Leaving Victoria

Posted in: Life, Travel on August 9th, 2013

Our honeymoon began with a fleeting visit to the beautiful Canadian city of Victoria. While we only breezed in and out, we celebrated the wedding of our good friends Nic and Gareth who tied the knot in the gardens at St Anne’s. Something about this city exudes charm; possibly this is due to the harbor … read more


A Culinary Adventure through Napa [photos]

Posted in: Food, Life, Travel on January 2nd, 2013

This New Year Andrea and I embarked on a culinary adventure to Napa Valley, stopping at three Michelin One Star restaurants and a handful of other sensational venues. The restaurants were La Touque, Brix, Oenotri, Auberge du Soleil, Solbar, the Napa Public Market and Pacific Blues. There was not a bad meal amongst them (in fact … read more

The Best Laid Plans

Posted in: Family, Life, Travel on August 4th, 2012

I guess things don’t always go to plan. On arrival at Denpasar airport I was accosted by the checkin counter assistant, her in a panic, lamenting that my flight from Surabaya to Sampit had been rescheduled for 3 hours earlier and I hadn’t been notified. This was even after I had been called by the … read more


Where Does Your Food Come From?

Posted in: Food, Life, Travel on March 22nd, 2012

One of the things I miss about my cosy little condo in Roseville is the Wholefoods a few hundred metres down the road. Unfortunately here in Darwin there is not a wide range of quality, locally grown, organic produce and what exists is extortionately expensive. Ok, I must admit that the overall quality of food in the supermarkets … read more