Shepparton Aboriginal Street Art project

The word had got around, that renowned street artist Adnate was back in Shepparton town to complete part 2 of the Shepparton Aboriginal Street Art project. I wandered into Shepp to take a look….. Continue reading


An island paradise – Phillip Island


I recently had a chance to escape the hot inland Victorian summer and escape to Phillip Island for a week by the beach. The break couldn’t have come at a better time, Christmas had come and gone and the school year was not yet in full swing. Loading the car I headed off for a week of sun, sand, swimming and maybe a penguin or two….. 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