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My WeekendNotes - 65
Driving down Brighton Road in Sandgate at night, you might be forgiven for thinking that this dark street wouldn't l... [more]
Another Friday night before a game at Suncorp Stadium, and again we chose to eat at one of Milton's new venues. T... [more]
Last November, I was lucky enough to spend three days learning to cook Umbrian food in the small town of Perugia, It... [more]
Walking around your local streets can be a convenient and free way of exercising your dog, starting and finishing at... [more]
. The annual LaVazza Italian Film Festival is again hosting a wonderful selection of films in 2019, among them the Au... [more]
25/09/2019 - 16/10/2019
On the drive up to Maleny, once you pass the turn-off for Australia Zoo, things really start to get green and pictur... [more]
It's on again! Moreton Bay is the cradle of food and wine in South-East Queensland, and the annual event showcasing ... [more]
07/09/2019 - 08/09/2019
The plight of asylum seekers and displaced peoples around the world isn't a new problem, but it's certainly more vis... [more]
If you've made it to Seville, you've likely already spent some time in one of the larger, urban areas of Spain. Here... [more]
As a young boy, going to a "department store" was an experience that I always loved. I remember traipsing behind my m... [more]
09/08/2019 - 07/09/2019
Pullenvale Hall is the centre of the Pullenvale community, and The Curious Caravan is a local institution. Known wid... [more]
That's right, the man of a thousand voices is back for one night only. Well, perhaps not a thousand. Just a few very dis... [more]
Toby Chittenden is a quiet, respectable man employed in the corporate sector, with hobbies ranging from cups of tea ... [more]
30/11/2018 - 02/12/2018
"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny." - The Cat. The Cat in th... [more]
24/11/2018 - 19/01/2019
Whenever I cast my mind back to the first TV shows I can remember watching, it's always scenes from Sesame Street, T... [more]
10/11/2018 - 22/12/2018
This year's Lavazza Italian Film Festival boasts an impressive group of films, with Euphoria seeing its Australian p... [more]
11/09/2018 - 24/10/2018
When MJ Wong first steps out on stage, you're struck by his size. He is really tall, so a day job as a pharmacist make... [more]
Away from the hustle and bustle of North Lakes' big-box stores and main roads, there are many places where you can tak... [more]
Mulder: "You have to be willing to see."Scully: "I wish it were that simple."Mulder: "Scully, you have to believe me... [more]
15/04/2018 - 04/06/2018
You may not have realised it, but the Lethbridge Gallery has a second venue in Bulimba. Both galleries have a strong h... [more]
06/04/2018 - 06/05/2018
Lethbridge Gallery is an intimate and modern gallery in the inner city, displaying works from local artists as well ... [more]
07/04/2018 - 25/04/2018
Seasons Aged Care has a well-deserved reputation as a leading provider of both independent and supportive living to ... [more]
Another Friday night, and another bittersweet dinner decision. Sweet, because in this household, Friday is a day where i... [more]
. The Queensland State Library is hosting an exhibition which takes a look at how perceptions of our lifestyle and id... [more]
03/03/2018 - 21/10/2018
St Oswald's Church in Banyo runs their markets twice a year, inviting locals to showcase their creations and product... [more]
"The surface of our Earth is changing faster than ever before in known history." Brisbane, and its immediate surr... [more]
21/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
Living in Brisbane, we often forget just how unique and eccentric our buildings are. When I moved here from Canberra... [more]
17/03/2018 - 03/04/2018
Mr Strickland: "No McFly has ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley!"Marty McFly: "Yeah, well, history ... [more]
11/02/2018 - 27/03/2018
"Do not be a clockwork orange, freedom has a lovely voice.Here is good and there is evil, look on both then take your ch... [more]
06/01/2018 - 17/02/2018
"If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times. Do not fan the girls when they are wet! But you'll never learn, y... [more]
04/11/2017 - 10/12/2017
An old man rushes out into the street, begging a miniature train carrying tourists to stop. He gently coaxes a reluc... [more]
10/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
