That’s amore

6 01 2011

I’m sure many of you will understand when I say that there are some restaurants and eateries you save for ‘special occasions’; a romantic dinner for two, the celebration of a  new job, when a long-serving friend comes to visit, or a birthday dinner with your nearest and dearest.  If you’re anything like me, you save them because you don’t want to tarnish your enjoyment or memory of that very first visit, and you want others to experience that same satisfaction.  You get me?

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It’s Christmas, c’est Noel

24 12 2010

It’s Christmas!  That wonderful time of year where you give presents to your loved ones (and some that aren’t so loved) in the hope of receiving some of your own in return; eating as much glazed ham, roast turkey and pavlova as you can before being rolled away from the table; and listening to cheesy Christmas tunes while you fight with hundreds of other shoppers in shopping centres across the city.  I love this time of year! 

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Seeing U2 a dream come true

9 12 2010

I was as giddy as a school girl after her first kiss… Perhaps that’s how best I can explain the excitement I felt seeing one of my favourite bands in the world live tonight.  I wasn’t phased by the prospect of bad weather (predicted rain and possible thunder storms), as I entered Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and was overwhelmed by the space-like stage arrangement that hovered high above me in the sky.  U2’s 360° tour was in town, and I – as a long-time fan – was eagerly awaiting the chance to get carried away with it!  I had never seen them live, and I was living a dream.

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Food from the hills

13 11 2010

I wasn’t sure what to expect as the giant Buddha eyes peered out at me from across the street.  They watched as I made my way to the door, and seemed to hold their lingering stare as I stepped across the threshold into the warm embrace of the Tibetan Kitchen at Spring Hill.  Inside, the Tibetan Kitchen was abuzz with table-upon-table of diners, and my eyes darted from one corner of the room to the other in search of a familiar face.  Having been stood for a few minutes unable to find my group, I was now hopeful of having one of the service attendants come to my aid.  But they seemed run off their feet serving meals and clearing tables, and failed to catch my eye.  I decided to wait outside.

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And the nominees are…

31 10 2010

The list reads like a Who’s Who of Australian sports, but of the 12 of the hottest and most accomplished sporting stars in Australia this year, only one will score the title of  Sports Performer of the Year.  But now that the 2010 Colonial First State Sports Performer of the Year Awards nominees have been announced, just what is it about this group of athletes that make the deserving of the title?
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Rest uneasy over Commonwealth Games

23 09 2010

The lead up to this year’s Commonwealth Games, due to commence in ten days’ time, has drawn headlines for so many of the wrong reasons.  The event aimed at bringing people together, appears to be doing nothing more than keeping them apart as participant countries concerned over safety and poor facilities.  Even if the bridges can be mended, the ceilings cease to fall, and terrorists keep their distance, the glamour of the Games has been dealt a serious blow with many of the world’s top athletes withdrawing from competition.

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Drift the night away

21 06 2010

Living on the westside and working in the Brisbane CBD, I occasionally passed an unassuming restaurant in Milton as I walked the river on my way home in the afternoon.  I had often thought that the location embraced the panoramic views of the city, and I was always hopeful that an opportunity would arise where I could savour the experience from inside.  Well that opportunity presented itself one evening when my boyfriend and I had to madly find a last-minute alternative to our anniversary celebrations, and so our experience with Drift was made.

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