so Special? The Sacred Heart mission was started in 1982 by Parish Priest Fathe... [more]
It's not even 9am on a Saturday, it's sunny and very warm, and Burleigh Heads is buzzing. Hundreds of people have set ... [more]
Yarrambat, the home of Greensborough model aircraft, was once considered the country. Don't say that to the people who h... [more]
I was recently scoffed at when I exclaimed that I wasn't really a coffee drinker. The reply was 'Well you've never h... [more]
When it comes to experience and knowledge of opera, I am definitely lacking. So I am perhaps an unlikely reviewer of... [more]
26/10/2013 - 27/10/2013
On the corner of a sweeping bend in Kangaroo Ground, just a hop and a skip from Eltham, Wellers Hotel was first esta... [more]
What's your fancy? Peaceful gardens with flawless lawns, weeping elms or indigenous flora. You don't have to wait until ... [more]
Since 2002 Swipers Gully – Hospitality and Viticulture Centre –has provided a first class training venue for Eltham ... [more]
When you travel towards Whittlesea you will see the prominent sign on the left announcing the Growling Frog golf course.... [more]
What's the shortest time possible to order, eat and then run to the playground? I'd say about 15 minutes. It seemed... [more]
Wheel thrown porcelain, watercolour inspired glass making, ornamental pots inspired by natural and bizarre forms of flor... [more]
03/05/2014 - 11/05/2014
UPDATE 26/12/13: Please note The Grace of Plenty Treasures Gift Store is now trading as Sugarbuds Gift Shop & Florist: Y... [more]
Situated on the land of the Wurrundjeri people, this beautiful five acre historic property in Croydon boasts Tudor s... [more]
Cheeseworld really is a world of its own. The cheese and wine tastings bought us there but we spent the most time in... [more]
Are you into wine, food, and art? If you are put this on your 'to do list'. You could just about spend the day at Vines ... [more]
I am totally conflicted about the greatest benefit of Taskworks. As an educator the greatest thing about Taskworks is th... [more]
I liken shopping for bras to visiting the dentist. I never look forward to either and I know it's going to be tediou... [more]
It's so much fun to rediscover an old treasure. That's what happened to me this weekend. Years ago I discovered b... [more]
Who doesn't love a surprise package in the mail?When I got my Vit Kit, I couldn't wait to open my box of healthy goodies... [more]
If you think all Mexican is alike, think again. It's not just tacos, it's way, way more at Rosa Mexicana on the corner o... [more]
Nestled on the edge of the Mooney Valley is the impressive TOTE bar and restaurant. We were treated like royalty. When w... [more]
The Fringe Festival performers are amongst the gutsiest and most risqué. You are never quite sure of what you will get ... [more]
06/10/2022 - 14/10/2022
It was with much excitement that we took the youngest member of our family to enjoy SEA LIFE. I wondered how much a ... [more]
The MUST CabFest is back this year for real. With a diverse range of performances biting at the bit to put on the sh... [more]
07/09/2022 - 10/09/2022
I'm going out on a limb here, I know it's a big call and I'm mostly not melodramatic but I am going to say that this... [more]
19/04/2022 - 24/04/2022
I am a dumpling lover, so imagine my embarrassment and excitement to find out that I have never been to this famous ... [more]
They really are friends, very best friends, so that means they can be their worst critics. They share the best of love... [more]
24/04/2021 - 28/04/2021
Not knowing what to expect, we mounted the 50 steps to the intimate Butterfly Theatre with great anticipation. I'm gener... [more]
12/04/2021 - 18/04/2021
So when it's wet and COVID restrictions linger, what better way to fill your day and night but to hunker down with a Net... [more]
You've seen the teddies, you've spotted rainbows, but now you can find so much more! But first, let's go back in tim... [more]
I do not understand why Tandoori Fames In West Footscray does not have people lining up for miles. You cannot fault ... [more]
I remember going to a Chinese circus in Beijing. It was dazzling and I was awestruck by the talented Chinese circus ... [more]
10/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
It sounds bold, risky and innovative but what does 'pay as you feel' mean? It's simply clever. It means you are able... [more]
I'd love to know the back story. What was the impetus for the collaboration between the astronomer and the orchestra? ... [more]
I can't wait for this sound and visual spectacular, featuring 10 String Guitarist Matthew James Fagan (aka Lord of t... [more]
Two Hearts is a play about first love… and so much more. Set on the third floor of an old inner city townhouse ... [more]
25/02/2019 - 02/03/2019
The Transitions Film Festival is a unique festival dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about social ... [more]
21/02/2019 - 08/03/2019
Identifying the style of this performance is difficult. It's a unique and clever combination of dance styles, theatr... [more]
29/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
"They deprive me of food, I survive. They sever my limbs. I don't die. I've outlived the dinosaurs. I will outlive them.... [more]
