Australia Day 2013: Sand Sculpture Championship in Windsor

Australia Day 2013: Sand Sculpture Championship in Windsor

On Australia Day 2013 I visited the 2nd Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpture Championship in Windsor, approximately 1-1.5 hours west of Sydney. It runs from 10th – 28th January 2013, ending on the Monday of the Australia Day long weekend. The opening times are 10am – 7pm daily. This year’s theme is Fairytales and Fables. The artworks include a Gollum from Lord of the Rings, Icarus, Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, and a gun...

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Sydney Festival 2013: My 5 tips

Sydney Festival 2013: My 5 tips

It’s time for one of my favourite annual performance festivals in Sydney … the Sydney Festival (www.sydneyfestival.org.au). In 2013 the festival runs from 5 – 27 January. As always it is choc-a-bloc with exciting events, performances and exhibitions. Venues have been selected across Sydney including Darling Harbour, the Domain, Seymour Centre, Sydney Theatre Company, the Recital Hall in Angel Place and many more. There are indoors and...

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Perfect Parramatta Park (especially for Penny Pinchers)

Perfect Parramatta Park (especially for Penny Pinchers)

I love, love, love, love, love Parramatta Park … and it’s free, free, free, free, free. I’m always surprised at the number of Sydneysiders that never come here, especially those living in Western Sydney.  It’s walking distance from the thriving cafes and restaurants of Church St and the MASSIVE Westfield shopping centre. I’ll take some video next time to do a bit of a video diary for you all.  There are a...

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C’monnnn Sydney, C’mon, C’mon – Australia Day 2011

C’monnnn Sydney, C’mon, C’mon – Australia Day 2011

Will you be in Sydney on Australia Day 2011 and not sure what to do?  Here are 10 ideas for Wednesday 26th January … or ignore me and go to the official website – http://www.australiaday.com.au/ 1.  Hold a BBQ for the Floods Raise money for the victims of the recent floods in Queensland and Victoria.  Check out this great site – http://bbqforfloods.com.au/  Pass the hat around and forward the money to your favourite charity...

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