We are halfway through our Adelaide’s Fringe Festival season for 2020 and the crowds and excitement only gets bigger and bigger each year. So much so that it now rivals the Edinburgh Fringe as the best in the world. Continue reading “Fringe Alive!”
Adelaide is opening up more venues each week and the popular markets are making a slow comeback. However, a day out at the markets is about more than just shopping, it is a social experience. Continue reading “To Market To Market”
While it was not a white Christmas this year, Oxford is still worth braving the crowds and the elements for. It is the perfect long weekend getaway type of city. Oxford has managed to maintain its old world charm of cobbled streets and heritage buildings. Continue reading “A Guide to Oxford”
As summer heats up; the bars, cafes and resaurants across Adelaide start to draw more and more people. Summer is a popular time for people to not only enjoy the warm weather, but to taste some of the State’s best food and wine. Summer is the perfect opportunity to get outside and explore the food and wine options about town. This month I have taken the time to get back out there to visit a few of my favourites. Continue reading “Adelaide Cafe Culture”
January 26, Australia Day and also a controversial day in Australia’s complex history. The debate goes on about whether the date should be changed or not. But no-one is willing to step up and make a decision. However, this is not a political post, this is about how on Australia Day we should celebrate how Australia has grown into a diverse and culturally rich society. Continue reading “What does it really mean to be Australian?”
Christmas in Paris is a dream. This year I finally made the dream come true. Paris is beautiful all year round, but it is magical during the festive season.
Continue reading “A Parisian Christmas”
Each Christmas it is almost a religion to check out the latest pantomime. This year it is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. While pantomimes are for all the family, sometimes the one liners are not always family appropriate.
Continue reading “It’s Panto Time in London”
Friday 18 October 2019 was Global Champagne Day, which is celebrated around the world by those who love their glass of bubbly. However, champagne is more than just a classy, bubbly drink. It has a long history dating back to Hautvillers in the Champagne region of France. Continue reading “Global Champagne Day”
Eating out alone can seem daunting at first. Maybe a little frightening. You look around the restaurant at the sea of couples and groups. Your confidence disappears and you want to run back to your hotel or apartment. But do not run away. You have a right to eat out as much as those couple and groups. Continue reading “How to successfully dine alone?”
Why is there a stigma attached to dining alone? Whether you are in your home city or overseas, eating out on your own is still seen as socially unacceptable. It is almost as if they think that you cannot find someone to share with. Continue reading “The stigma of solo dining”