Category: Explorations

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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 before is somewhat of a conundrum.  I can only … Read More Ironfest 2016, a medieval rendezvous of eclectic cosplay

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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 houses and canyons. Only 2 hours west of Sydney, … Read More Comforting colours of fall in Mount Wilson

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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 thanks to the plentiful vendors set up and ready … Read More Up, up and away in our nations capital, Canberra

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Sydney Olympic Park – more than you imagined

This week in Sydney Revealed, Sydney Olympic Park. To most, Sydney Olympic Park, located 16km’s from the Sydney CBD is associated with the 2000 Summer Olympics.  But in truth, this facility has gone from industrial wasteland, brickworks and abattoir to international sporting fixtures, waterfront residential living, bird sanctuaries, commercial development, bike and walking trails and a so much more.  Sydney living comes with world class … Read More Sydney Olympic Park – more than you imagined

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Hidden Gem in Sydney’s Lane Way – Suspended Birdcages

This week in Sydney Revealed, we visit a hidden gem tucked away in a lane way. In the heart of the Sydney CBD, just off George Street, you step into a laneway called Angel Place, paved with square stone-like brickwork, amidst a concrete jungle of cold cement in various forms.  You’re engulfed by two tall buildings on either side, one boasting gorgeous carved bulky … Read More Hidden Gem in Sydney’s Lane Way – Suspended Birdcages

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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 myself out of bed to get dressed and off … Read More Gerringong to Kiama Coastal Walk

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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 displays and sculptures so vast in size, in 2014 … Read More Vivid Sydney comes alive in a lighting installation spectacular

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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 for Santa to make his grand entrance and be … Read More Taralga Rodeo 2015


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 indulge in family time, friends time and just time … Read More Saddle Up, it’s 2014 Rodeo time


Homeward Bound, South Africa – Part 1

How one wishes we could literally drop kick our day job, pack a bag or two, destination unknown and sail off into the bliss with the promise of travel adventures on the horizon for the unforeseen future.  Alas that is but a pipe dream, but for me, I did however get to experience bliss for five weeks in the beautiful Mother City that is … Read More Homeward Bound, South Africa – Part 1


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 with energy, smells and sights to elicit a sensory … Read More Taralga Rodeo 2012


Junkyard of treasures

              Ever felt like immersing yourself in those treasures long forgotten, the kind where you’re transported back into time, standing in your grandparents house, gazing at common household items that seemed as far up there with technology and growth as you could ever imagine – well today in April, my friends (Kelly Padman, Karen Bergan and Nikki Cross) and … Read More Junkyard of treasures

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