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Are you looking for an activity to help you stay young in body and mind? Like me, maybe it is one of your New Year resol... [more]
Welcome to Wildemarsh, a picturesque village in southern England. Here, Matilda was raised by her three loving but meddl... [more]
It was a glorious spring day in sunny Queensland, so, on Sunday morning, we headed off to New Farm for brunch. We we... [more]
This new exhibition recognises the lives of Brisbane's independent and adventurous women artists over the past 100 ... [more]
13/09/2019 - 15/03/2020
I got a backstage pass to the last three decades of Brisbane's epic music scene, at Museum of Brisbane's (MoB) lates... [more]
30/08/2019 - 20/04/2020
Nick Winters is a man after my own heart as he likes movies, travel, music, coffee and pina coladas (and probably gettin... [more]
Join the fun of Chinese New Year at Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park to welcome in 2020. The Year of the Rat festiviti... [more]
23/02/2020 - 01/02/2020
Years ago in Sydney, I saw graffiti on an otherwise non-descript red brick building that simply said: "DO NOT FROLIC... [more]
Potpourri - a mixture of flowers, herbs and spices to perfume a room. I have been dabbling in the ancient craft of P... [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]
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
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]
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]
08/02/2020
I have been waiting impatiently for this book since I finished reading Barnsey's first memoir. Working Class Man is ... [more]
Once upon a time, there were two dragons called Ms Lulu Lovebug and Mr Trufflewufflepuff who fell in love. Their romanti... [more]
23/11/2019 - 19/01/2020
Hoorah! You know I love markets. The ever-popular Handmade Expo Market is on again in Toowoomba and it's FREE entry.... [more]
24/11/2019
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]
08/12/2019
I first stumbled across the stately, red brick John Mills Himself building when I was Ghost Sign hunting in Brisbane... [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]
Brisbane's newest food destination hauls its food over the coals - literally. Burnt Ends Kitchen and Bar at The Barracks... [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]
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]
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]
21/12/2019
 
This festive season is here again (where did the year go?) and the South Bank Piazza will be home to the Carols Extravag... [more]
20/12/2019 - 23/12/2019
Yay - they're back. I am a regular visitor to these popular markets. Head to the centre of Brisbane's CBD from 4.00 ... [more]
30/11/2019
Meeanjin Markets are my favourite Brisbane market. They are the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisa... [more]
22/11/2019 - 23/11/2019
BNE Design showcases some of Brisbane's leading designers with an open-air market in Reddacliff Place, in the heart of t... [more]
29/11/2019
Why didn't the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with! You won't have that problem when you mee... [more]
30/10/2019 - 31/10/2019
You can visit churches, cathedrals, chapels and other cultural icons in and around Brisbane all for FREE. This year'... [more]
12/10/2019 - 13/10/2019
This is one of the best community festivals in Brisbane and it is now in its 16th year. Full marks for fun and longe... [more]
11/10/2019
After flying return trips of 20,000 kilometres, migratory shorebirds will be welcomed to Moreton Bay at a free event... [more]
21/09/2019
Tim Sharp first came to my attention when a friend recommended a book called A Double Shot of Happiness by Judy Shar... [more]
16/01/2020 - 18/01/2020
Brisbane Pride Festival moved its Pride Month to September in 2011 to allow for a month of celebrations commemorating pr... [more]
01/09/2019 - 30/09/2019
This is the 5th year that this annual event will be held. As with past years, it will be a day full of family entertainm... [more]
08/09/2019
It's RSPCA's Cupcake Day again and RSPCA Dakabin is holding an official party on Saturday 24th August. The event sta... [more]
24/08/2019
The inaugural Festival of Slavic Culture "Slav Fest – 2017" took place during August and September in 2017 and involved ... [more]
17/08/2019 - 30/09/2019
Roma Street Parkland will once again be awash with colour at this much-anticipated festival. Get into your Indian sarees... [more]
17/08/2019
The wonderful Avid Reader Bookstore in West End is having a book launch for Hollywood Scent. Avid Reader is a great indi... [more]
13/08/2019
