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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 - 484
One might just think it is a different world and you would not be wrong to think so. Toowoomba is in a different LGA to ... [more]
01/09/2021 - 30/09/2021
A month or so ago, when Brisbane Festival was announced, I looked at the ambitious programme almost greedily. We have be... [more]
03/09/2021 - 23/09/2021
Swallowed up hook, line and sinker. I read the book with bated breath. I watched the play with a curiosity of how suc... [more]
03/09/2021 - 03/10/2021
Charlie Bucket's good fortune. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this. I took one along as a decoy and loved ... [more]
02/09/2021 - 03/10/2021
I walk past this building often as I go to South Bank but this time was different. Where a bank stood with heavy doors a... [more]
27/08/2021
Enid: The scandalous life of a glamorous Australian who dazzled the world by Robert Wainwright. This is the stor... [more]
Don't miss it This is very simply the story of a boy who wants to become Miss France. The film opens with chil... [more]
A Peep at Pamphlett. Olio is a cafe at 133 Grey St, on South Bank and it is at the far end of the foyer of the Brisba... [more]
On Sunday, we went to Victoria Point and took the ferry across to Cocchiemudlo Island - it costs $5 and it is probably ... [more]
A beautiful space with big glass windows, the sun streaming in and shining on all the items on display, catching the gol... [more]
23/06/2021 - 31/10/2021
This is a David like you have never seen before - not silky smooth to touch, nor creamy white, and aged to perfection bu... [more]
18/06/2021 - 04/10/2021
"Lightning" moments of hilarity. In our tentative post-pandemic world, Queensland Theatre is sure-footed, strong... [more]
17/06/2021 - 10/07/2021
Please note this review contains spoilers. Sausagesushi anyone? Over three summers, 2015, 2016 and 2017, we... [more]
I am using two of my own photos from a recent trip to Tamborine Mountain to illustrate two things - how we are entwi... [more]
12/06/2021 - 14/11/2021
500 years of art before your very eyes. It's been four years in the planning - even the director of the gallery, Chr... [more]
12/06/2021 - 17/10/2021
Tony Rice, Potter, Painter, Musician, Conservationist. There was a huge turtle made of bottles hanging on an exteri... [more]
Such joyful faces to meet at the theatre. Rouge Theatre Company is back. It entertained us in 2019 with the wi... [more]
23/06/2021 - 25/06/2021
Take your seat at O'Reilly's legendary 'Longest Lunch' table! It's a stone's throw from Brisbane. The weather is... [more]
27/06/2021
Look at what this garden is sprouting! I have to give it to Brisbane City Council. Autumn in the Gardens is not as br... [more]
07/05/2021 - 16/05/2021
Maybe this photo is all you need as an enticement to visit Wolston House but I am going to give you a few more as th... [more]
Welcome to the land of the Yugambeh. These falls are especially lovely when there has been some rain but the walk to... [more]
I am always amazed at what curators come up with as subject matters for exhibitions and this is one of them - shirts! ... [more]
27/03/2021 - 15/08/2021
On many an occasion when I am walking back from town, I choose to go through Roma St Parklands. I know the park well but... [more]
10/04/2021 - 11/04/2021
Trans- formative I wasn't sure about whether to book to see this play. There, I have said it. It's topic was not o... [more]
06/03/2021 - 01/04/2021
Dining differently. We had lunch at the Butterfly Korean Restaurant at the weekend. It's only been open a few months... [more]
Greek Tragedy re imagined Elektra / Orestes is currently on stage at the New Brenner Theatre at Metro Arts in West En... [more]
03/03/2021 - 13/03/2021
The future of craft is Cricut. It is so clear-cut! If you are crafty, you may well be dipping into the world of ... [more]
Support Uniting Care QLD for women's refuges in Brisbane, Kalparrin and Koolkuna. Koolkuna/Kalparrin Women's Refu... [more]
05/03/2021
Just walk on by and come on in. No reservations necessary for this - just stroll by and wander into Customs House f... [more]
26/02/2021 - 28/02/2021
