Category: Sydney

Jumping castles, inflatable mazes and art – more Sydney Festival

Another Sydney Festival has come and gone – at least for me, the Festival continues until 27 January. I saw a few shows, wandered around city, jumped on a jumping castle and wandered through an inflatable maze. And, as always, I marvelled at the majesty of language used to describe what is happening. Or should …

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Sydney Festival time

Christmas is over and we’re back from the farm. Next on the list of summer traditions is the Sydney Festival. Every year a girlfriend comes up from Canberra to stay, and, along with a few other friends, we head out to festival shows and events. It’s not just the Festival, the whole atmosphere of the …

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The Southern Highlands, and hedges

The Southern Highlands – Bowral, Mittagong, Berrima, Moss Vale. Antiques, pubs, markets. Frost, fires, country walks. As if that’s not enough, there’s more. I was working in the Southern Highlands in December, so I got a chance to do quite a bit of exploring. Driving along the back roads I discovered that the defining feature …

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My night at Cremorne Point Manor

With the Outdoorsy One at Cremorne Point Manor

Once again I find myself on the wrong side of the Bridge. The lovely Jean-Claude has been inviting me to come and stay at Cremorne Point Manor, so finally we decided on a day. The day before we were going it was gorgeous weather, and I was getting excited about my trip on the Harbour. …

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It’s festival time in Sydney – but don’t ask for a glass of wine

Sydney’s gearing up for summer, and festival season. I love Sydney in summer. I love the heat, the beach lifestyle, drinks in the beer garden,  barbecues, the Sydney Festival and, of course, the New Years’ Eve fireworks. The only thing I don’t like is the choice of wine at festivals.

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Top things to do in Sydney

OK, you’ve done the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, what else is there to see in Sydney. For my money, while Sydney is very beautiful, its scenery is just the backdrop to life in the city – a lifestyle that’s the envy of the world. I know “best of” lists are always contentious, but …

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