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Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Cunard British Film Festival 2022

The next film festival to hit our shores is the Cunard British Film Festival 2022.

Presented by Palace cinemas, the full program features a formidable line-up, celebrating the talents of Britain’s finest film makers and actors including Stephen Frears, Sally Hawkins, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy and more.

This year is the festival's 10th anniversary and there will be exclusive premieres of highly anticipated films plus an abundance of dramas, documentaries and comedies.

MICE2022

MICE2022

If your day only starts with your first cup of coffee, welcome to the caffeinated club.

Coffee aficionados like me want to taste everything that's innovative and wonderful about our favourite heart starter and there's always something new and interesting to tempt our tastebuds.

If you're a barista, a coffee roaster, own or work in a cafe, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is also for you.

Some of the highlights of MICE2022 are two Roasters Alleys to give attendees a huge choice of brands.

Chinese New Year of the Tiger 2022

Chinese New Year of the Tiger 2022

This year is the Chinese year of the Water Tiger, which starts on February 1, 2022, and ends on January 21, 2023.

A water tiger year occurs every 60 years and the Chinese zodiac has five elements, earth, water, fire, wood and metal.

Those born in 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938 are tiger people.

The 12 zodiac animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.

St Ali Italian film festival 2021 competition

St Ali Italian film festival 2021 competition

Live la dolce vita and celebrate spring at the St Ali Italian film festival 2021!

Read on and enter the competition to win one of three double passes to the festival and enjoy the best of Italian films.

One of the first things I did when we were released from the lockdown in Melbourne was to visit my favourite cinema. Watching movies is one of the joys of my life and 12 weeks without seeing a movie on the big screen was painful to me.

Mother's Day 2019

Mother's Day 2019

"No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love," said Edward Chapin, whose mother loved him dearly.

When I think of my Mum, memories of an idyllic childhood caress me like the cool sea breezes of the beach she brought me to when I was a child growing up in Singapore.

If Mum said we were going to Marine Parade that afternoon I would wolf down my lunch, complete my homework speedily and look for my spade and bucket.

Mother's Day 2018

Mother's day 2018

"Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love," says singer Stevie Wonder.

This Mother's Day I asked my friend Emily Catherine what her mother means to her.

"My mum Teresa was born to be a mum. She is kind, selfless and always puts others first. "She is warm, nurturing and positive and always there for me whenever I need her.

Easter 2018

Easter 2018

Happy Easter to everyone!

Take a break from overdosing on hot cross buns and chocolate eggs and try this recipe from Australian Pork for your Easter Sunday dinner.

For more recipes go to www.pork.com.au

Roast pork leg with crackling, roasted vegetables and apple sauce

Serves 4

1.8-2kg pork leg roast, boneless, rind on

oil

salt

To serve

roasted potatoes, roasted carrots, roasted parsnip, roasted pumpkin, steamed beans, steamed broccoli

Apple sauce

Valentine's Day 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

Did you send your love a dozen red roses on Valentine's Day?

Flowers have always been favourites when it comes to that special day for lovers, also known as a money-making opportunity for florists, chocolate, lingerie and jewellery shops.

According to tradition, roses symbolise love, tulips say believe me because I love you, orange blossoms mean eternal love and primroses mean they can't live without you.

Sometimes, though, a floral gift doesn't have the desired response.

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

A Wok on the Wild Side would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

In the words of the festive tune, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas when the leg of ham is in the fridge, when I put cranberry sauce on my shopping list and I wonder if mango sorbet will go well with Christmas pudding.

Hopefully I will wake up early enough on Christmas Eve to get the largest oysters for dinner and prepare a vegetarian alternative to turkey and ham for my vegetarian daughter.

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