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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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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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What were your favourites? Hottest 100 2018

By | January 28th, 2019|holidays, music, radio|

How amazing was the Hottest 100 yesterday? Did you listen to it? I started to listen at around number 67 - which I think was Flight Facilities - Need You {Ft. NIKA}. Actually that was number 66, sorry - my mistake. The highlights of the countdown for me were:63 - BOOGIE - BROCKHAMPTON62 - Killing [...]

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The land we stand on – Aboriginal land

By | January 26th, 2019|architecture, bullshit, holidays, parks and gardens|

It is Australia Day, apparently. However, the message has changed from ‘change the date’ to ‘abolish Australia Day all together.’ It really does seem fair enough. 'Sovereignty was never ceded'. 'Indigenous Australians were here for 60,000 years, compared to the 231 years of Colonial Australians.' I dare say multiculturalism is a positive thing and helps [...]

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South coast culture and radio

By | January 8th, 2019|art, holidays, radio|

Do you remember the movie Dirty Dancing? I listened to the soundtrack again a year or so ago. At the time, it reminded me of Turtle. Recently I heard a song from the soundtrack on the local radio station here (2EC). I really love that radio station, I have to say. I think they do [...]

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Hoorah hooray – New Year’s Eve 2019

By | January 1st, 2019|bars and restaurants, family, friends, happiness, holidays, light art, music|

What an evening! And what a beautiful way to ring in 2019! I found myself back in Melbourne after quite a bit of consternation and tribulation. The IDEA was to stay on the coast and to keep helping, but my family really thought I should come back, and I was getting distressed by the prospect [...]

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Holidaying on the coast

By | December 24th, 2018|family, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

I feel so very lucky to be holidaying on the coast this year. It is so luxurious to skulk around in my pyjamas and drink coffee. The water is a beautiful temperature. It is so refreshing and lovely to swim. And it is nice to spend time with family. I don't think that I would [...]

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