Category Archives: Advice

Travel Diary: El Calafate to Torres del Paine (and back!)

If you are travelling from Sydney to Latin America, it seems that the routes divide between your frequent flyer plan. If you are with One World, you go through Santiago (and from there to anywhere else) and if you are … Continue reading

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Home cooking: Rye and molasses no-knead bread

So, the adventures in bread making continue. After my first attempts, I was still enjoying the bread, but I felt confused about how I could be using whole-wheat flour and rye flour and the bread just basically tasted like heavy … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Great Aunty Three, Surry Hills

It was clear to me, just from a quick glance, that this restaurant had the right concept for the right location. Right next to the immensely popular Chat Thai in what was once a grocery store that unusually sold Latin … Continue reading

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How to live: Work is a four-letter word

My pal, Tim Mansfield, sent out a series of newsletters around the topic of feeling stuck. One of the posts that stuck in my brain was about work. Because all around me, friends ask: Am I doing the right work? … Continue reading

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How to live: get a Thai massage

Photo By Tara Angkor Hotel via StockPholio.net I’ve always enjoyed a professional massage, since the first time a friend Rita, who had trained in Swedish massage, introduced me to them (rather than the friends give friends massages that I’d done … Continue reading

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How to live: take what you please (an introduction)

As anyone can see, my blog, andyville, has been taken over by dozens of reviews of restaurants and bars. I enjoy my food blogging, and I don’t see it stopping in the near future. But I’m going to aim to … Continue reading

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Paris Diary: On the sweet trail, South Pigalle

Here’s my latest article to appear online on Bonjour Paris, a fun ‘Insider’s Guide’ to the City of Lights. Here’s the full article. Below is a preview to whet your appetite… It’s easy to get dazzled by Sacre Coeur and … Continue reading

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Home cooking: Whole wheat no-knead bread

I’m not sure how in middle age I have become a baker of bread, but it’s a welcome development. I remember marvelling every time a college classmate, Shelley, would make bread. It seemed mostly simple, somewhat complex and an awfully … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: The Baxter Inn

In a hidden basement below Clarence Street in the City is a pumping busy whiskey bar. I’d wanted to try this, because I’m not sure the team behind Shady Pines Saloon can go wrong these days. We first ended up … Continue reading

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Roman Food Adventures: Sora Margherita, the Jewish ghetto

So, this was my favourite restaurant experience in Rome. It ticked all the boxes for authenticity, eccentricity, value and heart… it allowed me to try a few new dishes, and yup, I adored this place, that was recommend by a … Continue reading

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