A Room Of One’s Own

My ‘Room Of One’s Own’, to reference Virginia Woolf, is finally ready. After seven years of gradual, almost entirely DIY home renovations – painting, fixing the roof, eaves, rotted cladding, setting up solar panels, rain water, fire protection, insulation, a new bathroom and more – spaced out according to time and budget constraints, I have […]

The Fifties Fair 2016

Since first attending a few years ago with a pram in tow, the Fifties Fair has become a regular event on our family calendar. Few occasions can capture the sense of a mid century social atmosphere quite like the Fifties Fair, thanks in no small part to the extraordinary venue of Harry Seidler’s modernist masterpiece, Rose Seidler House, […]

Lady Luck 2016

Katoomba’s annual Lady Luck festival brings the town alive – Katoomba Street bedecked with classic cars, the front lawns of the historic Carrington hotel taken over by swing dancing and vintage and retro clothing stalls, and the mountain air filled with the beats of rockabilly music. This year was no different, although the weather did not cooperate, and […]