What’s fun to do in Melbourne in 2018. My picks in Feb through to May.
Popping the cork with winemakers in the King Valley.
La Dolce Vita Prosecco Festival is a must in the King Valley. Enjoy popping a few corks and visiting lots of wineries. Talks, sampling and more…
Riding easy on a Harley Trike around Sydney
On a recent jaunt to Sydney having revisited some of our favourite haunts around Circular Quay and the Rocks, we […]
Breathtaking Philip Island, Victoria
Just two hours out of Melbourne you can get back to nature and pack in a lot in a long weekend. Some of the things you can do are visit the Penguin Parades, Philip Island Koala Conservation Centre do Cliff Walks, Boat trips see the Seals, Highland Cattle, Wallabies, or sample some yummy wine in the Wineries.
Give in to your cravings
Dieting shouldn’t be endurance or survival of the fittest. We all lose weight at our own speed, however when we […]
Feeling slimmer already! Here’s how
Ok here we are on my day 3 and your day 1. I have already lost over 1 kilo (3 […]
Matteos Pignatelli superb degustation created for La Chaine des Rotisseurs
Our specially designed degustation was not only varied but there were definitely some of my favourites, which I encountered whilst […]
Out & About in the City –Don Pasquale Opera
This opera was stupendous, funny and very entertaining, and the actors who played the leads were superb. In particular the […]
Secret bars in Melbourne that are a must…
Did you know underneath Elizabeth Street pedestrian bridge there is a gorgeous bar under the bridge, which is TERRIFIC! It […]
Things to do in July in Melbourne
My selection is the following: 1. Alternative: Melbourne Magic Festival July 9-12: Northcote Town Hall – Dan Sperry – The […]
Problems with your Apple Products?
Book an appointment online for any of your apple products. They have something called Open Training and you can spend […]
Melbourne Lane-ways are awesome!
Recently I did a guided tour of the Melbourne lane-ways. The superb guide from CAE (Centre for Adult Education) (check-out […]
Woodland House: another of Melbourne’s culinary treasures!
This week I dined at a lovely venue with its high ceilings and stunning large chandeliers. From the moment we […]
Ride to Conquer Cancer
October 25-26 The weekend route is from Albert Park to Mornington – overnight – return the following day approx 200km. […]
Things to do in Melbourne in July
My best picks Paint the town Red: More than 45 iconic heritage buildings in Melbourne CBD will be lit up […]
Something to smile about??? Oh yes we can!
We all need a break on dentistry living in Australia it can be very expensive…so thanks to ‘smile’ we now […]
The Ride to Conquer Cancer & The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
As some of my friends and family have cancer this is something that I hold dear. This October The Ride […]
Winter Night Market (Luna1878)
I’ve just heard that MasterChef filmed an episode recently at the Queen Victoria Night Market. This is normally held every […]
Autumn Top Tips
Eat produce in season. Currently the root vegetables such as artichokes, carrots, parsnips and fennel are in season. There […]
Carlton Wine Room shows its Autumn Colours
Dining out in Carlton is lots of fun! Every opportunity to attend one of Jay’s themed dinners is always an […]
Recently I was lucky enough to be accepted to join The Wine and Food Society of Victoria Inc. This is […]
Berowra Waters Inn, NSW, Australia
Berowra Waters Inn located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River was a picturesque location for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs […]
Update June 2012 – From Sydney
Hi all, Well another month has gone by and we are still living in ‘The Rocks’, Sydney – not too […]
2018 National JCR Young Chefs Awards Dinner
Young chefs recently battled it out at, initially a regional level where I had been asked by La Chaîne des […]
Weight loss – how much is enough?
How many of us look in the mirror and are happy? Go on be honest. I think it is safe […]
Losing, Losing & Lost
The challenge of losing weight is always hard to embrace and getting into the right headspace to lose is the […]
What’s on in August in Melbourne
Melbourne Film Festival 2017 (3-20 August) has some outstanding Premiere’s. So far I have seen The Song Keepers which showcases […]
North Queensland a tropical paradise
North Queensland has so much to offer, superb island stays, waterfalls, rainforest walks, adventure for adrenalin junkies and more.
Macedon Ranges Wine Tour
Wineries in the Macedon Ranges are an eye opener; many are boutique wineries that sing from the heart. They have […]