There’s nothing like a spot of winter camping, particularly when Sydney delivers day after day of crisp, sparkling July weather. Last weekend eight of us set off to Marramarra National Park, about an hour and a half’s drive north of the city. Destination: The Orchard […]
A bushwalk on a sparkling Sydney winter’s day is a pretty great way to spend a Saturday, particularly when you can take advantage of cheap end-of-week travel and get the train. On the weekend just gone we headed to Mt Kuring-gai station to tackle the […]
Early Autumn days in Sydney can often fall into the “absolute sparkler” category – warm in the sun but not too humid, with sea temperatures hovering pleasingly in the mid-twenties. In a few weeks you’ll be pulling out coats, tights, and extra blankets for the bed, but before […]
“Carpe bierum” reads the wonderful mural on the wall of Wayward brewery, housed in a converted wine cellar off a laneway on the Annandale side of Camperdown. And it pretty much sums up one of the best breweries in Sydney right now. The beer is excellent, […]
Redfern has had quite the surge of small bars in recent years, with The Dock, Hustle & Flow, Arcadia Liquors, The Beaded Tit, and Angry Pirate taking up residence in and around the Redfern St and Botany Rd intersection. The latter has recently morphed into […]
I feel pretty lucky to live in Alexandria – it’s a beautiful and leafy suburb, well-serviced by public transport, has charming street names like Clara, Ethel and Ada, it’s close to the CBD, and a pleasingly diverse mix industrial warehouse space, old-style terraces, and trendy new […]
The first thing I notice when I wander over the road from my house and into Meet Gerard, apart from the pleasingly minimalist decor, is the stack of well-loved cookbooks on the kitchen counter, namely Stephanie’ Alexander’s A Cook’s Companion and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Nopi. I’m in good hands.