The old iron and timber jetty at Catherine Hill Bay hasn’t been used for coal loading for more than a decade. One year ago as the result of a firestorm, flames spewing from the old mine entrance destroyed the jetty’s aging timber, leaving only its rusting iron and concrete structure still standing.Read More
Over many years, our family has enjoyed summer and winter breaks with our friends Diana and Paul and their children, at their cottage in Nords Wharf. Originally a small fishing village, and still pretty small, it sits on Lake Macquarie about ninety minutes drive north from Sydney.Read More
Last weekend my husband I visited the ‘Festival des Métiers’ an event put on by Hermès at the MCA in Sydney.
And what a wonderful surprise it was! This was not your usual luxury fashion and accessories exhibition - this was an experience where you got to immerse yourself completely in the parallel universe of luxury goods, a place where you got to rub shoulders with some of the world’s cleverest artisans, have a chat, ask dumb questions and be enlightened by their honesty, simplicity and sheer brilliance.Read More
Yes, wine is the new Beechworth gold. And moreishly delicious it is… especially from my favourite vineyard.Read More
… this is a truffle farm. And this truffle farm, although still in its early stages, is already producing a small amount of delicious truffles.Read More