The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is one of my favourite annual events in Canberra. I never get tired of the sight and sound of hot air balloons flying over the city and for the time the festival is on, there’s a fleet of over 25 balloons studding the sunrise painted sky like floating jewels. Every year … More Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2022
The signs of autumn are everywhere in Canberra right now. Misty mornings, turning leaves and early season apples hanging ripe on the trees. But summer’s last-minute heat wave is scorching the flowers and wilting anything not rooted deeply enough. An Instagram buddy mentioned he calls this time of year sautum, it’s sort of summer but … More Sort of summer, sort of autum…sautumn?
It’s a very rainy spring Saturday here in Canberra. Here’s my six on Saturday with a side of plenty of raindrops!
A rainy day in the flower garden. … More Raindrops on Roses
Our family grew a tiny bit bigger this week with the addition of Rusty the puppy. Rusty is a little ball of cuddles and joy but he’s also shown a real taste for plants. Any plants will do but lavender seems to be a real favourite closely followed by violas (at least he’s going for … More Puppy vs Garden
I don’t like to play favourites but when it comes to choosing the most magical spring garden space in Canberra, the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens’ wisteria arches are tough to beat. The purple and white flowers drip and ooze their beautiful bounty over the archways and scent the air with their spring perfume for … More Is this Canberra’s most magical spring garden?
The current COVID lockdown has meant a lot of time walking the dog to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. It’s at the point where the dog cringes when she sees the leash instead of the usual bounds to the door. The endless laps of my suburb have led us in … More Green with Garden Envy
Growing up on the Australian coast, I’d never really paid much attention to autumn. When I moved to the Snowy Mountains, then Canberra, that changed – watching the leaves on the trees start to change in little patches gradually working up to a brighter and brighter display was magic. Rich gold, warm orange, plum and … More The magic of autumn
There has been a lot of media coverage in recent days about celebrities including Ellen and George Clooney urging people to boycott certain hotels. Although those hotels are beyond what most of us can afford, your money (and where your choose to spend or withhold it) can start to change the shape of things. Even … More Spend wisely – every dollar sends a powerful message
Its that time of year again – autumn!! While some parts of Australia don’t really get a decent autumn or winter chill, Canberra certainly does and as the cold change breezes in, it definitely brings some benefits. Canberra is ice-cool in winter and pretty in spring but if you want to see her at her … More Where is best to see Canberra’s autumn leaves?