The suburb of Dickson in Canberra’s north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s.
Dickson gets the tagline ‘Canberra’s Chinatown’ a fair bit, due to the large number of Asian restaurants and grocery stores on Woolley Street. There’s Dickson Dumpling House, The [...]
[ 29 August 2015 at 7:00 am; 30 August 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday!
Saturday 29 August
12 Cruikshank Street
7am to 4pm
Wide range of household items.
20 Derrima Road Queanbeyan
8am to 11am
Furniture, puzzles, bric-a-brac. Will be cancelled if raining.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 12pm
Toys, clothes, books, DVDs, clothing, kitchenware, games, sports gear, linen, bags, baby [...]
Welcome back to the series where I have the pleasure of interviewing some of Canberra’s most fascinating women.
This week I met up with the lovely Michelle Walton at Me & Mrs Jones in Kingston. We talked all things sport and business and here’s what I discovered.
Who are you?
What do you do?
I am a Director [...]
Offering more than just horse racing, Thoroughbred Park has again raised the bar for corporate entertainment, function space and classy race day ideas. It’s definitely more than just a racecourse.
1. Distinctive, unique function spaces
Six distinctive light filled rooms, floor to ceiling windows with block out blinds and an upgraded sound system. Perfect for your small conference [...]
I’ve spent a bit of time at the University of Canberra over the past few weeks. I was a student at UC a few years ago, and it’s interesting to see what’s changed since I left.
There is student accommodation where there used to be car parks. There are boom gates where it used to be free parking, and [...]
Chinese food is an old favourite of mine – I grew up going to Chinese restaurants and slurping down chicken and corn soup by the bucket. Needless to say, I’m a little more adventurous these days.
It’s been a little while since we’ve looked at international cuisines and this week I’m on the hunt for Canberra’s [...]
If you keep up with the Kardashians, you may have heard of a vampire facial. Made famous by Kim in 2013 on an episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, the facial is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional face lift.
While there are a few cosmetic clinics in Canberra that offer the facial, I knew that the [...]
So many people have told me how wonderful the Italian Continental Bakery is in Mawson, especially for cronuts, Italian donuts and connoli. When I heard that they also serve breakfast and lunch, I thought I would check it out for this week’s hot spot.
You can definitely tell that this bakery is owned by old school [...]
The suburb of Duffy, located in the Weston Creek region on Canberra’s south side, was named after Sir Charles Gavan Duffy – one of the earliest Victorian premiers.
Duffy is quite a nice suburb, very leafy and quiet, with plenty of nice houses. It’s a pretty popular suburb and house prices are on the rise.
Sadly, when [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Canberra Cat Fix is holding a trivia night as its first major fundraiser on 18 September.
The organisation raises funds to offer low-income families a way to desex their cat in an affordable way. This will provide financial assistance to struggling households, reduce the number of unwanted kittens, alleviate pressure from our local animal shelters and potentially prevent the number of [...]
[ 22 August 2015; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Kaleen, Gowrie, Wanniassa and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 22 August
UC High School, Baldwin Drive Kaleen
8am to 1pm
Toys, books, jewellery, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, kitchen and household items.
117 Maribyrnong Avenue Kaleen
8am to 2pm
Ladies clothing (sizes 10-14), shoes, handbags, accessories, knitwear, dresses, jeans, workwear. Brands include Sussans, Wombat, TS 14+, Lucy in [...]
Singer Mike Lang and producer duo, Daniel and Josh Pinkerton, have won the chance to feature in the national Mind Body Business advertising campaign.
Lang and the Pinkerton brothers collaborated to create the electronic song ‘Revolution in You,’ which took out the top prize over dozens of entries from across Australia.
Film production house Blue Clay Creatives [...]
The ACT’s top 10 restaurants have been unveiled at The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards held last night in Sydney. The ACT results are:
Italian & Sons
Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
Capitol Bar & Grill
Monster (79) and Aubergine (91) also featured in the top 100 restaurants nationally.
