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My WeekendNotes - 71
Rabbit Academy: Mission Eggpossible begins when city rabbit, Max is accepted to train at Rabbit Academy in the mastercla... [more]
Canberra's changeable weather over the last few weeks has been challenging for many gardens and gardeners. With a little... [more]
Bring on the cooler (under 30 degrees Celsius) days that are conducive to getting out in the garden! A reprieve from the... [more]
Hello Canberrans? Is there anyone still in town? Or have you all gone to the coast to escape the heat before you melt in... [more]
A friend I shared a room with many years ago had a poster on her wall of John Everett Millais' 'Ophelia'. I remember bei... [more]
14/12/2018 - 28/04/2019
Celebrate spring in the Canberra region at the Tharwa Bush Fair. Organised by the Tharwa Preschool, this fun family day ... [more]
As a mum of two young preschool kids, I completely appreciate the number of playgroups and activities in Canberra for th... [more]
The natural world is a fascinating area that is very easy to talk about from a variety of perspectives. This is why the ... [more]
01/09/2016 - 24/11/2016
The Visitors Centre at the Australian National Botanic Gardens is a beautiful space for taking in an art exhibition. The... [more]
Children love stories at the best of times, but stories told against the stunning native bush backdrop of the Australian... [more]
It's impossible not to notice the profusion of yellow lining many of Canberra's roads, and popping out of suburban reser... [more]
01/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
Calling all aspiring authors, reading enthusiasts and those who just want to enjoy some intelligent conversation. The Ca... [more]
25/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
Having grown up with author and illustrator May Gibb's Snugglepot & Cuddlepie stories, I was very excited to discover th... [more]
The 90s was the decade for iconic Aussie films, such as Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Dese... [more]
13/08/2016 - 14/08/2016
For the last 30 years, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has been collecting, preserving and shari... [more]
I often wonder if vinyl records will still be around when my grandchildren (or even children) are old enough to understa... [more]
Belconnen. Canberra's great city of the north-west has so much to offer. I've lived in this beautiful area for over four... [more]
Now you can enjoy more than 200 works from Australian artist, S.T. Gill (including paintings, drawings, watercolours, an... [more]
29/06/2016 - 16/10/2016
The battle of Pozières was a brutal two-week fight for the French village of Pozières, as well as the ridge it is locate... [more]
If you enjoyed the book (or movie) 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed as much as I did, you will be pretty excited about the oppor... [more]
As our kids have grown older, we have tried to establish a regular 'family night out'. The kids are still pretty young (... [more]
With the Tour de France in full-swing at the moment, there's no better time to don some Lycra and unleash your inner cyc... [more]
I'd love to do more art and craft activities with my children (aged two and four). I enjoy craft, and consider myself qu... [more]
30/07/2016 - 17/09/2016
The weather is not great - it's not outdoor playground weather, but the kids are climbing the walls on the weekends. How... [more]
06/08/2016 - 10/09/2016
In comparison to running mostly on roads and footpaths around my local suburb, running in the bush feels like a complete... [more]
06/08/2016 - 07/08/2016
Your pre-dawn alarm goes off. You roll over and look at the temperature outside on your phone. The figure displayed is b... [more]
Handmade markets are one of my favourite places to find unique gifts. Before I hit a handmade market, I make a rough lis... [more]
The Garden Plant Nursery in MacGregor is one of my favourite nurseries in Canberra to wander around, so I was excited to... [more]
28/06/2016 - 02/08/2016
What is Stadium Stomp? This is a unique, fun sporting event that focuses on a stair-climbing course within some of the ... [more]
Questacon has long been a one of Canberra's family-favourite destinations. If it's been a while since you paid a visit, ... [more]
25/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
Alexander Boynes: Body / Time / Light (paintings) "I've always been fascinated by light, movement and the human body," ... [more]
01/06/2016 - 03/07/2016
The "Cafe Open" a-frame sign lured us from the walking path around Lake Ginninderra into Cafe Birrigai. That was a few y... [more]
What do you do with books when you've finished reading them? Do you keep them until you gradually run out of space on yo... [more]
24/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
It was a cold, wet Sunday morning – the second consecutive day of rain we'd had. The kids were climbing the walls; my hu... [more]
"Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. Acceptance of life is t... [more]
27/06/2016 - 08/07/2016
A winter trip to the snow is a treat at the best of times. Throw in a music festival as well, and you've got the makings... [more]
10/06/2016 - 13/06/2016
When you think of a gallery, you traditionally think of a minimalistic, silent space where hard-core art enthusiasts han... [more]
Traditionally, break-ups are a taboo subject that many people are reluctant to talk about. We just assume that "time hea... [more]
Country markets bring communities together by celebrating unique local produce, art, craft, and entertainment. If you're... [more]
If you've made the commitment to get fit, then the first thing you need (after a pair of trainers) is an inspiring worko... [more]
If you get to Saturday arvo and the kids are climbing the walls, West Belconnen Kids Winter Festival could be just the t... [more]
Garage sales. They're a great way of off-loading things you don't need anyone, finding a hidden treasure (or buying "stu... [more]
The last of your summer marigold and petunias have faded, but it's still weeks before your spring bulbs pop through - le... [more]
Giggle and Wiggle was the first "proper" kid's activity (aside from my allocated New Parent Group) that I took my eldest... [more]
Dean Bowen: New morning (paintings, prints & sculpture) Dean Bowen's vibrantly coloured compositions of insects and a... [more]
26/05/2016 - 12/06/2016
Permeate is Belconnen Arts Centre's group exhibition for Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) recipients, running from ... [more]
27/05/2016 - 19/06/2016
Date nights are few and far between now that we have kids, so when we get the opportunity to have a meal out, our expect... [more]
The uncertainty in Sophia Szilagyi's images is alluring. Szilagyi utilises 'half-light' levels in her natural ocean and ... [more]
04/08/2011 - 27/08/2011
The benefits of design extend across society, influencing our personal and professional lives and improving our lifestyl... [more]
20/07/2011 - 31/07/2011
The folks from Heathcote are doing their best to let visitors know that they produce more than just delicious Shiraz... [more]
10/06/2011 - 13/06/2011
Archibald Prize finalist, Carla Fletcher will present her latest exhibition, Animal, Human, Landscape at Tinning St Gall... [more]
19/05/2011 - 29/05/2011
I have a particular perfume that prompts positive comments from women and men every time I wear it. The notes within thi... [more]
05/05/2011 - 29/05/2011
Flinders Lane Gallery's new exhibition, The Intertidal Zone is a collection of pieces inspired by Christine Willcocks's ... [more]
17/05/2011 - 14/06/2011
Eugene von Guérard takes his viewers on an international tour - from Europe's lush forests to Australia's wide skies and... [more]
16/04/2011 - 07/08/2011
Highpoint shopping centre is about to get a make-over. Three new fashion and beauty brands; Benefit Brow Bar at Myer, Me... [more]
One of my fondest memories of Italy was sheltering in the shade of a little restaurant in Rome on a blistering hot d... [more]
A hub of art and culture, the Melbourne Athenaeum has remained an iconic Melbourne feature since its foundation in 1... [more]
Fashionistas throughout Melbourne have their high heels and lip gloss at the ready for an action packed week thanks ... [more]
14/03/2011 - 20/03/2011
Three bedroom brick house with double garage? Check. Lawnmower? Check. Hills-Hoist clothes line? Check. BBQ? Check. Nose... [more]
10/03/2011 - 20/03/2011
Brimbank Park is located in the Maribyrnong Valley near Keilor East and is accessible by road (from Keilor Park Driv... [more]
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