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Fortitude Valley Forever

Fortitude Valley, described by Visit Brisbane as “a contradiction in itself – raw, yet sophisticated. It is where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat” It’s a fantastic, kinda grubby, little gem about a mile outside of the Brissy CBD and I absolutely adore it! When I first arrived in Australia back in August 2014,… Continue reading Fortitude Valley Forever

Adelaide · Australia · Chinese New Year · Culture · Food · Photography · Travel · Vegan · Vegan Food · Vegetarian · Vegetarian Food

Festivals, Food, Fun & Fringe!

It’s Monday again and as I look back over the past few days I wonder how Friday could only have been 3 days ago? Since about 6pm on Friday evening it feels like I haven’t stopped moving, thinking or planning. From Kerry and I hastily leaving our comfortable house sit in Seacliff, not knowing what… Continue reading Festivals, Food, Fun & Fringe!

Animals · Chinese New Year · Culture

Monkeying Around

Happy Chinese New Year! I’m not totally familiar with Chinese customs and traditions but I do know that this year marks the year of the monkey and I thought it would be both fun and interesting to look at what being born a monkey means. So, to be a monkey you would have had to… Continue reading Monkeying Around

Food · Travel · Vegetarian Culture


A few weeks ago Kerry and I once again waved goodbye to relative stability and boarded a plane to the unknown. Well, South Australia, but we haven’t ventured to this part of the world before, it was exciting, scary and a little bit magical… We left Sydney on a grey, rain soaked, Friday morning, feeling… Continue reading Adelaide!!

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Festivals, Flies, Food & Fun

Wow! It’s been a month since I last posted on my blog, I honestly don’t know where the time has gone. I am pretty easily distracted I guess and this random life of travel, eating for pleasure and trying to achieve the perfect tan has obviously got the better of me. So, what tales can I… Continue reading Festivals, Flies, Food & Fun

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Food, Australia & My Humble Opinion

I seem to have spent a fair bit of time focusing on the travel aspect of Without Cruelty lately and I want to get back to basics a little now and talk about the fooood. I’ve decided to compile a list of great veggie eateries I’ve stumbled across during my time in Oz. So far… Continue reading Food, Australia & My Humble Opinion

Food · Melbourne · Vegetarian Culture


So we’ve been shivering our way through Melbourne’s vast CBD for a couple of days now and more importantly, the Melbourne food scene. Everything we have sampled, both during this visit and the odd one off visits over the past few months, has been awesome. Food makes me very happy and the overwhelming sight of… Continue reading Chinatown