Out & about in Kyabram

Kyabram 1 (5)Up and down, round and round, through the streets of Kyabram Town…. Continue reading


Benalla Festival 2017

Spring has sprung and there are festivals and events galore across Victoria. If you are in the North East why not pop along to the Benalla Festival. Running from 4 – 12 Nov there will be plenty for everyone including live music, show and shine, markets, street parade and ride on mower racing. 

Whilst in Benalla check out the amazing street art project, visit the Tatong Tavern and pop out to the Winton Wetlands. 

Meet – Tarzali Wines

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

Strathbogie Pastel Artist – Jan McQuitty


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

Street art 

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.