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Remember, remember

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Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder Treason and plot, I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.   The 5th of November is Guy Fawkes night, or Bonfire Night, or any other host of names people have for it. It is a British thing, but there are enough expats and aspiring…

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Sydney Beer God

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Sydney Beer Week just finished up and while every week at Dave’s is a Sydney Beer Week, it got us thinking about other historically allotted times we honour beer around the world. Usually they are associated with a beer god, but we don’t have one of those in Sydney….or do we? Ninkasi was the Sumerian…

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Newie Pub Walks

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A walking tour in Newcastle. People told us we were mad.  What’s the point, Newcastle isn’t that big they asked? We agree, Newcastle isn’t that big and with a bit of online effort TripAdvisor and Google Maps can guide you to some of the best spots in the city, but how well do you really…

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Balmain Temperance

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The Town Hall in Balmain is due for closure later this year and destined to become a medical centre. We’re not sure if the traditional Balmain medical centre ( the bottleshop ) next door will remain. This follows on from the closure late last year of the iconic Exchange Hotel just down the road. Today,…

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