Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Start with a song! – The challenge

By | April 30th, 2019|music|

The challenge is: to 'Start with a song'. It makes me laugh to read this from Daily Challenge because I ALWAYS start with a song. One of the nicest things about my psychology is that I wake up each (mostly) day with an earworm or a song in my head. The challenge then is to [...]

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Cocktails and dancing at the Spice Market – Melbourne city

By | April 28th, 2019|bars and restaurants, music|

How long since you have been out to a nightclub for cocktails and dancing? 2019 seems to be the year that I continually surprise myself, because I absolutely loved our evening at the Spice Market in Melbourne last night. It might have been the three mojitos speaking, but I think that maybe there is nothing [...]

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Lantern Lounge for dumpling soup in Collingwood

By | April 27th, 2019|bars and restaurants, weather|

New website! Who dis? It is exciting to write my first post on this newly designed home of arts and culture. Let’s begin with a celebration lunch. Where CAN you get dumpling soup for lunch on a winter afternoon in Collingwood? The Lantern Lounge located just south of Coles on Smith Street has come up [...]

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Exploring wineries on the Bass Coast Victoria

By | April 21st, 2019|bars and restaurants, holidays|

A fun weekend to get out of Melbourne and go on an adventure can be a trip to the Bass Coast. It takes about two hours to get there from Melbourne and if you can’t find accommodation on Phillip Island there are lots of little towns around to explore the region. We stayed at Corinella [...]

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Night photography – Melbourne after dark

By | April 19th, 2019|bars and restaurants, photography|

A really nice adventure on a Melbourne night is to explore the city after dark. It is the perfect place to capture some amazing night photography. If you start from the top of town at the State Library and work your way across the city to the network of laneways you will find there are [...]

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Rufus Du Sol – uplifting and bittersweet

By | April 15th, 2019|music|

There is something about Rufus Du Sol's latest album Solace that makes me want to explore the Californian desert. Tyrone Lindqvist has the kind of vocal tone that would tug on even the most resolute of heart strings. Their music combined with the sound of his voice is an exquisite mix of melancholy and uplifting. [...]

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Finding an angle – people are interesting

By | April 14th, 2019|interesting people, radio, school|

My weekend had a lot of 'space' in it. This was actually a very nice thing and I got to do a lot of what stirs my soul, but it felt weird, because what I was supposed to be doing was editing an audio interview that is due on Monday (tomorrow). It is a lot [...]

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The road hump of privilege on a vibrant Friday

By | April 12th, 2019|bars and restaurants, daily life|

What is happening in Collingwood on a vibrant, brisk Friday night? The streets are alive with people and light. There is a festive, rich feeling in the air. And red wine deepens the tone, adds a smoky depth to the experience of a bustling cafe on Smith Street. I am drinking a glass of Pinot [...]

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First red wine of winter – happiness

By | April 10th, 2019|bars and restaurants, daily life, friends, happiness, professional|

Is there anything nicer than that first winter glass of red wine? So rich and warming and cosy. I am happy. I know that I am often quite happy, but this is a different kind of contentment. It comes from having a purpose and direction in my career. Before now, I had my fingers in [...]

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