Call it serendipity or just plain damn luck! Having been introduced to Jazz in all it’s forms in the last 2 years, I’ve always resolved to get to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Given that I COMPLETELY missed out on last year’s event, I vowed to go to it this […]
When the event first started in 2011, I was quite skeptical having been unaware of this event and being introduced to it quite suddenly. Imagine this. You’re sitting back, late at work, trying to meet a deadline and then all of a sudden you hear a massive bang. You look […]
Docklands: The way forward or a planning misstep? Located to the east of the city is Melbourne’s newest feature: Docklands. It hosts many attractions some of which I have written about previously like Ovo and the Fireworks in July.
ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The men who served in the war are known as Anzacs. They were among the first people into battle at Gallipoli. It was a suicidal mission as the artillery had not yet been launched and the soldiers were ordered in […]
Seeing as I’m new to this entire thing, I’m slowly working my way through all the nicer points of a blog. Like understanding what is aesthetically pleasing (I can’t believe I said that) versus factual information. There seems to be a fine balance that I just haven’t obtained yet. ALTHOUGH! […]
Local markets in any city show the true underside of any city. It cuts through the fluff of what the city is made of, showing it’s true heart and the best and sometimes worst of what a city has to offer.
Every year in Melbourne during Easter, various organisations put on a play that re-enacts the Passion of Christ. I was fortunate enough to be involved in one of them for the past few years. Having never been part of an outdoor play, it was exciting to go see one being […]
I won’t be able to make today’s post as long as I wanted to. So instead I will endeavour to either complete 10 x 50 word posts or 5 x 100 word posts. In coming up to the Easter long weekend, this seems like as good a time as any. […]
Ok, ok, it’s not in fitting with my overall theme of cheap things to do in Melbourne but, this is Cirque Du Soleil people! I’ve watched their shows on TV whenever they’re played. And admittedly, I found them inspiring but not compelling enough to see them live. However, when I […]
We often dream of the things we want to achieve, reveling in the endorphins released in imagining the “what could be”. But where most people struggle is the actual execution. I know I am not going to get better or reach my goal of being an author (and/or editor) just […]