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I had been wondering, for some time, about the shabby chic signs on the Victor Harbor Road near the Goolwa turn off. The... [more]
I have previously written about a lovely walk through sand dunes from Godfrey's Landing, in Coorong National Park, to th... [more]
An hour or so south of Adelaide, on the Victor Harbor Road, in an area known as the Southern Fleurieu Wine Region you'll... [more]
I love discovering a brand new walk, especially if it's new to everyone else as well. It's an opportunity to channel my ... [more]
14/04/2019
Since 2012, Simon Dunstone and Kate Henning have been making, bottling and selling their range of excellent craft beers ... [more]
If there's one thing better than an op shop, it's a whole trail of them. I can happily while away most of a day fossicki... [more]
I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting walks, especially walks that are suitably safe for young children. Whe... [more]
Here's a sweet little 3km walk you can do on a sunny day. It's very easy, so it's ideal for the kids during the school h... [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]
 
Bombora Beach Cafe has been a Goolwa icon for years. Nestled in the dunes at Goolwa Beach, the cafe offered excellent se... [more]
There seems to be an exciting new bar popping up, somewhere in Adelaide, every week. Hains & Co opened over a year ago a... [more]
Less than 50 minutes from Adelaide, and only 40 minutes from Goolwa, lies the tiny town of Macclesfield. It's a pretty t... [more]
Following many years of collaboration, Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), Surf Life Saving SA and Alexandrina Council ... [more]
The GT Fisher Playground opened just in time for the July school holidays and it's going down a treat with the locals an... [more]
I recently wrote about a trail of twelve (and a half) Op Shops on the South Coast. Then yesterday I was walking along Go... [more]
Driving from Adelaide to Port Neill, on the Eyre Peninsula, will take up most of an entire day. It's about 575kms all up... [more]
If someone had told me I'd be spending the evening of a rather significant birthday in Kanmantoo, I'd have told them not... [more]
A recent visit to Middleton Arts and Crafts reminded me of days gone by when I'd visit the CWA shop with Nana. I loved t... [more]
I hold treasured memories of visiting the CWA shop, on O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, with Nana years ago. The air of... [more]
Summer has arrived and our beautiful Fleurieu Coast is alive with a host of exciting events for locals and visitors to e... [more]
13/01/2019
The annual Goolwa Christmas Pageant will take place on Sunday 16 December from 6pm. This wonderful community pageant is ... [more]
16/12/2018
We encountered many surprised reactions when we announced our plan to travel by train from Fort Lauderdale (near Miami) ... [more]
Just off the east coast of Bali, there are three small islands. The largest is Nusa Penida and the most well known is Nu... [more]
As the tourist sprawl heads further up the west coast of Bali, it's dead easy to find a hipster Cafe with Kombucha tea, ... [more]
Normanville is a small coastal town on the west coast of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. It takes around an hour a... [more]
Leonards Mill is located at Second Valley in a sturdy stone building that was once a flour mill. The restaurant has alwa... [more]
Slow Food is generally defined as "food that has been prepared with care, using high-quality local and seasonal ingredie... [more]
The Olive Leaf Cafe in Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, combines locally sourced produce, fresh, house-made cakes and slices... [more]
Thunderbird is a new restaurant and bar located on The Strand at Port Elliot. Managed by motivated Foodie, Campbell Haig... [more]
Hill Street, in Port Elliot's industrial estate, doesn't stop surprising us with its funky shops and cafes. There's Bar ... [more]
The Village Foodie is a welcoming cafe in Port Elliot with the best home-style pies on the entire South Coast. They have... [more]
There's a squillion things to do in gorgeous Goolwa in the summer and this list is just the start. There's more than eno... [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]
The much anticipated d'Arenberg Cube is now open to the public and definitely worth a visit. The vision of d'Arenberg wi... [more]
Wine tasting is always fun but I recently discovered something excitingly different in McLaren Vale; a Cheese and Wine T... [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 riverport of Goolwa is famous for many things, including modes of transport. There's not too many places in the worl... [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]
31/12/2018
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]
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]
South Australia's Eyre Peninsula is famous for its outstanding seafood. If you're lucky enough to go there you'll be tem... [more]
Goolwa became Australia's first Cittaslow town in 2007 and the organisation now has it's very own 'headquarters', known ... [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]
Goolwa Wharf currently hosts a popular market on the first and third Sunday of each month but there's an additional mark... [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]
On the last Friday of each month and selected Sundays during summer, Cittaslow Goolwa presents a very splendid event cal... [more]
28/12/2018
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]
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]
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