Ironfest 2016, a medieval rendezvous of eclectic cosplay

What can only be described as an extraordinary eclectic dress up party like none I’ve ever witnessed before. It rivals the concept of wacky.  It’s bizarre, yet strangely normal in the setting.  It’s enthralling, mesmerising, exciting, eccentric and everything in between. How to describe this event to one who has never heard of or witnessed…

Comforting colours of fall in Mount Wilson

Imagine yourself cruising down avenues tucked away in the Blue Mountains, where you’re enveloped by the grandeur of trees hundreds of years old with colours that amaze you with their vibrancy and beautiful sense of comfort.  One such location known as Mount Wilson, synonymous of its gardens, natural bush land, rainforests, lookouts, walking trails, historical…

Up, up and away in our nations capital, Canberra

A hive of atmosphere where sights, smells and sounds tantalize the senses.  It’s 5:45am, the sky above is still a dark haze with the odd star still burning surprisingly bright. The air is fresh with a delicate crispness and you can feel yourself slowly waking up, naturally with the aid of a great warm latte…

Bombo Quarry

The prospect of the open road, fresh salty sea air and the promise of unforgettable scenery, are one of the few things that I’m happy (albeit somewhat reluctantly) to get out of bed at 6am on a Sunday morning in 4OCelcius weather in the dead of winter for.  This morning is one of those days…

Gerringong to Kiama Coastal Walk

6am and the alarm wakes me from a somewhat mediocre slumber to the soothing tunes of Private Eye by Daryl Hall & John Oates on the radio. Is it 6am already? I groan.  6am on a somewhat chilly Sunday morning in Sydney.  The temperature says 6 degrees.  Yes, I’m inclined to agree. Reluctantly I force…

Vivid Sydney comes alive in a lighting installation spectacular

Unveiled this year, our eagerly awaited interactive lighting phenomenon, now a household name; VividSydney.  If you’re like me and fortunate to be residing in this jewel of a city, you’re privy to an annual event that has far surpassed prior years. As each year arrives, so too does the artistic flair and creativity of interactive lighting…

Taralga Rodeo 2015

There’s something to be said for patiently waiting for a certain time of year to come round, akin to a child eagerly awaiting Santa to come sliding down that chimney.  In preparation they’ve carefully laid out a plate of cookies and a glass of hearty milk lovingly poured and sitting within reach of the chimney…

Saddle Up, it’s 2014 Rodeo time

Australia Day has delightfully come around again. And what does this mean; the great Australian BBQ, Vitamin D in the form of mother nature, beer and plenty of it, and a general sense of spirit.  It’s amazing how Australians come together on one day a year and truly let their hair down and celebrate and…

Taralga Rodeo 2012

Every year in honour of Australia Day, January 2012 – we headed 2.5 south west of Sutherland to Rodeo town, Taralga in country NSW.   Yes, just as you see it on American TV, except right here in good old Australia, and what a truly awesome experience.  My first ever. The Taralga Rodeo, an annual event, bursting…

Stranded Ashore

In June 2007, severe weather hits Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney where 56 ships are forewarned to move out to sea to escape the approaching storm. One of those vessels fails to head the warnings. As a result the 40,000 tonne coal ship, named ‘Pasha Balker’ finds herself grounded on the beach, a mere 30metres from shore.