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Is songwriting an emotional outlet?

I think I need to start making music so that I have some way to express all these BIG BIG feelings, hehe. A blog never…

Wanderer Festival 2023 – Pambula Beach

Only three and a bit weeks to go until the Wanderer Festival at Pambula Beach! I am starting to get excited! The official playlist is…

Max Richter – The Departure (and other beautiful songs)

Listening to Max Richter – The Departure and all the pinned songs on his profile reminds me of one cold Hobart evening at Dark Mofo…

Streets ahead – Smashed Avocado

There is a certain kind of fragile that comes with a big Saturday night or at least, extreme sleep deprivation. It was the first real…

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

COVID-19 has certainly brought more television into my life. Some of it good, some of it not so good. A friend suggested Dirk Gently’s Holistic…

Ode to winter rain

Warm in winter clothes while the rain falls. Sheltered from the atmospheric cold and wet. And viewing the world, separated by glass. It pours down…

Winter solstice 2023 – Happy Solar New Year!

The shortest day of the year (in the southern hemisphere) today! How are you feeling? I am good! If a bit right-brain oriented at the…

Dark Mofo 2023 Tasmania

Dark Mofo 2023 has been my first experience with this winter festival in Hobart, Tasmania. Something that I have been wondering as I have been…

What to do in Canberra? Things to do in Canberra

People sometimes give Canberra a bad rap, but I recently got back from a great holiday there. What to do in Canberra? It can be…

Bloom – Melbourne Theatre Company – 5 stars!

If you want to be delighted. If you want to cry tears of joy. And enjoy 1 hr 45 minutes absolutely entertained by the most…

Beautiful Highness – Chapel Off Chapel

Based on a true story, Beautiful Highness centres around one family‚Äôs incredible grit and determination in dealing with mental ill-health. Unsentimental, heartwarming and gently humorous, the play…

Roots – 1927 – Melbourne International Arts Festival

My expectations were quite high for the performance of Roots by the 1927 theatre company as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. For anyone…

Travel and holidays

The Pinnacles Loop Walking Track Eden

It seems to me that the main activities on offer on the Sapphire Coast are engaging with the natural environment. It can be challenging to…

Spring coastal holiday

It is a bit of a strange thing to have to write, but as of this afternoon, I am on holiday on the Sapphire Coast….

Frosty Sunday morning in Canberra

Hats off to Farmers Daughter in Yarralumla. They are open from 7 am on the weekend. And hell I need a coffee! I knew as…

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Chasing the sun

If there was ever a day to sit and bask in the sun, September 2 might just be my day to do it! I have…

Collingwood winter night walk

It was such a lovely adventure to see my suburb through new eyes last night. I was searching for a cup of tea, or dessert…

Dark Mofo 2023 Tasmania

Dark Mofo 2023 has been my first experience with this winter festival in Hobart, Tasmania. Something that I have been wondering as I have been…

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