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Capturing moments of travel in Europe, with artist Kerry Armstrong

by Monday, May 28, 2018

This week's Guest Traveller is Kerry Armstrong, a Melbourne-based Abstract Expressionist artist. Kerry says her work "allows me to capture and document on linen intersecting moments of raw emotional honesty.  The autobiographical glimpses of my life I paint ultimately result in a deeper connection with regards to subconscious, personal matter. ... The voice in my art (for me) ...

Recapturing my sanity

by Friday, February 2, 2018

"Who am I?” I’m asking myself this question as I collapse onto the sofa, recovering from the arduous challenge of… school holidays. Dear Lord, I’m a shadow of my former self, as I bid my cherubs farewell to their first day of school this week, I tried to not let them see my small leap of ...

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History of Turin

by Thursday, July 14, 2016

The north-west of Italy is rich in culture and in the 11th and 18th centuries were part of the French-speaking principality of Savoy, enjoying the best of both sides of the alpine divide. There are still many left-over influences. It produces great red wines, white truffles and has seemingly endless fields of grain and rice ...

Chocolate Heaven in Turin

by Thursday, March 24, 2016

Turin – or as the locals know it Torino, is the capital city of Piedmont. It's also Chocolate heaven! Yep, since the 17th century, it’s been the chocolate heart of Europe. So, considering we are all salivating over yummy chocolate at this time of year (even for a ‘savoury girl’ like m’self), I thought I'd ...

The greatest literary show on earth

by Wednesday, October 20, 2021

This week’s Guest Traveller Philippa Brear takes us to India to revisit the Jaipur Literature Festival, to which she can't wait to return. Vanity Fair's former editor Tina Brown called it 'the greatest literary show on earth'. The Jaipur Literature Festival started in 2006 with a handful of speakers and, before the pandemic, had grown to ...

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