Blood sugar levels in festive times

BLOOD SUGAR IS NOT THE SAME AS BARLEY SUGAR In the midst of the festive season, it’s important to remember that over-eating and over-drinking can cause spikes in blood sugar and stress levels. If you are told by your doctor, nutritionist, dietitian, naturopath, herbalist or dentist to avoid sugar, then remember their advice. Sugar is …

Motorbikes for Santa rides

MOTORBIKES CUT THROUGH THE CHRISTMAS TRAFFIC TO DELIVER ON SANTA’S PROMISES IN DOUBLE-TIME. Motorbikes were used this year in Canberra to help Santa deliver his packages in time for Christmas.  A reindeer was replaced by a red postal bike. Several postal workers rode alongside Santa to steer him in the right direction! It’s not often …

Victorian Government House Christmas decorations

GOVERNMENT HOUSE (VICTORIA) CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CALL-OUT Invitations to decorate the Government House Christmas tree in Melbourne, Victoria have been issued. The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) announced that the Governor of Victoria and Patron of the RASV, the Hon Linda Dessau AC and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, have offered a creative arts opportunity. …

Dance and be supported by Bloch

DANCE YOUR WAY TO BE FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED Dance to the music and be financially supported while you do it! Q.  Have you got what it takes to be a Bloch Australia Young Artist for 2022? Q. Or maybe you’re a professional looking to partner with a dance sponsor? Dance-related businesses in Australia continue to support …

Spring High Tea for sugary tastebuds

AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE HAS A NEW SPRING HIGH TEA MENU WHICH OFFERS CLICK-N-COLLECT. Canberrans can now enjoy a range of take-away high tea packages from Australian Parliament House this October using a click and collect (click-n-collect) method of delivery. It will soon be possible to experience fine dining at home or enjoy a picnic outdoors …

Scones, jam and cream are my favourite daydream

SCONES, JAM, CREAM AND TEA: HOW PERFECT A RELAXED DAY AT HOME CAN BE. Scones with the wind, not scones which are heavy like stones, is how we must refer to our favourite item on the High Tea list. Some people are particular about the way words are pronounced. We are tutored by English school …

Chocolate lemon tart for Winter dessert delights

CHOCOLATE LEMON DESSERTS MAKE A DYNAMIC HIT ON SUNDAYS AFTER LONG WALKS OUTSIDE. Chocolate poured over cooked lemon filling and topped with whipped cream will make a sweet dessert any time of the year. It is true that chocolates and fruits fresh from the orchard make a rare and delicious treat during the winter. My …

Contemporary dance grooving at Venice Biennale

CONTEMPORARY DANCE EXPRESSION FOR TEN DAYS IN VENICE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN The 15th International Festival of Contemporary Dance starts today (23 July) and runs to 1 August as part of the 2021 Venice Biennale. In Australia it is currently not permitted to sing, dance or act in public because of the pandemic raging. However, …

Christmas in July at the Australian Parliament House.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE IS NOT TO BE MISSSED. A Christmas in July luncheon is now served at the Queen’s Terrace Café at Australian Parliament House in Canberra. We visited the Queen’s Terrace Café today to enjoy a late afternoon tea.* The Premium teas were prepared and served in earthenware tea pots …

High Teas with the birds and the bees

HIGH TEAS IN A CAFÉ ON THE TOP OF A HILL WITH THE BIRDS AND THE BEES IS NOT ONLY SPECIAL BUT ALMOST A MIRACLE. High teas anywhere in the world are a special occasion to celebrate being with loved ones. Within a simple, three-layered metal tray frame known as an etagere, lie sweet, savoury …