Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Sydney sightings: Out of this world!

In my traipses and travels across Sydney and surrounds, I have come across some truly weird and wonderful, out of this world sights. Take this picture, for example. After an … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 5 Comments

Weekly photo challenge: tour guide

One of the things I love about Sydney, my adopted home town, is the beautiful surrounds and the fact that there are more than 50 national parks, conservation areas or … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Flemington cheap eats: Happy Snack Cafe House

There’s very little that captures my attention as much as the prospect of discovering a new hole in the wall, cheap eats joint with amazing food. So when the Happy … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 6 Comments

Flashback Friday: A picnic in the Royal National Park

One of the things I love the most about Sydney is its proximity to a plethora of state and national parks. Knowing this, the Happy Gwailo planned a picnic in … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 5 Comments

Exploring the Sydney Harbour National Park

One glorious Sunday morning, we headed out to Manly to explore the Sydney Harbour National Park. We considered taking the ferry, but as we live on the other side of … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · 8 Comments

Exploring Sydney’s Bicentennial Park

On a beautiful winter’s day one Sunday, on the rare occasion that the Happy Gwailo wasn’t working on a weekend, we decided to go for a walk in Sydney’s Bicentennial … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

Wishing for blue skies

Hello blue skies. How are you? I’ve been wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet. It’s been two endless weeks of grey skies and constant rain. The … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · 10 Comments

Ambience

Coming home after a long day of work to find dinner on the table, hugs from the Happy Gwailo and this for a view. Now that’s what I call ambience. This … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 15 Comments

Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Lakemba

Look around and you might think you’re no longer in Sydney. Women are garbed in flowing black burkas, with nothing visible but their eyes. Men are in white robes, with … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dinner at the Little Snail, Sydney

Where has the year gone? I can’t believe it’s December already. After a whirlwind trip back to Malaysia for a family event, the Happy Gwailo and I are settling in … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

New horizons

For the past nine months now, I’ve been working with a client in Melbourne. Since I’m based in Sydney, that means weekly travel to and fro. It’s been… not ideal, … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 5 Comments

Foodie’s Guide to Newtown Part 2

Newtown, with its proximity to Sydney University, is decidedly a student and hippie town. But in recent years, it’s also become a foodie’s dream, with great offerings up and down … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 11 Comments

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