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The first-ever Beirut End Sport and Food Festival

The first-ever Beirut End Sport and Food Festival

THE BUILD-UP: For the first-ever Beirut End Sport and Food Festival, the message was loud and clear, thanks to the brilliant chalk art of Heather Glynn. DAY ONE: The piste was in perfect shape, the sky was blue, the company lively – the ultimate Adelaide spring afternoon. LADIES DAY: The…
Howard’s Parsnip-off

Howard’s Parsnip-off

Food writer Nigel Hopkins came down from the Hills with boiling oil. Lisa and Derek Michalanney came up from Glenelg with sausage rolls. Ralph the Curry King suddenly materialised after 30 years in Libya and other distant climes. Would another Derek, the serial winner “Fluffy” Robertson, have the ticker to…
Howard’s Lemon Off

Howard’s Lemon Off

Howard, as in Twelftree and John McGrath the eatin’ and drinkin’ critic, was a lifelong stirrer : Words Lance Campbell That’s why our seasonal South West City community cooking competition is called the Howard Twelftree Memorial Stir. The perpetual trophy is a silver stirrer. The first seven seasonal cook-offs at…
Holiday 2015 : Louisiana & Texas

Holiday 2015 : Louisiana & Texas

On the road again, heading out from New Orleans to Natchez, on the Mighty Mississippi for a bit of history..our generous tour guide Julie at the helm, Milt at the wheel on the wrong side of the road….luckily the stormy weather had cleared up. Natchez was a centre for the slave…
Holiday 2015  :  New Orleans Jazz Fest

Holiday 2015 : New Orleans Jazz Fest

If ya enjoy music and feasting :  Ya gotta get to New Orleans for Jazz Fest.. After three wonderful days at Jazz Fest we woke this morning to rain. It was a bit more than a shower, locally described to us by many as a severe storm, a tornado, and…
Holiday 2015  :  Spain

Holiday 2015 : Spain

If you like food and wine – ya just gotta’ get yourself to Spain. Did you know Spain has 7 restaurants in the worlds top 50, we even ate in one un-beknown to us at the time. That’s us above in a Sam Wordley iPhone snap at Arzak in San…
Holiday 2015  :  London  & Madrid

Holiday 2015 : London & Madrid

Greetings The trip is going well. Started off exceptionally well with a points upgrade, which Anne Marie put to good use. After two glasses of ‘Charles Heidsieck’ off to bed for a 7 hour sleep ! love those pyjamas !! Also very comfortable for working…between us we transcribed and did the first…
Sea Change  :  Aldinga Beach

Sea Change : Aldinga Beach

We have talked about it for years : and finally did it last month. We bought a beach shack. Well Anne Marie did actually. No bank is going to give a 63 year old freelance Photographer winding down his career a home loan. Apart from a quick look at it on…