Category Archives: Review

Coffee in Sydney: Bare Naked Bowls, Surry Hills

After 30 years, the owner and designer of Wheel and Dollbaby, with their shopfront on Crown Street, decided to call it quits, and suddenly there’s a new cafe selling extremely healthy looking meals, and some interesting hot drinks. Surry Hills … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Madam Chai’s, CBD

Madam Chai’s takes over from the loved-up Sedap Malaysian restaurant in Regent Place. Husband and I peeked into the back of Regent Place, which was absolutely packed, after seeing Crazy Rich Asians at the George Street Cinemas. Madam Chai’s was … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hopper Kadé, Darlinghurst

I first managed to enjoy the delights of Hopper Kadé at their pop-up restaurant in the Tramsheds in Rozelle, so I was super happy to find that they’ve opened a sit-down restaurant in the old location of The Goods Cafe … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mjølner, Redfern

Could Sydney really support two Scandiwegian restaurants where you go through a non-descript door and to a darkened basement for fantastic, modern Viking food? Well, the answer is no, as I found out that the Norsk Dor in the CBD … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mark Sisson’s ‘The Keto Reset Diet’

The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever by Mark Sisson My rating: 2 of 5 stars I think I’m of an age that I need a hard copy of something, a book, to … Continue reading

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2018 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Muriel’s Wedding, the Musical: Loved the adaptation and update, music and cast. A fun show. I wonder if it will transfer overseas. Darlinghurst Nights, Hayes Theatre: A thirty-year old … Continue reading

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Book Review: Klaus Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård My rating: 5 of 5 stars A deeply personal reflection on the death of Knausgaard’s father, My Struggle is universal in its exploration of how we observe the world, how we interact with it, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Sean Greer’s Less, Fiction

Less by Andrew Sean Greer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved Arthur Less, the protagonist of the novel Less. I’ve occasionally fallen in love with the voice of an author or one of their characters but then realised … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bistro Guillaume

So, classic with a twist. The famous Guillaume has opened a bistro in the City that is serving up classic French bistro food. It’s not a hole-in-the-wall bistro like you might find on a side street in Paris, but rather … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Retro Saigon

For a quick bite before we saw ‘Gypsy’ at the Hayes Theatre, I suggested Friggitoria. I reckon it must be good when there are always so many people there. But alas, there weren’t two empty seats. So we popped next … Continue reading

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