Life in Canberra

Thumbnail image for National Cherry Festival in the Canberra Region

National Cherry Festival in the Canberra Region

by Rosemarie John December 10, 2015

Cherries. Small, soft round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red. That’s good enough a definition for Joseph and I to make a road trip down to Young, known as the Cherry Capital of Australia! Markets, pick-your-own cherry orchards and car shows were on our itinerary as we headed to the countryside on a Saturday morning. The sun […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions

Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions

by Rosemarie John December 2, 2015

You must have already read how spellbound Joseph and I were when we first visited Pialligo Estate. It may come as no surprise if we tell you, it was yet another mesmeric experience when we visited the Garden Pavilions recently. We completely forgot that we were in Canberra, it felt as if we were in the beautiful country side where […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Dream Cuisine Patisserie – A Pastry Paradise

Dream Cuisine Patisserie – A Pastry Paradise

by Rosemarie John November 18, 2015

Laminated pastries and award-winning macarons, need I say more? Well, when it is made with such perfection, you just have to talk about it. Dream Cuisine Patisserie, a pastry paradise in other words, is run by Owen Saddler and Marilyn Chalkley, a mother and son team. We were lucky enough to be hosted by them, all thanks to Elias Hallaj […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Daana Indian Food in Canberra

Daana Indian Food in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis November 17, 2015

Daana Indian Food in Canberra My quest for a quick Indian food fix in Canberra has ended with the discovery of Daana. This eatery located at 83 Theodore Street, Curtin (previously at Canberra’s Westside Acton Park) is currently right on top of my favourite Indian food picks. Lately I have been haunting this food joint at every given opportunity. It’s […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Miss Van’s Street Food in Canberra

Miss Van’s Street Food in Canberra

by Rosemarie John November 12, 2015

If I were to be asked, where my favorite place to eat is in Canberra? It isn’t hard for me to choose. It would be Miss Van’s Street Food! Why? Because, I grew up in a multi-cultural country where food was an integral part of social/cultural integration; Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese cuisine were available at every corner you turned and […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Mount Pleasant Lookout – Canberra

Mount Pleasant Lookout – Canberra

by Rosemarie John November 8, 2015

Mount Pleasant at an elevation of 663 metres, is another lovely Canberra lookout! Yesterday, Joseph and I took a drive up and spent some time reading the informative boards there on the significance of the location. The Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery National Memorial which is situated here, is dedicated to the memory of gunners, of all ranks, who gave […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Whale Watching in Huskisson, Jervis Bay

Whale Watching in Huskisson, Jervis Bay

by Rosemarie John October 31, 2015

The wind was in my hair and I could taste the saltiness in the air. There was clear blue waters as far as the eye can see. I was happy. It was our first road trip from Canberra and we were glad that we chose this piece of paradise for a short getaway. We were in Jervis Bay, home to […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Eat Drink Blog 6 – Australian Food and Drink Bloggers Conference Canberra

Eat Drink Blog 6 – Australian Food and Drink Bloggers Conference Canberra

by Rosemarie John October 22, 2015

Eat Drink blog 6, a three day extravaganza of learning, sharing and eating! In its sixth year running, we were proud that it was being held in Canberra. Canberra gets a lot of crap from outsiders, outsiders who don’t understand what it is like to live here, or perhaps just prefer a different atmosphere. For me, Canberra is not only […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Driving Out to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Driving Out to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

by Rosemarie John August 22, 2015

The great thing about Canberra is that while you could be dinning in variety of places, you could be out exploring a nature reserve the next! The number of things to do outdoors are abundant and on a fine Saturday morning, we braved the strong cold winds and decided on a light picnic amongst curious kangaroos at the Tidbinbilla Nature […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for One of a Kind Apartments – A Canberra Getaway

One of a Kind Apartments – A Canberra Getaway

by Joseph Ellis August 2, 2015

On a tranquil street in the wooded suburb of Dickson, One of a Kind Apartments was to be our weekend getaway spot. Located a mere ten-minute drive from the Canberra city centre, these apartments are a perfect choice for staycations and short-term accommodations. We recount our two-night staycation experience through this narrative… It was a typical winter evening in Canberra […]

Read the full article →