The Nightingale and the Rose

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On my recent weekend to Melbourne for the Melbourne Writers Festival, Mum and I were lucky to see the exhibition of Del Kathryn Barton’s:The Nightingale and The Rose. Oscar Wilde’s story is magically transformed by Del Kathryn Barton and filmmaker Continue reading The Nightingale and the Rose

A precious night of chin-wagging and culinary delights at the Crystal Jade

Stewed King Prawns (with Shell) with Ginger, Spring Onion and Vermicelli in Casserole

Whilst on our Melbourne get-away we were lucky enough to catch up with family for a wonderfully authentic Chinese meal in the heart of Chinatown at the Crystal Jade Chinese Restaurant. With very few westerners in sight we knew this Continue reading A precious night of chin-wagging and culinary delights at the Crystal Jade

Melbourne moments and mouth-watering morsels

Melbourne city scape from a deckchair at Fed Square

In between popping along to the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF)we allowed time to zip out to some of our favourite places such as Brunswick and Smith Streets, the City centre, the Greek Strip along Lonsdale Street, Southbank precinct and, of Continue reading Melbourne moments and mouth-watering morsels

A literary journey: from harrowing courtroom drama to dramatic space adventure

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As you may be aware Iced Vovo headed off to the Melbourne Writers Festival late August (21-25) for the second year in a row and, yet again, was not disappointed with the selection of writers conversations, keynotes etc that I Continue reading A literary journey: from harrowing courtroom drama to dramatic space adventure