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know if you’ve noticed but August has been awash with new movies. Whenever I can I
like to support Australian movies and in the case of Felony it’s pretty easy.
It’s a great thriller that will leave you pondering about what you’d do in the same
situation, what mistakes could you live with?
would bring George Calombaris (Masterchef Australia), Kiren Mainwaring (Co-op
Dining), Singapore wine writer Ch’ng Poh Tiong, Anna Gare and the RSPCA
together with an array of first class produce in the Swan Valley? I could
understand some of the match ups but the RSPCA that left me pondering.
of the aims of The Ponder Room is to help people get the most out of their
lives and to profile people who already are. Allan Karlsson, the
main character in the movie The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, is the epitome of that sentiment. Not only has he
lived to 100, but on his 100th birthday he escapes from his
retirement village. This is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in years, and I really hope you get to see it.
week I met up with two hard to pin down friends. Our busy lives, combined with
the plethora of interesting new restaurants in Perth, caused a minor brain fade.
Consequently we ended up making a spur of the minute decision about where to eat, and got a reminder that
sometimes it’s okay to have no idea where you’re going.
on from the earlier post about The High Tea Party, here are ten tips I gleaned
while chatting to organiser Alison Dean about the upcoming event in Perth. For Part 1 of our chat go to How A Simple Idea Became A National Success
have been a lot of good food-based movies lately, Chef, The Trip to Italy, and
The Lunch Box. Consequently when I first saw the trailer for this movie I was
intrigued but had some hesitation. Did we need another food-based movie? Would I
be able get over hearing Helen Mirren speaking French? Would it be as good as The
Lunch Box? Thankfully it was equally good and very surprising in how it left
Have you ever invited friends around for a tea party? Yes? So you know what's involved
… the sandwiches have to be made (no crusts), champers put on ice, children
ferreted away and the house cleaned to within an inch of its life. What about
holding a High Tea Party for around 25,000 ladies? Then take the whole party across five states of Australia? Now throw in trying to raise $50,000 for
the National Breast Cancer Foundation? Enough? In the run up to the inaugural
High Tea Party in Perth, I chatted with creator Alison Dean about how this challenge came to be.