*At time of writing, the exchange rate was approximately 10,000 Indonesian rupiah (IDR) to one Australian dollar* ... [more]
I Was A Dreamer (il più grande sogno) is an offbeat, melancholy comedy/drama directed by Michele Vannucci. Admittedl... [more]
12/09/2017 - 25/10/2017
"Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy." Many Disney films hold a specia... [more]
09/09/2017 - 14/10/2017
A truly wonderful day is planned for children and families who love theatre, luscious costumes, activities and extra... [more]
24/09/2017 - 24/08/2017
The Zillmere Festival returns for its 15th year with a diverse program of free, fun and creative activities to celeb... [more]
This year marks the 55th annual Brisbane Writers Festival. Attending and participating in the festival is a great way to... [more]
06/09/2017 - 10/09/2017
Step right up for the annual Holy Cross School Festival - everyone is welcome, with free entry! There will be fu... [more]
Heads up, Tarrigindi. Now that the sting has been taken out of this awful Brisbane winter, what better way to spend ... [more]
. Could you be Queensland's next poetry slam champion? Come and try out at the Logan heat of Australian Poetry Sl... [more]
"So hold that front pageThis boy was born to strut the stageI tap and sing and play the pianuhSplash my name across a bi... [more]
04/08/2017 - 02/09/2017
The American Essentials Film Festival, as well as screening some of the best contemporary American films, is playing... [more]
09/05/2017 - 28/05/2017
David Strassman has been making Australian audiences laugh for over twenty years. Since his early performances in th... [more]
02/05/2017 - 27/05/2017
To Steal From A Thief toys with layered identities and alliances" wrap="0" title="cien anos de perdon, to steal from a t... [more]
20/04/2017 - 13/05/2017
It's a busy morning in one of Madrid's plazas. A group of seemingly random people are sitting in a bar eating and dr... [more]
21/04/2017 - 13/05/2017
La Punta del Iceberg (The Tip of the Iceberg) is a short, dense film from David Cánovas. A good example of recent S... [more]
20/04/2017 - 09/05/2017
Many voices, one desire. Up close and personal with an Aussie family. It could be yours. A desire to love and ... [more]
30/03/2017 - 08/04/2017
"I, Willy Wonka, have decided to allow five children – just five, mind you, and no more – to visit my factory this year.... [more]
01/04/2017 - 10/06/2017
There's a great new festival starting this year in Logan. This is an extremely diverse city, with over a quarter of ... [more]
Led Zeppelin have certainly created a legacy that still influences music today. 87 songs, 9 albums and recording ... [more]
"Finally I made little figures of flowers and hats and caps and that's how the gumnuts started. I used to lie down on t... [more]
21/01/2017 - 25/03/2017
A lot of people are filled with dread at the prospect of public speaking. They will go to any lengths to avoid it, o... [more]
Metallica is one of the most iconic acts of all time, establishing themselves as the heavy metal band since their fo... [more]
This Saturday, at the Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Calamvale, bring the family along to enjoy the annual "Taste... [more]
The tradition of Karneval in German speaking countries dates back to the Middle Ages. It is celebrated during Lent, ... [more]
1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during their lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, th... [more]
If you've had the pleasure of a lazy weekend breakfast at Apples on Ainsworth, you know it's a pretty sweet place to... [more]
The redevelopment of Railway Terrace in Milton has brought some really attractive options for a pre-game feed on you... [more]
The craze surrounding smoked and slow cooked meats is showing no sign of slowing down. With every new cooking show o... [more]
The 28th of January kicks off a busy week for Brisbane Roar FC. Starting with their first match against the Western ... [more]
28/01/2017 - 03/02/2017
You know the feeling. After a long week of working, by the time Friday rolls around you're really not ready for any ... [more]
If you're looking for somewhere with lots of things to eat, see and do this Australia Day, maybe punch Pine Rivers S... [more]
What's your idea of a perfect Saturday afternoon in Brisbane? For many people, it's watching Brisbane Roar play at S... [more]
If you're based on Brisbane's north side, there are some great free places to go and see Christmas lights. Barbour R... [more]
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