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Our First Christmas in Australia

Christmas Day

Santa brought us a lot of presents this year!

Natalie is a big kid. She is always up at the crack of dawn on Christmas Day but this year, even by her own standards, she was up stupidly early.

It seems that…

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‘Tis The Season Of Goodwill

Now, I’m most definitely not religious in any way. I’m probably the most atheist person you’ll meet, but I am very supportive of religious groups that give back to the community without using their charity as an underhanded disguise to preach. So this Christmas we decided we’d help out a local church who were planning…

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The Christmas Holidays Start Here!

Friday was my last (half) day of work for the year. I wrapped up at lunchtime and headed off with the rest of the Epiphany team to the Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra for food and beers.

Wearing a light blue shirt in…

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Anchorman 2 – Does The Legend Continue?

He has a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. Yes, Ron Burgundy is back in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues which is in cinemas for special preview screenings today (18th December) and on general release from tomorrow (19th December).

Being in Sydney meant that…

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Bondi Carols By The Sea 2013

Last night we popped down to Bondi Beach to get into the festive spirit at Carols By The Sea 2013.

The Carols By The Sea event is an annual concert that features local primary school kids singing and dancing, followed by a choir and brass band giving their rendition of loads of Christmas carols…

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My 15 Minutes of Fame Thanks To Brave Cafe

Blimey, yesterday was a lot of fun – I had reporters and TV stations calling me left, right and center!

The catalyst for it all going crazy was when I made front page news on with my pancake dining experience. It seems everyone loves a bit of controversy in Australia and

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How Mr Benjamin Hewitt of Brave Cafe Handles Negative Feedback

Update: A journalist at took an interest in this, and while they stopped short of naming Brave Cafe or Ben, they have covered the story with equal amazement at his rudeness!

Update 2: Channel 9 News have just called me and want to…


Schools Spectacular 30th Anniversary

This evening saw the 30th anniversary of Australia’s Schools Spectacular staged at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and broadcast by ABC on channel 9.

The Schools Spectacular is an annual variety performance featuring school children, aged between 5 and 19 years old, from schools throughout the state of New South Wales.

The event is the largest of it’s…


Cosentino: The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness Tour – Review

As some of you know, I like my magic, so when I saw that Australia’s current biggest magician – Cosentino – was performing in Sydney I decided to grab some tickets.

Paul Cosentino got his big break when he came second in the 2011 series of the reality TV show Australia’s Got Talent. Since…


Ribs & Burgers – Grand Opening in Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach already has many good gourmet burger joints, however as every man knows, you can never have too many!

To add to this delicious list, Ribs & Burgers have today opened a brand new restaurant on Hall Street.

Their opening offer –…