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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 26th January 2014 | Leave a comment

Taken down a side street in Newtown in early January, this reminds me of the New York graffiti from the 1980s.

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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