Bean Brewding is a group of three Brisbanites searching to find the best flavours and coffee experiences in Brisbane. You may have seen the article they wrote about Brisbane’s best coffee spots on my other website, Top 100 Experiences. The Bean Brewding boys have started up coffee tours of Brisbane, and I was lucky enough to join their second tour last weekend. Ben Johnston designed these great Brisbane coffee tour passports which guided us throughout the day.
First stop was Blue Sky Coffee where Alex educated us on the different types of beans, and different roasts. He then roasted a special batch just for us to take home, explaining the whole process including monitoring the roast temperature and listening for the cracking, and how to tell when the beans are ready for use in your grinder (have to leave them for nearly a week until they start releasing the right amount of oil).
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Note: This review will be updated over time. See notes at the end of the review for more details.*
The decision to purchase the i30 wasn’t hard to make. A combination of price, features and quality make this one of the standout choices in the Australian new car market at the moment. List price for the 2013 Hyundai i30 GD Active 6-speed manual is $21,990 on road, but Hyundai currently have a $1,000 end of financial year bonus, bringing the price down to $20,990 on road. I managed to get it for $19,500 (including all on road costs and registration for 1 year) without haggling, so you can probably get it for around $19,000 on road.
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Argos (my Weimaraner) is 9 months old now, and as he’s a family pet (i.e. not for breeding) I decided it was time to get him desexed. Getting your pet desexed (spayed or neutered) can have many benefits both the owner and the pet, as well as being the responsible thing to do if it’s not a breeding animal.
I booked Argos in for his procedure with the lovely staff at Zillmere Veterinary Surgery and they were so kind as to take photos of the whole procedure for me. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a vet surgery, these pictures should give you some insight. Continue reading “Argos loses his marbles” »
As much as I love Twitter, I have to admit I haven’t seen that familiar blue Twitter home page in quite a while. Why? because although Twitter is amazing, I can only fully leverage it by using a range of Twitter tools.
I’ve written several blog posts on Socialable about some of my favorite and most used Twitter tools but I thought it would be a good idea to create a series of 101 of the top social media and blogging tools. So here is the first in the series – and it made sense to start with Twitter seeing as it’s my social media “weapon of choice” and generates over 50% of the traffic to Socialable. Continue reading “101 Tweet-Tastic Tools for 2013” »
I’m launching an exciting new travel site in January called Top 100 Experiences which will feature write-ups about different locations, experiences, trips and things to do within Australia. People will be able to read lots of different articles and rate their favourite experiences to compile the “top 100″ list. The website launch will aptly be on Australia Day (26th January, 2013).
I’m currently looking for people to contribute articles to the site – either once off or on a regular basis. This is your opportunity to share your secrets with the world, and help build a user-rated database of exciting experiences in Australia.
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