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My WeekendNotes - 113
The much anticipated d'Arenberg Cube is now open to the public and definitely worth a visit. The vision of d'Arenberg wi... [more]
Once upon a time the humble Goolwa Cockle, or Pipi, was used only as bait. Cocklers would gather at the water's edge alo... [more]
Wine tasting is always fun but I recently discovered something excitingly different in McLaren Vale; a Cheese and Wine T... [more]
The riverport of Goolwa is famous for many things, including modes of transport. There's not too many places in the worl... [more]
Having lived on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula now for over six years, I keep thinking I will soon run out of new plac... [more]
I start to feel all sparky and cheerful when I hear of somewhere new to eat. The anticipation of an untried menu, unseen... [more]
Goolwa became Australia's first Cittaslow town in 2007 and the organisation now has it's very own 'headquarters', known ... [more]
Goolwa Wharf currently hosts a popular market on the first and third Sunday of each month but there's an additional mark... [more]
On the last Friday of each month and selected Sundays during summer, Cittaslow Goolwa presents a very splendid event cal... [more]
I'm of the opinion that you can't visit too many wineries, but if you have limited time available make sure Alpha Box an... [more]
Two old pianos have dodged a bullet (or rather the local dump) recently, and been given a new lease of life in Goolwa. ... [more]
There's a certain street in Port Elliot's industrial estate that doesn't stop surprising us with its funky shops and caf... [more]
Op Shopping features as one of my favourite things to do, along with eating, walking and having tea parties with women f... [more]
The skies over Goolwa will be lit up by a magnificent fireworks display once again this coming New Year's Eve. Locals an... [more]
Martigues is a small town in the south of France about an hour by train from Marseille. It's known as 'The Venice of Pro... [more]
Sausset-Les-Pins is a delightful seaside town in the southern French region of Provence, just under 40kms from Marseill... [more]
While researching wine tours near Cape Town, I began to realise that most are quite pricey. Having heard about the beaut... [more]
There's a well-kept secret on the platform at Port Elliot Railway Station. It's only open when the Cockle Train is sched... [more]
I love op-shops, don't you? I'm always finding things I didn't even know I needed in op-shops for a fraction of the pric... [more]
I have been Cozy's hugest fan for almost ten years but having to battle with traffic along Jalan Sunset each time I visi... [more]
South Australia's Eyre Peninsula is famous for its outstanding seafood. If you're lucky enough to go there you'll be tem... [more]
There's no shortage of art galleries to visit in Goolwa with an enticing array of art on show. South Coast Regional A... [more]
15/02/2017 - 15/03/2017
I spent a blissful three months in a rented villa in Bali a couple of years ago and watched, with increasing interest, a... [more]
There's a brand new place to visit in Goolwa, at The Goolwa Wharf, of course, where all good things are happening. It's ... [more]
27/12/2016 - 29/01/2017
A recent chance encounter led me to discover yet another small but delightful Art Gallery near the beach in Goolwa. It i... [more]
On The Strand, at Port Elliot, is a building that dates back to the 1850's when it started life as the Port Elliot Gener... [more]
Here's a great activity for children and adults close to Bonython Park (Tulya Wardli) and the River Torrens. The Buny... [more]
Do you know BF Laurie Lane near Goolwa's main street? Named after a legal character from Goolwa's rich, historical past,... [more]
I love the eclectic mix of architecture in the city of Singapore; towering skyscrapers, gravity defying building designs... [more]
The Great Wall of China stretches almost ten thousand kms across the northern part of China. It was built in stages, aro... [more]
There's an unassuming little winery, on the way to Victor Harbor, that's well worth a visit. Adrienne and Neville... [more]
There's no shortage of good food in Singapore but here's a special restaurant with not only excellent food and good serv... [more]
I had heard there are three must-do things in Beijing; eat Peking Duck, walk on the wall and visit a hutong. I'd eaten a... [more]
If you are a tea lover, like me, you'll find a treasure trove of tea at the Maliandao tea market in Beijing. It's easy t... [more]
There's a new art space to add to your list of places to visit in Goolwa. Just a little way along BF Laurie Lane, you'll... [more]
