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Dirty Dancing, the classic story on stage

Me: (excitedly): I won tickets to see Dirty Dancing! Woohoot! He: To see what? Me: The stage show of that movie, Dirty Dancing. He: What movie? Me: Dirty Dancing. You know … with Patrick Swayze. He: Patrick who? Me: You know … nobody puts Baby in the corner. He: Whose baby? Me: We can make… Continue reading Dirty Dancing, the classic story on stage

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Grain to Grass – a June weekend of whisky events (Melbourne)

I don’t usually promote events here but this one is too good not to share, especially on the eve of Ardbeg Day celebrations. It combines two of my favourite things in the world: fine whisky and grand heritage buildings. The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is partnering with Whisky and Alement (a Melbourne whisky destination like no… Continue reading Grain to Grass – a June weekend of whisky events (Melbourne)

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A little Islay whisky education at Whisky and Alement

Being fifty-something, I appreciate the finer things in life. Single malt whisky is one of them. Thanks to a family connection (on Mr P’s side) we’ve developed a taste for the single malt expressions from Islay, Scotland’s most famous whisky island. They’re peaty and smokey, earthy and warming … and definitely not for the novice… Continue reading A little Islay whisky education at Whisky and Alement