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My WeekendNotes - 203
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I was born in the village of Collingwood but never knew it existed, well, not until very recently. By the time I... [more]
It was only back in June 2012 that I wrote an article detailing Liverpool's best five Lebanese pizzerias. There were... [more]
As I looked at the staff flitting about serving customers at the Common Ground Café near Picton, it started to dawn on... [more]
Why would anyone demolish a perfectly good pub? It's un-Australian! Alas, before the words 'heritage' and 'conserv... [more]
Sydney has some of the world's most admired and acclaimed architecture. The Sydney Opera House is widely acknowledged as... [more]
If your idea of the perfect tropical island resort is being able to walk out of your seaview room onto a powder soft... [more]
When I first read about the whole orange cake, I was sceptical. This is not an orange cake with a few shreds of grated... [more]
The Backpacker Fraternity think they have this place all for themselves, but the Pittwater YHA (Youth Hostel Associa... [more]
Strolling through the Bonnyrigg shopping centre, I see a saffron clad monk walking in front of me. To say he stands ... [more]
The vast majority of Sydneysiders buy their fruit and vegetables from their local farmers market, green grocer or on... [more]
 
Behind every great long-running television show, there is a great production team who ensure that every episode main... [more]
04/11/2017
There probably haven't been too many museum exhibitions inspired by a Monty Python Comedy sketch but this newly cura... [more]
14/10/2017 - 25/11/2017
What do you expect for a dollar? Well, probably not a lot! I could hardly believe my ears as I was listening to t... [more]
Before Hugh Jackman, before Mel Gibson and even before Errol Flynn, there was Frank Hagney, Australia's most prolific ... [more]
27/05/2017
Join Liverpool's first citizen and founding father Thomas Moore and walk around the ancient heart of colonial Liverp... [more]
20/05/2017
They promised harbour views and they delivered. Harbour views with clear skies? Well, that was a little too much to... [more]
GoodTime Burgers. It conjures up fun. Satisfaction. Not just a Whopper or Big Mac or a Feast, but a GoodTime. So... [more]
'Stories from the Liverpool Old Men's Asylum is the subject of this month's talk at the Liverpool Historical Society's m... [more]
11/03/2017
Purslane! With all the rain we've been having in Sydney, purslane is popping up everywhere at the moment. Front yar... [more]
So with airfares so darn cheap, why would anyone catch a train anywhere? Well, call me a romantic, but I still fondl... [more]
Cucina 105 (as in 105 Moore Street) is one of most respected restaurants in Liverpool. It's long been one of those... [more]
Yum Cha at Hinchinbrook? Who would have thought! Upstairs (and I say stairs as the lift wasn't working this night) ... [more]
When the tradies have sniffed out a bargain, you know you're on a good thing. There surely can't be a better deal th... [more]
The Liverpool City Brass Band are throwing their Band Hall doors open this Saturday from 10am. Forget the Dellto... [more]
08/10/2016
If you ever thought that knowing about where you live might actually be a good idea, then you need to check out you... [more]
Before Hugh Jackman, before Mel Gibson and even before Errol Flynn, there was Frank Hagney, Australia's most prolifi... [more]
01/10/2016
Why would anyone want to join a local community band? Good question! I've asked myself that. A community band? Me? ... [more]
Did you know that the only complete and functioning steam powered engine used for a municipal water supply in its... [more]
13/03/2016
This weekend, the incongruously named village of Crookwell will be transformed into festival central as it celebra... [more]
04/03/2016 - 06/03/2016
Visiting Cataract Dam is like going back in time. Not much has changed here at the dam site since it opened in 1908.... [more]
So this is Christmas and what have you done about Christmas lunch sang John Lennon...sort of. Always looking for a ... [more]
Port Macquarie has long moved on from just being an old fashioned beach-side camping holiday destination. Port, as ... [more]
You're driving along a highway. There's a road sign left or right directing you to place you've never heard of. The ex... [more]
Mawson Park in Campbelltown this Saturday will see the finale of the extraordinary conclusion of the Kangaroo March... [more]
10/10/2015
There are, of course, more than 10 reasons to call into Rookwood Necropolis. There are a million reasons. There is an ... [more]