Shades of green like you have never seen. There is the ordinary and the extraordinary we are talking plant nurserie... [more]
Exploring your backyard is now more relevant than ever before. Our ability to go much further than the Queensland border... [more]
A treat better than Costco or IKEA! Now that our lives are slowly returning to some form of normality and the shops a... [more]
I had the privilege of watching Rising, a play presented by Playlab Theatre in association with Metro Arts, which is on ... [more]
05/02/2021 - 13/02/2021
Stirrings in the pot. This is a Danish film which was made in 2020. It is directed by Barbara Topsoe - Rothenber... [more]
A different St Valentine's Day experience. Parliament House in Brisbane is a historic building of noteworthy archite... [more]
14/02/2021
The new year is stretching out in front of us and what with the hot spots and the COVID-19 flare-ups, our ability to... [more]
This month is the 10th anniversary of when Brisbane was submerged from the floods of 2011. The Museum of Brisbane has pu... [more]
It's always a good time to venture out after the rains - the landscape is transformed and fauna and flora suddenly want ... [more]
New year bat fun! Support wildlife conservation and learn about the amazing flying foxes on a unique Batty Boat on th... [more]
31/01/2021
As we begin to recover from the trauma of 2020 and we are just inching out, I am writing to tell you there is no need to... [more]
Bribie or Boorabee meaning 'koala' welcomes you. This is what it is all about; tranquillity and magical sunsets, b... [more]
And before you even know it, the Christmas season is upon us and we are all thinking about what thoughtful presents to g... [more]
23/11/2020 - 24/12/2020
The Gallery of Modern Art has just opened its doors to its new exhibition entitled "Unfinished Business: The Art of Gord... [more]
06/11/2020 - 21/03/2021
Don't you get a little excited when you discover something new? Well, I do and this weekend I had the pleasure of attend... [more]
I Am Greta is screening around Australia at the moment and I would warmly recommend this film to anyone who cares about ... [more]
21/10/2020
A heritage trail tucked away behind Downey Park is a little treasure trail of information, tranquillity and history. I c... [more]
A natural wonder. This is everyone's chance to explore within Queensland. And this is one not to miss. Not only is ... [more]
"Towards the Light." The name of this exhibition is appealing for a number of reasons. Finally, after months of... [more]
09/10/2020 - 30/10/2020
No bluffing, just bursting. Spring Bluff is bursting with colours, bees and birds. It is a heritage-listed railway... [more]
The Glass House Mountains are located in the traditional lands of the Jinibara and Gubbi Gubbi people. They are an excep... [more]
Heavenly. In these strange COVID times, getting away needs some thought and careful consideration. Is it safe, can we... [more]
Dylan Jones is a talented young artist. His next exhibition Together.Alone, will be on at the Jan Manton Gallery fro... [more]
09/09/2020 - 04/10/2020
It's been a while since I walked aimlessly in a neighbourhood taking in all that had changed since my last visit. In Wes... [more]
Bushland City Limits - Remember Ike and Tina Turner's song "Nut Bush City Limits?" Well, I am modifying this to Bushland... [more]
A stitch in time. When I was a young thing in London, I discovered Liberty's in Regent Street. I was especially draw... [more]
It was a welcome change to be able to visit a venue and not sit in front of a computer screen. I went to the Museum of B... [more]
17/07/2020 - 31/10/2021
In line with my recent suggestion to you all to do short and sweet day trips, here is another one which is just opening ... [more]
A short ferry ride but a whole new world. It's an odd feeling being constrained. The practical boundaries are real ... [more]
Camellias combine classic beauty with creative innovation. After seeing one flower I was on a mission to find out more, ... [more]
The Henna Artist is a recent publication and the first novel of author Alka Joshi, who is an American citizen of India... [more]
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