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Articles: 72
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My WeekendNotes - 72
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I always thought Rainbow Beach was just a gateway to Fraser Island, but after spending the weekend there, I can confiden... [more]
Styling bars after your grandparents' living room seems to be a bit of a trend in Brisbane at the moment, and Milton's n... [more]
There is a Japanese proverb that states "luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth". The main point I take... [more]
When you have made it your business to eat your way around a city, there is nothing better than the feeling you get when... [more]
I remember the days when the Bank Road shops in Graceville were the stock-standard combination of convenience store, hai... [more]
Just when you thought they couldn't squeeze another café/bar into Boundary Street, West End, along comes Jam Jar, a fant... [more]
When it comes to food, Italians really know what they are doing; pizza, pasta, bruschetta, tiramisu, arancini – I could ... [more]
The 'burbs are back, and no I'm not talking about the Tom Hanks, 80s classic. I'm talking about the fact that you no lon... [more]
In the past five years or so, the number of cafes in Brisbane has exploded exponentially, which makes writing an article... [more]
As a red-blooded Australian this is hard to admit, but there are just some things the Brits do better than us: football ... [more]
You could be forgiven for not being familiar with the town of Killarney; with a population of 831 and only one pub, it i... [more]
 
Growing up without books like Where the Wild Things Are, Possum Magic and, my personal favourite, The Jolly Postman, doe... [more]
22/08/2012 - 01/06/2013
From the outside, Foxy Bean looks like yet another small Brisbane café in an old converted Queenslander, which, in some ... [more]
When you find a hotel room in Sydney's city centre for less than $150, you take it, no questions asked. Which is exactly... [more]
The area from Tweed Heads to north of Byron Bay could, with the greatest respect, be called the retirement zone of easte... [more]
New Farm Park is great for barbies, kicking the footy, napping in the sun and all those things you can do in any park ac... [more]
In my seemingly endless search for the world's (or, at the very least, Brisbane's) best hash browns, I found myself deep... [more]
Tapas is one of those styles of eating that I can really get behind: it has turned snacking into an art form and a legit... [more]
One of the saddest things about the almost-complete monopoly of Coles and Woolworths, is the loss of that special relati... [more]
Nothing strikes fear in the heart of drama lovers more than the words 'community theatre'. So I was more than just pleas... [more]
25/08/2011 - 10/09/2011
It is a truth universally known that men like hardware stores and girls like galleries, which can make 'couples shopping... [more]
If I am eating out for breakfast, I'm going to want to bacon. I very rarely break this rule; whether I'm eating bacon wi... [more]
Brisbane's best beers...alliteration aside, knowing where to find them is important. The people (and by people I mean me... [more]
Dictionary.com defines cabaret as: "a floor show of dancing, singing, or other light entertainment". Vida Latina's Intim... [more]
As much as I love reading and buying books, sometimes forking out $25 or more on a few hundred pages seems a bit much. O... [more]
When it comes to eating out in Paddington and Red Hill, choosing somewhere to go can be a little daunting – you are tota... [more]
What do you get when you mix whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters and a maraschino cherry? Other than drunk, I'm n... [more]
Nightclubs: either you're getting dragged to them or dragged out of them. Either way, they are an almost inevitable part... [more]
It may not be Broadway or London's West End, but Brisbane's theatre scene is thriving in a number of small (and some not... [more]
On the 30th and 31st of July, Southbank will be turned into a foodie's idea of heaven, when it hosts Regional Flavours. ... [more]
30/07/2011 - 31/07/2011
First there were the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window displays, then came the Myers Christmas Windows, and this July, th... [more]
01/07/2011 - 31/07/2011
West End, or Best End as you might like to call it after you have followed the instructions in this article: home to caf... [more]
To me, the idea of a festival of cheese sounds like something from a dream; a whole day of celebrating cheesey goodness ... [more]
05/06/2011
There are some key ingredients needed for a successful musical: a great story, a brilliant cast, unforgettable music and... [more]
06/07/2011 - 24/07/2011
Did you know that the 'essential' in essential oils refers to the fact that the oil has a scent, and not that the oil is... [more]
