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My WeekendNotes - 267
Want to experience a couple of hours of wonder and joy? This delightful new film will transport you and the kids to anot... [more]
Vice is a true story. Or as close as the makers could get to someone as secretive as Dick Cheney. Who was it said, "... [more]
Just in time for Christmas, Glasshouse Fragrances has Pop Up Stores in Sydney and Canberra. You're invited to step i... [more]
23/11/2018 - 20/01/2019
Matthew Reilly is coming to Brisbane again. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am. I have read everything he has pu... [more]
05/12/2018 - 08/12/2018
Potpourri - a mixture of flowers, herbs and spices to perfume a room. I have been dabbling in the ancient craft of P... [more]
As a bibliophile, I was drawn to the title of this film. When I discovered that it was a new Aussie film and crowd... [more]
You are going to love this weekend getaway which is only 2.5 hours from Brisbane, but a million miles from care. I h... [more]
Queensland Symphony Orchestra has revealed its Season 2019 program. And I didn't just hear about the music, I got to exp... [more]
09/02/2019 - 07/12/2019
I discovered New NYC Bagel Deli the day after it opened in the Brisbane Quarter on 1 August 2018. Brisbane Quarter i... [more]
My regular readers know that I love cafes which are hidden gems. I have discovered a wonderful little cafe tucked a... [more]
Nestled amidst the high-rise offices and apartments in Brisbane, you can spot some delightful domes and curious cupo... [more]
The Butterfly House near Coffs Harbour is well worth a visit to see the spectacular display of Australian butterflie... [more]
Di Morrissey is an ex-journo and she is a popular and prolific Australian author. This is her 25th book and I have happi... [more]
I recently attended a Masterclass at uber-cool Heya Bar in the Valley, hosted by Noble Spirits, a Paddington based c... [more]
One of the best workshops I've attended is the Brush Lettering and Embossing Workshop. It was a 2.5 hour course run by P... [more]
I have been waiting impatiently for this book since I finished reading Barnsey's first memoir. Working Class Man is ... [more]
Hoorah! You know I love markets. The ever-popular Handmade Expo Market is on again in Toowoomba and it's FREE entry.... [more]
I was driving around "Vicky Point" looking for a new café to try when my sister shouted, "Stop!" I stopped dead (for... [more]
From the moment you enter the yin yang front gate, you truly feel like you are in a sanctuary. You will see lush gar... [more]
This popular market has had a makeover. Between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm, is the time for the re-vamped Eudlo Village Market.... [more]
I first stumbled across the stately, red brick John Mills Himself building when I was Ghost Sign hunting in Brisbane... [more]
I am going to let you in on one of Brisbane's best kept secrets. There is a little oasis in the CBD called Coffee Iconic... [more]
Jack Sim doesn't need an introduction if you have ever visited Boggo Road Gaol or been on a Ghost Tour in Brisbane. ... [more]
It all started in a run down 1920s building on Brunswick Street in New Farm. Avalon was home to a motley crew of artists... [more]
Brisbane's newest food destination hauls its food over the coals - literally. Burnt Ends Kitchen and Bar at The Barracks... [more]
Australian wholefoods retailer, The Source Bulk Foods, is changing the way Australians buy their groceries. The Source ... [more]
Spring has sprung, the grass has ris,I wonder where the birdies is.Some say the bird is on the wing,But that's absurd - ... [more]
I love whisky. I love drinking it: sipping it, savouring it, quaffing it. I love talking about it and sharing it and lea... [more]
Being new to Astro Photography (and astronomy), I thought I'd share some of my discoveries from the last few months. Mos... [more]
One of my favourite places to walk and take photos of wildlife is quaintly called Pooh Corner. It is little known (read ... [more]
Remember when you were a kid and played "I Spy with my little eye something beginning with. ..."? We played it on all lo... [more]
I have been a Ghost Sign Hunter for a while now. When I began I didn't even know there was a term for the photos I was t... [more]
The Gayundah Wreck at Woody Point is returning to the ocean. Not a last voyage though; the relentless waves are quickly... [more]
Why didn't I know sooner? I accidently discovered that The Cheese Pleaser has opened a Delicatessen and Fromagerie in Br... [more]
