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New Year’s Resolutions…to do or not to do?

New Year’s resolution 2019… I want to get to the Australian Open which I’ve been planning for years! A lot of us take the dedicated step of setting out our wish ...

Did someone say, ‘Big Brother’?

I may have told you before about my less than confident relationship with technology (see Penny Lane blog 20 July 2018 - It’s all about the coffee ). I’m a sceptic abou...

10 facts you may not know about Oktoberfest

Here’s 10 facts about Oktoberfest that we’ve come across that you may not know:     1. The festival began in October 1810, to celebrate the wedding of Pr...

The Chooks are in the finals…and now Slater is going as well!

There is a backlash against last night’s NRL judiciary decision to allow Billy Slater to play in Sunday’s NRL grand final between Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm.&n...

Strawberry needle sabotage – what a drama!

Let me start by saying what a cruel act with grave and dangerous consequences. Since the story broke a few days ago, I have been trying to understand what has driven someone to act...

Ratings, ratings, ratings… so how do I rate?

It’s so true that everything that we do is measured and rated. On 28 July 2018, Clay Skipper wrote an article in GQ  how he had a crisis after his Uber rating was not to...

Can the smell of coffee improve your performance in an exam?

An interesting proposition! I was reading an article last week on the findings of a test undertaken in the United States that students who had ‘a whiff of coffee’ befor...

Parma for a Farmer

The state is in drought! Farmers are distraught because of the lack of water for their livestock and the crippling effect on their livelihood. So, a fundraiser has been set up to &...

The Fuss About Coffee Cups & Straws

It’s a headline in the news in the same way that shopping chain plastic bags caused such a stir! And now the plastic bag saga is even more of an issue because Coles has chang...

It's all about the Coffee!

Let me set the scene – the weather is freezing! Well, colder than I’ve experienced for the beginning of winter in Sydney for a while. I walk into Penny Lane Bar & C...

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