I enjoy a good glass of wine and as I have got older I have found myself agreeing with British wine critic Michael Broadbent who once said “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.”
Victoria produces some remarkable wines and has some fantastic vineyards and with this in mind I set off to meet some of our smaller wine producers. First stop, Tarzali Wines………. Continue reading
The last time I went to the popular Violet Town market was in early April where I came across local pastel artist Jan McQuitty. The art work she had on display was incredibly detailed, with rich textures and amazing colour. I was intrigued by this Irish girl, living in the Strathbogie’s using her passion for art to capture amazing images of Australian wildlife that most of us take for granted. I recently caught up with Jan to learn more….. Continue reading
I recently had the pleasure of talking to one of Australia’s most popular, up and coming country Music artists – Christie Lamb. Christie was in town with Lee Kernaghan and the Wolfe Brothers as part of Lee’s 25th Anniversary tour. Continue reading
As I get older I have a greater appreciation for art and particularly art that is accessible to all. The recent popularity of the wall art festival in Benalla, and the aboriginal wall art mural in Shepparton made me reflect on how people connect with art.
This piece of street art on the corner of Fryers and Wyndham st, Shepparton is one such piece that captures the imagination and inner child in all. Who doesn’t remember the nursery rhyme ‘and the cow jumped over the moon’.
Well done Shepparton- making art accessible to adults and children alike.
It’s street art time in Benalla, but I had heard that 45 minutes down the road, Shepparton was beginning to celebrate its Indigenous history and had recently unveiled a new wall art portrait of two of the most significant Aboriginal men to come from the area. I hit the road to check it out……. Continue reading
Greater Shepparton is one of the most diverse multicultural communities in Australia and last night held the Converge on the Goulburn festival to celebrate the diversity of cultures in Shepparton. I went along to check it out. Continue reading
There is something to be said for living away from the hustle and bustle of the city. No crowds, the only noise being that of birds and wildlife and the ability to see to the horizon.
Big skies allow for the enjoyment of the show Mother Nature puts on regularly. Last night she dazzled with a magical sunset that I need to share. I’m lucky to live where I live and experience the wonders of nature and the changing seasons.
I hope you have the chance to get out and enjoy all that nature offers. Its a wonderful world we live in.