Category Archive: Australia

Life on a tram.

One thing missing from most cities around the world is tram travel. Fortunately the great cities of Toronto, Lucerne and Melbourne are the lucky ones. Trams are a novelty, attracting the interest of… Continue reading

The exorbitant Sydney

For many years, I have tried very hard to like Sydney. It is, after all, Australia’s most well known region, thanks to tourism, the harbour bridge, the Opera House and of course the… Continue reading

Melbourne Hispanic Fiesta

With festivals a plenty throughout Melbourne each year, it is sometimes easy to gloss over them and feel they all overlap into one, yearlong celebration of the arts. It is true Melbournians are… Continue reading

Melbourne Theatre Company – Top girls Carol Churchill

At the peak of her career, Margaret Thatcher gave tens of thousands of women the opportunity to believe they could overcome the female stereotypes of slave, housewife, cook, cleaner and mother.  Although not… Continue reading

Away with the coats and out comes the sunscreen… for one day at least.

I have never really enjoyed summer – being very fair and all, summer is more of an ordeal than a relaxing experience. Whilst many hit the beach to work on their summer glow,… Continue reading

The most popular travel accessory of 2012

I am not fussed by air travel. I am quite a small person, so I don’t take up much room. Like most, I don’t particularly like the middle seat or the window when… Continue reading

A lazy Saturday morning

I don’t know about everyone else but I find it incredibly hard to motivate myself on a Saturday morning. It must be something about the potential sleep in and the knowledge that we… Continue reading

A Hobart getaway

With so much hype surrounding the ongoing success of the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart I felt the need to check out what all the fuss is about. So… Continue reading

Queen no match for a King.

Having studied King Lear many years ago as a student, in all its glory of self-destruction and the dark, reality of the aging decline into madness, I thought it would be refreshing to… Continue reading

A weekend of gluttony – Darwin NT

For those of us in Melbourne who are fed up with the winter chills this year, the perfect long weekend getaway is Darwin. Often losing out to Sydney and the Sunshine Coast, Darwin… Continue reading