“The overall standard in this country, whether it’s in cafés, bars, casual eateries [...]
Growing up with Italian heritage, I have a certain appreciation for a good delicatessen. How hot is that salami? Do you slice it fresh? What are those olives marinated in? How fresh is that ricotta cheese? These are all questions I have learned to ask whenever I walk into my local deli.
What makes a good [...]
With a salon in Kingston, twelve employees and the 2015 Australian Salon of the Year Award under her belt, it’s easy to assume that Jenni Tarrant has always had hairdressing and business figured out.
But the three-decade industry veteran and owner of Bond Hair Religion says this is definitely not the case.
“When I first took over [...]
Winter is often a time when people cocoon themselves in layers of black and grey knitwear and coats, but just because it’s cold doesn’t mean we have to be boring!
Today we’ll be experimenting with colour blocking to shake off those winter blues in this slouchy, off duty weekend look. You may even have so much [...]
I love seeing original, creative ideas – particularly when they’re local.
I was alerted to an instagram account recently, @canberracafehaiku. The name pretty much sums it up – it’s an account dedicated to humorous haikus about Canberra cafes.
A photo posted by Canberra Cafe Haiku (@canberracafehaiku) on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:09am PDT
The cafes featured are mostly [...]
Last week we put the call out for Canberra’s best hole-in-the-wall cafe and votes came in for a few places around town.
An honourable mention should go out to Kindle Cafe, which got the most votes but, in my opinion, doesn’t qualify as a hole-in-the-wall. As such it wasn’t included in this week’s taste off, but [...]
In Canberra, just over 50 per cent of us are overweight and 20 per cent of us are obese. The prevalence of obesity is now so high that the ACT Government has set up an obesity management service for very obese people.
We all know the potential consequences of being obese, including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart [...]
If you want to buy the median-priced home in Canberra’s most expensive suburb for 2014, you’ll need an annual salary of $116,500.
(The suburb is Griffith, and the median house price is $1.005 million.)
New research by real estate agent comparison service Which Real Estate Agent has revealed how much you need to earn to buy [...]
I’m pregnant and would appreciate advice on whether to go private or public for antenatal care and delivery in Canberra.
I have an existing medical condition so I would definitely request a caesarean. Would this be guaranteed in a public hospital? Could I choose this from the first trimester and would an obstetrician be available on [...]
Tupelo opened its doors near the Civic interchange earlier this year. Ever since then, everyone’s been talking about the little coffee shop in the city with furniture made from pallets and milk crates.
People kept saying how amazing and creative it was that this café was created using up-cycled materials. That’s awesome! But I wondered, was [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weetangera, O’Connor, Latham, Wanniassa, Ainslie, Harrison, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 15 August
6 Hakea Crescent O’Connor
8am to 1pm
Jackets, household items, swimming flippers, trampoline, basketball hoop, lamps and linen. View items.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects like the Piggery Project in Uganda and the Community [...]
Whether it’s sherbet bombs, big boss cigars, now-politically-correct fads or American candy corn, everyone has a favourite childhood lolly that’s almost impossible to find in supermarkets.
But forget trawling old-fashioned lolly shops in country towns in search of a single packet of mint patties. There’s a new way to satisfy your retro sugar cravings.
The Candy Shop, [...]
[ 15 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Canberra is set to get hooked on snags as local butcher David Peddle launches his book Sausages: History, Mystery, Mastery.
The book will be launched on Saturday August 15 from 11am-2pm at Cooking Coordinates at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets. You can see David cook his legendary kangaroo and beer sausages – and then try them!
The exponential increase in the number of shopping trolleys dumped in Australian streets is a disgrace. They litter the streets and can cause panel damage to parked cars. They are dumped in waterways, on roadsides and nature strips. They make our towns and suburbs look untidy and unloved.
In addition to being eyesores, especially when dumped [...]