I bought a book called “How to Draw Almost Every Day : An Illustrated Sourcebook” by “Kamo” and have been practising some of the drawings. I am using COPIC markers.
Mayfield was established in 1984 by the Hawkins family, initially as a sheep farm. The heart of our property has been gradually transformed – with the help of talented local landscapers and tradespeople – from bare paddocks into one of the largest, privately owned cool climate gardens in the world. Mayfield has been inspired by […]
Here’s a simple recipe for making Malaysian “Kon Loh Mee” or dry stirred noodles that only takes a few minutes! “Kon Loh Mee” or dry stirred noodles, is a popular Malaysian hawker dish, typically served with a combination of BBQ pork (“char siu”) and wantan, although variations exist such as minced meat (like an Asian […]
In memory of Ennio Morricone, a string orchestra arrangement of Cinema Paradiso, transcribed by me into Finale.
Prior to the Pat Metheny concert, we treated ourselves to a Yayoi teishoku dinner at Galeries Victoria. If you are wondering what “teishoku” means, it’s basically a set meal consisting of 1 soup, 1 side, 1 main dish and rice, traditionally served as a meal at temples, then evolved to a fixed price meal served […]
My cousin and her daughter visited Sydney recently, and we spent Sunday and Monday with them. On Sunday we went to Tamarama Beach and did the walk to Bondi and back again, we also stopped by briefly at Watsons Bay before heading out to dinner at phd in Marrickville.
Sony kindly invited me to attend the Sony Alpha Awards 2018. The event was held at The Venue, Sydney Corporate Park, Alexandria.
Gardens of perennials and hedges close to the house and guest cottage lead on to parkland and a reflective lake with a circular boardwalk. There is a Japanese garden and pavilion,a bog garden and extensive use of water in ponds, rill and waterfall. Sweeping lawns lead to the rose and herb garden, a lush fernery and a woodland area. One of the finest gardens in the Southern Highlands.
This is an Italian inspired Australian garden developed over the last twelve years on a sloping 5-acre site in East Bowral. Within a perimeter windbreak of Cyprus, interconnected lakes provide a source of water for a series of waterfalls along the highest part of the property. These fall through rills, springs, fountains and a grotto. Cleverly integrated rock work and lavish planting has created beautiful glades leading down to the lawns and terraces around the house. Large eucalypts have been retained while planting of woodlands of dogwood, maple, liquidamber, magnolia, rhododendron, lilac and rare conifers make this a garden of spectacular autumn colour and year-round interest.
A symphony of park and garden with autumn colours of specimen Maples, Beech, Oak, Ash and Liquid amber.