Category Archives: shows

A new world record

Well at least a new Ganmain record. But not set by Dan. It is late winter here in the Riverina and that means the agricultural shows are starting again. We made our second visit to the mother of all shows, … Continue reading

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I gotta really funky concept

We went to an absolutely hilarious event last week called Wagga Wagga Takes Two. It seems that there used to be an American Idol type tv show here (and probably elsewhere)  called It Takes Two, where a singer and a … Continue reading

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the steep and winding road…

When we got home from the Spirit of the Land festival last weekend, Lisa saw an ad in the local paper (the Daily Advertiser) for the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival this weekend. Since we are trying to experience as much … Continue reading

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long weekend wagga

It is Labour Day weekend here in Wagga. A month later than in North America, it is out of sync with many other things we associate with Labour Day: in Canada, Labour Day was a time when kids returned to … Continue reading

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Show me the pie…

Wagga is often referred to as a ‘country town’, but it is a city, despite the fact that we can hear sheep from our house, drive past goats on the way to the uni, and see kangaroos on campus. If … Continue reading

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