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wendy's secret garden

Wendy’s Secret Garden Sydney

A true creator sees what isn’t there, then makes it appear. And so it was with Wendy Whiteley, already an established Australian artist, when she looked over the mess of invasive weeds and tangled lantana filling the neglected escarpment near her door. In her mind’s eye she could see it. A sanctuary to escape the […]

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1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die

I have two reliable sources of solace: nature, and books. So it’s no wonder I finally picked up 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, edited by Sydney-sider Barry Stone (and of course I immediately flicked through to find which Sydney walks made the grade). The bucket list concept doesn’t motivate me, and this […]

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Cemetery Walking Tours

Cemetery walking tours give fascinating insight into the people and society that came before. Because in death, there are enduring signs of life. While Sydney may not be home to famous cemeteries like Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris or the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, still the old cemeteries of this relatively modern city […]

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Trekking Training for Everest in Sydney

A few months ago we received an email from a newsletter subscriber Paul about trekking training. He wrote; Just wondering if you have written any articles on good walks (with a lot of steps) in and around Sydney that would be good practice for Everest? We’d just shared the challenge of walking the Coast Track […]

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MyLifeWithoutMatches

My Year Without Matches

When your whole world is centrifugal chaos and you’re being spun so fast your head is about to separate from your body, you think “I need to get away”. “I need a holiday”. Well, imagine that holiday is a year-long quest for survival on a bushland property miles away from anywhere. First, build a permanent […]

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