Empty supermarket shelves
Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in Australia over the past two years due to Covid and extreme weather events.
This remarkable, striking picture is a limited-edition hand-made print of an etching by Vincenza Poneti from Florence, Italy. I bought it today in Melbourne from Il Papiro on Degraves Street. The store mainly sells hand-crafted paper, Italian cards and leather-bound journals.
Bungendore is a small town about 40km from Canberra towards the coast. It’s a popular stopover in summer for Canberra residents heading to the beach. It’s also worth a visit in its own right, with plenty to see. There are heritage buildings, distinctive cafes and an array of stores offering curiosities such as collectables, antiques, woodwork and leather craft.
Visiting the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston is one of my Sunday rituals. The markets are literally just across the road. They offer an array of food, crafts and other goodies. There are regular stalls featuring Jordanian, Ethiopian, Lao, Greek and Turkish cuisine, along with bratwurst, which I haven’t been game to sample yet for fear of the calorie...