22/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
It doesn't take long to realise that this is going to shape up to be a really fun night. Abba tunes blare out as peo... [more]
27/08/2018 - 01/09/2018
When things went well, my mum always used to say 'We are cooking with gas!' I was reminded of this saying when Dan W... [more]
Looking for a night of sweet soul and dirty dancefloor funk? Look no further than the Hawthorn Arts Centre. Ivan "Choi" ... [more]
A few years ago I was privy to the magic show Full House - or How to Get Banned from Every Casino on the Planet by Tim E... [more]
15/03/2018 - 14/04/2018
Boy meets girl, boy loves girl. Girl and boy have long-term relationship. Girl plays girl role but with several twists. ... [more]
07/02/2018 - 11/02/2018
As soon as I arrived at Minimo Cafe, I understood why my friend would pick this place for our annual catch up. It's ... [more]
Formerly Deganis and the fire station way back when, this large cafe and function room has indoor and outdoor facili... [more]
Don't go expecting ordinary impro. The winner of JURY'S TROPHY for poetry, commitment and harmony - Impronale Festiv... [more]
25/11/2017 - 26/11/2017
Oils may be oils but a circus aint just a circus. Billed as a circus, the carnival of lost souls has it all. Set... [more]
10/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
This is going to sound like we're really fussy but Fresh As Cafe was our fourth choice for the day. I had intended t... [more]
The owner of Three Red Stripes in the Greensborough Plaza, by his own admission, has no experience in the restaurant... [more]
Train running latte? Catch a great coffee at Platform 3095 Just when you thought that Eltham had enough cafes, in... [more]
This is the third restaurant for the Cortesao family and, as proud owners, they have called their new baby Third Cha... [more]
The Nandos in Lygon Street Brunswick is near the end of the street which has a few cafes. So when we were in a hurry... [more]
If I worked in a chocolate shop, I'm sure I would be grinning from ear to ear all day but when we visited Chokolait ... [more]
Names of restaurants amuse me and they are often very self-explanatory. For example, a bloke who has three daughters... [more]
Gone are the days of boogeying at the local and finding your beau. This new world of dating means you can search for... [more]
03/05/2017 - 07/05/2017
Pan fried vegetarian dumplings… can you beat them? At Dumpling Chef they were made for me while I waited so they were de... [more]
We had just been told by at a local café that they were too busy to serve my daughter chips unless we bought a meal ... [more]
The old lead light window and the pressed metal on the walls suggest a long interesting story of the past. Inside th... [more]
One of the locals suggested we have lunch at the Taylors Lakes Hotel. It wasn't what I expected. With its black shin... [more]
Marked by a distinctive yellow door on busy Gertrude Street, Charcoal Lane has a long and interesting history. Once ... [more]
It's rare that I get to enjoy morning tea with my friend and I have been thinking about where we should go for a whi... [more]
This is in an unlikely spot but in a very good location, especially if you like to sit outdoors with very little pas... [more]
With more sequins and tulle than a haberdashery store, this extravagant show is sure to tickle the fancy of many aud... [more]
01/02/2017 - 04/02/2017
Once known as a peaceful iconic location, Malmsbury has lots to offer locals and visitors. The one and only pub is a... [more]
Honestly I do not know why I don't dine on Indian food more often. You can't get better value for money and I am nev... [more]
One of my colleagues is adamant that the best meals are always from country pubs. She said on the weekend she likes to d... [more]
This year Victoria will host a suite of major events that attract people from all over the world, so as locals we are sp... [more]
I have noticed this family restaurant several times when I've driven down Plenty Road - who wouldn't with a name lik... [more]
Even my 14-year-old daughter noticed that this café was located in a very nice part of town. North Point Cafe is per... [more]
CRU is on Glenferrie Rd but up the Cotham Rd end. It's small but has a lot to offer, with service from friendly staff ... [more]
You'd never know it nowadays but Taradale (between Malmsbury and Castlemaine) is a former gold rush town and once a ... [more]
For those venturing into the city, particularly gamers and film buffs, make time to stop at Fed Square and venture i... [more]
A receptionist and enthusiastic waiter welcomed us. He had just started his job the day before and it showed. I'm sure... [more]
This up-market restaurant and bar is in the prime position on the corner of James and Anderson Streets Templestowe. ... [more]
Dear 2016, This has been a long time coming but I need to let you know I am well and truly over you. Despite my effort... [more]
I have been eyeing off this little cafe each time I visit Castlemaine. If the house could talk I bet it would have a... [more]
A midst the stunning surrounds of beautiful Mt Macedon homes and open gardens, and close to Hanging Rock and Sanator... [more]
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