All posts tagged: Sydney

South Head

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 […]

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Milk Beach

My favourite time of year in Sydney is that lazy week between Christmas and the New Year, when most offices have shut down and everyone is in full leisure-mode. It not only allows for some serious battery-recharging, but also means getting out and about and […]

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The Secret Garden

Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is hardly a secret these days, but it’s still one of Sydney’s most peaceful and secluded spots, with stunning views across the harbour to boot.

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Barangaroo to the Bridge

Sydney in winter is a bit of a lucky dip – sunny and crisp one day, rainy and blustery the next. Last Sunday sat staunchly in the latter weather system, but as I feeling inspired to get out of the house, I rugged up and […]

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Wayward Brewing

“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, […]

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The Noble Hops

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 […]

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Fountain Street Alexandria

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 […]

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Alexandria, Meet Gerard

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.

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Walking the Manly to Spit track

Last Saturday morning I took advantage of the stellar March weather and jumped on a ferry to Manly, destination: the start of the Manly Scenic Walkway, roughly 10km of tracks that hug the Sydney harbour coast from Manly Cove to the Spit Bridge. 


Walking Kanangra Walls

Over the weekend I got my city-weary self out of Sydney and back to my home town of Bathurst, embarking on a side-trip to the staggeringly beautiful Kanangra-Boyd National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, for a bushwalk. The walk led from […]