About In The Taratory

Welcome to In The Taratory!  I’m T1*, a late-20s Queenslander who moved to Canberra for work just over eight years ago (am almost a local!).

[Disclaimer: As of November 2015, I’m a candidate in the local ACT elections for the seat of Ginninderra (covering most of Belconnen) in 2016. You can keep up with my campaign on Facebook or my website, and feel free to take my important community survey here. Otherwise this blog is largely devoid of politics.]

Auto Italia is held in early April each year at the gardens in front of Old Parliament House

Auto Italia is held in early April each year at the gardens in front of Old Parliament House

I know there can be a bit of bad press both outside this fair capital and within (Canberrans are often their own worst enemy!) about lack of things to do, and am passionate about proving this wrong. I’m regularly getting out there finding and experiencing all the things to do in Canberra and surrounds, and am willing to give most anything a go.

The Enlighten Festival is held in the Parliamentary Triangle in early March and is simply spectacular. This photo is of the National Library all lit up.

The Enlighten Festival is held in the Parliamentary Triangle in early March and is simply spectacular. This photo is of the National Library all lit up.

I hope that this is not just an enjoyable blog to write, but an enjoyable blog to read. Most of all, I hope to give you some ideas about the variety of things to do in Canberra! If there’s anything you reckon I should be reviewing, please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail inthetaratory@gmail.com.

Canberra has some amazing wineries with lovely restaurants attached

Canberra has some amazing wineries with lovely restaurants attached

In 2013, I was lucky enough to be one of 10 winners of the Poetry in Action competition – a short poem celebrating Canberra’s 100th anniversary to appear on buses. I’m chuffed this poem still appears on buses around town in 2015!

Image courtesy of artist arts.act.gov.au, artist Trevor Dickinson and creative studio New Best Friend

Image courtesy of artist arts.act.gov.au, artist Trevor Dickinson and creative studio New Best Friend

 


 

Finally, all thoughts, opinions and views expressed in this blog are my own and do not reflect that of my employer.

The walks and views in Canberra are simply spectacular

The walks and views in Canberra are simply spectacular

For more information about In The Taratory and the person behind it, check out my interviews:

* This blog began with two authors – T1 and T2 – but has been solely authored by T1 since August 2012. T2 was an important contributor – many of her blog posts are among the most popular! – and remains both a great friend of mine, and one of this blog’s biggest fans.

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24 Responses to “About In The Taratory”

  1. Martin Ollman February 22, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    excellent effort – both of you 🙂 Feel free to use any of my pics for your blog – http://www.flickr.com/buglogic

    • inthetaratory February 22, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Wowee! We absolutely will be. Thanks so much. What talent!

  2. Gary Lum March 28, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    Hi T1 and T2 please check out http://garydavidlum.com/2012/03/28/kreativ-blogger-award/

  3. mumchic May 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Hey T1 and T2

    Always a pleasure to find other bloggers in the territory!
    Fantastic concept, we really need to get our beautiful city on the map 🙂

    • inthetaratory May 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      thank you so much! we love writing about our fair capital – so much stuff out there to review – we’ve barely made a dint!

  4. Tim July 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi! Just found you, and like the blog.

    I’ll be sure to mention the Taratory in a future post…

    T

  5. Karl Knaus January 22, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Great work T’s!
    Have you ever tried Pod Food in Pialligo?
    http://www.podfood.com.au
    Also, autumn is coming, and that is possibly Canberra’s best season, I look forward to your reviews during that season.

    • inthetaratory January 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      I tried Pod Food back when it was owned by the now owners of 3 seeds (does that make sense?) – good reminder to head out there again. Autumn is also when our Centenary is – should be plenty of things to review and celebrate!

  6. Andrew McLaughlin February 6, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Hey Ts

    Ex Canberran living in Sydney but get back often for work. Have followed you on Twitter for a while and now enjoying your blog. Keep up the great work!

    Cheers

    Andrew McLaughlin
    COMINT

    • inthetaratory February 6, 2013 at 11:05 am #

      Cheers Andrew – have seen you on Twitter 🙂 thanks for your support!

  7. globalhandmade September 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Nice blog! Hope to see more posts from you. Canberra has its charms…but sometimes we forget that…

    • inthetaratory September 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

      Thanks! You’re exactly right 🙂 Plenty of stuff to write about (2 years strong!) and so much more still to come!

  8. Jodie October 2, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Hi, I’ve just moved to Canberra amongst much of the ‘bad press’ you mentioned – my friends were a little horrified, and there were many jokes about me hanging out with the roos… This blog has made my day! Have you reviewed the Murrumbateman Movable Feast? We were thinking of going this weekend; just wondering if it’s any good. Thanks for the post on the nail places! Jodie.

    • inthetaratory October 2, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      So pleased to hear that! Canberra is all about scratching the surface – once you do the amount of stuff to do that’s revealed is almost overwhelming. A friend did a guest post of the moving feast a few years ago – you might be able to find it using the search function. I haven’t been before but hoping to get along this weekend. There are plenty of winery posts on the blog to give you an idea of what to expect at the different wineries 🙂 Thanks again!

  9. cbrfoodie February 18, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    Love this blog. Keep up the great work Tara! 🙂

  10. Sharyn Smith April 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi Tara
    I have enjoyed reading your sight. I am taking some of my Year 5/6/7 students from Esk SS to Canberra in June this year. Is there anything you would recommend we do?
    Sharyn Smith (Law)

  11. Kym Russell September 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi Tara!
    I’m excited to have discovered your blog – I’m moving to Canberra from Brisbane and am looking forward to it despite everyone’s comments on how ‘boring’ it will be.Your blog just reminds me that there is heaps to do and Canberra life is what you make it 🙂 Would love to see more posts about the independent/craft beer scene, as it is huge in Brissie and one of the things I will miss the most (after the warm weather!)

  12. kazzabee87 December 4, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Hi Tara, thanks for stopping by my blog. I was so excited to see you follow me, I’ve been a regular popper inner to your blog since I got here 12 months ago. I’ve used a lot of your posts as inspiration for my own walks and outings here in the Bra. I’m off to Melbourne for the next 10 months and then hopefully back to Canberra – I so love it here! Take care and Merry Christmas. Kaz

  13. Rohan June 9, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    Hey there Tara, have you checked out the all you can eat Star Buffet at the Burns Club yet? From the sushi train to the giant chocolate fountain to the seafood to the asian bar, your tastebuds will thank you 😉

  14. Beck @ Goldenpudding March 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

    and thanks for popping by and following my blog – would you believe right after I had just seen your face pop up in my letterbox with your candidate info card 🙂 (great photo BTW!)

    • inthetaratory March 31, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

      You’re kidding me! Wow! I was just taking a look at my stats and you came up as a follower that I wasn’t following – I couldn’t believe it, so rectified it! And thank you!

      (PS. Make sure you take the survey – it’s truly only 2 mins! ;))

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