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Oasis Bakery & Cafe, Murrumbeena

Driving down North rd in Melbourne’s south east, the last thing you expect to find in it’s semi-industrial surrounds is an Oasis. Well the Oasis Bakery, that is… A Middle Eastern bakery, cafe and specialist grocery store. After living and working in Melbourne’s north for most of my life, where middle eastern food and pastries are delicious and plentiful, I…

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canon macro lens - photography tour

Getting that Camera off Auto with the Canon Collective

Yesterday I was invited to participate in a Photographic Walking Tour at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show with the team at Canon Collective. Although I do like looking at the floral displays I’m no green thumb so it was just as well that I was there to learn some new photography skills. And WOW did I learn some…

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Glovers Station Elsternwick Corned Beef Brisket Roll

Glovers Station, Elsternwick

The Glover Station Tudor Revival building on Glen Eira road in Elsternwick has always fascinated me.  This National Trust registered building was built in 1935 and was originally a petrol filling station and repair workshop. As a local I drive past it often and remember the time when it was auto mechanics. Then one day construction began and I was…

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Cirque du Soleil tent at sunset

Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil TOTEM

The circus is in town! But this big top is like no other I’ve ever seen. I was very privileged to be invited to see TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil which has pitched its giant tent in Melbourne before it tours Australia wide. This was my first Cirque experience and it was incredible. From the moment you walk into the…

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