Life in Canberra

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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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Floriade 2014 – A Plethora of Vivid Colours

by Joseph Ellis September 25, 2014

The sun was shining brightly, the cool wind brushed our shoulders, the scent of jonquils and hyacinths filled the air, and the beautiful sight of tulips make spring the most beautiful season in Canberra. We were at the Floriade 2014, an annual celebration of spring showcasing one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park! These photos will give you a […]

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Try Asparagus this Spring in Australia

by Rosemarie John September 16, 2014

It’s springtime in Australia and Mother Nature is having a makeover. The bare tree branches near my home are beginning to bloom with pretty flowers. The Cherry Blossoms trees in the city have bees humming around the opening buds. More butterflies are seen sitting on flowers and the screechy Cockatoos seem camouflaged between the flowering trees. It is also when […]

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#MushroomMania2014 – Savouring Mushrooms at Punjabi Junction, Canberra

by Rosemarie John July 26, 2014

Every July, the Australian Mushroom Growers run a foodservice campaign called Mushroom Mania encouraging the community to eat out during this month and enjoy healthy meals. We had blogged about it in the beginning of the month discussing our tasty mushroom find and the benefits of mushrooms too. Last night we explored the flavours of mushrooms cooked the Indian way. […]

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Discovering Mushrooms in Canberra

by Rosemarie John July 3, 2014

Well, everyone we know speaks about mushrooms these days. As far as we were concerned mushrooms have not been something that would entice us to go looking for them. Our past encounters with these little bulbs of soft flesh back in Asia have never motivated us to even form an opinion about them. But then we noticed most of our […]

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Shopping at the Handmade Market by Handmade Canberra

by Rosemarie John June 8, 2014

In the day and age where mostly everything is mass produced by machines, it is a lovely change to find handmade products taking the spotlight. Our Saturday at the Handmade Market by Handmade Canberra was such a lovely way to immerse ourselves in the handiwork of talented artists, designers and food producers. Goods that are made by hand are generally […]

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Lake Ginninderra and Its Inhabitants

by Rosemarie John May 27, 2014

It was a cool evening when we decided to take a stroll around Lake Ginninderra. A beautiful man-made lake that sits adjacent to the Belconnen Town Centre. Her beauty is spread across a surface area of 1.05 square kilometres and is home to Black Swans, ducks, Moorhens and many more. As we walked through canopied walkways we couldn’t help but […]

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How to Rent a Long-Term Residence as New Migrants in Canberra

by Rosemarie John May 22, 2014

As new migrants to Canberra, we found rental procedures very different from back home in South East Asia. In Malaysia or Singapore, you will find real estate agents who will pick you up and take you around to several properties that are available for rent. You don’t really do the running around yourself. But here in Canberra, it’s a whole […]

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Our First Farmers Market Experience in Canberra

by Rosemarie John May 21, 2014

It was 6.30 a.m. and fog had blanketed Lake Ginninderra. The black swans with its bright red beak cleaned its feathers on the calm waters. Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and its strident call were loud and clear. We stood in awe as we have never lived so close to such natural beauty! We were up at the crack of dawn to make […]

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