Miyazaki dreaming in Niseko

There's a gorgeous house nestled amongst birch trees in the foothills of Mt Annupuri, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan. In winter there is sixteen metres of powdery snow each year, in summer and autumn the wind rustles the leaves and the red farmhouse rooves glow in landscapes you'll know from Miyazaki films. Totoro is around every corner. No… Continue reading Miyazaki dreaming in Niseko

Twilight Market

Our local primary school is having their annual Twilight Market tomorrow, Friday November 21st. Kicking off from 3:30 and running until 8pm the market has become the annual opportunity for the school to share with neighbours and local community, while also raising funds.   Its only once you become a parent and your kids head off… Continue reading Twilight Market

Going Dutch

I love hearing from people who've been to the Netherlands, especially when its a visit to one of my favourite towns, Utrecht. In this week's programme on 3CR Val and I were joined by Melbourne City Cr Cathy Oke. Cathy was recently on a study tour of the Netherlands, along with a dozen other Australians… Continue reading Going Dutch