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BlackStar Pastry, Newtown, Sydney

Posted in Cafes, Sydney on 13th February 2014 | Leave a comment

You know you’re onto a good thing when you walk into a cafe and everyone – and I mean everyone – is eating cake. The BlackStar is a busy little spot tucked away down Australia Street …

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Street art Sunday

Posted in Street art, Sydney, Sydney on 12th January 2014 | Leave a comment

It’s been a long time since I posted on Street art Sunday but I was in Newtown in Sydney last weekend and it inspired me to start again. This is just one of the pieces I …

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Queen Victoria Market, Mebourne

Posted in Melbourne on 10th January 2014 | Leave a comment

Recently I went to visit family in Melbourne and they arranged for me to take part in a group guided tour of Melbourne’s famous Victoria Market, which opened in the 19th century. It’s an enormous place …

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The elusive platypus and Eungella National Park

Posted in Australia on 8th October 2013 | Leave a comment

If you read the literature or any guidebook, you’ll know that a trip to¬†Eungella National Park should almost definitely lead to platypus spotting.¬†As someone who got up at 5am, however, and stood as silently and still …

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Cycling in Sydney

Posted in Australia, Sydney on 3rd October 2013 | Leave a comment

My feature on cycling in Sydney is in October’s Australia and New Zealand magazine, available in the UK.

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