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I love you to the Mooncake & back


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tomorrow, on September 24, Asia will celebrate the annual Mid-Autumn Festival. The Festival is known for colourful lanterns and the custom of family and friends exchanging mooncakes and enjoying a wedge of the delicacy, served with tea, at gatherings celebrating the festival. Today, it is also customary for business people to present them to their clients as presents. But ...

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Research finds travel makes you more employable


Sunday, July 22, 2018

It's not as though we needed any 'fact-based' reasons to jump on our next plane/ship/train/motorhome, etc., for a holiday but a recent study conducted by Contiki, the travel operator aimed at the younger free spirits amongst us, has found travel makes you more employable. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. You see, travellers surveyed by the company in 2017 said ...

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Australia’s largest outdoor gallery


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Have you heard of The Silo Art Trail? You're looking at it! The Silo Art Trail is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery. Artwork at Sheep Hills. The trail stretches over 200 kilometres, linking Brim, Lascelles, Patchewollock (main pic), Rosebery, Rupanyup and Sheep Hills. Providing an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee, the trail recognises and celebrates ...

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With 220+ buildings open in Melbourne 28/29 July, planning is a must!


Sunday, July 8, 2018

It's Sunday (fun day) and we're deeply ensconced in planning mode. You see, we're heading to Open House Melbourne on 28/29 July and, with 220+ buildings and sites to visit, we'll need to be a little bit organised so we don't miss any of the must-see places. Already on the list is Marilyn Rowe House, the Australian ...

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Happy Canada Day/Fête du Canada!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day or Fête du Canada, Canadian friends!  Are you waving that maple-leaf flag and having tourtiere and butter tarts for dinner? Good! Enjoy it! Especially you, Cath! For everyone else's edification, July 1 is the national day of Canada, celebrating the anniversary (July 1, 1867) of the Constitution Act (then called the British North America Act, 1867) coming into force. The Act ...

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Help protect our heritage & cultural treasures


Sunday, June 24, 2018

I’m a proud member of the National Trust and we need your help. If we don’t look after that which needs our protection, from glorious old trees in St Kilda, to architecturally amazing houses with juicy stories to tell, we’ll lose them. I know from my travels, once these treasures are gone, that’s when we truly regret ...

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