Archives for June, 2011

I’m a famous potato!

I'm a famous potato!
Not only am I an Inner West addict but I should also seek professional help regarding my addiction to potatoes. I love them. It doesn’t matter if they are mashed, roasted, fried, boiled – you name it, I will eat it! So I was very excited when I stumbled across the Highland Gourmet Potato stall at the Eveleigh Farmers Market on the weekend and met Norman. I mean how can I not love potatoes... 

Kerry Lowe Gallery, Newtown

Kerry Lowe Gallery, Newtown
So great to see a gallery space devoted to ceramics. I visited the opening night of Andrew Halford and Stephanie James-Manttan’s ceramic show at the Kerry Lowe Gallery on King Street, Newtown. Andrew’s work oozes craftsmanship and technical skill which is grounded in his training and work practice. His early training with Les Blakeborough and Shiga Shigeo followed by two years under Shimaoko... 

L Day/D Day Looms this Friday

L Day/D Day Looms this Friday
If any of you have been wondering what has happened to me, I am still on track to get my Scooter licence, I just have to pass my knowledge test and work has been a bit busy lately. I have set aside Friday to go for the test, I haven’t studied but I am going to do what I did in my uni days and cram it all in tonight! It can’t be hard, I have been driving a car for years so how different... 

Petty Cash Cafe on Enmore Park

Petty Cash Cafe on Enmore Park
Cute! Cute! Cute! I love this place. I visited the Petty Cash Cafe for the first time on the weekend (thanks to a recommendation of my friend Mark) and I have fallen in love! There are so many great things about this place…. where to start? Ok, maybe I should narrow it down to the top 10 things I love about Petty Cash Cafe otherwise I could be here all day! 1. Location – right across from... 

Newtown Artseat – I NEED ART!

Newtown Artseat - I NEED ART!
You may have noticed the latest addition to the King Street landscape in the form of the Newtown Artseat and as you can see, it certainly stands out at night when it is all lit up. This is a great initiative of Marrickville Council with support from Arts NSW and the City of Sydney which aims to showcase contemporary art to the local community. This is so cool!!! The Newtown ArtSeat is standing proudly... 

Pastizzi Cafe and their little bundles of goodness

Pastizzi Cafe and their little bundles of goodness
What was once referred to as the arse end of King Street, South King Street is now a hive of great restaurants and cafes, vintage stores and shops which sell great art, clothing and accesories. I am a huge fan of the south end! The Pastizzi Cafe with its little bundles of puff pastry goodness is well worth the walk down to the south end of King. Sure, it wouldn’t pass as a Weight Watchers... 

Graffiti Heaven – Dunlop Slazenger Factory

Graffiti Heaven - Dunlop Slazenger Factory
I have been so excited about visiting the abandoned Dunlop Slazenger Factory in Alexandria since first hearing about it a couple of months ago. Unfortunately my ‘Sensible Sally’ husband banned me from going by myself. Kill buzz. So I dragged both hubby and sister along to explore the factory a couple of weekends ago. But entry to the factory proved to be a little more difficult than anticipated.... 

Tom Bass Sculpture School Open Studio

Tom Bass Sculpture School Open Studio
My dreams of pretending I was Demi Moore and re-enacting the famous pottery wheel scene from the movie ‘Ghost’ were shattered when I opened my email account yesterday to read; “Dear Nadine, I’m sorry to inform you that you did not win the prize at Tom Bass Sculpture School’s Open Day Sunday, 5 June…” The prize was a one day workshop at the school and thought I would... 

Movie Review: Mad Bastards (Showing at Dendy Cinema, Newtown)

Movie Review: Mad Bastards (Showing at Dendy Cinema, Newtown)
Mad Bastards is the debut feature from writer/director Brendan Fletcher, a man who is both successful in setting a compelling drama in the not-often seen Kimberley region of Australia and making an audience aware of the rich culture that exists there. While this confronting and powerful tale often reveals a lack of confidence and skill to effectively drive its narrative and sustain its audience’s... 

Is it Curtains for Scootergirl?

Is it Curtains for Scootergirl?
I’m conscious of alighting the Scooter and putting my helmut down on the ground (never put your helmut on the seat), just in case this might get me over the line, such is the fine line I am tight roping to pass. If I took the name of the course literally - “Stay Upright” I would not have to worry about failing, I am proud  that I have managed to stay upright on a stationary and moving... 
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