This colourful festival has everything. It has all the usual fiesta attractions such as live performances, an activities... [more]
24/08/2019
Like most Aussies, I read Storm Boy by Colin Thiele at school and loved it. It is one of the most endearing and endu... [more]
29/07/2019 - 17/08/2019
It's good to be BAD at the inaugural BRISBANE ART DESIGN exhibition , presented by Museum of Brisbane (fondly called MoB... [more]
10/05/2019 - 11/08/2019
I am a self-confessed Francophile (as my regular readers know). I love French wine, French perfume, French food, Fre... [more]
14/07/2019
Sorry Day is held annually in Australia on 26 May. It is a time to reflect on the dark history of forced child removal w... [more]
26/05/2019
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May to 3 June. These historical dates bookend two important mil... [more]
27/05/2019 - 03/06/2019
Brisbane's biggest shopping party is coming back in time for winter fashion. It's autumn and Shop BNE City aims to t... [more]
24/05/2019
Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2019 is where Brisvegas, art and design interact for 17 full days of exhibitions, performances... [more]
17/05/2019 - 19/05/2019
A Country Carnival. How good does that sound for autumn? It is being hosted by our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) Prima... [more]
19/05/2019
Want something unusual to do with mum on Mother's Day this year? I have the perfect event for you with beautiful classic... [more]
12/05/2019
I first became interested in Buddhism when I lived in Kathmandu in Nepal for several years. After all, Nepal was th... [more]
03/05/2019 - 05/05/2019
Although I am a Star Wars fan (who isn't?), I discovered only last year that there is an International Star Wars Day... [more]
Did you know that 2019 marks 20 years since Reverse Garbage Queensland officially opened its doors? In celebration of th... [more]
14/04/2019
Museum of Brisbane's major summer exhibition is designed to inspire, The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive.fe... [more]
23/11/2018 - 22/04/2019
Stan and Ollie was featured in the recent British Film Festival and was very well received, so I was looking forward to... [more]
Yay - it's back in all its colourful splendour. This year marks the Brisbane Queer Film Festival's twentieth year annive... [more]
07/03/2019 - 17/03/2019
Did you know that the Sydney Lunar Festival is the world's biggest celebration of Lunar New Year outside of Asia? Brisba... [more]
What is better than a movie night with pizza? FREE movie night with FREE pizza! It's the start of Semester 1, so those g... [more]
18/02/2019 - 28/02/2019
Did you make New Year resolutions for this coming year? To be fitter, healthier, thinner or happier? Or maybe to be ... [more]
28/01/2019 - 30/03/2019
BrisAsia Festival is an annual Brisbane festival that showcases contemporary and traditional Asian arts, food tours, cul... [more]
Have you heard of Sam Cranstoun? He is one of Brisbane's exciting new artists. In his eponymous exhibition at the wo... [more]
10/10/2018 - 31/03/2019
Phat Elephant restaurant in ANZAC Square is hugely popular. It is busy every lunchtime and seems to have a good numb... [more]
21/01/2019 - 27/01/2019
Another quirky FREE exhibition has been brought to the Museum of Brisbane (fondly known locally as MoB). Dress Code pres... [more]
03/11/2018 - 28/01/2019
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]
Namaste! I am delighted to tell you about this biennial festival as I have an affinity with Nepal. I lived and worked th... [more]
15/12/2018
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
The Meeanjin Markets are the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisan and cultural markets. These impre... [more]
01/06/2019
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]
23/11/2019
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
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]
This must be one of the biggest and most popular street parties in Brisbane. The Sherwood Community Festival is a f... [more]
15/11/2019
National Recycling Week is here again and you are invited to a free fashion parade with a twist. All the couture fa... [more]
16/11/2018
I have mixed emotions about jacarandas trees. When they start to bloom in October, although they look spectacular, I am ... [more]
25/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
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]
The Handmade Expo must be the quintessential market, as it features exclusively handmade, baked and grown products, alon... [more]
15/09/2018
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