08 Jan 2019

Art Gallery In A Lane

Indoor gallery space is enormously expensive. And what of all those people who feel too intimidated to wander into a private exhibit: ‘Do I look like someone who could afford these paintings?’ Well, Victoria has a solution to all of this: an outdoor gallery, staged in a most unintimidating laneway.

07 Dec 2018

Holiday Victoria

“We’re a bagpipe flashmob,” the chief piper announced as a crowd quickly gathered. “Any donations will go to Victoria Hospice.” Mark my footsteps, good my page Tread thou in them boldly Thou shall find the winters rage Freeze thy blood less coldly. Drone cords and Santa pompoms swayed as be-kilted

30 Oct 2016

Miniature Makers

Many years ago, I was taken with a book about the intricacies of neurosurgery: Working in a Very Small Place: The Making of a Neurosurgeon. The book followed the work of Dr Peter Janetta, a renowned neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Panetta developed a microsurgery technique to

25 Oct 2016

Open Air Victoria

Victoria has been named #7 in Condé Naste’s 40 Best Cities in the World, right after Vancouver at #6. ‘As a former British colony,’ the editors write, ‘Victoria retains stately mansions and picturesque gardens perfect for walking and gazing.’ Come by ferry or seaplane and head to The Inner Harbour –