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Sydney Food Diary: Nudge Cafe, Surry Hills

Sometimes you pass by places because they just seem too easy to get to! Nudge is a cafe that I pass all the time on my way to Aldi or Vintage Cellars or the discount pharmacy in Oxford Village Square, … Continue reading

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Is the United World Colleges worth it?

A friend from university wrote and said: “My daughter just got into UWC. Please tell me that UWC is worth it.” So, having attended Pearson College from 1986 to 1988, I can answer the question, at least from my perspective, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Blackwattle Cafe, Sydney Fish Market

We usually try to come early to the fish market, and at breakfast time, I really don’t feel like hoeing into the fish and chips. So, Blackwattle Deli is really the only choice. Good thing they’re good! They have a … Continue reading

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2019 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

(A work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors, the Enmore Theatre. See review here. Jane Siberry in concert at the Camelot Lounge, Sydney. Jane Siberry hosting Songwriters in the Round at the Estonian … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary, Kanzi Cafe, Chinatown

When I mentioned to Weekend Food Escapes that I have a fondness for Taiyaki, the Japanese fish-shaped waffles, filled with sweet red bean paste or some other such filling, she pointed me in the direction of the Kanzi Cafe. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Belly Bao, Newtown

Wow. Currently a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Zomato. That’s ridiculously high. I was impressed but this tells me something about their broad appeal. I love Asian food, and I’m often intrigued by Asian fusion food, so to serve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Sticky Fingers Kitchen and Bar, Surry Hills

I don’t know it took me so long to try out Sticky Fingers, just a block back from Oxford Street along the strip. It’s super close to where I live, and I’d heard rumours it was good. Now I’ve managed … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: McDonalds, 600 George Street

OK. Strike me dead. I don’t know why McDonald’s is advertising in my social media feed, and the worst thing of course, is that I succumbed. I’ve always had a soft spot for Macca’s breakfasts, and the idea of a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Yulli’s, Surry Hills

It’s great to see a restaurant doing so well, and a vegetarian restaurant doing so well in particular (eating less meat is good for the planet). On a Monday night, Yulli’s was pretty much packed. I’m surprised I haven’t blogged … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kitchen by Jamie, Maroubra

From me, the highest recommendation to scoot on out to Maroubra Junction and dine at Kitchen by Jamie. I like food with a story, and I’m charmed by this one, as years ago, Jamie and Daniela invited me (and some … Continue reading

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