Category Archives: Canberra

Canberra, ACT. Turner from the Tate.

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Braving the Canberra Cold for Art As it was minus five degrees in Canberra there was no hurry to visit the National Gallery of Australia. Much more pleasant to let the morning crowds go first and have pumpkin quiche for … Continue reading

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Crace, ACT. Smart Thinking in the Suburbs.****4 stars

Crace: Canberra’s First HIA Greensmart Suburb.    Stopped by Crace to check out what’s happening as Canberra is quite an innovative place. Here’s a map. It’s a new suburb and is not just about building Sustainable houses with an Energy … Continue reading

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Canberra, ACT.Be quick for Scones at National Library****4stars

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Time for Afternoon Tea    The National Library is in a commanding position on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. While spending a few days researching here you learn the feel of the place. With a brand new reception area positively … Continue reading

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Canberra, ACT. Sconquest DIY Tea at Adore Tea****4stars

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 The Art of Tea and Scones.     Last weekend in Canberra, the Lodge and Government House had their Open Day organised by the Australiana Fund which acquires artistic and historical works for the Prime Minister and Governor General’s residences. On … Continue reading

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Canberra, ACT. Glorious Floriade & Ona Coffee****4stars.

Terrific Times for Tulips at Floriade    Last weekend was a terrific time to visit Floriade, Canberra’s annual flower festival. Popular as always, with fine and cloudy weather which was great for flowers, photos and visitors alike.    Once again, … Continue reading

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Melbourne, Vic. Going with the flow along the Yarra.

Life’s Good! The Yarra River is the lifeblood of Melbourne. Rivers recharge us bring vitality to a city or town.  Stayed at the Crown Promenade which has an excellent swimming pool with views along the river to the city. A … Continue reading

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Canberra, ACT. Canberra Quilt Show

Canberra’s Winter Colour The Craft & Quilt Fair was in Canberra recently. As the Canberra Quilters were outstanding in the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne earlier this year, we had high expectations and so were a little surprised to find … Continue reading

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Canberra, ACT. Great Fun at Adore Tea. ****4 stars

What: Adore Tea. Rating Today: 4 stars. Great scones & boutique jams. Where: O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls ACT 2913 (Near Cockington Green) Ph:02 6230 9962 When: 9.00am – 5.30pm. Thurs & Fri to 7pm. Open 7 days. Web: Cost: High … Continue reading

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Where can you get Syphon Coffee?

My local singing Barista was telling me about syphon coffee. I ‘d never heard of it. Is there any cafe’s where you can try it in Melbourne, Sydney , Canberra or anywhere else in Australia or New Zealand. If you know … Continue reading

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