Officeworks is a place that makes stationery dreams come true (well, at least that's what their slogan should be). If yo... [more]
It's rugby season again, but before I scare all of you non-football lovers off, rest assured that this is not about spor... [more]
They say that the further you get from Mexico, the less authentic the Mexican food becomes. Well, Brisbane is a fair old... [more]
There are a lot of people out there who really like coffee. It is the second most traded commodity in the world after oi... [more]
Comfort food: Wikipedia (source of all knowledge) describes it as "food that brings some form or measure of comfort, sen... [more]
It's a hot summer day; the sky is blue, the sun is shining. All you want to do is go to the beach but the thought of ba... [more]
Do you like a shimmy with your shish? A slide with your pide? In other words, do you like to be entertained while you ea... [more]
Makeup. Some of us wear it everyday, some of us wear it just for special occasions, some wear a little, and some wear a ... [more]
Were you under the impression that Bunnings Warehouse was just a place to buy spanners, hammers and the like? It is, of ... [more]
You never really know it's summer in Brisbane until you have been to a music festival. And if you only go to one festiva... [more]
04/02/2011
Ever wondered how you would react if you found yourself in a dangerous situation? Do you have the skills, both mental an... [more]
If you are one of the many who has sampled the delights of the website Etsy, you will understand how exciting it is that... [more]
Having a bit of trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year? Children's charity, Variety, are hosting just the e... [more]
12/12/2010
It is getting rarer and rarer to find opportunities to observe native fauna in their natural habitats. David Fleay Wildl... [more]
If you are sick of looking at the world from ground level, it is high time (pardon the pun) you made the trip to QDeck –... [more]
Long has the word 'Gabba' been synonymous with cricket, and that's about it. Thanks to the recent 'updrade' of the Wooll... [more]
People of Brisbane, start tuning your vocal chords and practising your carols; it's time to get your 'sing' on. Saturday... [more]
05/12/2009
This year's summer of cricket is about to be launched in style. Sunday 22nd November will see Shane Warne, Matt Hayden a... [more]
22/11/2009
For those people who enjoy running (and from the number of people who run the Bridge to Brisbane every year alone I know... [more]
No longer just a place to borrow books, your local Brisbane City Council library offers a huge range of interesting, fun... [more]
When you live in the 'river city', as Brisbane is known (to those living in Brisbane at least), it is your responsibilit... [more]
The Brekkie Creek, as it is affectionately known, is an iconic pub located just north of the Brisbane city. The word pub... [more]
There is something special about being served wine in a proper, branded glass by someone who knows the intimate details ... [more]
Fun and public transport are not generally thought of as a classic combination; they are not like strawberries and cream... [more]
There are exceptions to every rule, and going to a cooking school on a weekend is definitely an exception to the 'school... [more]
January in Australia is tennis time, and for too long the people of Brisbane have had to go without. Not anymore, thanks... [more]
Have you always wished for a public arena to showcase your apple peeling skills? Are you an excellent packer of fruit an... [more]
05/03/2010
When people think about the Gold Coast they generally think of the glitz, glamour, and, some might say, tackiness of Sur... [more]
Did you always wish you could have circus performers at your birthday party? Did you dream about Bananas in Pyjamas maki... [more]
16/05/2010
What do you get when you put fishnet tights, roller skates and cheesy music together? No, it's not the Rocky Horror Pict... [more]
A good market is an excellent way to spend a day (and your rent money if you aren’t careful), but sometimes getting up e... [more]
With fresh fruit and veggies on Saturdays and traditional market fare on Sundays – the Brisbane Markets at Rocklea is a ... [more]
You might think that you need to visit a city steeped in history such as Edinburgh or Prague to find ghosts, but the tru... [more]
Do you long to escape from the mass-produced fashions and accessories abounding in the high street shops? If the answer ... [more]
Have you ever wanted to watch a platypus successfully hunt its prey with its eyes closed? Or would you like to see a spo... [more]
North Stradbroke Island has everything you could ask for from an island paradise: long white sandy beaches, secluded lak... [more]
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