Tag Archives: Canberra 100

View: Centenary Loop Bus

13 Jan

2014 brings a few changes to the blog. First is my new “Coming up in 2014” series, which has so far proven more popular than I expected! Second is a new section on ‘Views’. This is primarily a review blog, but I’ve also got some views about Canberra that don’t fit within my 140 character limit on Twitter! Herewith is my first ‘view’ – on the Centenary Loop Bus.

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Canberra Centenary year in review

21 Dec

The Canberra Centenary celebrations are over. With that, it’s time to review if the One Very Big Year was as big as it should have been, as it could have been, and as it claimed to be.

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Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 1 (Mt Majura to Mt Ainslie)

18 Nov

I have a confession to make. I’ve never walked up Mt Ainslie. Ever. Okay, that’s a lie. I never had walked up Mt Ainslie. However, the Canberra Centenary Trail is a good motivator. On Sunday afternoon, I find myself taking part of an official Cententary Trail walkers-only detour between the two peaks of Majura and Ainslie.

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SPIN Saturday

19 Oct

I wasn’t really sure what Spin Saturday was. And, after spending a few hours there, I guess I’m still not really sure. From what I can tell it was all about cars and wheels, loosely tied to Canberra and the Centenary celebrations. That said, it wasn’t a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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In The Taratory in South East Asia

8 Jul

As some of you know, In The Taratory took a short break to South East Asia in the final weeks of June. But it didn’t mean the Canberra love had to stop… indeed, thanks to a collection of Like Canberra t-shirts, I was able to bring Canberra to South East Asia. Without further ado: some happy snaps!

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Capital Wines and Robyn Rowe chocolates

13 Jun

It’s a rainy Saturday June weekend. We could stay at home. We could watch movies on the couch in our snuggies. But, when it’s raining, I think wineries are where it’s at. There are fewer people, and the old (and new) buildings of our region’s wineries come alive – rain on a tin roof, toasty fires and stone walls. Remembering how much we enjoyed our outing to Surveyor’s Hill last year under similar conditions, we hit the road.

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National Arboretum

12 Jun

On a Sunday afternoon in May, a handful of Canberra‘s Twitter population meet for the (almost) monthly #cbrtweetup (which can be roughly translated as Canberra Twitter meet up). There’s not much better than being able to catch up with friends with a beautiful view as a backdrop, so we descend on the National Arboretum.

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Centenary Martini (Centini) at the National Press Club

15 May

It’s Budget Night 2013.

It’s dark.

It’s a bone-biting six degrees.

We hurtle towards towards Barton, listening to Wayne Swan‘s (last?) budget speech. Just as he finishes, we arrive.

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Skywhale launch

11 May

Whatever your thoughts about Skywhale, it’s fair to say it’s Canberra’s latest sensation. Here she is, in pictures:

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Eulogy for a City

24 Mar

You Are Here Fest‘s Eulogy for a City is held on a calm (not including the traffic) Wednesday evening. It’s free (like all You Are Here events). A big crowd gathers outside Fletcher Jones to learn about what the city has loved, and lost. Continue reading