Pedal your wares at Homebush Bay

Tour de France this ain't. But a 25.7km jaunt around Homebush Bay is one of Sydney's best car-free cycles and offers a serene, almost zen view of the city. If you don't believe me, take a look. Hot tip: don't attempt this on Saturdays! Kids sport on ovals nearby make it a contact sport!  ... Continue Reading →

Back to Blacktown’s finest Burmese

Despite winning the 2014 SMH Best Value in Sydney Under $30 Awards and the subsequent publicity, Sun's Burmese Kitchen in Blacktown still is the real deal. I've been there three times in the last six months, including once since they became an award winner, and they are still dishing out tasty, delicate, unusual, authentic Burmese fodder.... Continue Reading →

Tour de Sydney Olympic Park

Cycling can be a drag: put bike on car, find a park, dodge traffic and other cyclists. And then it rains. But enter Sydney Olympic Park. On a fine day weekday, with almost no other cyclists or walkers, plenty of parks and a completely road-free experience, this 24km jaunt was pure joy. I haven't done this loop... Continue Reading →

More sax please!

I've blogged about The James Valentine Supper Club (not Bill Clinton) before. James Valentine is an ex-muso and current host of ABC 702 Afternoons radio show. His sense of humour may be off-the-wall but one thing everyone can agree on is that he plays a mean sax. Every Tuesday night at the lovely Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double... Continue Reading →

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