I’ve mentioned a few times recently how handmade products have taken off. Leading up to Christmas, almost everyone I knew was shopping at handmade markets or making their own handmade gifts to give to their loved ones. I personally love the concept and often wish I had the time to make my own little bits [...]
Before Christmas, I headed back to the Kingston Bus Depot Market to check out the Christmas stalls. I was very surprised to see many new stalls that I have never seen before. There were so many stalls, that they flowed over into the Fitters Workshop, which is the building right next door to the market.
It’s pretty [...]
Baking is one of the things that I love most in this world, and baking at Christmas is my absolute favourite! Instead of buying gifts for friends, family and work colleagues, I like to give everyone special to me handmade baked treats. I know! Normally the idea of handmade is not a super exciting thought; [...]
The Christmas markets are starting this weekend at Old Bus Depot and will continue to run on both Saturday and Sunday, every weekend until Christmas. It gives you ample time to get your Christmas shopping done, and while you may have already sorted out your Christmas gift shopping list, it’s hard to really account for [...]
I’m back! But I’m no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that frequent them. Each week I am going to explore and review a new stall from the various Canberra markets, so watch this space!
I was [...]
Editor note: Next week, we’ll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space.
Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in place of the plastic alternatives? Ever wondered just where that tree comes from, how it is grown and what on earth those growers do for the non-festive time [...]
We are just about to start renovations on our new home. We need advice for the tradesmen who can do the following. We really want someone who is reliable, knowledgeable and reasonably priced. I’d even be happy with a handyman who would be able to do the lot.
Removal of a small dividing [...]
There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]
Can anyone enlighten me as to what the responsibilities of body corporates are in relation to pest inspection/control in the ACT. A family member is looking at buying a townhouse and thinks they may need to get their own pest inspection report done on the unit. If this does reveal problems how is responsibility [...]
I’ve recently moved to Canberra and have just rented a place.
The property condition report says that I have a healthy “lawn” but it looks like tufts of whatever that green stuff in Hague Park and around Canberra is. There appears to be remnants of a traditional lawn in small patches underneath.
Wondering if anyone can tell [...]
[ 19 September 2015 9:00 am to 28 September 2015 4:30 pm. ]
For a brief few days, the public can experience the charm of native Dendrobium orchids as the Australian National Botanic Gardens is opening its Research Glasshouse to visitors.
Usually open only to researchers, the Gardens’ Research Glasshouse is currently consumed with the fragrance and colour of hundreds of cool temperate orchids.
The prolifically flowering Dendrobium speciosum plants [...]
[ 19 September 2015 at 7:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Conder, Holt, Dunlop, Florey, Queanbeyan, Karabar, Garran, Bruce, Kambah, Weston, Hackett, Palmerston, Dickson, Wanniassa, Watson, Torrens and Lyneham. Happy Friday!
Saturday 19 September
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 12pm
Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices. New items are added every month with [...]
Canberra is a weird and wonderful place. Its Airbnb offerings are no exception.
There are over 200 Airbnbs available for rent in Canberra, with private rooms starting at $29, and entire apartments or houses available from $71 per night.
Here are two of the strangest Airbnb listings in the nation’s capital:
1. The Harry Potter cupboard
One of the cheapest rooms available [...]
Does anyone have recommendations for a renderer or suitably skilled handy person capable of a smallish non-urgent render repair job?
I’m not sure of the exact size but I’m guessing around 5 to 10 square meters ….. so not a huge job. Hopefully someone with suitable expertise can tell me also why the previous render in [...]
[ 12 September 2015 at 7:00 am; 13 September 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Red Hill, Chifley, Braddon, Fisher, Deakin, Giralang, Weston Creek, Curtin, Evatt, O’Connor, Monash, Hughes and Torrens. Happy Friday!
Saturday 12 September
13 Bavin Street Curtin
7am to 11.30am
Books, magazines, cookware, crockery, cushions, desk lamp, a full set of golf clubs and bag, baskets, costume jewellery, plus furniture including vintage cane chairs, butlers [...]
When it comes to buying and selling property in Canberra, it’s hard to go past Ray White Tuggeranong.
The Lanyon-based real estate agency won the Medium Residential Agency of the Year Award at the 2015 REIACT Awards for Excellence, held last month.
With eight sales agents and a property management team, the agency holds the current record [...]
[ 5 September 2015 at 8:00 am; 6 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in O’Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday!
Saturday 5 September
7 Atholbar Way Karabar
8am to 4pm
Bric a brac, toys, clothes, Ford ute, bike rack for car and more.
20 Boobialla Street O’Connor
8.30am to 3pm
Very large house, therefore very large garage sale. Pricing will be low as we must get rid of everything. [...]
[ 10 October 2015 at 9:00 am; 11 October 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
The Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show will be held on the weekend of the 10th – 11th October 2015 at the Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill, ACT.
The display will feature beautiful bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia [...]
If you’ve bought a light fitting in Canberra, Queanbeyan or the South Coast in the past 40 years, there’s a good chance you’ve visited Project Lighting.
The Canberra-founded, family-run business has sold lights and light fittings since 1972. From its small beginnings in Altree Court in Phillip, it has grown to six locations across the ACT [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
The Canberra Times has this week published photos tracing the evolution of Crace from bushland to suburb.
The gutters are nearly touching! Didn’t anyone who built out there want a garden?
Can the people living in Crace open a window without hearing what the neighbours are watching on TV? Can they hear each other when they flush a [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Jerrabomberra, Phillip, Gordon, Kambah, Latham, Cook, Queanbeyan and Lyons . Happy Friday!
Saturday 8 August
35B Rosewood Glen Jerrabomberra
8am to 2pm
Furniture including table and four chairs, directors chairs, glass lamp tables, glass hall table, cardio tech treadmill, filing cabinets, kitchen items including food processor, bread maker, juicer etc, professional garden [...]