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Ginger cat with cup of tea

Fancy a cup of tea with a certain ginger former Prime Minister? Or, rather, her cat namesake? Or perhaps you live in a flat with a “no-pets” policy and you sorely miss your kitty back at your parents place? Or is your partner allergic to cats so there’s no way you’ll ever have your own?

Well, if you’re in Canberra, you’ll soon be able to dine with some celebri-cats at the Capital Cat Cafe! The cafe is hoping to get up and running soon in hipster Braddon with the help of their IndieGoGo campaign. Some of the awesome rewards include your name on the wall of honour in the cafe for all eternity for only $20! This is an awesome reward for someone who can’t make it to Canberra but wants to support the kitties, or who just wants that kudos of all their mates seeing their name with envy every time they sup with (Sir Robert) Menzies.

Julia and Menzies hanging out
Julia and Menzies hanging out

The Capital Cat CafĂ© will have a unique Canberra feel. The cafe will be fitted out to reflect the many tourist attractions and natural features of the nations’s capital. The Kitty-Parliamentarians will have their own Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Room along with a mini Canberra decked out with all the facilities and equipment a cat could ever want or need! (Along with many media advisors, I’m sure)

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Shit nobody says in Canberra

by Fiona on May 28, 2013 · 1 comment

For Canberrans at heart.

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Central Cafe, Gungahlin ACT

by Fiona on September 6, 2012 · 4 comments

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Want to be well fed? Well, head to the Central Cafe in Gungahlin. So long as you like chips!

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Burmese Curry Place, Canberra

by Fiona on July 23, 2012 · 0 comments

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On my whirlwind few days in Canberra earlier this month, one of my catchups saw me trying the Burmese Curry Place for a $7 lunch near the bus interchange in Civic.

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I had a melt in the mouth pork with a chicken and crunchy beans. It went down well! :)


Farewell ACT Plates *sniff*

by Fiona on April 19, 2012 · 4 comments


YFA97G, no more :(

At least they weren’t ‘Feel the power of Canberra’ ones.


Canberra Trip, Dec 28-30 2011

by Fiona on February 24, 2012 · 2 comments

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Decided that, as I had enforced leave between Xmas and NYE anyway, I might as well head down to Canberra, a place I had never been during that period of time when I HAD lived there. Always part of the exodus.

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Booked myself a lovely room at the Mantra on Northbourne. Top floor, nice view. King bed. HOT shower :)

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And walking distance from Civic. Which meant I could easily catch up with friends for dinner or drinks :)

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First stop was coffee with the darling Hannah to catch up on life.

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Dinner one night I caught up with Mike at Wagamama. Noodles! Sake!

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Even went and watched a movie. Must have been on holidays!

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Spent my middle day sitting in Glebe Park. Breathing. Relaxing. Chilling. Napping ;)

(I got sunburnt. In the shade! Bloody hell!)

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Stalked down Pia (ooh Wikipedia page) for a quick catch up at Gus’s.

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Of course, a few glasses of Canberra region wine were consumed ;)


Caph's Manuka

Was down in Canberra over the weekend for Uni – my last contact day of my Masters! I still have 3 assignments to go, but we’ll get to that in good time ;)

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It took me awhile to figure out the best way to eat my fruit salad, but it was yum (yummer with the honey that we had to remind them to give us)

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I’m told the croissants went well :)


Look at the purrties

October 18, 2011
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Chai at Adore Tea, Canberra

August 30, 2011

It sometimes takes moving away from a city to see some of the sights. Rish and I headed to Adore Tea at Gold Creek for a lovely afternoon of chai and jazz, at the suggestion of a friend we were staying with. Not super overwhelmed by the tea, but the atmosphere was lovely with live […]

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Teapot Earrings – Farewell Dinner at Rama’s

July 20, 2011

Last night was my work farewell dinner at Rama’s at the Pearce shops. My workmates came out in good numbers for the winter school holidays, and many smiles and hugs were shared. Samosas Delicious Spinach Balls One of the girls served me a yummy plate. We stuffed ourselves on a banquet, no idea what the […]

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Macarons and Mulled Wine at the Old Bus Depot Markets

July 17, 2011

Just back from my last trip to the Old Bus Depot Markets as a Canberran… one last chance to browse the familiar stalls, sip a warm drink, and buy some macarons from The Curious Chocolatier… So many to choose from! Ended up with one of each, plus to pistachio, two slated caramel and two hazelnut […]

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