My favourite three piers/jetties around Brisbane are Shorncliffe Pier, Woody Point Jetty and Wynnum Jetty. All 3 offer g... [more]
The Handmade Expo and Vintage Market is a monthly market supporting local makers, bakers, growers, artists, designers an... [more]
Reverse Garbage in Woolloongabba is a not-for-profit organisation, and one of my favourite haunts. Periodically they ho... [more]
Namaste! I am delighted to tell you about this biennial festival as I have an affinity with Nepal. I lived and worked th... [more]
The Meeanjin Markets are the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisan and cultural markets. These impre... [more]
07/12/2018 - 08/12/2018
We all love a Pop Up. The Happiness Place has extended their Christmas celebration pop up store to a whole long weeken... [more]
23/11/2018 - 25/11/2018
Markets and Christmas shopping go hand in hand. This is a one-stop shop for all your ethically sourced handcrafted C... [more]
24/11/2018 - 25/11/2018
Refashioning clothing and textiles for new life is one way to reduce waste and Woolloongabba-based reuse organisatio... [more]
Visit the Melbourne Collective Christmas Market at the city's iconic Queen Victoria Market and shop for all your Chr... [more]
17/11/2018 - 09/12/2018
This must be one of the biggest and most popular street parties in Brisbane. The Sherwood Community Festival is a f... [more]
National Recycling Week is here again and you are invited to a free fashion parade with a twist. All the couture fa... [more]
I have mixed emotions about jacarandas trees. When they start to bloom in October, although they look spectacular, I am ... [more]
26/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
The opening weekend of Oktoberfest Brisbane was wunderbar despite the unpredictable weather. I went on Sunday 7 Octo... [more]
12/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
According to ABC Radio National, classical music is undergoing a revolution. It is the most influential genre in the... [more]
14/10/2018 - 08/12/2018
It's back: Medibank's ever-popular free outdoor fitness series is returning to South Bank Parklands. For the first t... [more]
01/10/2018 - 01/12/2018
A very impressive state-wide art installation, in which all Queenslanders can participate, has been commissioned by the ... [more]
06/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
The best weekend of the year is 13th and 14th October. You can visit heritage houses, award-winning architectural buildi... [more]
Don't expect a rehash of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My Big Gay Italian Wedding is also a comedy, but more, well, gay, and... [more]
19/09/2018 - 16/10/2018
The Handmade Expo must be the quintessential market, as it features exclusively handmade, baked and grown products, alon... [more]
The Centenary Rocks! Festival had its final outing in mid 2017, and it now has a worthy successor. If you want to ce... [more]
A month-long celebration of all things LGBTIQA, Brisbane Pride Festival plays hosts to dozens of events across September... [more]
01/09/2018 - 11/10/2018
It's festival time in Brisbane. Three weeks of Queensland's largest arts and cultural event: that is Brisbane Festival w... [more]
Hoorah! The Valley Fiesta is back for 2018 with a new format, over five fun-filled days from Wednesday 29 August to Sund... [more]
29/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
Bridge to Brisbane is back. The bridge is, of course, the iconic Story Bridge. This huge fundraising event is on Sunday ... [more]
I must tell you up front that Breaking Bald has absolutely nothing to do with Breaking Bad. But if you loved that TV... [more]
For the last 30 years, the Australian Red Cross has been active in the basement of Brisbane City Hall. You are invited t... [more]
Roma Street Parkland is going to buzz again with Indian culture, food, music and fashion for the India Day Fair. The fai... [more]
The Korean Society of Queensland invites you to an exciting family day out at the Korean Cultural Festival in King Georg... [more]
You probably know broadcaster Richard Fidler as his Conversations program is one of ABC's most popular program on radio ... [more]
22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
This year, the Bris Funny Fest is funnier than ever. The organisers have told me that there are more than 70 performance... [more]
01/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
