Relax into Island Time at Ishigakijima

Post originally published here. “We live on different time here, Island Time… you can enjoy and relax” said the receptionist checking me into the hotel. Soon I became acutely aware of the flow of Island Time, my shoulders relaxed as the stresses of daily life left my body. The pace is leisurely at Ishigakijima it [...]

By |2017-01-06T03:06:36+00:00January 6th, 2017|G'day Japan!, Online|Comments Off on Relax into Island Time at Ishigakijima

Aussie bush town hopes David Bowie can help revive its fortunes

Post originally published here. Thirty years since a tanned David Bowie rocked the dusty rural town of Carinda, the community is hoping the pop icon will be able to save it from extinction. Drought has not been kind to the outback New South Wales town of Carinda. Feral pigs roam the borders, road kill litters [...]

By |2017-01-06T03:12:18+00:00March 19th, 2014|Online, SBS|Comments Off on Aussie bush town hopes David Bowie can help revive its fortunes

HSC Student on the Bushfire Frontline

The HSC can be a stressful time for most High School students. Imagine cramming for exams after spending 12 hour shifts on the frontline fighting some of the worst bushfires the Blue Mountains have seen in over a decade. This is what 18 year old Liam Clancy from Blaxland High School has been doing for [...]

By |2016-12-29T14:28:59+00:00October 28th, 2013|Blog, Online|Comments Off on HSC Student on the Bushfire Frontline

What to do tomorrow, Blue Mountains residents.

"We will all see each other after this, because we will be okay," was the opening line of a community meeting held at Blaxland High School tonight to prepare and inform residents about the bush fire dangers tomorrow. With wind gusts of 100km an hour predicted tomorrow we could experience some of the worst fire [...]

By |2016-12-29T14:29:42+00:00October 22nd, 2013|Blog, Online|Comments Off on What to do tomorrow, Blue Mountains residents.

The Tramp with a Heart of Gold.

The working day was over, I stood there, slightly frazzled, surrounded by a cloud of black business suits, waiting for a train to take me to my next commitment. I boarded the train and sat in the vestibule. A man with wispy hair and dirty tracksuit was sitting next to me. He had the familiar [...]

By |2016-12-29T14:30:48+00:00May 28th, 2013|Blog, Online|Comments Off on The Tramp with a Heart of Gold.

Perisher’s Ultimate Skibum.

As the Ultimate Skibum of Perisher, otherwise known as social media reporter, I have been living it up and updating the world about my adventures via a blog hosted on their powwow site which is a new social media hub Perisher introduced this year. In powwow you can see the snow reports, facebook stream, twitter [...]

By |2016-12-29T14:31:38+00:00August 23rd, 2012|Online, Perisher's Ultimate Skibum|Comments Off on Perisher’s Ultimate Skibum.

Norton Plaza Community Kitchen Garden, Leichhardt

Post originally published here.   While walking around Norton Plaza I often noticed signs referring to the Norton Plaza Community Kitchen Garden located on the rooftop. It wasn’t until my mum came to visit that I actually decided to explore the garden. After misreading a sign and trying to go up a fire exit we [...]

By |2017-01-06T03:14:50+00:00March 14th, 2012|Inner West Lifestyle, Online|Comments Off on Norton Plaza Community Kitchen Garden, Leichhardt

Jolly Cafe, Leichhardt

Post originally published here. I moved to Leichhardt just over a month ago. This is where my dad grew up and he has often lead me and my family on little jaunts of nostalgia down Norton Street. The Jolly Cafe is one such business dad has pointed out to us.  Situated on Norton Street a [...]

By |2017-01-06T03:15:57+00:00March 6th, 2012|Inner West Lifestyle, Online|Comments Off on Jolly Cafe, Leichhardt

Passionate promoter of Aboriginal culture

Julitha Walker, 1931-2009 Post originally published here. WITH her blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes, Julitha Walsh was an unusual person to bring Aboriginal culture to a national and world-wide audience before anyone else. But that was what she did when she featured in one of the first broadcasts on Australian television on [...]

By |2017-01-06T03:16:49+00:00June 18th, 2009|Online, The Sydney Morning Herald|Comments Off on Passionate promoter of Aboriginal culture

The Paragon Cafe

          Post originally published here. The Paragon café, an example of Katoomba's past pandering to the upper class tourist, is the perfect remedy for today's time poor society. The lighting is warm, atmosphere cosy and the early 20th Century music and art deco furnishing make it one of the few remaining [...]

By |2017-01-06T03:17:39+00:00August 6th, 2008|Online, Thethousands.com|Comments Off on The Paragon Cafe