Scandinavian Festival 2019

by Goddag. Hallå. Hei. Tere. Hei. Sveiki. Hello! The Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Finnish and Latvian communities hosted Brisbane’s annual Scandinavian Festival on a glorious blustery blue September weekend.  There was plenty of music with Nordic songs from Kupaleja, the vocal and […]

A Little Bit Of Time Travel

by I have a confession; I’m a bit of a historic costume tragic. So, on a brilliant blue Brisbane winter weekend, we headed off to History Alive at Fort Lytton National Park. Fort Lytton’s history Fort Lytton National Park is a historically […]

Homespace

by Homespace by Darren Palmer Using real life interior design projects, Darren Palmer inspires us to change the space we have into the home we love. The blurb is a lot longer but that is all you need to know about this […]

Wine, laughter and amateur dramatics

by Literally, wine, laughter and amateur dramatics; that’s what’s on offer at one of Brisbane’s northside community theatres. I caught up with director Jason Sharland between rehearsals this week to catch an insight into what it takes to help run Growl Theatre. […]

Maggie’s Kitchen: courage of conviction

by Author: Caroline Beecham / Reviewer: Kelly Lyonns Synopsis: (Allen & Unwin, 2016) When the Ministry of Food urgently calls for the opening of British Restaurants to feed tired and hungry Londoners during the Second World War, Maggie Johnson is close to […]

Something borrowed, something white

by Story: Kelly Lyonns / Research: Michelle Beesley / Models: Noah and Kat Let me start by dispelling any rumours – Michelle and I are not getting married … our husbands would not be impressed. But we were spotted reporting from the […]

The one hour dress

by I found myself in the strange circumstance of attending a sewing class. I say strange because I claim no great skills in this area nor have I ever really aspired to create my own, or anyone else’s wardrobe fillers. Some of […]

The Watercolourist: enjoy the garden

by Author: Beatrice Masini / Reviewer: Kelly Lyonns Synopsis: (Pan Macmillan 2016) Nineteenth-century Italy. A young woman arrives at a beautiful villa in the countryside outside Milan. Bianca, a gifted young watercolourist, has been commissioned to illustrate the plants in the magnificent […]