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My WeekendNotes - 162
Should you find yourself near the railway station in Epping and at a loose end, a very good use of your time would be to... [more]
I love a bit of sushi, but strangely I had never actually been to a proper sushi train. Deciding it was time to change t... [more]
If you've never been to Georgetown before, it can be hard to imagine what it's like. The city doesn't have the usual... [more]
A little while ago it occurred to me that children's play equipment had changed for ever - and perhaps for the better. I... [more]
It is agreed by many that Chiang Mai, is the best city in the world for vegetarians to visit. It's not that no better ve... [more]
It was a quiet Sunday morning when I first came upon the little eatery hidden in the old-world maze of streets that is c... [more]
If I am ever back in Georgetown and want a cheap, no-fuss place to stay which is near the heart of it all but quiet, I k... [more]
There's little doubt that Chiang Mai is a fantastic spot for both vegan and vegetarian food. But there seems to be a ten... [more]
In Chiang Mai The Salad Concept is a well-known lunch spot along Nimman Road. It isn't the only outlet of this salad bar... [more]
A ristretto is similar to an espresso but made with a double shot of coffee and only half the water. Just another of the... [more]
City living shouldn't prevent you from getting outside for a picnic whenever the desire takes you - and the weather allo... [more]
There are few more majestic sites than that of the slender arched neck and dark plumage of a Black Swan gliding across t... [more]
Maddens Falls is located near the eastern entrance of Dharawal National Park. On a grey day I made the short walk to the... [more]
Among Campbelltown's many attractions is the north western part of the Dharawal National Park. Access it from the end o... [more]
O'Hares Creek Lookout is located in the Dharawal National Park. It is a good uphill walk to a flat short path that culmi... [more]
For an Inner West neighbourhood park, Petersham Park has a lot going on. This is one of the largest parks in the area, a... [more]
While staying at the Blackheath Glen Tourist Park, I was excited to discover that on it's doorstep, there is a walking t... [more]
In Sydney it's not easy to find a good outlet for organic, raw, cruelty free, and vegan products. So it's great to find ... [more]
One of the things I love about Ashfield is its parks. They are all unique with their own special stories - some more dif... [more]
There is a widely enjoyed pub culture here in Australia, but our love of our 'local' comes down to more than just great ... [more]
Hidden down the quiet country roads of Maraylya, there is a lagoon secreted amongst the trees. School children, research... [more]
Richard Murden Reserve is an inviting thoroughfare that makes up part of the Greenway and leads directly onto the Bay Ru... [more]
Five Dock Park is hidden in the back streets of this quiet residential suburb, only a stone's throw from Five Dock's mai... [more]
The Blacktown Showground Precinct is located only 5 minutes walk from the Blacktown train station. Considering this, it ... [more]
Wetlands are among the calmest and most peaceful natural spaces you can visit. They are quiet spaces characterized by th... [more]
Although following a Vegan diet and lifestyle has gained more traction in recent years, it is still perceived by many as... [more]
There are a number of walks through the bush around Campbelltown, but these are mostly busier trails and can only be don... [more]
A family barbecue can be a great way to spend a weekend afternoon, but with the kids, a number of adults, and perhaps ev... [more]
If you don't live in the Inner West, you may not have discovered Iron Cove. It is affectionately known by locals as the ... [more]
Leichhardt Park, along the banks of Iron Cove, is a busy thoroughfare along the Bay Run. While it is commonly only passe... [more]
Each of the parks along the Cooks River have something a little different to offer in addition to the calming views of t... [more]
Tong Li Supermarket in Burwood Mall is one of my favourite places to shop for exotic Asian ingredients - as well as chea... [more]
Petersham isn't known for great pubs, but the Public House along Stanmore Road is definitely a winner. The Public Hou... [more]
If you are interested in finding out more about what's up in the night sky, the Campbelltown Rotary Observatory has a sp... [more]
Hammond Park is a quiet recreational park in Ashfield and is commonly used as a convenient place for a walk or to sit be... [more]
The Autumn Indulgence Night Market has finally arrived! This is the latest seasonal market event organized by the Vegan ... [more]
The Newcastle Belly Dance Festival will be held from the 7th to 9 April. For the avid student of belly dance and related... [more]
07/04/2017 - 09/04/2017
For many people, Koshigaya Park in the heart of Campbelltown is just a pretty spot for a lazy Sunday lunch, a place to ... [more]
It's almost time for Ashfield's event of the year - Carnival of Cultures, a one-day festival celebrating Harmony Day and... [more]
There are a lot of places to eat in Ashfield Mall - it has a varied food court with a variety of Asian cusines, an India... [more]
To celebrate the year of the rooster, Burwood Council is holding the China Fun Lunar Carnival at Burwood Park. It is ... [more]
