Sydney’s best theatres

It seems that I spend half my life in a theatre of some sort. Whether it’s a movie theatre or theatre venue, Sydney has plenty of hidden gems. From the very obvious to the totally obscure, here is a list of Sydney’s best theatres where you’re guaranteed to find some culture to sink your teeth […]

Does Sydney nightlife suck?

I wouldn’t have a clue because I don’t go out anymore. The argument about the damage that lock out laws and casino development is causing rages on but I feel unqualified to comment on the impact because I am shouting from the sidelines. One interesting point to note is that people have been saying Sydney nightlife will die for […]

Sydney’s best eats for >$20

I am no food blogger but I didn’t get this fat sitting around eating salad. I have lived in Sydney for over 12 years now (with a little tree change in the middle) and this is the greatest eating city in the world. Melbourne can suck my shashlik. Read on to reach Sydney food nirvana for […]

How to save money on car rentals in Sydney

Australia is a great holiday destination and Sydney is one of the most popular stop-off points for tourists. So if you are thinking of spending your next holiday in Sydney, here are 5 top tips to help you save some serious cash on the cost of car hire at Sydney airport. 1. Look for coupons […]

*Moving back to Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

This is one of those practical posts designed to alert you all to the fact I am *see subject line. I have loved my time in the country. I’ve had a blast growing veggies, mothering chickens and kicking my heels up at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. I’ve made some rad friends, spent time with […]

The Diamant Hotel and TEDx Sydney 2013

The Diamant Hotel, Potts Point

Being selected to be in the audience at TEDx Sydney 2013 rocked my world but presented some logistical challenges. I live in Tamworth. TEDx was in Sydney. I subsequently planned a mental couple of days catching up with friends and attending the conference, all with a nightmarish Greyhound commute thrown in. It was exhausting to even think about. […]

Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre, Sydney

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For a measly $5, Sydneysiders can have a resort-style swimming experience at the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre. It has a steam room, sauna, spa, ‘play’ pool and an indoor and outdoor lap pool. There’s a kiosk for mid-swim hydration and snacks, as well as a large changeroom and shower area. If the heat is killing you and […]

‘Bye ‘Bye Sydney

War Memorial in Hyde Park at night

‘Together in Electric Dreams’ played on iTunes as I packed my first moving box. Apt considering I came to Sydney to pursue my dream of being a journalist and, like so many before me, wound up in PR because it pays more. My first year in Sydney was the hardest of my life. I was on $27,500 […]

Life+Stuff: Public speaking

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Something remarkable happened this week: I enjoyed speaking in public. I have been going to Toastmasters for over a year now because I wanted to learn how to make a speech without sweating, giggling or having my voice go up an octave. For those of you that haven’t heard my voice, I sound like a muppet. […]

Lockley’s Pylon bushwalk, NSW

Lockley's Pylon

Sunday morning arrives and I’m hungover, cranky and altogether too tired to be awake at 8.30am. Yes, I am one of those people. Irresponsible, gig-attending and wine drinking. Nonetheless, it’s not raining so my friends and I are going for a bushwalk in the Blue Mountains. Natureboy has sussed out a route – Lockley’s Pylon – so […]