Life in Canberra

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World Curry Festival Canberra

by Rosemarie John July 19, 2015

Winter in Canberra is a beautiful season. The trees are bare, the breeze is crisp and I get to wear boots for days! But a World Curry Festival Canberra makes winter a little bit more special. There is nothing like fiery curry and the aroma of spices on a wintry sunny afternoon. Angie of GnomeAngel and I got out and […]

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Swan Valley – Endless Experiences

by Rosemarie John June 24, 2015

On a beautiful Canberra evening, we found ourselves in Parliament House experiencing what Swan Valley had to offer. There were boxes of fresh strawberries, bottles of wine, delicious canapés, beautiful indigenous art and aboriginal dancing to captivate our interest in the region. “Located just 25 minutes from Perth, it’s a region of scenic riverbanks, large wineries, award-winning restaurants and heritage […]

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Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate – A Food Journey Like No Other

by Joseph Ellis May 3, 2015

  Text by Joseph Ellis | Photos by Rosemarie John It was a chilly autumn day, a Wednesday to be precise. The periwinkle clouds were low, the sky was in a shade of steel blue and we were heading to dinner at Farmhouse Restaurant on Pialligo Estate. Rosemarie had just picked me up from work and as I punched in […]

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Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House

by Rosemarie John March 15, 2015

Early on a Sunday morning, we set off to enjoy a Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House located on Lonsdale Street in the city. The autumn breeze still had a bite of chill as we parked alongside one of Canberra’s chic and eclectic street. We had heard so much about this restaurant and we were looking forward […]

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National Multicultural Festival – A Weekend Adventure

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2015

Canberra is a city that is constantly busy with some event or another. I hardly have the time to keep up.  I have been looking forward to February mainly for two reasons… (1) I fly off to Japan and (2) I get to attend the National Multicultural Festival for the first time! I have heard so much about it over […]

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Eating Out in Canberra

by Rosemarie John January 27, 2015

It has been nine months since we moved to Canberra and we think it is time to share our eating out in Canberra post! I hardly ever take my camera to a restaurant or cafe, so this is going to be an Instagram food post of where we had some delicious food over the last months. There is still so […]

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Canberra Southern Cross Club – Twilight Cruise

by Rosemarie John December 3, 2014

The wind was in my hair, the sun shined brightly and the fluffy clouds moved gracefully in the bright blue sky. I was at the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s jetty just about to board the M.V. Southern Cross for an arvo of cocktails and canapes! If you’re anything like me, a day our on the water puts a smile on […]

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Stuff I Want – Our New Online Shop

by Joseph Ellis November 18, 2014

Travel and Beyond is excited to announce its first online shop called Stuff I Want. The dream behind this venture is to bring joy to any soul seeking to paint the canvas of their life with a dash of colour and style. And most of you who have known us through our musings on this blog would discover that the […]

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Liebster Award

by Rosemarie John October 27, 2014

We have been in Canberra for six months now and to have Canberrans’ nominate me for a Liebster Award is just fantastic! I am going to accept it as a welcoming gesture to this beautiful city we call home. My first nomination came from April of Aprillah. When I was very new to Canberra, I had a chance to meet […]

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Floriade NightFest 2014

by Rosemarie John October 8, 2014

So it was the last day of the Floriade Nightfest 2014 and I decided to give it ago. To my surprise, I managed to get tickets just 3 hours before NightFest opened its gates, how lucky was that? I had already seen the beautiful flowers during the day, and decided I should at least see what the Floriade NightFest 2014 was […]

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