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Beautiful, lush, scary, suffocated Sydney

By | February 22nd, 2019|daily life, design, holidays, parks and gardens|

It is interesting to travel. It really does expand my perspective. And I should do it more, I think because I suspect that it helps build adaptability and goodness knows we all need that. Sydney is only 1000 km away (or so), but it feels like it is a completely different country! This is amazing [...]

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trainspotting on a sunny spring day – video

By | October 23rd, 2018|daily life, design, weather|

Travelling by train through these amazing Melbourne landscapes will never get old. That is what I think. I captured this video of the trip from Flinders to Southern Cross, which is one of my favourite sections of track. It was a particularly happy, sunny day and I was loving capturing my experience, or at least [...]

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The warmth of red wine and friendship

By | July 29th, 2018|bars and restaurants, design, friends, light art|

It was a bit of a new experience to go shopping with a friend. It is so interesting how conversation flows in completely different ways with the stimulation of browsing lovely things. It was quite a novel experience. To add to this, is that amazing warmth that grows between two people who are drinking red [...]

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A lush and beautiful sanctuary for a soul to play

By | May 25th, 2018|architecture, design, parks and gardens|

My house becomes more and more lovely every week, and I think tomorrow that I will go to a local greenery and get some plants with tendrils to drape over my wooden bookcases. The tendrils are important. I want them to drape. It is a nice plant nursery because they specialise in indoor plants and [...]

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How to avoid a Dystopian future – MKW

By | May 12th, 2018|architecture, design, interesting people, technology|

Melbourne Knowledge Week is the best! Last night we went to a talk at the MKW Hub. It is an amazing space, filled with light art, beautiful ferns and sculptures. The talk was a panel of authors and academics discussing how we can avoid a Dystopian future. I loved the first speaker, Andrew Milner the [...]

Saturday afternoon at the Museum

By | April 28th, 2018|architecture, art, cinema, daily life, design, friends, photography, technology|

It is really nice to have a Saturday night at home for a change, and just cook and drink wine and listen to nice music. I am making a mini herbed roast lamb, and it is fun. I went to the Melbourne Museum this afternoon. It is definitely worth doing. They have some amazing exhibits. [...]

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The Manganiyar Seduction – State Theatre

By | March 7th, 2018|architecture, design, music|

One particular word comes to mind when I think of tonight's performance of the Manganiyar Seduction at the State Theatre and that is 'stunning'. I think it is true what people say about it - that it is some kind of spiritual experience. It was like the most satisfying and entertaining of advent calendars. A [...]

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Enter the dragon – White Night Melbourne

By | February 18th, 2018|art, design, light art, technology|

I am at the Melbourne Museum and I got my cup of tea. It is very refreshing. White Night tuckers me out every time! It is something about the lights, the crowds, the walking. I am supposed to be meeting some friends, but I think I am done. And what a finale! I am sitting [...]

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