Canberra

  • Three tried and tested canberra truffle experiences

    Three tried and tested Canberra truffle experiences

    There is only one month left of the Canberra truffle season, so many truffles, so little time (and money). Don’t worry though I have done some of the “hard work” for you and tried and tested three very different but unique Canberra truffle experiences to make your choice a whole lot easier. Even better all […] Read more…

  • A weekend roadtrip, Some Cafe, Collector

    A weekend roadtrip, Some Cafe, Collector

    Now that I work for myself on Thursdays I have a little more flexibility with my routine. This includes the ability to take the occasional midweek road trip with my best #ladyboss friend Zoe. Last week, despite the rain, we decided to drive out to Collector to try Some Cafe. Some Cafe only opened five months ago […] Read more…

Travel

  • Hiking Roy's Peak, New Zealand

    Hiking Roy’s Peak, New Zealand

    We had no intention of hiking Roy’s Peak on our New Zealand trip but after the Tongariro Alpine Crossing  we were keen to squeeze in more amazing day hikes. The New Zealand National Parks website lists Roy’s Peak as easy, I am not sure which ultra fit person wrote that listing but I am here […] Read more…

  • All Saints Estate, Rutherglen

    The Terrace Restaurant, All Saints Estate, Rutherglen

    Last weekend we packed our bags and headed to Beechworth in north eastern Victoria (about four hours from Canberra) for a weekend of wine and cheese. Visiting this area has been on my bucket list for ages so it was so nice to finally make the trip. We were staying in Beechworth but decided to […] Read more…

Breakfast project

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    Canberra breakfast project // Fox and Bow, Farrer

    Last weekend when my sister and best friend were visiting, the perfect opportunity presented itself to make the trip out to Farrer to finally try brunch at Fox and Bow. It was an absolutely freezing morning, one of those Canberra days where the fog doesn’t lift until lunchtime. We very foolishly thought that other people may […] Read more…

  • The Front Gallery // www.thegirlhassparke.com

    CANBERRA BREAKFAST PROJECT| THE FRONT, LYNEHAM

    A couple of months ago I ducked into The Front in Lyneham to grab a coffee before a hair appointment and noticed that everyone’s food looked AMAZING. I grizzled to myself that I didn’t have time to stay and eat but made a mental note to return to check out their brunch menu for the breakfast […] Read more…

Lifestyle

  • Buying off the plan www.thegirlhassparke.com

    The financial pros and cons of ‘buying off the plan’

    When we were trying to buy a house two years ago we briefly considered ‘buying off the plan’. However we really wanted to find something and move in straight away so didn’t look into it in much detail. Famous last words as it took 6 months for us to find something to buy anyway but […] Read more…

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    What I wore| Loafers & cropped pants

    Every year, when the weather starts cooling down, I open my wardrobe and think what the hell did I wear last winter?! I don’t know if in some mad closet cleansing session I get rid of everything or I just manage to get by with the bare minimum during winter. Anyway the issue  presents itself […] Read more…