The Museum of Brisbane has done it again - another excellent FREE exhibition about Brisbane's history and culture. U... [more]
18/05/2018 - 28/10/2018
The iconic Queen Victoria Building on George Street in Sydney's CBD is 120 years old this year. Thursday 19th July is QV... [more]
Attention all you foodies in Brisbane. This'll tickle your taste buds. It's back. It's better. It's bigger. It's the Sun... [more]
By wearing your favourite PJs (or onesie, nightie, nightshirt, jammies, jim-jams, sleep shorts and T-shirt or whatever y... [more]
World Gelato Day is on Saturday 21st July and Bistro BellaVista in East Perth is celebrating it with Gelato Dessert for ... [more]
FREE chocolate? YAY! On Saturday 28th July 2018 from 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm, Cadbury's "Share the Taste" campaign is comi... [more]
Did someone say free chocolate? Yes, you heard correct. From Sunday 22nd July to Friday 27 July, the Cadbury "Share... [more]
30/06/2018 - 29/07/2018
Come along for a FREE afternoon of Indigenous culture, music, food and lots of fun for the whole family during NAIDOC We... [more]
NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
NAIDOC Week, from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July, is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAID... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
Relax and enjoy a rich tapestry of sound, that blends world and jazz music, featuring classical guitar, tabla and grand ... [more]
My regular readers know that I am a great fan of Australian National Living Treasure Michael Leunig. His cartoons, art a... [more]
My regular readers know that I am passionate about whisky, uisge-beatha, the water of life. I love drinking it, talking ... [more]
29/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
Kimono House, a little piece of Japan in the heart of the city, invites you to uncover the ancient art of Shibori - Japa... [more]
03/07/2018 - 20/07/2018
Barbies, Barbeques, BBQs. No matter what you call them, we Aussies love them. The Brisbane BBQ Festival is back and it ... [more]
30/06/2018 - 01/07/2018
Hooray! Raymond E. Feist, internationally bestselling author, is coming to Brisbane. He is is back with a new novel whic... [more]
One of the most popular children's books is back in Brisbane - as a stage play. Following sell-out seasons of The 13-St... [more]
30/06/2018 - 05/07/2018
Attention all you coffee lovers out there. Go along and celebrate all things coffee by joining this exciting, new Espres... [more]
Second Chances on the Goldie promises to take you on "an inspirational and thought-provoking journey of performance art,... [more]
Giddy Up! All my racing-fan friends agree that the Ipswich Cup is the racing event of the year to go to and be seen at. ... [more]
Celebrate Friday the 13th. Not with a scary superstitious party but at a futuristic space-themed disco in Ipswich fo... [more]
What won the 2017 Somerset "Event of the Year"? It was the Esk Garden and Lifestyle Fair and I agree that it was a g... [more]
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates, commemorates and acknowledges the rich culture and history of Aboriginal ... [more]
27/05/2018 - 03/06/2018
It's the 14th annual Long Walk in Melbourne. You can again join Michael Long, the Essendon legend, and put the lives of ... [more]
Federation Square and the Koorie Heritage Trust invite you to celebrate Mabo Day with the Torres Strait Islander communi... [more]
Are your kids budding Junior Masterchefs? Then take your "scone snatchers" to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre on Sunday 2... [more]
The Friday Night Concert Series celebrates creativity, community and diversity. It was inspired by the Museum of Bri... [more]
The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium's 40th Anniversary weekend is choc-a-block with family events. The highlights in... [more]
26/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
One of Australia's most prolific writers is back in Brisbane and she's on a mission to raise awareness of the city's Her... [more]
10/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
Here I go again, writing about my love of whisky, uisge-beatha, the water of life. With a wee dram of Highland Park in h... [more]
11/05/2018 - 12/05/2018
This endurance race is run by maniacs for other maniacs. If that's you, then read on. Over three million people have par... [more]
20/10/2018 - 18/11/2018
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