Mince pies -the stairway to happiness

as we rush headlong toward Christmas, my quest has well and truly begun. Slowly at first but it will gain momentum as I hear of “must try” mince pies from all over town.

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Le Cornu site – Just Do It!

I was dining with my wife at Café Peasano in North Adelaide. The food and wine excellent, the atmosphere perfect. The view, across O’Connell Street, abysmal – a vacant block surrounded by a tin fence. "The World's Biggest Non-Reflecting Curved Glass Window" – that was Le Cornu’s boast on the facade of their North Adelaide …

Who Stole Adelaide?

My wife Eve and I had a delightful dinner at Windy Point Restaurant taking in the sweeping panorama of Adelaide. It’s a breathtaking sight as your eyes drift from the Adelaide Hills across the Plain to the CBD and then across the western suburbs to  Gulf St. Vincent. Daylight saving meant a 7 o’clock start …

SAHMRI’s 200 Million Dollar Statement

It’s been billed as South Australia’s most ambitious building project in decades and after having a conducted tour of the fast rising SAHMRI* building I can’t help but agree. The iconic structure on North Terrace is not designed to blend into the Adelaide skyline – believe me it will never do that. It’s guaranteed to …

Radio – The Heartbeat Of The City

I’ve just completed a two week stint filling in for Leon Byner on 5AA’s morning show. If you ever want to feel the pulse of a city sitting behind a microphone and listening to what people have to say is a wonderful way of doing it. Subjects ranged far and wide from Riverland irrigators unable …

The Buddy Walk – Do Yourself A Favour

I have never seen so many smiling, happy faces as I saw during Adelaide's Buddy Walk, celebrating the achievements of those with Down Syndrome. Ten years ago Foundation 21 took up the concept of the Buddy Walk which had its genesis in the US five years earlier. Based on the success of the Adelaide walks …