Peace Park is possibly the best park in the Inner West from which to get a sweeping view of the surrounds. It is situate... [more]
Fresh Code is a chain store with very special approach when it comes to juice. I was lucky to come upon one while stroll... [more]
The Macarthur Tavern is a modern pub in Campbelltown with good food and perhaps the best outdoor seating area in the vic... [more]
There are lots of little-known but very worthwhile little parks hidden about Sydney's Inner West. Many of these are secr... [more]
Scheyville National Park has fascinated me, since I learned of its existence a few years ago. Many quiet walks have ... [more]
The Salt Pan Creek walking track take you on a sometimes delightful, sometimes disconcerting journey through semi-urban ... [more]
Timbrell park is hands-down one of the best parks in Five Dock. Not only is it large enough to accommodate a large sport... [more]
After returning to Sydney after a good chunk of time in Thailand, I was on a mission to find a decent Thai restaurant in... [more]
I love the calm undemanding pastime of strolling beside the Cooks River. I enjoy taking deep inhales of the slightly sal... [more]
This October, the Sofitel Gold Coast will be home to the Australian Pole Festival 2016. The festival is a three day holi... [more]
14/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
This October, the Inner West Council presents the 'Feast of Flavours' event in the suburbs of Ashfield and Summer Hill o... [more]
07/10/2016 - 09/10/2016
In Campbelltown Council's 'Tree Swap Program' you can exchange a tree considered a weed for a native tree. However, y... [more]
Haigh Park is a modest but pleasantly quiet park situated 15 minutes walk from Liverpool train station. A little seclude... [more]
Gough Whitlam Park is one of those conveniently located outdoor spaces that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves... [more]
I have always thought very fondly of Robson Park. But when trying to say why, I never really can convey the reason. Afte... [more]
The Eagle Vale Library is one of Campbelltown's branch libraries and services the areas around Eschol Park, Raby and Kea... [more]
I'm always on the lookout for ways to access the best of Sydney's natural spaces via public transport. The best location... [more]
One of the charms of visiting Chang Mai is the competitive prices of the accommodation. You can get the most basic bed i... [more]
I showed up for the first time at Earth Tone Cafe one mid-morning, desperately in need of some nourishing brunch. Aside ... [more]
When looking back at South-Western Sydney's history, one of the saddest tales is that of the Appin Massacre. The month o... [more]
With school holidays coming around again Campbelltown Council has planned a range of free activities for kids to be held... [more]
In partnership with Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre and Women in Leadership Leichardt, Leichhardt Council is ... [more]
As Summer draws to a close I am still enjoying my harvest of vegetables, and will for a few weeks to come. I can say I m... [more]
In 2016 Ireland looks back on the events of 1916, as they mark the first Centenary of the Easter Rising - an important ... [more]
It is wonderful to see how much Sydney's many councils have begun to put real effort into creating outstanding free Sust... [more]
12/03/2016 - 16/04/2016
Sydney City Council is hosting a free bread-making event on Friday 11th March at Redfern Community Centre. Bread is an i... [more]
As part of their annual Cinema in the Park event, Ryde Council is showing a free screening of the popular children's ani... [more]
As the second oldest city in Australia, unsurprisingly Parramatta has a rich history. Fortunately much of it remains in ... [more]
The Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra has been around for almost 30 years. They are a not-for-profit organisation that hold... [more]
People often avoid learning to swim after a certain age, but whatever your age you should have a strong grasp of this es... [more]
I.T and Biscuits is back again in Campbelltown in 2016. The I.T and Biscuits sessions are all about getting up to speed ... [more]
18/02/2016 - 02/12/2016
Again in 2016 the Inner West Councils of Strathfield, Leichhardt, City of Canada Bay, Burwood and Ashfield are collabora... [more]
20/02/2016 - 30/04/2016
Campbelltown City Council is holding sessions specifically aimed at seniors who would like to become more tech savvy. Se... [more]
02/03/2016 - 23/06/2016
The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living is all about showing people how to live sustainably through use of clean ene... [more]
Video art has been around for close to fifty years, and is an extension of artistic expression into video form - enabled... [more]
06/02/2016 - 20/03/2016
Chiang Mai is known for its many vegetarian restaurants that offer fresh local and Western meat-free cuisine. However, i... [more]
One of the biggest headaches when applying for a new job is having to write or update your resume. There are so many dif... [more]
There are a lot of articles that showcase the 'Best Free Things To Do in Sydney'. However, their recommendations often f... [more]
It's hard to overstate the value of a good market. The fresh produce, home-made goods and bargain table deals you can fi... [more]
It can be difficult to find quality Asian cuisine around Sydney - and Thai cuisine is no exception. A lot of these resta... [more]
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