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I am Greek-Cypriot. Brisbane is my new home. I love exploring, reading and blogging.

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My WeekendNotes - 324
There is so much to see and do in Ekka. Every year, the organisers surprise us with their innovations, new displays and ... [more]
10/08/2018 - 19/08/2018
In these cooler months, one way to keep warm is to cuddle up. Cats, which are furry, sleepy and warm, are the perfect cu... [more]
What is the best bit about EKKA? I guess we all have our favourites whether it is the showbags, the rides, the famous da... [more]
Bright as a button they say and smile from ear to ear. What makes this saying special and why is largely a quest... [more]
Queensland Ballet will be en pointe during Seniors Week with a special event to help keep older members of the Sceni... [more]
The demographic was admittedly a little younger then us but that did not deter us from going to see this wonderful new a... [more]
21/07/2018 - 11/08/2018
Gardens By the Bay- a man-made natural wonder. I visited the Gardens by the Bay on a recent trip to Singapore. They ... [more]
If you haven't been to the Rooftop at QPAC, this is your chance to pay this special place a visit. It is a beautiful roo... [more]
Good Muslim Boy is on at the Cremorne Theatre QPAC from the 12th of July to the 4th of August 2018. Don't miss this enga... [more]
12/07/2018 - 04/08/2018
The concert, which is simply entitled 1971, will be held on Friday the 10th of August 2018 at The Centre in Beuadesert. ... [more]
Carter and not Cartier Yes, this is the Carter Collection and not Cartier, but just as valuable and for me much more... [more]
11/06/2018 - 31/08/2018
She tiptoes across the room, as if she is walking on air. She makes sure the doors are shut tight. The noise dies do... [more]
As the temperatures drop and being active is pleasant and inviting, the Centre in Beaudesert has organised a fun-filled ... [more]
05/07/2018 - 13/07/2018
Yoga Day Festival Brisbane is coming to town - so mark your diaries for a whole day of yoga classes, deep relaxation, li... [more]
For a sixth year, the critically acclaimed Brisbane International Jazz Festival (BIJF) is back. The events are mainly he... [more]
31/05/2018 - 05/06/2018
Are you a Billy Buckett Believer? Billy Buckett – A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story is set in small town England in 1959.This w... [more]
17/05/2018 - 19/05/2018
Sail into the blue. If there was a holiday I could choose over and over again, it would be this one – sailing into th... [more]
What do you give the woman or man who has everything? It's a challenge that a lot of us have to grapple with as birt... [more]
Petty cash on legs! I had the opportunity to meet Celia Grenning who is CEO of Kyeema Foundation. Celia and I cli... [more]
Join the Wildlife Preservation of Queensland for an interesting talk on Tuesday the 24th of April 2018 at 7.30 pm at the... [more]
Let's start with a disclaimer. I am not of the age bracket for which this film was made for, I am not dating, I have n... [more]
The Hellenic Museum of Melbourne has recently launched a very interesting club for 5-13 year olds called the The Argonau... [more]
The only straight table in the bar. We went to the Sportsman Hotel to play Bingo - on a Friday night. Bingo games in ... [more]
The Selden Society, which I have written about before, is a respected law society named after a famous jurist, John Seld... [more]
Please join us for a very interesting talk on Cyprus, Aristotle and Ancient Greek Philosophy at the Cyprus House, 2-6 Vu... [more]
This is a small exhibition currently on at QAG which impressed me with its big canvasses and bright colours. It is locat... [more]
23/03/2018 - 13/09/2018
A major exhibition has just opened at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and it will be on until the 5th of August 20... [more]
23/03/2018 - 05/08/2018
An African restaurant with a big heart. I am sitting in the garden at the back of Mu'ooz restaurant in West End,... [more]
The name alone conjures up some interest. Allium is the Latin name for the garlic and onion family of plants and a favou... [more]
It is lovely to be given the opportunity to try out something new. Six weeks ago I went to the Yoga Sanctuary for th... [more]
Some of you may have said the sweetest words this Valentine's Day and 'I DO' now becomes where will do and how. So her... [more]
This is a quintessential Brisbane River experience. An opportunity to learn some facts about bats, or flying foxes as th... [more]
They say that learning a new language is great for stimulating the brain. They also say that having a new language gives... [more]
This is an excellent documentary and if you have to make a choice about which to watch, please do choose this one.Th... [more]
22/02/2018 - 27/05/2018
There will be an audience for this documentary who will love what it sets out to do. This film, which was directed b... [more]
22/02/2018 - 27/05/2018
Beginner's Course at Yoga Sanctuary. 53 Old Cleveland Road, GREENSLOPES QLD 4120 Starting 3rd Feb - 10.30 am to 11.30 am... [more]
This is probably one of my top choices in Queensland. It is not a million miles away from Brisbane; so easy to get to ov... [more]
Tenzin Choegyal was one of the headline acts at the recent Woodford Folk Festival and drew many crowds. He has also ... [more]
This National Park is only 250 km from Brisbane. Not quite a daytrip, but more like a fabulous weekend one. There are lo... [more]
It's small and you could walk past and miss it. It's simple but stylish, unfussy and functional. The service, by a kee... [more]
Have you perhaps wondered about this phrase 'pie hole' and what it means? Most of us associate it with a slightly rude s... [more]
Its place on the riverfront near the Heritage building, with its Corinthian Colonnades and elegant dome, gives Custom Ho... [more]
December 6th 2017 Departing Brisbane City at 9:00am, returning at 5:00pm As some of you may be aware, there is... [more]
This is probably an exhibition like no other. I cannot know for sure but, I can make an intelligent guess that what has ... [more]
12/11/2017 - 25/02/2018
This little shop manages to spread a whole lot of happiness and love with all its fragrant bouquets, its flower decorati... [more]
Support our bats this Halloween! Bats come out at night and fly off to find their dinner when many of us are insi... [more]
The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is holding its monthly free public lecture on Tuesday 24th October 2017 ... [more]
He has been described as one of the world's most influential artists. That is quite an accolade. GOMA has secured his ar... [more]
13/10/2017 - 04/02/2018
Poke bowls and sushi burritos made their appearance in the news a few months back. I was so interested in the write-up, ... [more]
Fancy a little shaking and swaying, tapping and dancing, while on the move? Destination Blues is back with some lovely m... [more]
Just recently, I came across the Australian chapter of the Selden Society and it's a very interesting series of lectures... [more]
19/10/2017 - 28/11/2017
This weekend marked the opening of the new Australian Collection at the Queensland Gallery of Art. Australian Art re-ima... [more]
I was walking past the magnificent law courts in Brisbane the other day and my eye caught a small notice board which sai... [more]
For all lovers of Greek film and all things Greek, the Greek Film Festival 2017 is back and sure to delight. It i... [more]
12/10/2017 - 15/10/2017
On Tuesday the 26th of September 2017 at 7.30 pm join the Brisbane Branch of Wildlife Queensland at the Royal Geographic... [more]
There is a Pollinator Festival taking place on the 8th of October at the CWCN Centre, 47 Heworth St, Chapel Hill. No... [more]
The weather is perfect for a Sunday Stroll in the Botanic Gardens on Mount Coot-tha. I had not visited for a while and I... [more]
Shrabani Basu has written the book "Victoria and Abdul" - a fascinating and true account of Queen Victoria's relationshi... [more]
Brisbane Arcade was built in 1923 and is one of the landmarks of the city and a heritage listed building. There is a sto... [more]
31/08/2017 - 06/09/2017
I have had the pleasure of meeting Bettina Palmer on several occasions and each time we meet, I am impressed at the orig... [more]
15/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
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