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A Typical Saturday in Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis January 14, 2016

So, what is a typical Saturday in Canberra like? It can be as exciting and as low-key as you want it to be. There is no perfect Saturday, but ours last week was almost perfect! We started our morning with delicious breakfast at the Museum Cafe. We picked a table outside, facing the water and watch the dragon boats race […]

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Discover Gibraltar Falls

by Rosemarie John January 7, 2016

A mere 51 minutes away from Canberra city, at the edge of Gibraltar Creek Pine Forest, sits Gibraltar Falls. A beautiful spot for a picnic we thought, so we packed the car with goodies, our favourite picnic mat and set off. We even made a quick stop at Lambrigg Lookout which offers a panoramic view of the plains below. Back […]

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Wedgwood Tea Room at the National Gallery of Australia – Where Art Meets Food

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis December 28, 2015

Our journey of the arts began on a fine afternoon as we walked across the kaleidoscopic floor of the National Gallery of Australia. The Tom Roberts exhibition was on display and we were eager to experience the work of a legendary Australian artist, who is renowned to work on most of his masterpieces, not in a studio but outdoors. We […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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