Goolwa is a small town with a big history and if you enjoy seeing evidence and reading stories from days past, then pay ... [more]
School Holidays start on Saturday 1 October until Sunday 16 October in South Australia and there are lots of fun things ... [more]
I love the concept of a 'Foodwalk'. First you walk, then you eat. Complementary activities in my world. I especially lov... [more]
There are some delightful walking trails around the township of Willunga and some very inviting cafes and restaurants to... [more]
There's a beautiful walk along the Angas River in Strathalbyn and the Information Centre there has a great brochure with... [more]
It's hard to believe the much loved 'Finding Nemo' movie was released thirteen years ago in 2003. The long awaited seque... [more]
Temperatures have been plummeting in Goolwa recently, so I've been on a mission to find a warm and toasty bolthole for t... [more]
I've stayed at The Playford Hotel, in Adelaide, many times over the last ten years and it's always been a special place ... [more]
I love this easy knitting pattern. It needs big fat needles and chunky yarn and we know what that means... quick progres... [more]
Once upon a time, there was a cafe on the river, in Goolwa, that served a mouth-watering fish pasty. The iconic Aqua... [more]
Cox Scrub Conservation Park is one of the largest parks on the Fleurieu Peninsula. It boasts a river, a spring-fed creek... [more]
Once a fortnight in Goolwa, Lego lovers gather at the Anglican Church Hall in Crocker Street, for a session of fun and c... [more]
There's an alluring little cafe on Goolwa's main street called Motherduck. If you are lucky enough to live here, and you... [more]
A brand new venue has been added to the list that indicates Darwin's exploding food scene. The Foreshore Restaurant and ... [more]
If you feel you can only take so much of the glitz and glamour of Queensland's Gold Coast, here's an easy escape. Fed... [more]
We only get three chances each year to attend Round She Goes so ensure Saturday May 21 is in your diary and you won't m... [more]
Dire is the fourth art exhibition in a series which invites artists to interpret both threats to, and the beauty of, Sou... [more]
23/06/2016 - 24/07/2016
Close to McLaren Vale, on the Victor Harbor road, is a coffee stop with a difference. The Short Black Caravan is proving... [more]
What do you do when you own 25 Kombi vans? Terry Baker, fabulous Goolwa Florist and champion Dragon Boat paddler, decide... [more]
Having lived in the tropics most of my life, I have to admit to feeling fearsome at the prospect of a southern winter ap... [more]
Early morning is the best time for a walk in Darwin while the air is still cool. Here's an idea for a self-guided walk, ... [more]
Whether you are a local or a visitor to Darwin, you'll find plenty to do at the Waterfront. There's a wave pool, a swimm... [more]
Right next to the water at Cullen Bay Marina is a circus-themed eatery known as Lola's Pergola. You'd be forgiven for... [more]
Where can you watch mainstream and art-house movies in a warm, relaxed outdoor space with sea views, delicious food and ... [more]
Dry season in Darwin is the perfect time to walk through George Brown Botanic Gardens, and then finish with refreshments... [more]
When filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer learn that 40% of all food grown is not actually eaten, Grant poses t... [more]
Two Raging Grannies is a Norwegian production, directed by Håvard Bustnes and written by Lars Andersen. It tells the sto... [more]
20/05/2016 - 29/05/2016
I paid my very first visit to the SA Whale Centre, in Victor Harbor, last week and wondered why I had never visited befo... [more]
I love the edgy atmosphere of Adelaide's East End and I love to visit a brand new bar. There's been a burst of stylish n... [more]
Meadows is a small country town 45kms or so from Adelaide and about the same distance from the south coast. So it's a ni... [more]
I love the concept of a 'Food Walk'. First you go for an interesting walk, maybe see a few sights or an aspect of nature... [more]
Southern Right Whales return to Fleurieu Peninsula waters each winter and locals and visitors flock to see them rolling,... [more]
There is a growing understanding in our community about the Slow Food Movement. It has to do with lifestyle, about takin... [more]
Whose Mum doesn't love a tea party? There's lots of lovely High Tea options out there these days but why not treat Mum t... [more]
I'm getting very serious about Gin research now, after visiting The Howling Owl and The Steam Exchange at Goolwa. So in ... [more]
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