Feast to Feed

Feast to Feed

If you want to enjoy a magnificent degustation dinner cooked by a galaxy of some of Australia's top chefs and help to provide food relief at the same time, go to to Feast to Feed.

On Thursday, April 27, well known chefs, including Adam D'Sylva (Lollo), Andrea Vignali and Davide Bonadiman (Al Dente), Alessandro Luppolo (Good Boy Chocolate, ex-Attica), Minoli DeSilva (Ella by Minoli), Tom Sarafian (Sarafian and The Hardware Club), will combine their talents to raise funds to provide food relief for the vulnerable.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2023


Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2023

Blooming lovely!

Melbourne will bloom again as Australia’s premier flower and horticulture festival returns in 2023.

The famous Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, presented by Scotts Osmocote, is on again at the world heritage-listed Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building.

The gardens will be bursting with colour and beauty from Wednesday, March 29 to Sunday, April 2.

There's plenty to interest everyone, whether you're an experienced green thumb or a novice gardener.

Chinese New Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

Chinese New Year of the Rabbit 2023

January 22, 2023, marks the end of the Tiger year and the beginning of the Water Rabbit year.

Those born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 are born in the year of the rabbit.

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

According to the Chinese zodiac story, the Jade Emperor, who was the boss of everything, held a competition to decide the zodiac animals.

Film - The Lost King

The Lost King

If you're looking for a cool escape during our Australian hot spell, why not escape to the cinema and lose yourself in The Lost King, a brilliant movie, starring Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan and Harry Lloyd?

Based on a true story, The Lost King is about King Richard III and how his remains were lost for over 500 years.

In 2012 the remains of the monarch were discovered beneath a car park in Leicester.

The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, superbly played by Sally Hawkins.

Christmas 2022

Christmas 2022

Merry Christmas 2022 to all and here are some of my favourite gift ideas.

Instead of buying yet another scented candle or tablecloth for your family and friends, why not think of those less fortunate and organise a hot dinner for a homeless person, donate to charity or support StreetSmart, an organisation that looks after the homeless and needy, helping to provide meals and accommodation to them.

I'm sure your favourite charity will appreciate your efforts and help.

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.

Book Review: The Beige Index

The Whitewash and The Beige Index

By Siang Lu

Published by University of Queensland Press



Emerging Queensland writer Siang Lu has won accolades for his novel The Whitewash by luminaries such as Benjamin Law who described it as “an utter fever-dream of a mockumentary, drawing on truths from life-life racism and film history that it sometimes hurts to laugh at what you're reading because it cuts so close to the bone.

“Audacious, original and a kick to the guts – in the best possible way.”



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.


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