Last week on HerCanberra, I shared the story of little Maya, who was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer at just three weeks of age.
Yesterday, her parents were dealt another blow…Maya’s dad, Mark, has been given two weeks’ notice from his job. He’s the family’s sole wage earner, supporting a family of four whose lives [...]
The taste of beer used to make me screw my nose up…then I moved to Canberra for uni and it was the only thing I could afford to drink…and I learned to love it. So much so that, at one point during my stellar drinking…er…academic career, I could scull a middy through a straw in [...]
Whether it’s your morning pick-me-up, social lubricant, or lifelong passion, few things are more evocative than coffee. And as the Canberra days turn colder, the city’s cafés will see a growing flock of people come through their doors in search of a warming espresso beverage. Luckily for Canberrans, there’s no better time than now to [...]
Mother’s Day is only days away…have you worked out how you’re going to say thank you to the mum in your life?
Here are some suggestions for things to do and things to give this Sunday, 8 May..all of which you can find around the region or with the click of a mouse!
THINGS TO DO
In The [...]
FOOD: THE BATTLE OF THE CHOCOLATE BARS
The Easter Bunny’s brought something a little different to Canberra this year. Not only did he come bearing chocolate eggs and hot cross buns, but some healthy – or should I say deliciously unhealthy – chocolate cafe competition.
That’s right, Max Brenner - the renowned and much loved chocolate bar and [...]
Back in the day, Braddon was an industrial area full of caryards and mechanics- aren’t we lucky that has changed!
Over the last ten years or so, Braddon has grown to become the after-work playground of Canberra’s young professionals, with a thriving bar scene and a few choice restaurant picks for those in the know.
But with the [...]
The ‘Griffith Shops’ pack a lot of punch into one small block in Barker Street. This unassuming surburban strip is overflowing with alternate therapy practitioners, organic foodstores and fantastic places to eat.
Not all that long ago, Griffith was somewhat overshadowed by its flashier sisters, nearby Manuka and Kingston…but these days it has become a destination [...]
Just what is so wrong about living in this big country town we call home?
People always talk about how Canberra is a big country town and how there’s only two degrees of separation between you and any stranger you see on the street here. And they say that like it’s a bad thing…
But on the [...]