Fun Food at Sydney’s Winter Garden. And Dolph Lundgren.

Have you got a hankering for a bit of apres-ski adventure, but not the funds to actually hit the slopes? Don't worry; Sydney's pop-up "winter garden" is the answer to affordable urban apres ski-style adventure, complete with alpine-style huts selling sausages, mulled wine and hot chocolate. And Tornado Potatoes. But more about them later... Although … Continue reading Fun Food at Sydney’s Winter Garden. And Dolph Lundgren.

Easter Show 2015: Food-on-a-stick, pigs, and not a kewpie doll in sight.

It was a windy and rainy finish to the school holidays yesterday, just like the first day (see previous post), but thankfully there were many sunny days in between. One of these sunny day highlights was our visit to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, run by the NSW Royal Agricultural Society. This was Spider Boy's … Continue reading Easter Show 2015: Food-on-a-stick, pigs, and not a kewpie doll in sight.

Ordinary Joys: Donna Summer disco flowers and fancy-schmancy food.

School went back for Term 4 last Tuesday but a bad case of pharyngitis meant poor Spider Boy had a terrible last couple of holiday days and missed the first two days of school. Still there was much fun over most of the two-week break. There was launching an air-powered rocket in our local park... There was (attempted) lunching in … Continue reading Ordinary Joys: Donna Summer disco flowers and fancy-schmancy food.

Dinner with a “Day of the Dead” Devotee

My sister, Senorita Margarita, has just returned from Mexico and has fallen in love with its cultural traditions. There were no Jennifer Aniston-style antics by the pool in Cabo. No, Margarita's journey was more spiritual. She did a tour of Mexican villages with middle-aged achaeologist-type people and took part in a traditional Day of the … Continue reading Dinner with a “Day of the Dead” Devotee