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I'm a freelance writer based in Melbourne.

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My WeekendNotes - 55
Blackwood is a quiet little town, approximately an hour from central Melbourne, but a world away in terms of pace. ... [more]
1. Halliday Park Revamped a few years ago this terrific playground offers so much! Two flying foxes, an in-ground tra... [more]
A short walk from Chinese Gardens MRT station is Jurong East Swimming Complex. For the bargain price of SG$2.00 (SG$2... [more]
In 2016 the Maroondah City Council opened a new playground at Wyreena, a community arts centre in Croydon. In addition t... [more]
When people talk about Singapore, images of air conditioned shopping malls and high rise apartment blocks come to mind. ... [more]
Opened to the public in late 1986, Lysterfield Park is a large park with an 82ha lake. The lake and surrounding bushlan... [more]
The revamped playspace at Ringwood Lake is a fantastic asset for the City of Maroondah and in my humble opinion, was wor... [more]
Situated off Almondbury Road in Ardross, Wireless Hill Park has long been a local favourite and one of the jewels in the... [more]
Starting at 8.30am on Saturday April 21st, the Lions Club of South Vermont will hold one of their regular plant sales. ... [more]
Autumn is a great time to get out in the garden. The heat of summer is behind us, save for the odd few days. There is st... [more]
On Saturday April 14th, Red Bull Music presents a live hip-hop show featuring Turquoise Prince, Jesswar, Lil Spacely, Bi... [more]
Hidden away behind the Rowville Community Centre and behind the tennis and basketball courts is an amazing adventure pla... [more]
Kicking off on Wednesday March 7th, Newtown's Marlborough Hotel (Marly Bar) will host WYD? Wednesdays at Marly a serie... [more]
07/03/2018 - 25/04/2018
Following her sold-out tour in 2017, Lady Leshurr returns to Australia to play shows in Sydney on May 2nd, Melbourne on ... [more]
02/05/2018 - 11/05/2018
On Saturday 24th February 2018, Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras and Red Bull Music present Sissy Ball. This event w... [more]
Astral People and National Art School present Summer Dance 2018. Headlined by Late Nite Tuff Guy the event will also ... [more]
Head down to The Foundry on Thurs 1st Feb when Southern Comfort presents Southern Sounds. This series of free gigs aims... [more]
Head down to Botany View Hotel on Fri 26th January when Southern Comfort presents Southern Sounds. This great free gig ... [more]
If the festive season has left you feeling broke, head on down to the Northcote Social Club Thurs 11th Jan for great fre... [more]
Southern Comfort presents Southern Sounds - a free event at The Night Cat featuring Oscar Key Sung, Silent Jay and Mira ... [more]
Howard Dawson Reserve is tucked away just off Burke Road and beside the Monash Freeway in Glen Iris. This unassuming ... [more]
On Thursday December 21st Melbourne audiences will be treated to the December (Christmas) edition of Red Bull Sound Sele... [more]
On Friday December 15 Red Bull Sound Select returns to Sydney for its annual Christmas themed event at Bondi's iconic Be... [more]
There are many playgrounds with cafes in close proximity but these playgrounds have cafes right on site how awesome is... [more]
The new Lillydale Lake Playspace opened in April 2017 and boy is it a winner! Funded by the Yarra Ranges Council ... [more]
Winner of the 2017 Herald Sun Aria, Max Riebl, is performing in The Great Pretender at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne's... [more]
08/11/2017 - 12/11/2017
Mersey Bluff is a beautiful foreshore area in Devonport, Tasmania. There is a wonderful modern children's playground ... [more]
Freycinet National Park is located on the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania's East Coast. It takes about 2.5 hours to dri... [more]
New Norfolk is a historic town located on the Derwent River, approximately 30 minutes drive from Hobart. As the t... [more]
Located in the heart of New Norfolk is The King's Own Inn. Built circa 1826, the inn retains many original feat... [more]
Located on Rob Roy Road in Malvern East, Phoenix Park is definitely one to make a point of visiting. From its fantastic ... [more]
The Tim Neville Arboretum is a 4.4 ha park on the corner of Dorset Road and Francis Crescent in Ferntree Gully. Revamped... [more]
Located in Blackwood, about an hour outside Melbourne is the lovely Garden of St Erth. Gifted to the Diggers Gard... [more]
Ideally situated on the main street of Blackwood is Martin on Main, a cute and cosy retro cottage. The cottage has ... [more]
1. Clean inside your house Of course you always keep your home clean, but what's needed here is a deep clean. That m... [more]
On Saturday 16th September there will be a free family event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Bellbird Dell Rese... [more]
What should I do in my Melbourne garden this August? Here are 7 jobs to keep you busy this weekend. 1. This month is... [more]
Blackburn North Lions Club will hold its next trash and treasure sale on Saturday, 16 September at the 1st Vermont Scout... [more]
On Saturday 26th August the Lions Club of South Vermont will hold their Spring Plant Sale. There will be a wide varie... [more]
National Tree Day is on Sunday 30th July. It's organised by the environmental organisation Planet Ark in conjunction wi... [more]
Playing to a large and enthusiastic crowd at Richmond's iconic Corner Hotel on July 15th, Melbourne duo GL really impres... [more]
For families with more than one small child, fenced playgrounds are just wonderful. It is a well-established fact th... [more]
For a great family-friendly bike ride, take the kids on a bike ride from Jells Park to Vermont South. It is about... [more]
Located in Stuart Street, Armadale, the Union Street Reserve playground is a wonderful local park for families. With a ... [more]
Tim Ellis is Professor Googalfitz a zany science professor who performs a variety of magic tricks with the aid of his ... [more]
03/07/2017 - 07/07/2017
Located behind the Ferntree Gully Library on Burwood Highway, the Knox Environment Society Nursery is a community nurser... [more]
As zoo members, my son and I visit Melbourne Zoo regularly. We are often asked by friends and family, particularly thos... [more]
Situated between Victoria Street and Rose Street in Box Hill, the Victoria Rose Reserve contains two playgrounds. The... [more]
Stretching along Whitehorse Road between Mitcham and Surrey Hills is Nunawading's Mega Mile a homemaker's paradise! ... [more]
Terrara Park is a large recreation area in Vermont South. It is used extensively for sport training and matches all yea... [more]
Bellbird Dell is a linear bushland park located in Vermont / Vermont South. It covers an area of 17.5 ha and provides a... [more]
The Cafe House opened in May 2015 at Vermont South Community House. It was opened as a social enterprise to give employ... [more]
If you are a keen reader or know someone who is, get down to House of Books! Located next to the St John's Church... [more]
As the weather turns cooler, what better way to spend a weekend than in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges? Roughly an hour'... [more]
Standing in the filtered light of midday, you could be excused for imagining you had been teleported to California, rath... [more]