If you are reading this you've unfortunately missed out on the 29th Serbian Folkloric Festival. The organisers howev... [more]
08/08/2015 - 09/08/2015
In the back streets of suburban Liverpool stands a rather, I have to be honest, un-attractive little concrete block ... [more]
03/05/2015
Whether it's an over the water bungalow, over the water restaurant, yacht or cruise ship, anything done over the wat... [more]
Outside the Bosnian Bondena Cafe in Fairfield, our group of 20 or so Taste Tour participants sit around a large tabl... [more]
I think I might have short changed the city of Goulburn. Underestimated it. For me, it was always an inconvenient pl... [more]
I just don't understand why there are so few restaurants located on the Georges River. It is a mystery that I've yet... [more]
So what did a Post War Immigration ever do for us? Well quite a lot and that's what the Coming to Australia Fiesta a... [more]
07/02/2015
If you like spectacular views, luxury and a Roman pool perched on the 23rd floor, then look no further. Quay West Su... [more]
The setting for Emerald City is made perfectly obvious even before you take your seat. The stage backdrop is a massi... [more]
10/12/2014 - 13/12/2014
I'm not a RSL regular, but when Liverpool's John Edmondson VC Memorial Club recently announced the opening of a ne... [more]
For most of the year, you never notice them. Then come October and November, bright purple patches start dotting Syd... [more]
Buried away in the back blocks of suburban Guildford is the remarkable Linnwood House. That it has survived the ra... [more]
09/11/2014
Iconic Australian artist Norman Lindsay's private life and artistic works were seen during his life time as rather u... [more]
This should have been a review of the only Mexican restaurant in Liverpool. I'd been planning to go for about a year... [more]
In a post apocalyptic world where society as we know it has disintegrated and the survivors struggle to exist withou... [more]
26/10/2014
The first thing you notice when driving through the main street of Camden is that it hasn't sold out to the big deve... [more]
There are plenty of people who loathe or even fear many of our festive days such as Christmas, Easter or Valentine'... [more]
If you were dreaming of the best location in Sydney to hold an indigenous market, then Bare Island at La Perouse wou... [more]
02/11/2014
Our bus, full to capacity with historical society types, drive in through the opened massive metal gates which are f... [more]
Would I stay at the Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort again? The short answer is no. The reasons are many and personal.... [more]
Barenz promotes itself as a Tapas restaurant and wine bar but then adds that Barenz is anything you want it to be. W... [more]
Little Caesars Pizza have been operating in the U.S.A. since 1959 and luckily for me, have chosen Casula of all plac... [more]
You don't get a lot of warning for the exit to the Sublime Point Lookout but once taken, you won't regret the improm... [more]
The Bentspoke Brewing Company came as a revelation to me. Buried in a non-descript bland modern apartment block in B... [more]
Cecil Hills isn't a place that instantly springs to mind as somewhere to go to eat sensational Italian food. Norton St... [more]
Before we had aged care centres and retirement villages, before there were meals on wheels and pensioner conce... [more]
It had been a few years since I'd been down to The Boatshed at Woronora. Even though it was the middle of winter and a... [more]
I need to declare a conflict of interest here. As a Liverpool boy, I want to see the Liverpool Night Markets succeed. ... [more]
I was walking down the street one day, In the merry, merry month of...June, I was taken by surprise,By a camel burger ... [more]
The eighth Festival of the Chariots or Ratha Yatra is set to roll in Liverpool on Sunday 29 June. Ratha Yatra is... [more]
29/06/2014
If you have always harboured a secret desire to immerse yourself in the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat ... [more]
03/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
The argument about which is the oldest church in Australia continues. Which one was started first? Which one was com... [more]
When I was growing up in Liverpool in the 1980's, you had to go to the city to see a movie, listen to a decent band ... [more]
03/05/2014 - 07/03/2015
Below us, at the waters edge, two couples are trying their luck fishing. Meanwhile a few rowers are raising a sweat ... [more]
So you've made it to Central Australia. You are, literally, in the middle of nowhere. Like a small island in a big oce... [more]
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